Krishi Melava at DBCA Sulcorna

Miguel Braganza
 
11 Aug 2018
 
Don Bosco Agro-Ed Complex
 
Exhibition

Host Farmers of each RAWEP at the Krishi Melava at DB College of Agriculture, Sulcorna

KRISHI MELAVA or Farmers' Meeting for the Host Farmers of each of the Rural Agricultural Work Experience Program (RAWEP) students was held at the Don Bosco College of Agriculture, Sulcorna on August 9, 2018. The vermicomposting veteran from Malcornem, Mr. Mohan Tendulkar, the holistic organic farmer with a dairy and kulaghar, Mr. Vittal Khandeparkar of Rivona, and one activist who first filed a Writ Petition against illegal indiscriminate mining in the Colomb-Caurem-Pirla belt in 2006, Mr. Rama Lavu Velip, were present along with other farmers from the target villages of the RAWEP Groups of students at the Melava. The RAWEP is a semester long program for the final year students before they graduate.

The KRISHI MELLAVA was organized by the college to give the Host Farmers of the RAWEP Students a glimpse into what the students had learnt before they came to their villages on a mission to transfer new technologies and learn traditional practices in a symbiotic relationship with the farmers.

Dr. Harshal Wadatkar, Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences, explained to the farmers about the rearing of Konkan Kanyal goats that are suitable for high rainfall areas and about the indigenous high milk yielding Gir breed of cows now introduced in the dairy at Sulcorna. There was a demonstration of the KUBOTA mini excavator which can do trenching for manuring coconut trees. Earlier, Mr. Satish Patil made a presentation about Biofertilizers and organic agriculture while Mr. Rajan Shelke did a presentation on management of insect pests of crops. An interesting exhibition of insect pests and diseases was organized by the students with the help of the teaching faculty. Dr. Rakesh Kawale and Mr. Rajan Shelke coordinated the Krishi Mellava under the guidance of Mr. Satish Patil, the Principal in charge and Fr. Allwyn D'Souza sdb, the Don Bosco College of Agriculture Director.


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