Far-West folks motivated for fish farming

KATHMANDU: "Better I will do fish farming in my own village rather than wasting time for other jobs," said one Sarita BC, a resident of Lamki in Kailali district.

The young woman who recently completed her higher secondary education changed her mind after attending a commercial pisciculture training programme in Geta of Kailali recently.

The Project for Agriculture Commercialisation and Trade (PACT) under the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) had organised the training for 20 farmers of Kailali and Kanchanpur districts.

Training Coordinator Gayatri Raj Wagle said three experts felicitated sessions in the training.

"The training programme is organised so as to enable women to disseminate the knowledge to other farmers," PACT Regional Chief Madan Thapa said.

Like BC, other participants of the training also shared that they were motivated by the programme to further strengthen their fish farming business.

Experts said that while Nepali fish have not got attention in the market, traders are importing the fish from other nations including India.

Meanwhile, participants said expansion of market for Nepali agriculture products was necessary.