曾經參與製作超過20多部電影的尼泊爾電影製人 Bhesman Shrestha 在四年前決定轉行投入農業，嘗試在尼泊爾種植「火龍果」。
Bhesman Shrestha, a cine artist and film producer who had worked on nearly two dozen Nepali films, decided to turn to farming about four years ago, experimenting with something that was new to Nepal — dragon fruit.
His interest in this exotic fruit was piqued on a trip to Malaysia, where he enjoyed 300 to 400 grams of dragon fruit for the first time and was amazed by its taste, that’s when he decided he could grow it in Nepal.
He bought about two acres of land and invested 25 million Nepali rupees into this venture, currently makes two million rupees annually, even exporting to Singapore and Australia.
隨著火龍果的需求在尼泊爾國內增加，越來越多客人會大老遠跑到 Bhesman 的農莊，只為了買到最新鮮的火龍果。
As demand begins to grow slowly in Nepal, customers from far and wide would arrive at Bhesman’s farm to get the dragon fruit fresh off the field.
Inspired by Bhesman’s success, some farmers have started cultivating this fruit in other parts of Nepal, which is something he is pleased to see.
Bhesman hopes this new crop can generate a stable source of income, especially for youngsters looking to leave Nepal.
“I want people in Nepal to eat this fruit at a low price. As I am involved in farming, I want this to grow, so that we don’t have to go abroad, but we can bring money from abroad”.