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90 Community health workers in Nepal receive health care kits

In three different events held in Banke, Chitwan and Rupandehi districts, 90 community health workers (CHWs) have been provided with health care kits. The kits were distributed in presence of Dr. Ram Kumar Karki, District Livestock Services Office (DLSO) and Mr. Madhusudan Koirala, District Public Health Office (DPHO)…

Locals begin agro-farming in remote Chhepi village

The Himalayan Times on April 5, 2016 covered a story on ANSAB supported agro-farming in remote Chhepi village of Bajura district. The news reads as follows: HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE The barren land in Bajura has been irrigated and made ready for agro-farming after local farmers pumped water from…

60 Community health workers receive health care kits

60 community health workers (CHWs) in Chitwan and Rupandehi districts have been provided with health care kits. The kits were distributed in presence of Dr. Ram Kumar Karki, District Livestock Services Office (DLSO) and Mr. Madhusudan Koirala, District Public Health Office (DPHO) in Chitwan district and Dr. Gandhi…

ANSAB and ICRAF signed an MoU for advancing agroforestry in Nepal and South Asia

ANSAB has signed a MoU with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) to collaborate in research, technology transfer, and capacity development in agroforestry in Nepal and South Asia. With the MoU, the two organizations will work together to undertake collaborative research and development activities with appropriate organizations of National…

ANSAB organizes study visit on sustainable Nettle production, management and enterprise development in Nepal for Bhutanese delegates

With request from the Agency for Promotion of Indigenous Crafts (APIC) under the Ministry of Economics, Royal Government of Bhutan, ANSAB facilitated a study visit to their officials in five Nettle enterprises in Kathmandu from December 19 to 27, 2015. During the visit, 5 APIC officials interacted with…

National workshop on Zoonoses and One Health

A national level workshop of One Health Asia Program (OHAP) on Zoonoses and One Healthwas organized in chairmanship of Mr. Jagadish Bhakta Shrestha, Director General of the Department of Environment along with the chief guest Mr. Shyam Kishore Sah, Officiating Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture Development (MOAD) and…

Ecosystem-based commercial agriculture in Nepal: Program update

Over the past some years, ANSAB has envisioned a concept of Ecosystem-based Commercial Agriculture (ECA) with the goal of transforming conventional agriculture and forestry into climate smart and prestigious business. ECA focuses on agriculture production and marketing of products and services in an ecologically sustainable, economically competitive, and…

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification: Expanding at landscape level through incorporating additional ecosystem services

Payment of Ecosystem Services (PES) is emerging as an important market-based solution to global efforts for climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction. There are emerging markets for ecosystem services, for example – forest carbon in the voluntary markets. But the business transactions for these services severely…

Kathmandu Declaration on Agroforestry

A consultation workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MOAD), Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MFSC) of the Government of Nepal, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bio-resources (ANSAB) at Hotel Himalaya, Kathmandu, Nepal from 26-28 March 2015…

Honorable Minister of Agricultural Development releases the Kathmandu Declaration on Agroforestry in Nepal

The “Kathmandu Declaration on Agroforestry” is released on 28th of March 2015 at Kathmandu, Nepal by Honorable Hari Prasad Parajuli, Minister of Agricultural Development, Government of Nepal. The declaration was released in a consultation workshop on “Present Status and Future Prospects of Agroforestry in Nepal” jointly organized by…

Status of Nepal’s investment climate influencing private sector involvement and investment in the forestry sector

The government and international agencies, including donors have been investing to improve the investment climate through formulation or reform of policy and legislative frameworks, infrastructure development, organizational development, institutional reforms, grants and seed funding for community organizations, and developing and demonstrating business models. In the past decade, the…

Hands-on training on GIS and GPS mapping

ANSAB organized five days “Hands-on training on GIS and GPS Mapping” at Charikot, Dolakha from August 30 to September 03, 2014. The main objective of the training was to capacitate and enhance the knowledge of the forest technicians and the stakeholders on Geographic Information System for the proper…