Nagaland LRD staff complete permaculture design course
LRD Director T. Renben Lotha seen with officers and trainees at Resource Center, Ruzaphema after the November 18 training. (Photo courtesy: LRD)
Dimapur, November 24 (MExN): A six-day permaculture design course training that began on November 18 at the Ruzaphema Resource Center, organized by the Land Resources Department, ended on November 23.
A total of 24 officers and staff of the Department were trained by resource persons who had already undergone similar training outside the state, the Media Unit, Department of Land Resources, Nagaland reported.
During the training, the trainees were introduced to the history, ethics and principles of permaculture. They were also trained in different permaculture design methods such as sector analysis and zoning for farm, keyhole, vegetable patch, polyculture and guild design,
Livestock management, water and soil management, waste management, agricultural infrastructure, food forest management, etc. were other aspects covered during the course.
During the closing program which was held on November 23, the director of LRD, T Renben Lotha presented certificates of completion of training to the 24 trainees. In his speech, Renben said he was fully convinced that the goal of the training had been fully achieved and urged them to pass the knowledge on to others. “We have successfully provided training for people who care for people who, in turn, will share the same with others by following the fundamental ethics of caring for the land, caring for people and equitable sharing in working in harmony with the ecosystem, âsaid Renben.
He said sustainability in the aspect of permaculture must meet the needs of the current generation without compromising the needs of the future generation. Renben also explained the need to approach the topic of sustainability from the right perspective at the right time.
He congratulated the trainees for successfully completing the permaculture design course and said their journey was just beginning. Encouraging them to learn the lessons, Renben told them to fill in the gaps and said âyou have become assets for the state, the people need you, so the environment needs you to protect it tooâ.
Earlier, Dr Sahiyangba Ao gave a presentation on the course while State Program Coordinator, SLNA, Inatoli Chishi and Deputy Director, LRD, Puvil also urged the rally.