The future is green
Nepal has an advantage in organic food production, given its diverse agro-ecology and proximity to fast-growing food markets
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I was born 49 years ago on a family farm during the busy farming season. My mother carried farm yard manure from home to the rice fields for fertiliser and cautiously managed seeds, farming systems, land, and cropping methods. Now in her 70s, she continues to actively farm. The secret behind the success of our family farm is the judicial management of water, compost, a choice of variety (disease/pest tolerance), managing rotations/cultivations, incorporation of cash crops, and developing consumer confidence in the produce (informal branding).