Research On Non Tillage Farming

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Coordinated by Love Green Nepal (LGN)  and Love Green Japan (LGJ), the Yokohama National University (YNU) initiated research on Non-tillage Agriculture with Weed Management in 4 sites of Kavrepalanchok district, nemely: Kavre VDC, Devitar VDC and Bakhreldihi and Anaikot of Panchakhal Municipality.

Professor Dr. Nobuhiro Kaneko, Research Associates Mr. Jumpei Kimura and Mr. Binay Sangat of YNU along with LGN staff members Executive Director Mr. Gore Kaji Sangat, Program Officer Mr. Narayan Geywali, IPM Facilitators Mr. Devi Prasad Gautam, Mr. Govind Pandey, Intern Ms. Prasanna Shrestha, and leader farmers engaged in establishing the research sites.

After taking an initial soil samples the team planted Bush Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in the research plots. The purposes of the research are have been as follow:

1. Introduce Conservation Agriculture (CA) focused on Non-tillage Weed Management to Nepali small farmers.

2. Make the small farmers benefit from the outcomes of the research by YNU.

3. Contribute to relieve Nepali agriculture sector from acute shortage of non-skilled agriculture manpower due to continued out-migration.le

Sept 30-Oct 1, 2015 – Follow-up Visit:

Under the follow up visit, the YNU team consisting of Prof. Dr. Nobuhiro Kaneko and M.Sc. student Binay Sangat visited the above mentioned research sites and collected soil samples. The soil samples will be analyzed in YNU lab.

Following the harvest of bush beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L) , cauliflower (Snow Mystique F1 (Brassica oleracea)) has been planted in the research plots in all 4 sites.

On the occasion, Prof. Kaneko provided necessary guidance for managing the Non-tillage Weed Management plots to the farmers and LGN staff members.

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JPP Project Staff Meeting:

The monthly meeting of staff team of Integrated Rural Development Project carried out under JPP Scheme of JICA held on 3rd and 4th of February 2015.

The agendas of the meeting were as follow:

1. Presentation of monthly progress of the field activities by the concerned Field Coordinators.

2. Fixing of Work Plan for the month of February 2015.

3. Preparation of Kavre VDC Leader Farmers Study Tour to Western Nepal.

4. Instructions by LGN Executive Director and Team Leader of the Project for strengthening 0f project operation.

5. Orientation by LGJ Representative Mr. Masao Aikawa on Banepa IPM Vegetable Market.

 

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Monthly LGN Executive Committee Meeting was held on 13 January 2016. The members and staff attending the meeting were as follow:

 

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Executive Committee Members:

  1. Keshab Aryal       – President
  2. Saroj Adhikari      – Vice-president
  3. Amira Dali              – General Secretary
  4. Aju Giri                      – Treasurer
  5. Shiva Kumar Basnet     – Member
  6. Rajiv Ratna Shakya      – Member

 Staff Team: 

 Mr. Gore Kaji Sangat                       – Executive Director

Mr. Narayan Prasad Gyawali           – Program Officer

The meeting discussed the various issues including the following agendas. 

1. Celebration of Nepal-Japan 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relation and 25th anniversary of establishment of Love Green Nepal.

2. Chautary Japan and Elsereine Japan’s proposed Nepal visit on Jan 22 and handing over of Dapcha Secondary School, Bajyoti Lower Secondary School and Gyaneshwori Secondary School

3. Miscellaneous isses.

 

 

 

Monthly LGN Executive Committee Meeting was held on 27 December 2015. The members and staff attending the meeting were as follow:

Executive Committee Members:

  1. Keshab Aryal                     – President
  2. Saroj Adhikari                  – Vice-president
  3. Amira Dali                         – General Secretary
  4. Aju Giri                              – Treasurer
  5. Mahendra Shrestha         – Member
  6. Shiva Kumar Basnet        – Member
  7. Neelam Tuladhar           – Member
  8. Ritesh Lamichhane        – Member
  9. Rajiv Ratna Shakya        – Member

 Staff Team: 

 Mr. Gore Kaji Sangat                       – Executive Director

Mr. Narayan Prasad Gyawali           – Program Officer

Mr. Shekhar Basnet                          – Overseer

The meeting discussed the various issues including the following agendas. 

1. Briefing on on-going project activities, namely Integrated Rural Development Project, Public School Physical Facility Development Project, Girl Students Capacity Development Project.

2. Elsereine Japan’s proposed Nepal visit on Jan 22.

3. Celebration of Nepal-Japan 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relation and 25th anniversary of establishment of Love Green Nepal.

4. Renovation of Agriculture Farm in Anaikot with Love Green Japan’s support, which was damaged by the April 25 Earthquake.

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