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Distribution of material – seed and seedlings

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Photo: Jitendra Raj Bajracharya/ICIMOD.

Large amounts of seeds and seedlings of useful plants from ICIMOD’s plant nursery have been distributed to farmers and farmers groups, projects – especially rehabilitation projects, government agencies, and partner organisations from ICIMOD’s member countries. They include seeds and seedlings of trees and shrubs for forestry regeneration, nitrogen-fixing hedgerows, and other vegetation management purposes; and seeds and plants of fruit and vegetable species for income generation activities. In one trial, seeds of a hybrid cereal (Triticale) obtained from Bhutan were successfully used in Mustang, Nepal, to provide a well-adapted and efficient fodder species. Livestock improvement has also been carried out by providing the services of ICIMOD’s improved breed goats, and Angora rabbits for breeding have been distributed for income generation. Kiwi fruit plants has been widely spread in Ilam in Eastern Part of Nepal mainly intercropping with tea and medicinal plants.

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