Archive for June 24th, 2011


Can Nepal Feed Itself?

New method of rice cultivation doubles harvests with less water and less seeds. 

Credit: Rubeena Mahato

Human Wrongs Watch

By Rubeena Mahato, Kaiilali, Nepali Times*

It sounds too good to be true. Lalku Katharia, a farmer in Lalbojhi of Kailali has doubled his rice harvest from half the seeds he used last year. He did this  without even needing to flood his fields with scarce irrigation water.

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