Aug 17, 2022
Two days farmers’ exposure visit was conducted for the beneficiaries of farmers groups of Melamchi, Sunkoshi and Balefi with a motto “learning by seeing” on 10th and 11th August 2022, under the Project for Improving water Access and Agriculture Income (PIWAAI) program funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan and implemented by Institution for Suitable Actions for Prosperity (ISAP) with Peace Winds Japan (PWJ). On the first day, farmers from Melamchi visited two commercial Agri-farms: Suvha Krishi Farm at Panauti and Ugrachandi Krishi Farm at Nala, while on the second day, farmers of Balefi and Sunkoshi visited the same farms.
The farmers observed the 37-plastic house with tomato in all tunnels in Panauti and 98 tunnels with tomato, capsicum and cucumber in Nala. They also had an opportunity to interact with the proprietors of the two farms and exchanged their experience. At the end of the day, the farmers went back with a learning that a farmer can work experimentally and adopt new strategies, and techniques according to their topography and climate. “Although I became a part of the project and committed myself into commercial agriculture, I was always afraid of taking the risk to expand my work. However, I would like to thank ISAP for giving me this opportunity to meet with such young people who are motivated to do agriculture in a country like ours and have also succeeded in it. If he can do it, then it is possible for anyone, but all we need is commitment and hard work.”- Sugam Giri, Deurali Bhanjyang Farmer’s Group, Melamchi.
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