ICAR workshop promotes organic farming in north-east

Shillong (Meghalaya) [India], Mar. 03 (ANI): Indias north-east region is endowed with rich natural resources and has a rich old heritage and traditions. Ethnically and culturally distinct from the rest of the country, the region is a treasure trove of indigenous knowledge pertaining to agriculture, food, medicine and natural resource management.

To utilise the available indigenous resources and promote organic farming in the region, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) recently held an exhibition-cum-workshop in Meghalaya province.

One facet of Indias north-east that attracts tourists is the range of delectable cuisine on offer in the region.

To promote organic farming in the region and to bring out the flavor of indigenous food, the ICAR for north-eastern region, organised a three-day long exhibition-cum-workshop on traditional farming and indigenous foods of north-east at Umiam in the province of Meghalaya.