Bumper Harvest

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At their home in India, Hasan-Nur-Jaman Laskar and Sairah Laskar have a kitchen garden that produces pumpkins and tomatoes.

“Today I am a more confident farmer," says Hasan. He can feed his family and made a good crop to sell.

The government’s regional agricultural department and World Vision worked together to help farm families achieve sustainable livelihoods.

Training helped, also water systems that make it possible to grow more and better produce.

"Before the training I was working in darkness with no information and no skill. I really needed this training and guidance. It was like going back to school to study. I was studying farming. It was a great experience. I learnt new things like how to germinate the seed first in a pot and then plant the in the ground to ensure it grows well, and what crop to grow in which season,” Hasan says.

While he once had the expense of chemical fertilizers, he’s now a believer in vermicompost—worm castings.

“My crop yield has increased and the produce is fresher, healthier and tastes better,” he says. “They (World Vision) gave me a pump set which helps me water my crops easily.”

 

Photo ©2015 Annila Harris/World Vision

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