A two-day training programme on ‘Sustainable production practices in nutmeg’ was organised virtually during 15-16 October 2020 by the Institute in its attempt to reach out to maximum number of farmers, through webinars during the Covid-19 pandemic. The programme witnessed the participation of over 100 nutmeg farmers from across Kerala.
The webinar was inaugurated by Dr. Femina, deputy director of the Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development. Dr. Santhosh J Eapen, director of IISR chaired the session. Dr. V Srinivasan, Dr. Biju C N and Dr. E Jayasree of IISR and Dr. Mini
Raj N, Professor of Plantation and Spice Crops Department of Kerala Agriculture University interacted with the farmers. Dr. Lijo Thomas of IISR also spoke to the farmers.