December 6th, 2019

Quick reminder of the context

In April 2019, you participated in our crowdfunding campaign for our project : Scaling up a network of organic farmers in Nepal. To recall the context, Sudarshan developed his farm : Spiral Farm House. Open Team is bringing support to help him train farmers how to implement his farm techniques and business model. Then, farmers will become trainers and teach other farmers how to implement this knowledge.

In June 2019, Sudarshan started to train the first 8 farmers (each coming from 1 village). 

The farms are scattered around on a 4km x 4km square, and each farmer has dedicated between 300 and 700m² of land to the new learnings they received from Sudarshan. As you can see from the above picture, the land in question is very flat, the climate is tropical and the mountains that we often imagine when we think of Nepal and Tibet are rather in the northern part.

Today, this training batch has finished and the farmers have started to put their new knowledge into action. Sudarshan is now visiting all the farmers to discuss how things are moving along. You must be curious to see the results ? So, follow the tour 🙂

1/ YES WE CAN… grow vegetables without chemicals

Read how nepalese farmers finally get the proof, beyond all the doubts they had, that growing veggies without chemicals.

2/ Improvement of the soil structure by adding compost

In Nepal, soils have been degrading strongly due to the intense use of chemical fertilizers. Through the ScaleSchool, farmers implement technics that regenerates the soils. Read more about this is being launched.

3/ Types of crops grown

Read more about the different crops that the 8 Nepalese farmers are growing as first chemical-free crops.

4/ Following the progress made by the replicators

Tracking the progress of the farmers is essential for the success of the replication. If farmers implement incorrectly the techniques that were taught, this may result in no effect or even worse, opposite effect. In both cases, tracking the way that replicators are working is required. Read more about this here.

5/ Sudarshan’s venue to Switzerland and France

In November, Sudarshan managed to come to Paris. It was a great time to meet the team. See the pictures and read more about the work carried in Paris.

6/ Improving the yield of the demo farm

In November 2019, we started discussing with Sudarshan how to improve the yield of his farm by integrating the concept of biointensive micro-farming. Read more about the goals and methodology used.

7/ Setting up the distribution channels

The Scale School aims at improving the livelihood of Nepalese farmers by setting up a network of bioinvensive micro-farms. The ScaleSchool provides both the capacity building and the access to market. In November, we started working on the way that we would distribute the food to the different local and big cities markets. Read more about it here.

8/ Challenges of the coming months

Training more farmers, developing the entrepreneur’s mindset, and so many more.. Read more about our challenges ahead.



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