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Kerala School Agri Fest Begins Saturday; Agriculture Minister to Inaugurate

In Agriculture
January 28, 2019

V S Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture, will inaugurate the 2019 edition of the prestigious Kerala School Agri Fest (K-SAF), at the Mariyumma Memorial Public School, Pattambi, Palakkad, on Saturday (January 19).

The two-day event is being organised by the Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) in collaboration with Eram Educational and Welfare Trust; General Education Department, Govt of Kerala; and other Government and Non-Government Organisations.

Prominent personalities who will attend the function over the two days include Cartoonist Yesudas; Mohammed Muhsin MLA; K V Vijayadas, MLA; Shafi Parambil MLA; and V T Balram, MLA. Key note speakers include K V Mohandas IAS, Chairman, State Food Commission; P Vijayan IPS, IG- Police (Admin); and Dr SC Joshi IFS (Rtd), Chairman, State Biodiversity Board. Hafis Kanjar Ahmed Kabeer Bakhvi, Chairman, Hamdan Foundation, will offer blessings. The valedictory function in January 20 will be inaugurated by K Krishnan Kutty, Minister for Water Resources.

The focal theme of K-SAF 2019 is ‘Traditional Knowledge in Agriculture and Climate Resilience’. Sub-themes would include Agro biodiversity, IT in agriculture, Cow-based agriculture, Home medicinal garden, Underutilized fruits and vegetables, Innovations in organic farming, My Farm, and My School farm. Scientific papers can be presented either as oral or poster presentation on any of the above topics.

Competitions have been included in four categories such as UP, HS, HSS and VHSE for project presentation, while cultural competitions will have three categories namely Sub Junior (UP), Junior (HS) and Senior (HSS and VHSE). Students will also be provided with the opportunity of participating in cultural competitions and exhibitions related to agriculture. A special session on student farmer interaction will also be organised. For more details, contact: 0471-2722151, 9447014973, 9895375211.