The lockdown had just started.
That afternoon, a raggedly old man with a heavy load of corn stacks approached me on a desolate road in our neighbourhood, with his face—and perhaps his whole body—running a sweat.
As the world is struggling to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, another threat to livelihood has emerged:The plague of locust swarms. By the end of 2019, East Africa was already experiencing the worst locust outbreak. But due to the larger threat of Covid-19, the locust surge went largely unnoticed.
KATHMANDU, July 29: Media Advocacy Group (MAG) organized a-three-day training on livelihood for women journalists from Wednesday to Thursday at Bhaktapur. Supported by FES (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung) Nepal, altogether 26 women from print, radio, online and TV journalism from 15 districts across Nepal participated in the training.
KATHMANDU, March 23: Improving roads and trails in mountainous regions of Nepal can improve food security and nutrition for remote rural communities, according to recent WFP research carried out in partnership with national and international experts.
ROLPA, Feb 12: They have a deep connection with music. They say that they learned it while in their 'mother's womb'. Children from poor and marginalized families of Damai community in the remote villages of Rolpa follow their traditional occupation of playing traditional musical instruments during social occasions instead of going to school.
KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The Washington Post, one of the world’s leading newspapers has argued that following Thursday’s elections, each vote will help to determine whether Nepal will rely on either of its two neighbors.
PYUTHAN, Nov 20: Khopiram Dhedi of Tiram in Mandavi Rural Municipality-1 of Pyuthan returned home 25 years ago losing both his legs in an electric shock. The double amputee has now become an exemplary beekeeper in the entire district.
AITADI, Nov 10: There used to be a well functioning concrete irrigation canal in Syaltadai village until a decade ago. But a massive landslide took toll on it while it displaced over 50 households in the locality. Since then, the locals have always voiced for a new canal time and again.
DHANKUTA, September 11: In absence of proper drinking water sources, people residing near the banks of Tamur River are obliged to rely on muddy and murky water for their survival. This has been a common problem for the locals here since years.