Nepal Current

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.

Women in Upper Narchyang Village in Annapurna Gaupalika Myagdi Nepal. Global Nutrition Empowermentprovides Agriculture pop-up trainings and Q&A sessions to our local partners upon request
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Grain growing in a field in Upper Narchyang village with a view of the mountains
Fun fact: The Annapurnas are named for their rich history of grain breeding and farming. White soft wheat originates from the foothills of the Himalayas. In this area, farmers are interested in learning about growing vegetables and mushrooms - They've got the grain thing down already!
Four people stand holding two green boxes which are soil test kits.
Soil testing kits being distributed by GNE Country Director Leslie Melnyk and local Leader and GNE partner Captain Dam. Pun to teachers in Dana Village of Annapurna Gaupalika. Test kits and 4 other training volunteers provided thanks to Abiral Foundation.

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 organization Yoshan's young women leaders to help with recording and back translation, and hope to distribute the apps through the Intergenerational Feminist Forum (IGFF) network established by numerous GESI, SRHR, WASH, SOGIESEC, and Women's Rights activists and 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. While much of our focus has shifted to Spanish language outreach, our contacts and networks in Nepal remain.  GNE's goal is to continue to provide education about nutrition and encourage local health leaders to improve dietary practices.  

 

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