Week-long training on banana fibre extraction and handicraft development commences at Meriyan village


BY | Tuesday, 27 February, 2024

Shishoi Oshom-Entrepreneurship Task Force (ETF) Cell, in collaboration with Nagaland Tool-Room & Training Centre, Dimapur, has launched an intensive training program focused on Banana Fibre Extraction and Handicraft Development at Meriyan Village.

The hands-on training program which began today, aims to equip participants with essential skills and techniques related to banana fibre extraction and the creation of handicrafts from this versatile natural resource. Through a combination of theoretical sessions and practical demonstrations, participants will learn the intricacies of fibre extraction, yarn spinning, and various handicraft-making techniques.

Farmers representing Tchutho Cooperative Farmers Producer Organization (FPO) and Lichon Farmers Producer Company (FPC) from Meriyan Village will be participating in the training program. Their active participation underscores the local community’s commitment to exploring new avenues for economic empowerment and sustainable livelihoods.

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The collaboration between Shishoi Oshom-ETF Cell and Nagaland Tool-Room & Training Centre ensures the shared vision to promote entrepreneurship, skill development, and innovation in the agricultural sector. By harnessing the potential of banana fibre, participants will be equipped in creating value-added products that contribute to both local economic growth and environmental sustainability.

This training initiative reflects the ongoing efforts of Shishoi Oshom-ETF Cell to foster rural entrepreneurship and empower communities through capacity-building initiatives. As the training progresses, participants are expected to acquire valuable insights and practical knowledge that will enable them to harness the full potential of banana fibre for socio-economic development.

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