Joint field visit of government officials and VSP technical sub-committee members organized

VSP organized a field visit program for its technical sub-committee members and related government officials to observe the hybrid seed production of tomato var. Srijana in Kavre district. The visit was organized from 4-5 August, 2014. The team visited hybrid seed production sites of Methinkot and Kanpur. The team also visited cooperatives and had interaction with the farmers and cooperative members.

Finally the team participated in VSP’s technical sub-committee meeting. In both the VDCs hybrid seed production is going on in farmer’s field. Farmers showed their hybrid seed production plot as well as fresh tomato (Srijana) production plot. To verify the quality of hybrid seed produced by them, they had planted the seed for fresh vegetable production. Tomato produced was found true to the type. The experts from NARC and all the visiting team appreciated them for producing quality seed of Srijana and appreciated the work of VSP/CEAPRED for training them well.