Nontraditional Crop Development

Dhoker Jhara Village, India


This past quarter, we focused on encouraging villagers to find relief from traditions that hold them back and showed them a couple of examples that broke with tradition. We started teaching them how to break ground with a power tiller instead of using an ox. Also, we are teaching them treading using only the power tiller. It works fast and gives far better results than the traditional ways of doing all these things.


We started a second crop with some of the villagers. We are planting wheat, potato, and mustard this year. These crops are also nontraditional. Our people are not used to growing a second crop. We are teaching them and showing them the results they can reap if they will work hard.