Case Study 2: Phoolpati Chaudhary (34), Urma-7, Kailali.

Before starting riverbed farming, Ms. Chaudhary with her whole family earned hardly NRs. 12,000 annually by cultivating cereal crops on 4 kattha of own land and 5 kattha of shared land.

Due to the limited source of income, her family had been suffering from day to day food scarcity.

Ms. Chaudhary and her husband both worked as a wage labor in the rest of time. Usually, she used to have loans for fulfilling their household expenses.

After being convinced by the local resource person, she harvested and sold her first riverbed farming produce surprised at the high earning she achieved. She earned NRs. 59,300 from 4 kattha of land. Moreover, her family members have gained opportunities of additional nutrition by consuming fresh vegetables and fruits. The cash earning she invested in her children’s education, repayment of previous loans, purchasing kitchen utensils and other household items. Ms. Chaudhary is very happy and satisfied with riverbed farming and committed to continue for many years.

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On 10 January 2012 the Riverbed Farming Alliance members signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This Memorandum will support the collaboration and the implementation of common activities in 2012 and beyond.


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