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10/19/2017

Counter-drought Agriculture: vol. 3

In this post, we’ll catch up with a family introduced in our previous report, who grow peppers with a hand-made irrigation. What is becoming of it since then? How big do they grow?

Look! There’re many plump pepper hulls coming out!

【Madame Servamani harvesting peppers】
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Madame Servamani told us that they’ve already enjoyed the harvests several times. When we visited, there were many plump hulls ready to be cropped.

【The cropped peppers】
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In addition to peppers, they are growing egg plants in the upper tier, which need a bit more time to ripe.

【Tiny green egg plants waiting for the harvest.】
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【The egg plants of the center tower have grown faster and bigger than the left one.】
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We’re planning to compile 20 examples of water-saving agriculture into a booklet, which we wish may help the droughts-troubled district to improve the productivity by applying some of those ideas on their farms.



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October 19, 2017 in Sri Lanka |