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Date: 5-7 March, 2024
One day training will be there on all 3 days of NHF 2024
Participants can opt for training on any one day between 5″ to 7th March, 2024
Time of training: 9.30 AM to 5:30 PM
Last date of receipt of application: 04.03.2024
Venue: Video Conference Room, Admin Building, ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru
Course Director: Dr. D. Kalaivanan
Course Co-Directors: Dr. G. Selvakumar & Dr. A. Carolin Rathinakumari
Course Co-ordinators: Dr. M. Thangam, Dr. M. V. Dhananjaya & BESST-HORT team
Objectives of the training
1. To impart training on soilless cultivation and terrace gardening of different horticultural crops including the pest and disease management.
2. To familiarize the trainees about the process of composting of kitchen wastes for use in the terrace/vertical garden.
3. To encourage farming is urban and peri-urban space.
Prospects of training
Urbanization has placed a rising demand for the production of fruits, vegetables, flowers and medicinal herbs in close proximity of the consumers. Therefore, this training is aimed to provide the consumers with clean and safe vegetable & medicinal herbs production under soilless cultivation.
Scope of training
By the year 2050, the global population is projected to be 9 billion and 70% of them would be living in urban and peri-urban space. Globally, as more people move to urban areas, the urban population needs access to healthy and nutritious food. This leaves us with one of today’s biggest challenges in terms of cultivable land that has become a premium in the urban and peri-urban space. In order to shorten the supply chain, substrate based cultivation is the best option wherein ecofriendly substrate like Arka Fermented Cocopeat (AFC) can be provided with water and required nutrients through Arka Sasya Poshak Ras for cultivation of different horticultural crops on terraces/roof tops.

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