The Poumai Naga Baptist Association (PNBA), one of the apex religious organizations in the Poumai Naga Tribe today adopted Institutional Farming by launching a Kiwifruit orchard at Purul Rosofii, Senapati District.
The four-hectare acreage plantation was carried out under the technical guidance of a team of experts from the District Office, Department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Senapati. The officials and experts instigated hands-on training and assisted the volunteers with good agricultural practices who came from neighbouring church units in designing and developing the planting system.
“The mission of the holistic initiative is to encourage church as an institution to engineer resilience by adopting sustainable farming enterprises”, apprised PNBA Executive Secretary , Rev. P. James. He further remarked on the importance of collective effort to enforce the vision of executing a need-based enterprise throughout different church units under the organisation in near future.
Lamenting on the ignorance of agricultural land potential in the village, Liba Hopeson, the youth director of the organization prompted the objectives of the vision as a project that aims at educating the youths on the importance of dignity of labour. “The success of our venture must encourage unemployed youths to embrace agripreneurship as a potential enterprise with comparative advantage”. he asserted.
Extolling the minds and vision behind the initiative taken up, Abel Daikho Roshiipao, A.O (In-charge) who led the technical team assured to forward needful actions to the competent authorities for assistance. “The model will definitely trigger a chain reaction amongst institution to herald community farming in our region. It is a big step towards achieving our country’s sustainable development goals and realizing our honourable Prime Minister vision of AtmaniBhar Bharat”. He remarked.