ISARD kicked off distribution of fodder saplings for fodder cultivation under ICFON’s project ‘Livelihood Improvement through Agriculture Development Activites’ on 25th July. Kamal Khadka of Sunkoshi, Dhuskun – 9 was the first of primary stakeholders to receive the saplings under this program. He received 2000 Amriso fodder saplings, and plantation started shortly after.
ISARD has allocated 200 locals from Dhuskun and Ghorthali to receive fodder saplings and start cultivation. Fodder cultivation is beneficial in terms of livestock farming, given that it provides more appropriate feed option for livestock. It also controls soil erosion. As for the Amriso kind of fodder choice, the plant can also be used to make brooms, allowing farmers another employment/income opportunity.