Kudumbashree JLG member from Kasaragod district has entered the International Book of Records. Smt. Dolly Joseph, Master Farmer of Kudumbashree, hailing from Balal Kudumbashree CDS of Kasaragod district of Kerala has got into International Book of Records with the world record of 'Longest Snake Gourd'. She cultivated the longest snake gourd of length 2.65 meters in her homestead garden using organic manure and has set the record. The former record was 2.63 meters. Officials from Agricultural University had also visited her garden to see the record winning snake gourd.
She uses organic manure, organic pesticide and 'Jeevamrutham', manure which she made on her own for cultivating vegetables. Dolly is growing seven such snake gourds in her garden. She bagged the second prize in the 'Onathinu Oru Muram Pachakkari' Competition organized by the State Agriculture Department, Government of Kerala, at the state level. She had also bagged the award for the 'Best Woman Vegetable Farmer'.
Dolly Joseph, who is also a Resource Person of Kudumbashree is cultivating rubber, coconut, areca palm, pepper, cashew, plantain and other tubers. She is also a dairy farmer as well. She had also successfully implemented the Agri Nutri Garden Programme of Kudumbashree effectively in the district.