Welcome to FIAN Nepal
Food-first Information and Action Network (FIAN) Nepal is a member-based human rights organisation to promote and advocate for the realization of the human right to food in Nepal. It has no political or religious affiliations. In December 2008 FIAN Nepal acquired legal status as non-governmental organisation from Kathmandu District Administration Office. FIAN Nepal was recognized as National Section of FIAN International in October 2009, whose International Secretariat is in Heidelberg, Germany.


The human right to adequate food and the right to be free from hunger are the fundamental human right enshrined in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), 1966 and many other international human rights instruments.
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NEPAL: Ensure tapped water supply to Dalits of Duma in Mugu district
Asian Human Rights Commission
3 May 2013
Hunger Alert - Send an Appeal Letter

Stand Up Against European Investors for Mozambican Peasants' Rights!
FIAN International
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.

 
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Highlights

Joint strategy formulated to address Extra-territorial obligation issues

24 October 2013
A one and a half day workshop/meeting was organised by FIAN Nepal in the Aryal International Hotel at Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal on 23 and 24 October 2013, with the aim of formulating joint strategies between FIAN India, FIAN UP and FIAN Nepal for undertaking activities related to the issues of Extra-Territorial Obligations (ETOs). Thirteen representatives including the executive committee members from FIAN Nepal, FIAN India and FIAN Uttar Pardesh (UP) took part in the workshop/meeting. Read More ...

Dalits land and house certificates were handed over

15 July 2013
A formal program was conducted in District Development Committee hall to declare the Dalits are now free from their obligation towards NFC and their land and house certificates were handed over to them. The lands and houses, which were stopped for transaction utill the due amount is not paid, now can be use according to the families need.
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Dalits in Bajura are happy to get back their Land and House

10 May 2013
35 dalit households from Martadi VDC-8, Bajura district are just about to get back their lands and houses in their own possession once again. A decision made in a meeting on 2 May 2013 with District Development Committee, Bajura is spreading smile on their faces.
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Promotion of Justiciability for Adequate Right to Food

22 April 2013
A two-day workshop on "Promotion of Justiciability for Adequate Right to Food" concluded on 21 April 2013 in Kathmandu. Members of Nepal Bar Association and advocates attended the workshop. Justice Sushila Karki inaugurated the workshop on 20 April. During her speech, Justice Karki emphasized the right to food is basic human rights for dignified life of every citizens and people working on jurisdiction should keep this fundamental right while making any decision.

Mapping of Vulnerable Community from RtF perspective
FIAN Nepal initiated to map vulnerable people/community from right to food perspective throughout the country. We would like to request, if you have any information or found the vulnerable people/community in any VDC/District or in your neighboring area, please fill the form here.


 

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