The NICRA Annual Zonal Review (2017-18) and Action Plan Workshop (2018-19) was organized by ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Zone-X at KVK, Nammakal Tamil Nadu.
Dr. C. Balachandran, Vice Chancellor, TANUVAS while inaugurating the zonal workshop emphasized the role of integrated farming system demonstrations for bringing climate resilience especially in drought
Dr. B. Venkateswarlu, former Vice Chancellor, VNMKV, Parbhani reiterated the important role played by KVKs through the implementation of technology demonstration component of NICRA for enhancing the adaptive capacity of farmers to cope with climate variability and way forward for up-scaling.
Dr. Y.G. Prasad, Director, ATARI shared the experience of KVKs in addressing identified climatic vulnerabilities and their contribution to stability of farmers income of doubling of farmers income strategy. An action plan is being developed to spread promising climate resilient interventions in identified DFI villages.
Earlier, Dr. J.V.N.S. Prasad, Coordinator, NICRA –TDC, CRIDA presented the action points for implementation during 2018-19 laying emphasis on up-scaling/ saturating all households with demonstration of proven interventions in natural resource management; crop, livestock and fisheries production systems in NICRA cluster of villages in convergence mode.
The workshop was attended by participants from 11 KVKs in Zone X (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu), Directors of Extension of TANUVAS and ANGRAU. Dr. N. Akila, Head, KVK, Namakkal and Dr. J.V. Prasad, Nodal Officer, ICAR-ATARI, were also present in the workshop.