Vegetable Farming as a means to earn a living
In modern day, vegetable farming is done not just for the consumption in the family but also for income-generating purposes. Vegetable crops require a number of techniques to be used to optimize the yield.
Some of the common vegetables crops grown are:
Some of the success stories on vegetable farming in Nepal are mentioned below:
|1) Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen|
Sabina Pokhrel took the three-day "Level One" training offered by Women Cooperative Society (WCS) in April 2010. She has already earned Rs. 1,00,000 selling bean seeds from plants she grows on two ropanis of land. She grows potatoes twice a year, beans and rice. People come to her to buy potatoes, so she does not have to pay for any transportation costs. More Details....
Another success story is of Chhatra Kumari Rayamajhi, 42 year old woman and a resident of Sindhukot VDC, Ward no. 3 of Sindhupalchowk district. She took seasonal and off-seasonal vegetable farming training conducted by Share and Care Nepal and made a nursery and planted cauliflower and cucumber plants. Now, she has planted cauliflower in 4 ropanis of land and potato, cabbage, radish and beans in 2 ropanis of land from which she is planning to make a profit of Rs.30 to 40 thousand in one season after selling these vegetables.
|3)FREENEPAL NEWS NETWORK|
Tikaram Sapkota, a farmer of Kudule in Baglung Municipality-10 has earned a property worth more than Rs. 10 million by commercial vegetable farming in the last three decades. He has been producing seasonal and off-season vegetables by forming a vegetable production cooperative by incorporating 50 leading farmers of the village. Now, some 200 families of the village are engaged in the vegetable farming.
|4)Nepal Republic Media Pvt. Ltd.|
Vegetable farming has transformed the lives of Gurudham village in Siraha district. Around 100 families are involved in commercial vegetable farming. Villagers earn more than Rs 200,000 a year per five katthas of land, which is enough to feed a family for a year. The weekly revenue of the village is Rs 500,000 to Rs 700,000.
The life standard of the farmers living at Ward No. 3 of the Sanishchare Village Development Committee (VDC) in Jhapa district has improved after their involvement in semi-commercial agriculture farming. They save around Rs. 80,000 per 15 katthas annually by selling vegetables.