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Farmers’ Field School in Bara

Farmers’ Field School is a new concept in Nepalese agriculture promoted by the Multi-dimensional Resource Centre (MRC),  an NGO and a grantee supported by the UNDP Global Environment Facility-Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP). The school promotes organic vegetable farming and provides weekly les more

Government replicates performace based grant system

April 2008; The Government of Nepal (GoN) has decided to replicate the performance based grant system in all 75 District Development Committees linking the results of the performance assessment with its own development grant. The district's performances will be evaluated annually based on Minimum C more


Livelihoods for those affected by HIV

December 2009; To help People Living With HIV (PLWH) to lead a normal life, the UNDP Nepal HIV Programme, together with UNDP's Micro Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP), the National Entrepreneurs Development Centre (NEDC) and Community Support Group, a rehabilitation centre in the Kaski distri more


'Investing in women and Girls' International Women's Day celebrated

March 2008; Kesha Pariyar, a micro-entrepreneur and chairperson of National Micro-enterpreneurs Association takes pride in not only being able to earn her living and looking after the whole family but also being able to become a symbol of inspiration for other women in her community. Coming from a more


A Nepal district puts old records to new digital uses

Tuesday, 16 October 2001: Old records used to lie in dusty corners in Kanchanpur, a district in far-west Nepal. Now they have become part of the digital revolution. Kanchanpur is one of the areas in this mountainous country most dedicated to using information technology to modernize public administr more


A day in the life

14 October 2007; Rolpa, It is early in the morning in one of the seven major Maoist army cantonments in the western highlands of Rolpa. I am woken up by the army's fitness drill and the noise of instructors. I can hear the wind blowing strongly against my tent. The thick fog hides the beautiful gree more


A novel rural project helps to break social barriers

November 2005; As he sips tea with fellow villagers in a roadside tea stall, Thule Biswokarma wonders how times have changed. There were times when he had to stand outside the hop to get a glass of tea. As he puts the finished glass on the table, he also recalls how he had to wash the glass himself. more

Addressing the petrolemum price hike from the hot seat

June 2008; The Finance Minister Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat (Nepali Congress) and one of Nepal's leading economists and former Vice-Chairman of the National Planning Commission, Dr. Shankar Sharma were the guests for one of the latest edition of the BBC World Service Trust's discussion programme Sajha Sawa more


All-Female Nepali Expedition completes

May 2008; On 25 May, the tenth and final Nepali member of the First Inclusive Women's Sagarmatha Expedition (FIWSE) completed her summit bid, making FIWSE the most successful female expedition to conquer Sagarmatha (Mount Everest). This group unfurled the MDG 3 banner offered by the Danish Embassy a more


Allo - A flourishing enterprise for rural entrepreneurs

March 2010; The indigenous 'Magar' and 'Rai' communities have used the plant--Himalayan Nettle (Girardinia diversifolia), commonly known as Allo as a weaving thread for shawls, blankets, bags and clothes. With modern textiles replacing the traditional natural fabrics, this age old practice was on more