Nagaland’s Agro-Horticulture Entrepreneurs on the Rise

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During the 19th Agricultural Students Association of Nagaland (ASAN) conference, Agriculture Advisor Mhathung Yanthan mentioned that Nagaland is experiencing an increase in Agro-horticulture entrepreneurs, despite many of them lacking an agricultural background.

Yanthan made this remark at the event held in the multipurpose hall of the School of Agricultural Sciences (SAS), Medziphema on 18th October. The theme of the event was “Rejuvenate Agriculture: Leadership Building and Entrepreneurship.”

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Speaking about the Agro-horticulture growth in Nagaland, he urged students to think about making agriculture a business and exploring entrepreneurship. He highlighted that while many students graduate from agriculture institutes, most of them primarily aim for government jobs.

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Yanthan encouraged students to reflect on their chosen profession, cultivate their skills with passion, and contribute to the agricultural community, emphasizing that Nagaland’s economy relies on agriculture.

He also emphasized that hosting such conferences is crucial for students. Such events offer them the chance to share ideas and experiences, build connections, and collaborate with different sectors, expanding their knowledge and opportunities.

Dr. Akali Sema, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of NU:SAS also speak at the event about the Agro-horticulture in Nagaland. She urged agricultural students to think creatively in a rapidly advancing technological world. She emphasized the need for young individuals in this field and encouraged students to seize the opportunities available to them.

The program was chaired by ASAN Vice President Thejaseto Terhuja, with Nzanthung Ezung as the host. The invocation was given by Dr. Sentimenla Jamir, an Assistant Professor at NU:SAS, and the welcome address was delivered by Imlimanen Ozukum, the ASAN resident. The NU:SAS EU Choir and Temsu Clover also presented songs.

Pankaj Luitel is a graduate from Manipur University and loves reading and writing. At MountainEcho, Pankaj contributes to the content team efforts and regularly writes for our website

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