Dirang, November 27, 2010
A three days residential farmers’ training programme on “Value Addition of Yak Products” was organised on November 25-27, 2010 at National Research Centre on Yak, Dirang, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh with the financial help from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
While inaugurating the programme, Prof. (Dr.) M. J. Modayil, Member, Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi emphasized that economic benefit from the value added yak products will accelerate the sedentarization programme of the nomadic yak herdsmen. Dr. K. K. Baruah, Director, National Research Centre on Yak, Dirang outlined the overall significance of the programme and made Brokpas aware of the economic benefit from the value added yak products.
A Farmers-Scientists meet was organised to address the different practical problems faced by the yak rearing community in adoption of scientific yak rearing practices. Dr. Baruah assured Brokpas community that National Research Centre on Yak will extend its maximum help to them for their overall development.
Twenty eight Brokpas (Yak herdsmen) from the different yak tracts of Arunachal Pradesh participated in this training programme. Farmers were trained on preparation of various value added products from Yak sources.
(Source: NAIP Sub-Project on Mass Media Mobilization, DIPA with inputs from National Research Centre on Yak, Dirang, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh)