Last month we wrote #NoLockdowninAgriculture in Nepal. As the lockdown continues and the situation unfolds, the lockdown is badly affecting Nepali small farmers and producers obstructing the distribution and sale of their produce.
The Community Self Reliance Center organized a webinar on 15th June in collaboration with Nepal Agricultural Co-operative Federation: ‘Impact of Lock-down: Efforts and Upcoming Actions for Nepali Agriculture.’
In the webinar, small farmers and producers, local government representatives, land and agriculture activists and professionals from across the countries shared their challenges and ways forward. I was honored to participate in this forum. Below are some of the highlights on challenges and opportunities noted about the effects of the lockdown in agriculture.
Farmer Srijana Chaudhary, Gadhawa Municipality of Dang district
Farmer Binod Sunar from Gorkha district