Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) celebrated this year’s Farmers Day with a different set of stakeholders. Those who attended the orientation and training in agricultural practices on Wednesday were students from different schools, and the trainers included farm scientists and farmers.
The orientation began with an interaction with KAU Vice Chancellor P. Rajendran, who inaugurated the event. The Vice Chancellor, explaining the nuances of plant science and food chain in simplest terms, recalled his student days when they were close with nature and used to involve in farming.
Director of Extension S. Estelita, in her presidential address, said that youngsters had wooed to farming and farm science so as to ensure food and nutritional security to future generations.
The schoolchildren were imparted lessons in pulses cultivation, preparation of delicacies with pulse varieties and hands on training in grafting.
Source : The Hindu