Learning about no-till methods through farmer-to-farmer dissemination

Farmer to farmer dissemination of information on no-till methods for garlic cultivation technology

Farmers can learn about alternative or newer methods by sharing their experiences with one another. In this approach, farmers shared information and knowledge on no-till garlic cultivation technology. Since no-till methods are not widely known in the area, the approach aimed to increase awareness of the many features of the technique and its benefits. Through farmer-to-farmer dissemination, communities can learn about the various aspects of no-till for crop residue management, resource use, and how it can reduce labour costs. These discussions highlight the environmental and social benefits of no-till methods especially with respect to moisture retention, soil and water conservation, and climate change adaptation.

WOCAT database reference: QA NEP 39

Location: Gadariya VDC, Kailali District, Seti zone, Nepal

Approach area: 1–10 km2

Land use: Annual cropping

Type of approach: Innovative; this is a local initiative started about 10 years ago

Focus: Mainly on conservation with other activities such as agriculture and livelihoods

Related technology: No-till garlic cultivation (QT NEP 39)

Stakeholders/target groups: Land users, individuals and groups

Compiled by: Krishna Lamsal, LI-BIRD

Date: June 2011, updated March 2013

Gadariya VDC, Kailali District, Seti zone, Nepal