NEPAL: Ensure tapped water supply to Dalits of Duma in Mugu district
Asian Human Rights Commission
3 May 2013
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Stand Up Against European Investors for Mozambican Peasants' Rights!
On this World Food Day, we asks the public to take a stand for the rights of Mozambican peasants experiencing right to food violations at the hands of European investors. Please send an email to the Swedish government ministers here.
Lack of access to land one of the structural causes of poverty
“Land grabbing” is defined as the acquisition of large tracts of land between 10,000 and up to 500,000 hectares through lease, concession or outright purchase. Although numbers vary widely, it is estimated that since 2001 as many as 227 million hectares of land – an area the size of Western Europe – has been sold or leased in developing countries, the majority in the last 2 and half years .
Multi-sectoral nutritional plan: Nutrition plan to begin in six districts
Kathmandu, September 18 (ekantipur.com)
The government has decided to implement the Multi-sectoral Nutritional Plan (MSNP, 2013-17) in six districts in the first phase. The MSNP, the first of its kind, has brought key stakeholders—seven government and some non-government agencies—together and will be implemented in Jumla, Bajura, Achham, Kapilvastu, Parsa and Nawalparasi districts to begin with.
Weak monsoon hits summer crops
Kathmandu, August 21 (ekantipur.com)
Poor monsoon and a shortage of chemical fertilisers this season may result in a 10-15 percent drop in paddy and maize output, raising the risk of a food crisis and price hikes.
Based on preliminary estimates of the Ministry of Agriculture Development (MoAD), rice and corn production is expected to drop by around 1 million tonnes this season, against the output recorded in the corresponding period last year.
Government commits to address adverse impact of climate change
Kathmandu, August 16
The Government of Nepal, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) jointly launched the “Ecosystem based Adaptation in mountain ecosystem in Nepal (EbA)” Project today. The project aims at implementing an emerging approach to help people to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.