Mass Napier Plantation carried out at Jaray geog

Untitled-1Lhuentse: Around 29,000 Napier grass cutting slips were planted on 8 acres of maize field at Jaray geog on 14-15 June 2017 benefiting 20 households.

The program was initiated to create awareness among farmers on fodder plantation to make available cattle feed resources through sustainable land management practices. Napier plantation not only facilitates cattle feed for better production and reduces pressure for forest, but is also useful for soil conservation and maintaining soil fertility under sloppy landscapes.

The plantation was carried out to defend the soil fertility using the “A” frame technique to create equal and accurate counter line along the sloppy areas. Twenty six farmers including of 22 females and 4 males actively participated in the plantation along with Geog officials and RNR staff.

The program was funded by Commercial Agriculture & Resilient Livelihood Enhancement Programme (CARLEP), Wengkhar.

 

Reported by Sangay Dorji, Livestock Extension Agent, Jaray and Phurpa Tshering, Asst. Dzongkhag Livestock Officer, Lhuentse

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