"Tie Agriculture With Women"
SUJAN PIYA Ph. D, head of program, Agriculture, Food Security and Markets of Practical Action, is now leading a project, Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture for Nutrition and Food Security, in far west. As the project is at the implementation stage, Piya spoke to New Spotlight on various issues. Excerpts:
Issue Name : Vol: 08 No. -11 November. 21- 2014 (Mansir 5, 2071)
With the financial support of the European Union, Practical Action has initiated POSANFS (Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture for Nutrition and Food Security) project directly targeting 7,000 households, including 20 percent dalits and 50 percent women from Achham, Bajhang, Bajura and Doti districts. This project is related to food and nutrition. However, this project aims at commercialization of agriculture. If we are able to increase the income of farmers, we can help increase food and nutrition. Our major focus is commercialization of agriculture. Thus, the project is implemented through clusters which have the potential for the commercialization of agriculture.http://www.spotlightnepal.com/News/Article/Tie-Agriculture-With-Women#.VHKxsx87vPc.twitter