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Kalyanpur, Siraha - Kumari Devi Mukhiya, 38, is involved in riverbed vegetable farming at the river bank of Kamala River in Kalyanpur-2, Chatari, Siraha Nepal. The river bank was initially an arable land where farmers used to grow cereal crops and vegetables but the area turned into sandy riverbed due to floods in Kamala river. Climate change-induced floods and the encroachment of riverbeds are silting over arable land and increasing the area of sandy riverbeds in Terai region of Nepal.

Mrs. Shashila Devi Khatri, 52, is the Chairper son of Deuti Bajyai IPM Group in Thakleni of Sahare VDC-2 in Surkhet District. She is a farmer, housewife and true advocate of pesticide free vegetable production. Deutibajyai IPM Group of Thakleni is famous in growing vegetables and selling them in local markets. Currently, this active group is working on the production of healthy products. This change has been possible thanks to female leadership.

Paras Thakur, 52, a dedicated farmer of Triveni village of Bhaluhi Bharbaliya VDC. He is also well known lead farmer to Research institutions and DADO of Bara and Parsa district. He sells healthy IPM vegetables from his farm for about NRs. 50,000 in a season. In addition, he produces potato seed of PBS and NL 297, 971 variety of wheat. He had received National Award on the occasion of World Food Day in 2000 for his dedication to using modern technologies in farming. He believes farming if done in scientific way can bring economic revolution in Nepal. He had received handful of training in health and agriculture and had exposure of training both in Nepal and India.

Mr. Netra Lal BK, resident of Jagat of Narpani Village Development Committee(VDC), Arghakhanchi district is a member of Pratikchha vegetable farmers’ group. The group is registered with District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) Arghakhanchi consisting of 21 active farmer members. The members of this group were involved in different activities (such as varietal demonstrations on maize, wheat and rice, slope land management, tunnel farming of offseason vegetables, farmer field school, crop diversification etc) implemented under the climate change and disaster risk management project.