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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.
Gadariya VDC, Kailali District, Seti zone, Nepal
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
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