The Australian TV program Landline recently paid a visit to Nepal to do a feature on the research for development programs that ACIAR are undertaking in the region.
The program covered:
- New forestry aid projects, with local partners developing better forest management practices to help villagers improve their livelihoods and food security
- Conservation farming projects that aim to improve farming techniques like leaving crop stubble in the ground to improve soil health and retain moisture
- Improved irrigation and water management for dry season crop production based on collective farming groups.
The film crew spent one and a half days at our Saptari sites capturing photographs and video footage of our project and the communities we work with. While only a small amount of this has been captured in the short video clips attached, they provide a powerful reminder of the important of our research program and the programs run by ACIAR.
A particular thanks goes to Ram and Manita as well as iDE who facilitated the program on site which has created broad awareness of the work we are doing. Also thanks to our farmers and communities who are always generous in their time to share with others there activities, and show their excitement in our project in the attached images.
The following links provide access to a background video:
and the feature shown on Australian TV on 30 July.