I have been trying to do agri for the oast eight years and incurred massive losses.
I surely agree with the farmer who you are squabbling with that you get little from government institutions and even departments.
And, i also know that what ca be done by institutions in a small area with all funds and students available for working and testing etc cannot be replicated by a farmer.
So, government people need farmer perspective. Talk of practices that are practical in the farmer’s fields. The one who has personal practical experience is way higher than the one who states from books.
My only reason to write this from such acrimonious language that you have written. This is plain stupid. How is it that one doesn’t need cyclic market data? And another question that was addressed so strangely is when the other guy asked for references where someone is getting the yield that you mentioned. How could you just push it under the carpet? If what’s written by you is true then it should have been done in the field.
I’m from HP and don’t intend to do this farming. I had read somewhere that in aquaponics moringa is a good food for the fish. So i got interested in reading this.
I’m spiritualist and don’t intend to kill fish for my food. And i was told that fishery and aquaponics will be profitable. So, i was working on something that could give me a cheap alternative to fish food so i could think about aquaponics trial.
Anyhow, i request you, dear friend, to keep it to civility level. This is no way to reply that I’ve not read your post and still mention something from the post. If you have data with you then you don’t have to be so belligerent in your defence of the points you mentioned.
Experience data is a must and all that you are talking about is based on data collected by those who developed this moringa cultivar. Without data even you shouldn’t touch anything and advise anybody how much so ever well read you might be.
I’m saying this because i was enticed into this field by such calculations as you have written. They never worked even with those experts as my consultants.
Moreover, I’ve found that this industry is infested with cheats. And if you put a case it takes decades. I was cheated by someone in 2010 and I’m still fighting the case. Farmers don’t have the habit of keeping proper records being gullible as they are. And they find difficult to push their case. Moreover, courts are another menace.
So, again i say, what’s on paper is not in experience. So, pl encourage people sharing experiences. That will help than any paper talk. Paper tigers remain on papers only.