Jan 26, 2023
“Even after spending two full days in such an informative training, I found the third day to be even more fruitful. We had only heard about the modern farming technology depicted in the image, so seeing it with our own eyes made me realize that we don't need to be experts in that field; instead, we can learn through experience. Furthermore, we don't even need to make a sizable investment; even locally accessible resources can improve our farming methods. I was surprised to learn that the old brinjal plant which I used to burn could be used as a cucumber trellis". (Geeta Khatri, Tinchamke FG,Sunkoshi)
A visit to a successful commercial farm in Charaudi, Dhading, was the highlight of the third day of Residential Refresher leader farmer training. Two farms operated by a cooperative were visited, and the farmers observed the new technology of cucurbit nursery keeping. Mr. Hem Raj Thapaliya, the cooperative's chairperson, briefed the participants on the farm's history and current operating mechanism. Similarly, Mr. Kailash Tripathi, JTA, described the technical aspects of the farm. Similarly, Mr. Dipak Kandel, a farmer, shared his farming journey and experience.
Leader farmers were able to exchange and acknowledge information about farming practices during the field visit. Seeing a place not far from Sindhupalchok adopt various minimal technologies not only motivated farmers to adopt such techniques, but also sent a message to the leader farmers that successful commercial farming requires patience and understanding. Residential Refresher Leader Farmer’s training thus ended successfully by connecting the farmers to real-world examples of successful commercial farms.
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