Our experimental sites
We are working in field sites in villages in several areas of India and Nepal. These have been selected to be typical of ricebean-growing areas, although not all are places where ricebean has been grown before. In all locations we work very closely with the farmers and their families.
Locations flagged in blue are where germplasm was collected, either in the project or previously. Red are experimental sites, and green are where both activities have occured. If you click on View FOSRIN in a larger map you can then link directly to Google Earth
Locations in India
In India we are working in three regions: Himachal Pradesh in the NW hills, Assam in the NE hills, and in Madhya Pradesh in the west. In addition, we have collected germplasm from these and also areas of other States such as Uttarakhand, where ricebean is grown.
We have two villages in Assam where trials are being carried out this year. One, Dani Chapori, is in Golaghat District, fairly close to Jorhat and the other, Rongkangthir, is near the town of Diphu in Karbi Along District
We are working in two villages in Kangra District, HP (Trilokpur and Khundian), as well as on the experimental farm of the University in Palampur.
In Madhya Pradesh, our efforts are concentrated in two districts: Jhabua and Barwani, in the west of the State.
Germplasm has been collected widely throughout all the States we are working in.
Locations in Nepal
In Nepal we are working at a large number of sites. In Gulmi District in Western Nepal, we have field sites at Darbar Devisthan and Simichaur. These are in the mid hills, at an average height of 1350 m asl, and are dominated by sloping bari land - bari land is rainfed, sloping upland. There are also trials at Purkot and Dulegauda in Tanahun district and at Ratanchura in Sindhuli. These sites are the responsibility of LI-BIRD.
The Nepal Agriculture Research Council also conduct field trials at their headquarters at Khumaltar, near Kathmandu, at the Hill Crops Research centre, Khabre, and at The National Grain Legumes Rsearch Centre at Rampur, Chitwan.