Shweta Adhikari and Shreena Pradhan

Agriculture and Forestry University, Chitwan

Agriculture in Nepal has for so long been dependent on rainfall. A drought year brings along
famine with it while a deluge year brings along diseases and destructions of crops. Either way,
rain-fed farming isn’t a safe bet for a country as under-nourished and food-insecure as ours.

Considering these conditions, a permanent solution of providing the plant optimum water is a
must. Plants can be well watered not only through irrigation but by protecting them from further
loss. Mulching has been mentioned in the video as a method not to provide water, but to save it
from the soil. And rain water harvesting has been mentioned as a solution to uneven distribution
during drought period.

Drip irrigation, whose information hasn’t made it into the short video is a new technique taking
the rural part of Nepal by storm recently. It provides right amount of water to the right part and
at the right time. This not only ensures water prevention but also effective use of limited water.

Another method mentioned in gist in the video is the using of sewage processed water in agricultural
fields. This ensures minerals are recycled back into the nature.

We made this video for an assignment from an organization we volunteered for. Looking back, we’ve
realized a lot of things we didn’t know a year ago. And irrigation scenario isn’t all we’re lacking on.
It’s about video making, using of the internet, using social media and fully expose to ICT. Back then, we
weren’t as adept not only in sharing knowledge but also acquiring it. We didn’t realize what a vast
platform the internet is.

One more realization we had was that the only way to learn is by initiating first. Making mistakes
and lacking coordination is the best initiator of learning. We now know what vast opportunities are
open ahead of us for leaning and exposing. We’re glad to have done this mediocre first attempt for
we’re now more flexible to changes and more accepting of new challenges.


Due to the strike and unavailabilty of seminar hall, this Friday episode of AYN Friday sharing program has become now an online episode. On this episode, we are going to show you a video about commercial capsicum farming inside the nethouse. Enjoy the video! Dont forget to leave your comments and valuable suggestions! Thank you!!


Saurya Karmacharya


AFU 3rd Batch



Since the establishment of AFU, knowledge sharing program other than the ones related to agriculture has seldom taken place in the campus. And while some of you might argue that the discussion of any extra subject matter is hardly required in a purely technical university, it must be taken into mind that stepping out of the box undoubtedly enhances other aspects of our overall understanding of the world and life and also provides a spoon of refreshment in our monotonous college life.

AgriYouthNepal conducted Friday sharing program, as usual, this Friday(5th august) on the topic “the Superstring theory” which was dynamically presented by Mr. Anmol Kandel( BVSc and AH 7th sem.) in the Agronomy Seminar hall. This topic is largely concerned with Physics and the primary information that was shared was that every matter in this universe, even the fundamentals like electron, proton, neutron are composed of even more basic elements called strings(waves). A large group of participants were present which included our respected asst. prof. Mr. Ankit Koirala and other senior members(almuni) of AgriYouthNepal.

The program was conducted in two broad sessions: the presentation phase, where Mr. Anmol Kandel brilliantly presented his knowledge regarding the history of physics in relation to the evolution of superstring theory (and the theory itself, of course), and the discussion/sharing phase, where the participants and the presenter indulged themselves in sharing information and clearing queries related to the subject matter. The program which started at 4.15 am approximately lasted an hour.

Many of you might find this topic useless and vague, or even an unnecessary burden to the brain but think again….do you want all of your mind to think only of a same subject(agriculture or veterinary) the rest of your life and never come out of this imaginary box for a small fraction of time to broaden your universal knowledge??



Shristi Upadhyaya
Bsc.Ag 3rd Semester

Rejuvenation of “AYN  Friday sharing program” was marked by a successful episode  held on  29th July,2016 on the topic  “Glimpses of ongoing research on Papaya (Carica Papaya) var. Red Lady on Chitwan condition. The  presenter was Mr. Santosh Kalauni, Msc. Ag, Department of Horticulture.

The program was conducted in the  special presence of Assistant Professor Bishal Shrestha from Department of Horticulture, AFU. The purpose of the program was to focus  on the glimpses of the ongoing research on Papaya (Carica Papaya) var. Red Lady on Chitwan condition. Presentor Mr. Kalauni  described about the ongoing research especially on three topics

  • Effect of Defoliation & Thinning on the quality and yield of Papaya.
  • Effect of Foliar Spray of Micronutrients (B and Zn) on growth, yield and quality of Papaya.
  • Effect of different packaging materials on the post-harvest self-life of papaya var. Red Lady.

Specific objectives of his research is to improve the fruit quality by managing the orchard scientifically, thus reducing the spread of disease and insects. He shared that problems were on the packaging materials, storage and transportation .The researcher also emphasized on strengthening the quality and yield of papaya of var. Red lady by covering the large market area and ensuring the better production.

A short discussion session was held after the presentation session where different people pitched their ideas. Around 50 people were present in the program. The program ended with the end of discussion session  at 5 p.m.

Through Friday sharing  AYN provides you a really  nice platform to share your ideas . Lets share ! This Friday is yours!!