Baghmara (Meghalaya), Oct 16 : Baghmara celebrated World Food Day 2020 and FAO’s 75th Anniversary at District Agriculture Office Premises on the Theme, “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together”.
The programme was conducted by B R. Sangma, ADO(Hqr),Baghmara.
The Key note address on World Food Day was presented by Ms. Bidanchi Marak ,Asst. Technology Manager,ATMA.
Speaking on the occasion P. Mawa ,District Agriculture Officer , motivated the farmers’ for greater access to grow more nutritious food, increase in production so that they could continue to be essential part of the response to the COVId-19 pandemic, particularly to the poor and vulnerable communities, who are hardest hit by the pandemic resulting in economic shock.
At a moment like this, it is more important than ever to recognize the need to support food heroes – farmers and workers throughout the food system – who are ensuring that food makes its way from farm to fork even amid disruptions due to the current COVID19 crisis.
Among the progressive farmers’ Brejickson A. Sangma and Barmita D Sangma shared their experiences on farming and encouraged other farmers to grow more nutritious food by following innovative techniques.
As part of the celebrations ,rabi season seeds were distributed to the farmers’ by District Agriculture Office.