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Large Block Demonstration-Cum-Seed Multiplication of Rapeseed in Dang District, (2002)

In 1991, New ERA using its own core fund, created a non-profit making sister organisation “New ERA Agriculture Development Centre (NEADC), with its office based in Tulsipur, Dang. NEADC was committed to uplift the livelihood of rural poor by launching action programs through promotion of improved agricultural technologies; training to farmers and NGOs’ workers using participatory approaches in the field of agriculture and rural development; technical assistance; conducting adoptive/social research and creating awareness.  Based on these objectives, NEADC introduced improved and high yielding rapeseed variety ‘VIKASH’ and started a ‘Large Block Demonstration-Cum-Seed Multiplication of Rapeseed. It also created awareness among local people on different aspects including marketing of their products at reasonable price and social welfare. Similarly, its also conducted ‘Demonstration-cum-seed multiplication program’ on high yielding recommended varieties of Lentil, Niger, Potato and Maize. These programs were conducted in Chakhaura village of Hekuli VDC, Motipur and Dumre gaon of Tulsipur Municipality; and Thap gaon of Shree Gaon VDC in Dang. The program uses participatory, bottom-up planning and a one window approach. The aim of the program was to increase the yield of these crops through improved production practices as well as to produce good quality of seed to be used in the subsequent year. The program was successful in increasing the yield of these crops and as a result, the demand for NEADC seed increased. For example the seed yield of toria went to 1.259 metric tons/ha as against its average yield of 0.6 metric ton/ha in Dang district. The model developed by NEADC was replicated by some INGOs/NGOs/GOs.