Accepting New Agricultural Practices

Jatapara Village, India


At the end of summer, the cultivation of rice has ended. We had encouraged them to use the hybrid seed, and they have done it so far. Now we are guiding them through the proper process of cultivation to help them reap maximum production. To do so, this month we guided them on the proper process of preventing weeds. They used to neglect their rice fields after sowing, and weeds grew with the rice plants, causing less production. We were able to teach them that if they start pulling out weeds after 15 days of sowing, they could get much more production than before. They have seen the increased production we showed them last year. Now they are gladly doing as we ask.