Towards commercial farming through collaboration

SAFBIN provided Rs. 25,000/- to the group as seed money to start mushroom cultivation. The project also provided them one-day technical training on mushroom production. The group purchased the mushroom seeds, nylon ropes, bamboo, straw, and plastic to prepare a tunnel. At the moment the group has 170 mushroom balls and produces 4 to 5 kg of mushroom from each ball. Currently, the local market price of mushrooms is Rs. 150 to 175 per kg. The group also has a plan to sell those mushrooms in a nearby market.

February 1, 2021
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Off season cauliflowers, mushroom cultivation and ecological fertilisers

Off season cauliflowers Mrs. Dham Kumari Thapa shows her kitchen garden with out of season cauliflowers. She planted them around July/August, so she could harvest the produce before the cauliflower season. She applied the knowledge obtained in SAFBIN 1. Even though the cauliflower that she harvested had a good price, she did not sell most…

December 30, 2019
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Changes in agricultural practices of women in Motipur: in their own words

The women of Motipur village received SAFBIN* team with beautiful garlands of flowers and leaves, while putting Tika on the visitors’ foreheads. Tika is a mark made with red powder, indicating that the visitor is very welcome. Representatives from three agriculture groups were in the meeting; the leader of the Reutari group, Ms. Shanti Tharu,…

December 23, 2019
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Improving the diet of smallholder farmers with SAFBIN

Walking quickly among the rice fields, fruit trees and grass, Mrs. Johara Buda led the SAFBIN* team to her house in Laitikoili village, Surkhet district. She was eager to share her story with the visitors. After all, Mrs. Buda had been a participant of SAFBIN 1 too, and 3 years on is still enjoying the…

December 16, 2019
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The 5 steps of the rice harvest with SAFBIN

In this time of the year, the scenes are the same in the whole Terai region. Green and yellow fields slowly give place to small patches of land that have already been cleared. Farmers on their colourful outfits provide a beautiful contrast to the landscape, while they carry big bundles of rice above their heads….

November 1, 2019
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