ICAR- KVK Gonikoppal, Kodagu celebrated the Mahila Kisan Divas at KVK campus on 15th October, 2021. Forty-two tribal farm women attended the programme. Dr. Suresh SMS (Livestock) and Shri. Veerendra Kumar SMS (Plant protection) welcomed the gathering. During the programme Mrs. Lakshmi R (Farm Manager) spoke about Women nutrition and Women empowerment in agricultural sector. She also emphasized that 50 percent of the farmers in the country are farm women and therefore it is appropriate that Mahila Kisan Diwan is being celebrated in recognition of women farmers.
Later Mrs. Rashmi Banuprakash who is an entrepreneur incubatee at KVK Kodagu, spoke about different income generation methods for women. A demonstration was conducted on mushroom cultivation as an income generating enterprise. At the end of the programme vegetable seed kits and mushroom ready to fruit bags were distributed to all the women participants.