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Welcoming AgriYouthNepal 2016 Members on Board

Ever since its establishment, AgriYouthNepal has been engaged in various activities to achieve its motto-defined objectives of promoting youth and ICTs in agriculture. Our approach is to strengthen university education, research and extension system promoting youth and ICTs for agriculture development. AgriYouthNepal announced membership application for year 2016 last month.

We are pleased to announce the selected members for year 2016. We heartily thanks to all the applicants who express to join our movement to strengthen the university focused projects and to prepare/execute series of programs for year 2016/17.

The membership application received went through the review/selection comprised of following team:

  1. Madan Poudel
  2. Sanam Parajuli
  3. Bishal Neupane
  4. Binod Sunar
  5. Swikriti Pandey

We were overwhelmed to receive more than 20 applications for General Membership and Committee Membership.

Here is the list of the selected Committee Members

  1. Pabitra Joshi
  2. Reecha Acharya
  3. Saroj Mandal
  4. Sandesh Subedi
  5. Vivek Bist
  6. Divya Panday
  7. Anisha Tiwari
  8. Pramisha Thapaliya
  9. Saurya Karmacharya
  10. Bishal Modi

Here is the list of selected General Members

  1. Samyam Pandit
  2. Sushant Khadka
  3. Shrawan Kumar Yadav
  4. Susmita Bhatta
  5. Ashmita Karki
  6. Lokendra Singh Thakuri
  7. Nasib Koirala
  8. Roshan Dhakal
  9. Santosh Lamichhane
  10. Narayan Prasad Belbase
  11. Shristi Upadhaya

This final committee will be announced by Annual General Meeting in a democratic process and the committee will work for one year.

We are pleased to invite all the selected members in a consultation meeting which will held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

Congratulations and Welcome on Board ! It’s time to bring a platform into a movement. Cheers !

Regards,

The Selection Committee

STEROTYPICAL FARMING NOT SPURIOUS ENTIRELY,, AGREED?
Traditional Farming by Plough in Nepal

Photo: Author

Author:

Suraj Akhir

B.Sc Agriculture

Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU)

Nepalese agriculture is itself in the phase of making taste of new mechanizations and new technologies n Agriculture System. Still acres of our soil in country is dependent over the oxens and the wooden plough. It is being a subject of concern for the people working in sectors of agriculture development that we are still in the conventional phase of farming?

In this miserable era of feeding lots of heads from limited land without adopting new methods of cultivation , Nepalese farmers are still struggling to be able in subsistence level of farming. Beside, the aspect of food demand , for instance we can  take Nepalese farming practice as a sound example of Eco-friendly cultivation practice, isn’t it?

Ploughing, harrowing and planking of land fragments is making soil more fine but in other hand carbon issuance from the deep ploughed land  is another problem due to modernization in agriculture system. In conventional practices, using wooden plough make rarely 10cm  deep spots in soil but using MB plough( a modern ploughing tool) can make upto 30 cm deep spots. This condition directly results in loss of moisture from soil surface and also the death of many advantageous soil microbes and organisms like earthworm.

We can take other example too, Using dung manure( which we generally called “BHAKAARE MAAL” in Nepali) it neither harmed soil status nor killed any microbes of soil but instead it is completely free of many disadvantages like nitrogen toxicity that is common problem in modern granules fertilizers.

Nowdays, Mulching is rarely practiced in commercial farms because it seems a bit tedious job but actually, Mulching is among the top ways for preserving moisture status of soil so as in increasing the organic content.

The theme is that, We all are in need of more grains and more production but we mustnot forget about the beneficial traditional methods of farming too.

It is wiser to adopt advantageous practices like mulching, using dung manure along with commercially available fertilizers. We all do know that we must make our soil sustain for cultivation but in practical level few among few farmers are found to be working with soil in balanced way.

We should always keep in our mind that, modernization is not the word denoting about the sacks of chemical fertilizers, whats wrong in adopting eco-friendly cultivation practices along withthe moto of increasing production in sustainable ?

Modernization is not just adopting new things of market, but it should be better than that of yesterday. For making better tomorrow it will be better to adopt modern technologies with better practices of yesterday,, None of the sound cultivation practices that we used to follow in past days should not be left behind.We all should be dedicated for a sustainable tomorrow..Kudos!!!