Asparagus racemosus farming: A new beginning for prosperity
Asparagus is a three year crop. In Nepal, many farmers were motivated with support of different stakeholders to farm in community forest or private land. The crop has given good returns to farmers as promised. It has become an alternative source of earning for them.
Nepalese Asparagus, locally known as kurilo has special identification in market due to its yellow color and thick tubers after processing. Before few years, they were collected from forest, processed and sold to the local market. With intervention of various government line agencies and development sector, this crop was promoted as cash crop. Farmers used abandoned lands in forest or private farms to grow the crop.
Satya International is consistently supporting the farmers by purchasing their produce. They are highly motivated to farm at commercial scale.