Parbanipur (Bara), Dec 7: The agriculture scientists and technologists have stressed the need for protecting and promoting indigenous methods of agriculture by using the local seeds and compost. Nepal can not be made a place of experimenting foreign improved seeds, they added.
At the first quarterly review meeting of the Agriculture Research Centre under the Central Region organized here on Saturday, the scientists said the use of local seeds and compost was useful not only for soil and productivity but also for balanced ecosystem.
On the occasion, Administrative Director at Nepal Agriculture Research Council, Dr Min Nath Poudel, however, said Nepali farmers should be made globally competitive and commercial to boost national economy through the agriculture.
Honest work and investment were essential to make the agricultural research effective and reliable, he added.