Youth and agriculture: It’s up to us

Title Youth and agriculture: It’s up to us
Contributor Dinesh Panday
Author Author
Content With a population of more than 28 million, Nepal is one of the poorest countries in Asia. But it is enormously rich in terms of biodiversity and natural resources, and agriculture plays a very important role in the country’s economy. It is also very rich in another way: young people make up 40 percent of the population. The problem is that young people don’t seem to be interested in agriculture.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia NEPAL
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/markets/youth-and-agriculture-dinesh-panday

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Nutrition from innovation and taste from waste

Title Nutrition from innovation and taste from waste
Contributor ILEIA
Author Jacob Zucker, Roshan Mehta, Roshan Pudasaini
Content From a situation of widespread undernutrition, consuming fresh vegetables all year round has now become a reality for many Nepali households thanks to their expanding home gardens. But the stories they tell show that the benefits of home gardens are not limited to improving household nutrition. The gardens also help to empower women and conserve biodiversity, two much needed conditions for better family and community nutrition on a broader scale.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia NEPAL
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/reclaiming-nutrition/diversifying-production

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Climate Resilience Sustainable Agriculture Experiences

Title Climate Resilience Sustainable Agriculture Experiences
Contributor ActionAid
Author
Content This document summarises case studies from ten countries through ActionAid’s approach to climate resilient sustainable agriculture, which incorporates agroecology in a human rights framework. Based on these experiences ActionAid recommends to increase investment in agroecology, as part of a comprehensive human rights based approach:

  • In particular in ensuring public agriculture research works with nature, taking cognisance of the natural ecological functioning;
  • That public agriculture scientists are encouraged to work with farmers to define their research priorities, disaggregating the priorities of male and female farmers;
  • That extension agents are trained on sustainable agronomic practices and farm management, which can have significant benefits in terms of building resilience, adapting to climate change, and improving production and food security;
  • Of course, all this needs to be underpinned by support for smallholder farmers’ organisations, including women farmers’ unions, to both engage effectively with markets and with government to influence public policy in their favour.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2014
Language English
Asia AFGHANISTAN, BANGLADESH, CAMBODIA, CHINA, MYANMAR, NEPAL
Africa MOZAMBIQUE, RWANDA
South America BRAZIL, Nicaragua
Link https://ag-transition.org/wp-content/pdf/2014-CRSA_Experiences-September_2014_SMALL.compressed.pdf

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Locally rooted: ideas and iniatives from the field

Title Locally rooted: ideas and iniatives from the field
Contributor AgriculturesNetwork
Author ILEIA
Content Family farmers and the many ways in which they contribute to food security, healthy landscapes and thriving rural communities can be supported in a number of ways. These are some initiatives from around the world.
Type of initiative Article, Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia NEPAL
Africa KENYA, LIBERIA
South America Guatemala
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/family-farming/locally-rooted

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Aprendiendo de los agricultores

Title Aprendiendo de los agricultores
Contributor AgriCultures Network, ILEIA
Author ILEIA
Content La primera vez que leí sobre el SICA fue una tarde del 2002. En los siguientes años, en mi función de extensionista de la Oficina Distrital de Desarrollo Agrícola (DADO) empecé a promover el SICA en el distrito de Morang, Nepal.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language Español
Asia NEPAL
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/latin-america/el-sica/aprendiendo-de-los-agricultores

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Learning from farmers

Title Learning from farmers
Contributor AgriCultures Network, ILEIA
Author ILEIA
Content It was an afternoon of 2002 when I first read about SRI. As an extension officer in the District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), I started promoting SRI in the following years in the district of Morang, Nepal.
Over this time I observed hundreds of attractive SRI fields and spent some years as a SRI activist. Looking at the results, I’ve learnt that different farmers face different problems, and that they adapt all techniques to suit their diverse circumstances and needs.

This article is also available in Spanish:
http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/latin-america/el-sica/aprendiendo-de-los-agricultores

Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language
Asia NEPAL
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/sri/learning-from-farmers

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Improving Food Security for Vulnerable Communities in Nepal

Title Improving Food Security for Vulnerable Communities in Nepal
Contributor Oxfam
Author Kate Kilpatrick
Content For families living in Nepal’s remote highland regions, chronic food insecurity and hunger are part of daily life. Their own agricultural production is low; imported food is expensive; and as men migrate to find work elsewhere, women are left to manage farms and households alone. Climate change is making the situation worse.

This case study explores the reasons why Nepal is so vulnerable to food insecurity, and describes what Oxfam and its partners are doing to help improve food security for women and men living in remote parts of highland Nepal. It explores some of the innovative program activities that have been developed with these communities.

Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia NEPAL
Link http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/cs-improving-food-security-nepal-010611-en.pdf

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Climate Resilient Agriculture: Experiences from Action Aid and its partners

Title Climate Resilient Agriculture: Experiences from Action Aid and its partners
Contributor ActionAid
Author Action Aid
Content It is based on the identification of the major risks and challenges local communities face, and/or are likely to face in the near future, and on the design and implementation of site-specific adaptation strategies aimed at reducing vulnerabilities and increasing the resilience of the smallholder production systems. SEE ALSO http://www.actionaid.org/publications
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2011
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, NEPAL
Africa KENYA, SENEGAL, SOUTH AFRICA
South America BRAZIL
Link http://tinyurl.com/8nrpcqs

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Sweet and sour delight: Value addition in citrus

Title Sweet and sour delight: Value addition in citrus
Contributor LIBRD
Author Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development
Content Creating economic incentives is an effective way for conserving agrobiodiversity. Establishing market linkages and adding value through processing of locally available crops can provide such incentives for conservation through use, as is happening in Ghanteshwor village development committee (VDC) of Doti district in far western Nepal.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2011
Language English
Asia NEPAL
Link http://www.cbmsouthasia.net/2011/08/29/sweet-and-sour-delight-value-addition-in-citrys/

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A breeding bull can benefit the whole village

Title A breeding bull can benefit the whole village
Contributor LIBRD
Author Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development
Content The case of Suklal Rajbanshi, a farmer in Shivgunj, Jhapa who is providing valuable service to cow owners in his village.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2011
Language English
Asia NEPAL
Link http://www.cbmsouthasia.net/2011/10/24/a-breeding-bull-can-benefit-the-whole-village-says-suklal-rajbanshi/

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