Kasargod, Oct 13, 2019: The two-day Kisan and Horticuture Mela organised at ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) Research Centre in Kidu on October 12, Saturday. CPCRI Director Dr Anitha Karun said CPCRI is focussed on reducing the farm expenditure.
S R Sathishchandra, Campco President (Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Co-operative Limited) said that empowering farmers with new technologies will facilitate in doubling of farmer’s income, which in turn will help in stabilising the economy. He said there is a need for research to reduce the production cost. “Youth should be attracted towards the farming sector,” he stressed.
Dr Anitha Karun indicated that research is on to increase the yield with less expenditure and alternative crops, she added.
Kukke Shree Subramanya Temple Management Committee President Nithyananda Mundoodi said advancement in technology did not bring in expected results.
An interface programme on soil and water conservation, seminar cum training programmes on cocoa and arecanut cultivation and workshop on bee keeping was conducted.
The events will continue today October 13, Sunday.