Integration of Sustainable Soil Management Practices for Increasing Production of High Value Cash Crops

PROJECT LOCATION Surkhet District
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 24
OTHER STAFF 24
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR Sustainable Soil Management Programm (SSMP)/Helvetas-Nepal
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 864
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 864
START DATE (Month/Year) April 2002
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) March 2005
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 1,349,270
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Ram Prasad Dhakal and Mr. Ram Prasad Gautam were responsible for implementation and report writing.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The major objective of the project was to stop degradation of Bari land and improve the soil fertility through proper use of organic matter and other materials so as to increase crop yield and farmers get high income in a sustainable manner. The participating farmers were trained to make compost in a scientific way, use leguminous crop in cropping pattern, and take income generating crops without sacrificing the soil fertility.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

Promote adoption of improved sustainable soil management practices, reduction in the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and increase income at farm level and building implementation capacity and networking at organizational level.