CEAPRED greets Governors from the Kingdom of Bhutan and faculty members of Rural Development Training Centre

CEAPRED’s Executive Director Mr. Jaya M Khanal along with Program Director, Mr. Keshab Datta Joshi, on 30th April, Sunday, welcomed Governors of Bhutan and faculty members of Rural Development Training Centre (RDTC). They had come to Nepal to attend a training organized by ICIMOD and visited CEAPRED to discuss  on climate smart technologies adopted by a pilot project - Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Program (HICAP) being implemented in Kavre district by CEAPRED with the support of ICIMOD.The interaction program started with an enriching presentation by Mr. Keshab Datta Joshi.   In his presentation he explained how the Climate Resilient Mountain Village (CRMV) program has encouraged and motivated farmers to cultivate seasonal vegetables using climate smart technologies which have doubled their income as compared to the past. He also explained the benefits of Jholmal and how it has been fully adopted in the project sites.

Governor Mr. Dawala, complimented CEAPRED’s efforts for such an outstanding outcome and termed it as a holistic approach. He added how such simple and easy to use techniques have changed a village that was once known for the use of abusive chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Another visiting Governor Mr. Harkas Tamang shed light on the climate smart techniques used in Bhutan and added that there was a striking similarity between the approaches used in Nepal and Bhutan. He was impressed by the use of liquid bio-fertilizers (Jholmal) instead of harmful chemical fertilizers and was interested in learning its preparation process and the plant species used for bringing it into play in Bhutan. In concluding remarks, ED Mr. Khanal thanked the guests for their interest on RMV and visiting CEAPRED headquarters.