Jun 3, 2023
Leading the Change
Mr. Ram Bahadur Karki is an inspiring individual and a leading force for change in Sunkoshi Rural Municipality, 6, Sindhupalchok. Despite having access to amenities and facilities due to his sons’ settlement abroad, he has chosen to stay in the village and engage in vegetable farming. With more than 15 years of experience as an Agriculture Technician in the Integrated Self-help Association for Rural Development (ISARD) and with the support of ISAP, he has successfully established nursery seedling production and vegetable cultivation under plastic tunnels on his farm.
As the chairperson of the Lattesor Farmer’s Group established with the support of ISAP, Mr. Karki has actively participated in various training sessions, workshops, and exposure visits organized by the organization. These opportunities have enriched his understanding of farming techniques; thus, he strives to incorporate all these newfound insights into his own agricultural endeavors to augment his earning
potential. Over the past three years, Mr. Karki has earned a significant income of 6 lakhs by selling nursery seedlings and vegetables, with tomatoes of approximately 80000 kg occupying a prominent portion of his sales. He is also dedicated to assisting local farmers with innovative farming techniques and technical guidance to tackle challenges making him a sought-after resource in his community, not only improving his own earnings but also for others too.
Mr. Karki’s commitment to his community and his passion for agriculture make him a true leader in the farming sector. His selfless actions bring happiness to the faces of other farmers, and he serves as an inspiration for others to embrace innovative farming practices and strive for success. His dedication to helping others and his continuous pursuit of knowledge epitomize the qualities of an agent of change.
Mr. Ram is an extraordinary individual who exemplifies the essence of leadership and community engagement in the agriculture domain. His significant contributions to the farming sector, coupled with his unwavering commitment to empowering fellow farmers, render him an exemplar for aspiring agriculturists in Sunkoshi and beyond.
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