|Agricultural Extension Program
The programs on agricultural extension are designed to disseminate new low-cost appropriate agricultural technology to help farmers increase crop production.
For example, the institute introduced several technologies including the advanced, high yielding, rice farming technology called the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) among farmers of western Chitwan. The farmers were trained and then encouraged to adopt the SRI technology for rice farming.
With the aim of familiarizing the farmers with this technology, the institute supported a small number of demonstrations in the area. The demonstrations were highly successful and were visited by the farmers from other areas of western Chitwan. The visiting farmers were highly impressed by observing the performance of rice crop and expressed their motivation to adopt this innovative technology.