Members of the project team had site visits on 9 May with our partners CDHI and UBKV . This photo a debrief of all project staff for our West Bengal , Dhologuri site following discussions with the local Farmers Club and self help groups on needs assessment.
The communities have a strong desire for knowledge and interest to participate in this research for development program. There is a keen awareness of the supply chain and market opportunities and challenges when introducing dry season high value crops. Many expressed their hunger for knowledge and interest in better community based farming systems and strengthening of local institutional capacity. Access to reliable dry season water sources from the river, tube wells and ponds were discussed and possible sites to trial interventions were visited. The community will convene to guide final selection.