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Elevated hand pumps supply clean water during floods

Rakesh Khadka

June 18th, 2018

Dakshin Sahipur, a small village near the bank of the Karnali River in southern Nepal, gets flooded every year. Most of the residents here are former bonded labourers, freed after the Government of Nepal abolished the bonded labour system in 2002. The government provided five kattha of land (around 1.700 square metres) for each family for their sustenance. However, the land provided was prone to flood during monsoon and drought for the rest of the year. One of the residents, […]


Saving seed and grains from flood

Rakesh Khadka

June 12th, 2018

Chandra Bahadur Rokka Magar and his neighbours, the residents of Tikapur Municipality, ward number 5 of Kailali district, face the wrath of floods every year. Magar says, “Our village is adjacent to Karnali River, so we face flood very often. In some years the floods are more disastrous. In the year 2014, flood swept away all of our belongings and it took more than a year to recover from it.” Magar and his neighbours had lost their standing crops to […]



Arun Kumar Hial

March 23rd, 2018

It was my first time to the United States and I was so excited about visiting US and participating in the UNCSW62. Before travelling, I almost told everyone close to me that I am going to the UN and that I have got an opportunity to speak about some of our work in India. As much I was excited, I was nervous too about the presentation, as it went several rounds of revisions with the CSW62 preparatory team (Charlotte, Loise, […]


Seed cum fertiliser maize planter: how it works?

Mochan Bhattarai

December 12th, 2017

The Developmental Challenge The Developmental Challenge Being one of the professional working in the sector of Market Development in Agriculture Sector in Nepal, the issue of farm mechanisation has always been the one of the sector of my interest. Even though the concept of farm mechanisation is ploddingly increasing, farmers access to related information and machineries in different crops are stumpy. In addition, the effort for farm mechanisation awareness and extension services are insufficient in the country. Alike the national […]


From a kitchen worker to an evolving agriculture entrepreneur: an inspiring story of Rudra Chaulagain

Rakesh Khadka

July 26th, 2017

Rudra Prasad Chaulagain, a 40 year-old man is skilled farmer, technician and an evolving entrepreneur. Few years back, before 2009, his identity was different – he was a kitchen helper at one of the capital’s hotel casinos. Rudra grew up in a low income 7 membered  family. Due to poverty, he was unable to complete his formal education and had to leave his family at the age of 18 to earn a better life. He worked in Royal Casino as a […]



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