Building back stronger with nature

September 14, 2021 07:00 am

Investments in forestry, ecotourism and organic agriculture could help in resilient recovery from the pandemic

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Under the Paris Agreement 2015, Nepal had promised to meet 14 targets related to climate change mitigation and adaptation in 2016. Four years on, the majority of the targets set under the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) have not been met thanks to weak implementation and the ambitious nature of the targets themselves. And this, experts warn, could raise a ‘question mark’ over Nepal’s commitment made at the global forum.

The wildlife lesson

January 12, 2020 07:55 am

Having been selected as one of the candidates in Wildlife Research Techniques Training (WRTT) 2019, I was immensely overwhelmed and excited to explore more about my interest. WRTT is a remarkable training platform for students who are willing to develop a career in wildlife sector. This training is organized annually by Friends of Nature (FON), Nepal which is a renowned organization in the field of wildlife in Nepal. It is youth-led non-governmental, non-profit making, non-political organization working in the field of wildlife, environment and conservation which. The office was registered in 2005 with main aim to conduct research whilst providing environmental education and capacity building programs for youth around country. Wildlife is one of the symbolic features of Nepal and preserving it is very important for overall well-being of the country.

CHITWAN, June 28: With the widening rift between Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) and Tribhuvan University (TU) on land, AFU's bid to construct its building at Forestry Campus, Hetauda, Makawanpur, has adjourned.

KATMANDU, July 30: The government's decision to grant affiliation to seven private agricultural colleges and a forestry college has drawn criticism from various quarters including the ruling parties.

KATHMANDU, September 6: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the study, teaching, research and extension of agriculture and forestry were a matter of national necessity and priority.

RATNANAGAR (Chitwan), August 7: All activities of Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, have been halted for the past one week due to an agitation launched by the students to protest the University's alleged preparations to give affiliation to private colleges.

CHITWAN, May 20: Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) in Rampur of Chitwan now boasts of a new administrative building.