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After much anticipation, the drip irrigation system installation process has finally begun! The farmers in this region have traditionally used surface irrigation techniques, which involve covering an entire field with water. This type of “flooding” technique is water-intensive, and therefore especially inappropriate for drought-prone areas like Mau. Drip irrigation systems release water in a slow and steady fashion, and are precisely located so that the water goes straight to the root of the plants. This ensures that each drop of water is used to its full potential. In the three villages of Kolahai, Panihai and Chetteni, the farmers have been hard at [more]
The children in the village of Kitahaï are all walking around with big white mustaches: these of course are the rest of the labels that were freshly printed and glued on our jam pots. Thanks to Ramesh’s productive plant nursery, guavas have grown in masses, so the RainDrop team has mounted a workshop with the women of the villages selected by the “Source of life project”. But why jam? Guava compote, guava porridge, guavas as desert from the early morning breakfasts to diners, it was time for us to find an appetizing alternative use for these kilos of fruits! With [more]
In Mau, guavas are savored when they are still green and with a little bit of salt: an appetizing mix full of vitality. And it’s undoubtedly because of this vitality that the trees grow so well in the plant nursery of Ramesh Chandra. Since July, Ramesh has planted 6150 trees on his land, most of which were fruit trees. The guava and amla trees planted during the creation of the plant nursery about one year ago with the help of Rain Drop now look tall next to the new ones freshly planted this past summer. New fruit types have also [more]
Participatory Project – Chuhada Water extends as far as my eyes can see. Hundreds of still closed water lilies float on the surface of the water that reflects the sun’s beams. Then, in the distance, a farmer starts shouting some words as he tries to convince his buffalo to enter the water. The stubborn animal does not seem to obey his master’s shouts of encouragement and frustration and it takes him several minutes to finally enter the muddy shore. This memory resounds in my mind as I look back at the moments spent with the Rain Drop Team in India, and is [more]
The process of compost creation in Ramesh Chandra’s plant nursery Observing nature’s cycle is best when it comes to nurturing plants.By accelerating the process of natural decomposition,using the leaves falling from their trees, we have started creating a high quality fertilizer. This will be key in maintaining Ramesh’s fast growing trees.  To guaranty a good structural composition of the compost, we have grinded multiple plants and materials together. A “green” layer, composed of freshly cut plants is mixed with another “yellow” layer, this time produced from dead leaves picked up by the children and grinded straw. In addition to these two layers, [more]
(Français) Une des grandes difficultés pour les agriculteurs est l’exposition de leurs champs aux animaux domestiques et sauvages. Durant les mois de mai à juillet, le bétail est laissé libre et mange le peu de nourriture qu’il trouve durant ces périodes de sécheresse. Avec l’aide des familles, nous avons donc installé des piliers en pierre auxquels nous avons attaché du fil barbelé. L’installation de ces barrières de protection permet aux agriculteurs d’avoir des récoltes supplémentaires pendant les mois de sécheresse. Et ils ne sont désormais plus obligés de dormir dans leurs champs afin de veiller à ce que les animaux ne [more]
8 novembre 2013 – Début des constructions des systèmes d’irrigations goutte à goutte
29 novembre 2013 – Visite des élèves du Lycée Français de Delhi
4 décembre 2013 – Manufacture de confiture