Cluster Frontline Demonstrations (CFLD) of Pulses for Nutrition Security in Manipur
Dr Lydia Zimik
Contd from previous issue
Furthermore, these demonstrations are meticulously planned, with provisions for rapid distribution of shown technology to the farming community through the staging of various extension events such as field days and farmer conventions.
During the demonstration, the scientists look at the factors that contribute to increased crop yields, field limits, production statistics, and feedback information. The Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in Manipur have been working hard to develop scientific methods to overcome some of the common problems associated with pulse cultivation and to assuage the concerns of the farmers involved by providing them with the necessary knowledge and skills to deal with a variety of challenges.
Since 2015-16, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra Imphal West, Manipur has been successfully implementing this programme under support from the ATARI Zone VII, Umiam Meghalaya by conducting cluster frontline demonstrations on farmers' fields in a systematic manner under the close supervision the scientist to demonstrate the value of new/proven varieties with technological packages for enhancing pulse crop production and productivity.
The specific goals of evaluating the performance of CFLD on pulses in terms of grain yield, extension gap, technological gap, and economic gains by farmers, so that the findings of the study will be useful to concerned policymakers and other stakeholders in focusing on the way forward for pulses improvement.
The writer is an SMS (Agronomy), ICAR-KVK Imphal West, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre