Kumari Trading House(KTH) in co-ordination with Rural Self-reliance Development Center (RSDC) made a filed visit to школьные экскурсии Москва different agricultural sites of Nuwakot. The KTH team involved Mr. Rajesh Tamang (Team Leader), Mr. Rajeev Bajracharya (Co-ordinator) and Mr. Roman Bajracharya (Elec. Eng.). The RSDC team involved Mr. Dilip Khawas, Mr. Sadhuram Sapkota.
KTH, a complete IT solutions provider, has approached RSDC with the main objective of IT sector making a breakthrough in the development sector. RSDC, a non-profit NGO, has been working in the socio-economic development sector for more than two decades enhancing the livelihoods of rural households of Nepal. RSDC has identified the potential of agriculture in the different districts and made an approach to continuous and progressive improvements in the quality of rural life as well as agro products through community level trainings and interactions. KTH Team has agreed to play a key role in identifying the market for the agro products and enhance the economic standards of the rural people and the stake holders through the optimum use of Information and Communication Technology.
a. Co-ordinate with RSDC Head Office
b. Site/Field Visit
c. Interaction with the Farmers and Stake Holders
d. Identify the Set back issues and Suggest Solutions
KTH Team members Mr. Rajesh Tamang and Mr. Rajeev Bajracharya had a meeting in RSDC Head Office with Dr. Durga Prasad Paudyal, Chairman, RSDC in co-ordination with Ms. Bhawana Ghimire, Wash Specialist, RSDC. Potential agro-products from different districts and their possible market as well as role of Information Technology in building a meeting point for the producer and consumer was discussed in the meeting. KTH team was informed to do the initial documentation of the production site to build up the confidence for future marketing strategy. On 21st and 22nd of Oct 2016 our team visited the production site with RSDC officers Mr. Dilip Khawas and Mr. Sadhuram Sapkota.
Location : Sunkhani
Farmer’s Name : Sima Gurung, Site: Gurung Gaon, Sunkhani Geocode: 27.818952, 85.314491 Altitude: 5547 ft Main Products: Cucumber, Raddish, Carrots, Rayo, Tomato, Karela (Alaichi, Ginger)
Farmer’s Name : Saraswoti Site: Sunkhani Geocode : 27.841753, 85.317521 Altitude: 3788 ft Main Products: Cucumber, Raddish, Carrots, Rayo, Tomato, Karela (Alaichi, Ginger)
Farmer’s Name: Krishna Prd. Thapaliya Site: Sunkhani (Collection Point) Geocode: 27.843014, 85.30412 Altitude: 3317 ft Main Products: Cucumber, Raddish, Carrots, Rayo, Tomato, Karela (Alaichi, Ginger)
Location : Thanapati
Farmer’s Name: Binod Ji (Mama) Site: ThapaGaon (Possible Collection Center) Geocode: 27.847676, 85.303441 Altitude: 3172 ft Main Products: Cucumber, Raddish, Carrots, Rayo, Tomato, Karela (Alaichi, Ginger)
Location : Bidur
Farmer’s Name: Gyan Bd. Rai Site: Tadi River Side, Suryamati, Bidur Geodcode:27.890742, 85.171985 Altitude:1697 ft Main Products: Climber Veg, Banana, SugarCane
Location : Chaughada
Farmer’s Name: Rajendra Rai Site: Chaughada Geocode: 27.903475, 85.242166 Altitude: 1934 ft Main Products: Cucumber, Karela, Rayo, some Tomato, Potato, Ginger, Rice
Farmer’s Name: Gyan Bdr Rai Site: Chaughada Geocode: 27.902829, 85.244256 Altitude: 1951 ft Main Products: Cucumber, Karela, Rayo, some Tomato, Potato, Ginger, Rice
Farmer’s Name: Rudra Pd. Bhatta Site: Chaughada Geocode: 27.903674, 85.245346 Altitude:1948 ft Main Products:Cucumber, Karela, Rayo, some Tomato, Potato, Ginger, Rice
All the vegetables produced are not organic. The farmers are using different pesticides and fungicides.
Farmers are also experimenting the production of Sayapatri and Makhamali Flowers.
Set Back Issues
Farmers in Suryamati, Bidur are facing irrigation issues as hill side running water source is very far from the production site and the near by Tadi River is right below the field area.
Solutions for Irrigation in Suryamati, Bidur area farmers
Water supply from Deep wells to a height raised collection tank for drip system irrigation (not necessary for conventional way) with the use of water pumps/motors is suggested as this solutions comes more cheaper to their other counter parts. Availability of Electricity is major factor in choosing the solution. However, Solar water pumps with deep well could also be chosen for long run (needs to be done by group of farmers due to initial high cost factors but zero operational cost and low maintenance cost)