Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cabbage Patch

Dhankuta is probably the cabbage capital of Nepal. Many farmers have taken up vegetable farming with cabbage being the main crop. In many cases it is the only crop.

Grown at this altitude, vegetables are delicious. I can vouch for that. However it is always dangerous to be dependent on just one crop. Some farmers have even uprooted old tea bushes to plant cabbage. A real tragedy considering that tea leaf prices have been steadily increasing over the years while vegetable prices are more volatile.

Image: Cabbage patch near Jorpati, Dhankuta at an altitude of 2000m. (July 2012) 

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