ForestAction Nepal, secretariat for Alliance of Agriculture for Food, organized 2 days interaction program (May 24-25, 2023) with the journalist and media personnel’s from Chitwan and Makawanpur districts respectively at Syangdi, Chitwan. The meet was centered on the contemporary issues and comprehensive planning required to address the sustainable agriculture system. The session was delighted with the concurring opinions from the farmers and the media personnel’s uncertain about the agriculture future and it’s far reaching repercussions on the national food system. It vowed to retrofit the capital centric activities by incorporating the outside capital issues and agendas. The session was intrigued with the active participation of attended stakeholders.
Farmers from outside valley bemoaned on leery future of agriculture and argued about the dysfunctional policy and programmes galvanizing existential threat. They reckons the need to put a constant pressure towards cumbersome government and bureaucracy to safeguard the farmer’s agendas and issues as a national priority. They do not dwell on the fact substantial growth can be achieved without its prioritization on the national policy. They conceded on the pragmatic approach in order to resurrect the scrambling farming commune. The stewardship of the staid famers was solicited by the participants. Similarly, journalist based outside valley vowed to support in concise with the looming issues with their indulgent writing and coverage. Furthermore, they placed their appreciation on the inclusion of comprehensive agriculture context on the forefront of their inscription endeavor.