A movement by youth, for youth, for
agricultural development
•
•Presenter
•Dinesh Panday
•Nepal representative
•E-mail: ypardnepal@gmail.com
Graduates’ Workshop on Green Economy, 28
J...
Overview
Nepal: Land locked, mountainous and least developed
• 26.6 million population, CIA World Factbook 2013
• 13th poo...
Youth: Overview
Unemployment rates are highest among people just out of
college
• 38.8 % of the population are either unem...
Situation
Agriculture: small holder, traditional and subsistence farming
• Lost of its competitive edge: Food Security?
• ...
Cause
Hunger, poverty and under-lying nutrition
• Low agricultural productivity
• Limited livelihood opportunities
• Inade...
Food Security: Scenario
 3 global parameters: 79/105 countries, GFSI 2012
 34 districts food deficit, MoAD 2013
 2/3 su...
Food Security: No. of policies
 Agriculture Prospective Plan 1995
 National Agricultural Policy 2004
 Agribusiness Prom...
Youth Prospective
 Young people are future and future generations of farmers
 Young are adept at spreading new habit, ra...
Sustainable Agriculture Practices
which could include YOUTH as well as adaptation on climate
change in agriculture securin...
1. Change in Food habit
• Rice as major food
• Traditional local food Vs readymade snacks
• Feeling of deprived
• Awarenes...
2. Demand based Produce
• Several pocket areas
• High demands and more profitable
• Marketing available
• Selling or excha...
3. Lease hold Farming
• Land Use Classification
• Land degradation and Pollution
• Sustainable Soil Management practices
•...
4. Product diversification
• Increase farmer’s income
• Larger environmental footprint > less processed food
• Greater env...
5. Germplasm
• Farmer’s preference to the hybrid seeds
• Open border, quarantine and phyto-sanitary measures
• Increased p...
6. Sustainable Crop Management
practices
• Crop productivity
• How crop will response to simultaneous change?
• Crop diver...
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  • Why YPARD?youth are often doing a lot of the work but not getting adequate recognition and their voice and key concerns are not heard nor taken into consideration. ‘Silent’ performers; passive participantsLimited access to trainings, meetings aor attending conferences like this one.It’s not always easy for youths to speak up in their organisations, to give their viewpoint, to ask questions or to voice their concerns. YPARD can help to allow them to discuss these issues with other youth are the key stakeholders for the sustainability of the ARD arena
  • The relationship between climate change and agriculture is two-way but once the climate is disturbed, the whole agriculture system is affected
  • The relationship between climate change and agriculture is two-way but once the climate is disturbed, the whole agriculture system is affected
  • three global parameters: affordability, availability, and quality and safety
  • three global parameters: affordability, availability, and quality and safety
  • three global parameters: affordability, availability, and quality and safety
  • Perspective of Nepalese Youth on Future of Food

    1. 1. A movement by youth, for youth, for agricultural development
    2. 2. • •Presenter •Dinesh Panday •Nepal representative •E-mail: ypardnepal@gmail.com Graduates’ Workshop on Green Economy, 28 July, Nepal Prospective of Nepalese Youth on Future of Food
    3. 3. Overview Nepal: Land locked, mountainous and least developed • 26.6 million population, CIA World Factbook 2013 • 13th poorest country in the world • Economy: natural resources (Distribution and Use: Uneven) • Rich in biodiversity; rich in young population i.e. up to 40 %
    4. 4. Youth: Overview Unemployment rates are highest among people just out of college • 38.8 % of the population are either unemployed or underemployed • 15-29 years young people: 6.131 million people (26.2 % of total population of which 11.4 % are out of work) • Annually 3.5 -4 hundred thousand people enter into job market, but only < 10 % absorbed in national market
    5. 5. Situation Agriculture: small holder, traditional and subsistence farming • Lost of its competitive edge: Food Security? • Climate change and its impact: severe weather events • Traditional agriculture has no attraction to the young people as well as it is not adapting in new changing socio-economic and changed climatic scenario
    6. 6. Cause Hunger, poverty and under-lying nutrition • Low agricultural productivity • Limited livelihood opportunities • Inadequate production and consumption of nutritious, locally available foods • Poor infrastructures • Government’s inadequate resources
    7. 7. Food Security: Scenario  3 global parameters: 79/105 countries, GFSI 2012  34 districts food deficit, MoAD 2013  2/3 suffers from food insecurity each year  Currently 3.7 million people are food insecure  People from rural and remote areas are dependent on external/emergency food supply  The continued food insecurity and lack of employment opportunities= out migration of youth
    8. 8. Food Security: No. of policies  Agriculture Prospective Plan 1995  National Agricultural Policy 2004  Agribusiness Promotion Policy 2007  10th five year plan; 11st three year plan  National Agriculture Sector Development Priority Plan 2011-2015  Country Investment Plan  Agriculture Development Strategy 2015-2035 (Upcoming)
    9. 9. Youth Prospective  Young people are future and future generations of farmers  Young are adept at spreading new habit, raising awareness and advocates for change Advocacy on i. Climate Justice ii. Equity iii. Sustainability Major challenges 1. Reorganization/ trust 2. Opportunity 3. Finance  To meet present growing population and future projected population; food security= sustainable agriculture practices
    10. 10. Sustainable Agriculture Practices which could include YOUTH as well as adaptation on climate change in agriculture securing food for present and future • Change in food habit • Demand based produce • Lease hold farming • Product diversification • Germplasm • Sustainable crop management practices
    11. 11. 1. Change in Food habit • Rice as major food • Traditional local food Vs readymade snacks • Feeling of deprived • Awareness on food diversification • Well processing technologies- • Minor and locally available- nutritious • Raising awareness and engaging agri-production
    12. 12. 2. Demand based Produce • Several pocket areas • High demands and more profitable • Marketing available • Selling or exchange of product • Food security better • Increase IGF and youth engagement in agriculture
    13. 13. 3. Lease hold Farming • Land Use Classification • Land degradation and Pollution • Sustainable Soil Management practices • Commercial agriculture which creates employment to the unemployed youth
    14. 14. 4. Product diversification • Increase farmer’s income • Larger environmental footprint > less processed food • Greater environmental impacts • Technology and Volume of production • Varieties within farming and food related activities • Well marketing system; high returns to farmers
    15. 15. 5. Germplasm • Farmer’s preference to the hybrid seeds • Open border, quarantine and phyto-sanitary measures • Increased problems • Farmer to farmer networks • Local varieties can re-colonize (van Dusen 2003) • Youth should conserve germplasm as an alternative
    16. 16. 6. Sustainable Crop Management practices • Crop productivity • How crop will response to simultaneous change? • Crop diversification • To increase crop portfolio • Introducing great range of varieties • ↑/↕ income; ↑ natural biodiversity • Producers with alternative means for income
    17. 17. Thank You! and

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