50 Young farmers (41 female and 09 male) of Laxmichap and Polashbari union of Nilphamari district participated in a day long workshop on Participatory Variety Selection (PVS) in 2 batches arranged by Udayankur Seba Sangstha (USS), Nilphamari under Seeds of Survival (SoS) project supported by USC Canada. The workshops were held at 3 number dhan bank, Dubachuri Kalibari of Laxmichap union on 14th September’2016 and Community Dhan Bank, Bamandanga of Palashbari Union on 20th September’ 2016. Participants selected Tomato, Green pea, Potato & Okra species through these workshops following PVS producer among huge number of species which are cultivate in their areas. They have also selected BARI-2 & BARI-8 varieties under Tomato, Red bilati potato & White bilati potato varieties under potato, BARI Dheros-1 and local long-narrow & local short-dwarf green pea under Green pea species to implement by selected10 farmers in the field. The participant farmers would be able to find out best local varieties of vegetables through demonstration in their own field. They would be able to select the vegetables that are suitable for specific session in an environmentally friendly way and their efficiency in variety selection would be increased and they also could expand the cultivation of suitable variety in their field as per need. Md. Jomil project coordinator and Nonigopal Roy community facilitator were conducted and Md. Abdul Kuddus Sarker coordinator education program also presented in these workshops.
Md. Jomil, Project Coordinator
SoS Project, USS, Nilphamari