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ANPFa Celebrates 21st International Day of Peasants Struggle

 On 16 of April 2017 ANPFa organized 21st international day of peasants struggle and discussed about rights of peasants working in rural areas and their representation in local government. The program was attended by grass root farmer's leaders. One of the main objectives of the program was to discuss about representation of farmers in upcoming local election. The program was chaired by Mr. Hari Parajuli  , facilitated by Mr Balram Banskota and welcomed by Mr Dataram Khanal, Vice chair, General Secretary and Secretary of ANPFa respectively.

Speaking on the occasion as a chief speaker, Chairmen of ANPFa Mr. Bamdev Gautam highlighted a vital role played by ANPFato ensure right to food sovereignty in a new constitution. Through the concentrated efforts put by ANPFa, after a long political struggle, series of dialogues with the government and nationwide campaigns made it possible to ensure right to food sovereignty in the interim constitution in 2007 and now in present constitution. Moreover, Mr. Gautam directs the ANPFa cadres to actively participate in upcoming local election to make sure the peasants representation in local government.

Farmers hold workshop on Issues and Perspective of Peasants, in Draft Constitution-2015 of Nepal

July 23 2015, Draft version of the constitution of Nepal is on floor for discussion by general public to solicit suggestions and feedback for further improvements. National Peasants Coalition Nepal - Implementing Body of MTCP2 has tried to utilize this opportunity by providing suggestions in order to eliminate gaps for guaranteeing protection, promotion and fulfillment of overall agriculture aspects including Peasants Rights, Land and Water, with particular emphasis on Food Sovereignty, Peasants Commission and Land Reform suggesting to revise/enrich the text accordingly.

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Issues of fisher folk's Communities and Training on Commercial Fish farming hold in Chitwan, Nepal

July-11-2015 All Nepal Peasants Federation , National Implementing Agency of Medium Term Cooperation Programme Phase II -MTCP2 organized a one day workshop on Fish farming techniques and problems of fisher folks in Nepal in the historical farm "Bhumi Griha"of National Landless Right Forum, Thimaha, Chitwan on July 11, 2015. In the program chaired by NPC co-convener, Chitra Bahadur Shrestha, more than 50 participants including director of the fisheries department of government of Nepal, fish experts, university professors, agri-journalist, students and representatives of fisher folk communities and commercial fish farmers were present.

 Many other important farmers leaders including former minister Ganesh Shah, NIA co-ordinator Balram Banskota, Youth Peasant Leader Pramesh Pokharel and farmers leaders of the NIA had really made this event glorious. 

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Nepal FOs hold pre-budget discussion with Ministry of Agriculture Development

On June 24th 2015, the pre budget discussion with Agriculture Minister and concern government official which was already in practice in Nepal was held at Kathmandu Nepal.

At an interaction organized on Wednesday by MTCP2 National Implementing Agency, It was shared that the upcoming proposed budget in agriculture sector and contemporary peasants' issues.

On the occasion, Joint Secretary of Agriculture Development Ministry Mr. Yogendra Karki revealed the forthcoming fiscal year programs and budget of 2015/16 

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NATIONAL PEASANT DAY CELEBRATED IN NEPAL

On Date June 30, 2015, All Nepal Peasants' Federation, the largest peasants' organization in Nepal organized various programs including a paddy plantation program on the occasion of national peasants'/paddy day/Ashar 15(A day in Nepali calendar that falls on June 29/30). The program was devoted to all the peasants' and their families victimized by earthquake and "Save our seeds and save rice" was the motto for this year. ANPFa Chairperson and deputy prime minister and home minister of Nepal, Hon. Bamdev Gautam inaugurated the paddy plantation program in Kathmandu and such programs were organized in more than 40 districts of Nepal including Sunsari, Morang, Kavre, Dhading, Rupendehi, Lalitpur.

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