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  1. 1. Key Leanings The Central Terai Nepal Hub -8
  2. 2. DSR <ul><li>Lowland areas are most suitable for DSR from the perspective of weed management </li></ul><ul><li>However, lowlands are more prone to poor stand establishment due to flooding risk </li></ul><ul><li>DSR is problematic under R-R system because of wet soils after ‘chaite’ rice and also volunteer rice in second crop. </li></ul><ul><li>Management of weeds is still challenging, but techniques like stale seedbed are gaining popularity and are effective </li></ul><ul><li>Service providers need to be properly trained to gain confidence of farmers </li></ul><ul><li>The absence of sufficient numbers of seed drills is limiting the expansion of DSR, but farmers are innovating (non-puddled transplanting, broadcasting, etc.) </li></ul>
  3. 3. ZT Wheat <ul><li>Initial Moisture level is critical for early period for rainfed wheat – ZT helps! </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness raising of appropriate herbicides is raising productivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate fertilizer use remains a challenge (recommendations are generic and outdated; farmers are not apply enough). </li></ul><ul><li>Irrigation infrastructure is poor and inadequate, which is another driver for ZT </li></ul>
  4. 4. Maize Seeding Using Multi crops seeder <ul><li>Adoption of maize using multi-crops seeder is increasing. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance of plant population or plant density is still a problem when using multicrops seeder. </li></ul><ul><li>The Motha is biggest problem to control in the maize field </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introduction and Adoption of HYVs <ul><li>Aditya, Bijaya, NL 971 and Ug 99 resistant varieties of wheat </li></ul><ul><li>Varietal Diversity is more with the Rice: Drought resistant rice varieties have been released through STRASA project and seeds are made available. </li></ul><ul><li>Two Sub1 rice varieties ( Shava and sworna) have been introduced in flood prone area (with be tested in DSR next year) </li></ul><ul><li>New hybrid rice varieties are being tested (Thanks to Dr Malik for sending) </li></ul><ul><li>QPM (seed production in the women group, </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption of New OPV maize and Hybrid maize is increasing. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lentil <ul><li>Adoption of seed p riming practice is increasing. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently the productivity level is only around 700 kg/ha and there is a great scope to bring up to 3 t/ha through agronomy (research ongoing). </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need to improve water management and fertilizer recommendations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Training Component <ul><li>Need an External Resource Persons in various disciplines that are not available locally. </li></ul><ul><li>Categorization of level of trainees (farmers, village level technicians, scientists and extension and other agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen Service Providers and Local Resource Person (LRP) trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Training to Agro-vets help updating with new molecules and Technologies that enhances dissemination Process. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Collaboration with Research /Academic Institutions <ul><li>Work Jointly in developing technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Building critical thinking and analytical skills of a new generation of ag scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling of joint-ownership in partnerships is a must </li></ul><ul><li>Support to M.Sc. Thesis work would be better provided the topic should meet the Project objective </li></ul>
  9. 9. Working with Women Groups <ul><li>In-situ Training and Links with the Service Providers or Market has been found effective (seeds of QPM & mungbean) </li></ul><ul><li>Linkage with other Groups and share the experiences improved (Seed companies) </li></ul><ul><li>Need to develop Leadership Ability in the Group. </li></ul><ul><li>Business models for these groups? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Farm Tools and Implements <ul><li>Increased market availability is a priority to accelerate adoption of CA-based technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Government Policy for local manufacture in place and links with regional manufacturing company like National Agro. Industries or DESMESH should be sought </li></ul>
  11. 11. Cropping intensification <ul><li>Late maturing rice varieties need to replace without yield penalty. </li></ul><ul><li>Rice-wheat-Mung potential however, requiring early and synchronised in maturity of mung is in demand. </li></ul><ul><li>ZT Tillage has reduced the fallow period or land for early seeding </li></ul><ul><li>ZT open opportunities to exploit fallows </li></ul>
  12. 12. Maize-Rice Rotation <ul><li>Maize residues management is a Challenge under rice-wheat-maize crop rotation for using implements </li></ul>
  13. 13. Training <ul><li>Seek appropriate external resource person in various disciplines. </li></ul><ul><li>Categorization of level of trainees (farmers, village level technicians, scientists and extension and other agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Development of local resource person (LRP) training for farmers level. </li></ul><ul><li>Agro-vets require training and updates with new molecules and Technologies that enhances dissemination Process . </li></ul>
  14. 14. Capacity building for service providers <ul><li>Regular Training to enhance their Skill is necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to new tools and Implements </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a sustainable mechanism for services </li></ul><ul><li>Access to soft loan </li></ul>
  15. 15. Land holding size & Adoption <ul><li>Small land holders farmer requires a Group approach that assist in technologies adoption. </li></ul><ul><li>An individual approach for large farmers or land holders experienced. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Proposed Creation of Advisory Committee <ul><li>Members Should be drawn from the high level that may help to influence policy formulation process. </li></ul><ul><li>This would be better forum in which the policy maker could be influenced or can have opportunities for convincing with the current activities on CA </li></ul>
  17. 17. Complimentary with other Projects <ul><li>IFAD, EC, PACT (seed sector), Nepal Government funded projects are working in the project area NARDF (MoAC), INWM (DoI), NARC (Research) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Economics and Technology <ul><li>Technologies should link or indicate the Economic benefit for wider adoption of technologies </li></ul>