Impact on farmers


Majority of the farmers after the training were encouraged to extend their farming on commercial vegetable following the IPM principles. The practice of IPM method particularly in preparing organic pesticide by the farmers has been a solid impact of the project. These farmer/groups also have acted as a form of dissemination of the IPM and it is expected that this kind of activity can bring multiplier effects in the society including other groups. Altogether 148 farmers had been trained, and the majority of the farmer are practicing IPM practice. 



After the training, the change in knowledge of farmer regarding pesticide use and its proper application increased by 28%. According to the follow up records, 32 farmers i.e. 21 percent of the trained farmers are now preparing waste decomposes and applied them. About 78% of farmer had prepared botanical pesticides and use traps to manage the insect and pests.
Further, trained farmers shared their knowledge to their peers and neighbors and established new farmer groups to do IPM farming in group basis. The objective was to produce the IPM vegetables with the least use of chemicals and make them available to public.

Four IPM farmer groups formed were :


Name of farmers group


Total members


Sakriya IPM farmers group

Geetanagar, BMC-13



Shrijansil IPM farmers group

Jutpani, Kalika-7



Matribhumi Multipurpose IPM group

Padampur, Kalika-3



Safal IPM farmers group

Geetanagar, BMC-6


Case Story

Mr. Mahadev Khadka, upon receiving training, has been applying botanical pesticides in his vegetable farming and produced a bitter guard weighing of 350 gram. He sold 250 kg of cucumber and sponge guard grown in 15 Dhur land and gained NRs. 10,000 against NRs. 3,000 expense. He has recently grown bodi (bean) in his five Dhur land area and is constructing 6×12 feet plastic tunnel.

The IPM-FFS training enabled him to identify pests and diseases occurred in the agriculture crops and also manage those pests by using botanical pesticides. He began making botanical pesticides for using them in the field and has been sharing and teaching about how to make botanical pesticides to his neighbors. He felt that he became an expert of botanical pesticides for which he expressed his gratitude to the FFS. Indeed, the IPM-FSS training has been very effective, according to him.