Friday, February 19, 2010

Farmers urged to use new technologies

Science and technology is making tremendous changes in agriculture and allied sectors, Minister for Public Works P.J. Joseph has said.

The officials concerned should ensure that these technologies reach farmers, he said after inaugurating the ‘Wayanad ATHMA Fest 2010,’ a three-day agriculture and farmers’ development workshop-cum-exhibition.

It is being organised under the aegis of the Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) at the Municipal grounds here.

Mr. Joseph said farm exhibitions played a significant role in introducing new technologies to farmers.

Farmers should be ready to imbibe and use modern techniques for better yield, he said. The State should choose technology appropriate for its manpower for achieving progress in the agriculture sector, he added.

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