NAGARKOT, NEPAL — In a small village in Nepal, a farming family is making waves by switching from traditional crops to cultivating potatoes as their main cash crop. The farmer Raj, his wife Sita, and their three daughters have embarked on this journey with determination and are already seeing success.
Nepal’s economy relies heavily on agriculture, which accounts for around 33% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). The country exports a variety of agricultural products, including tea, coffee, spices, and medicinal herbs. However, Nepal still imports a large amount of food products, including rice, wheat, and maize.
To address this issue, the Nepalese government has launched several initiatives aimed at increasing agriculture in the country. One of these initiatives is the Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project, which aims to modernize the agriculture sector by introducing new technologies and methods of farming.
The family started the task by leveling their land to ensure that the soil was even and fertile for planting.
The family worked tirelessly to plant and water their new crop. We are hopeful that our hard work will pay off with a bountiful harvest,” the farmer’s daughter said.