To attract more public to ‘Muvattupuzha Karshikolsavam-2013’ to be held from December 1 to 8, the organisers are all set to conduct national-level seminars and discussions on agricultural topics.
Over 18 seminars on various relevant subjects, including possibilities of high-tech and multi-crop farming and challenges faced by the rubber and coconut sectors will be held as part of the eight-day festival. Agricultural scientists and experts will lead the sessions, said the organisers.
On December 2, the first day of the seminar session, Dr Abdul Hakeem from PFDC will lead a session on ‘High Tech Agriculture’ in the morning. K R Viswambharam, former vice-chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University will be the chief guest. Kerala Pineapple Mission Special officer V V Pushpangathan will brief the aim and objective of Pineapple Mission on the second day. The seminar on ‘Hormone application in Pineapple cultivation’ will be led by Dr Joy, head, Pineapple Research Centre, Vazhakkulam. Following the seminar, a discussion on ‘multi-crop farming’ will be held.
‘Cultivation of spices crops’ and ‘fish farming’ are the main topics for the third day. P A Mathew, former principal, IIS, Kozhikode and S Sreekumar, former deputy director, Fisheries Department will lead the classes respectively.
On December 5, ‘Mugamugam’ an agriculture-based interaction programme of All-India Radio will be held. Veterinary doctors, officers from leading banks and officers of government agencies and departments will take part the seminar.