Organic Agriculture for Health and Education in Nepal
GNE sees a need to help the people of Nepal improve their health through nutrition via educational apps and small grassroots agriculture trainings. It has been proven that food production methods using fewer industrial chemicals promote biodiversity and thus gut health, which in turn is the foundation for proper absorption of micronutrients. With our partners in Myagdi district, we have been supporting local organic agriculture initiatives to test soil and give agriculture pop-up Q&A clinics, and will continue to provide trainings at their request.
In 2022, the focus will shift as we develop Nepali language apps to address the issues of Nutrition during Pregnancy and the growing issue of Diabetes in the country. For this we are partnering with local Feminist Youth-Led SRHR NGO YoSHAN and hope to distribute the apps through their networks and other medical and livelihood oriented organizers in Nepal.
It is important to GNE that our work be contextualized properly for the Nepali audience, which means incorporating local stews, porridges, regionally typical fermented vegetables and commonly foraged forest vegetables into the apps.
Starting in 2022, GNE plans to expand it's networking with the goal of eventual outreach to two new regions of Nepal - Dang and Darchula.
Meet the Nepal Advisory and Field Volunteer Team