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Centre for Floriculture & Agro-business Management (CFABM)

( Assisted by the Department of Food Processing Horticulture, Govt. of West Bengal

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The Centre

This centre performs the following activities:

  1. Skill development of Farmers in Floriculture including field– based practical training
  2. R & D
  3. Floriculture Nursery and Plantation
  4. Computer – aided fully automated Greenhouse.
  5. Consultancy
  6. Marketing of produce.
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Officers:

Scientific Officers
Name and Research Area Contact
HOD
 

Dr. R. Chakraborty, Professor, Dept. of Bio-technology

Project Manager

 

 

Scientific Officers
 

Dr. B. Kanjilal

Research Scientist

 

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Staff

Sl. No. Name Designation Qualification
     
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Events/Activities:

1
Hands-on training on “Cultivation of Gerbera and Capsicum under protected condition”

Venue: COFAM, NBU
Month:  April
Participation: 25 (Unemployed Indo-Nepal border youth)
Duration: 10 days (Residential)
Scheme: Sponsored program by SSB, Ministry of Home Affair, Government of India
Status: Youths started Capsicum cultivation with the technical support from COFAM, NBU

2
Hands-on training on “Vermicompost and organic manure production”

Venue: COFAM, NBU
Month:  April
Participation: 25 (Unemployed Indo-Nepal border youth)
Duration: 10 days (Residential)
Scheme: Sponsored program by SSB, Ministry of Home Affair, Government of India
Status: Youths started vermicompost production with the technical support from COFAM, NBU

3
Hands-on training on “ Enriched Vermicompost 

production on commercial scale”
Venue: COFAM, NBU
Month: May
Participation: Entrepreneur (05)
Duration: 03 days
Scheme: Self financed
Status: Started vermicompost production with an annual output of 100 metric tone

 
4
Certificate course on “Nursery management and vegetative propagation of disease- free planting material

Venue: COFAM, NBU
Date: June
Participation: 05
Scheme: Self financed
Status: Employed in private Nursery
Firm

 
5
Face to face meeting of Mr. Prasanjeet Hans (OSD& DS, FPI&H, Govt. of West Bengal) with the Farmers club secretary, progressive farmers and Entrepreneur of North Bengal

Venue: COFAM, NBU

Date: July Participation: 75(including progressive farmers, farmer’s club secretary, agri-preneur)
Duration: 01 days

 

6
Visit of Executive Team   from Dept of Biotechnology ,

Government of India, New Delhi Venue: COFAM, NBU, Date: Aug

7

Seminar on “Strawberry cultivation on commercial scale in North Bengal”
Venue: Conference hall, BDO office, Phansideva
Month: August
Participation: 250 SHGs women
Duration: Two days
Scheme:  Under RKVY (Rashtriye krishi vikas yojna) scheme
Status: Farmers started strawberry cultivation with the technical support from COFAM, NBU

 

8

Workshop cum seminar on” Enriched vermicompost and vermiwash technology

Venue: Pakim Palatine college,Pakyong
Date: September
Participation: 75 students from science stream
Duration: 01 days
Scheme: Self financed

 
9

Implementation of demonstration unit on” Protected cultivation of Colored Capsicum inside Hi-tech green house of COFAM

Variety: Bomby-Red
Indra-Green
No of plants: 500
Crop yield: 2.5 kg/plant
Quality: Satisfactory
Purpose: Data collection on economics of capsicum cultivation & demo for farmer’s

 

10. Successful implementation of Demonstration plot in” Marigold cultivation in open field for lutien extraction & data collection for economic analysis”
Scheme: Lutien extraction from marigold flower & data collection for economic analysis.

11.  Ornamental plants production data


1

Philodendron

300

2

Calathea

200

3

Maranta

200

4

Croton

430

5

Powder puff

500

6

Aloe vera

150

7

Kalmegh

50

8

Sanseivera

250

9

Hydrangea

200

10

Agloenema

35

11

Anthurium

35

12

Dracena(yellow)

2000

13

Dracena(green)

2000

14

Dracena(Variegated)

2000

15

Bougainvillea

300

16

Spathyphyllum

150

17

Philodendron(serated leaves)

75

18

Syngonium

250

19

Kamini(hedge plant)

500

20

 Oriental Lillium bulb

1000

 

12. Short-term certificate course on” plant tissue culture”
Date: Aug-Feb
Venue: Tissue culture lab COFAM, NBU
Participants: 05
Scheme: Self-financed

Tissue culture plant production through in- vitro culture
A) Tropical orchid

  1. Phalenopsos
  2. Oncidium
  3. Cattleya

B) Darjeeling orange nucellar seedling production
C) Mushroom spawns production

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Contact Us:

Department Address: Centre for Floriculture & Agro-business Management (CFABM), Univ. of North Bengal, Raja Rammounpur, PO-N.B.U., Dist-Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin-734013, India.

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