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Concluded-ICAR Sponsored Winter School on "Application of Weather Information for Climate Resilient Farming” concluded at ICAR-CRIDA

An ICAR-sponsored 21-day winter school "Application of Weather Information for Climate Resilient Farming” was successfully concluded at ICAR-CRIDA on 12 Feb 2024. Twenty-four participants from various disciplines viz., Agronomy, Agrometeorology, Horticulture, Soil Science, Soil Water Conservation Engineering, Veterinary Extension, Physiology, and Plant breeding from ICAR Institutes, SAUs, and KVK representing 11 states of the country attended the training. . The winter school consisted of 70 sessions of lectures, hands-on sessions, demonstrations and visits. Exposure visits were conducted to ICRISAT, IMD, INCOIS, ICAR-IIRR, ICAR-IIMR and Climate Change research facilities at Hayathnagar Research Farm of ICAR-CRIDA. In the valedictory function, Dr. V.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-CRIDA suggested the participants apply the learnings from the winter school in their respective fields and also highlighted the importance of multidisciplinary teamwork. T . The chief guest of the function, Dr R.M. Sundaram, Director, ICAR-IIRR, Hyderabad stated that this topic of the winter school is very much relevant to the current climate change scenario. He urged the participants to take forward the learnings from the training for managing the climate risks in agriculture. The winter school was organized by Dr Santanu Kumar Bal (Course Director), Dr AVM Subba Rao, Dr MA Sarath Chandran and Dr Timmanna (Course Coordinators). .