Sustainable Ginger Farming
Organized by: Sustainable Village Project - VolNepal
The Nepal national average of land used for agricultural work is 5 ropanis and the families in the village of Charghare are slightly below the average.
On average, the households are using 4 ropanis (1 ropani = 1/8 of an acre or 508m2) for agricultural work, where the minimum is 0.5 ropanis and the maximum is 11.
Only 7% of households produce enough crops to consumer & earn an income.
The lack of land explains the inability of the families to generate income by agricultural work.
However, there is some land in the village that is currently unused. With help from experts and the Sustainable Village Project staff, we can help families to use this land.
Through a selection process, poor families who are interested in additional income were chosen to start ginger farming. Ginger was selected because the market is growing in Nepal but also in export countries such as India, China and Europe.
In order to implement this project, we will need to hire a local expert and an assistant to:
1) Test soil;
2) Educate farmers on land preparation, cultivation and breeding of ginger, and ecological fertilizers and pesticides;
3) Serve as an advisor throughout the season;
4) Help with the harvest and preparing the next ginger production.
Please help us to raise the funds needed to help villagers produce additional income!