Stakeholders have stressed the need for adopting modern agriculture technology so as to increase production. Local resources should be utilised and research on growing crops according to the country’s weather and geography be carried out, they underlined.
Farmers could boost production and earn more income by adopting ‘smart agriculture’ after being equipped with modern agriculture technology, skills and education, the speakers noted at an interaction entitled ‘entrepreneurship friendly smart agriculture technology’ organised virtually here on Friday by Nepal Agro Live Pvt. Ltd.
Established in 2017, Nepal Agro Live is an independent, non-political, and service-oriented organisation focused on carrying out research and consulting services maintaining high professional ethics with the help of modern techniques and tools. The organization aims to enhance the livelihood of rural people through technical support in different types of technology promotion and capacity enhancement.
The organisation is focused to enhance the livelihood of rural people through the expansion of improved technology alongside local technology development for rural communities with the help of supporting organisation. The organisation is working in all seven provinces in the sector of irrigation technology, crop production system, technology handover, technology examination, and counseling service, agriculture product sale and distribution, market facilitation, and agriculture orientation in close coordination with farmers and agro experts, said Nepal Agro Live Chief Rajan Gaire.
On the occasion, irrigation expert Basu Dev Lohani stressed the need for growing crops through the use of modern technology in accordance with the climate and soil of a particular area.
Similarly, crop expert Kumar Lama underscored the need for focusing on providing ways for farmers to earn maximum income instead of shedding light merely on boosting production.
The event was attended by representatives of approximately 40 organisations working in agriculture and stakeholders from across the country, informed Nepal Agro Live coordinator Sarthak Gaire.