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Farmers’ Field School in Bara

Farmers’ Field School is a new concept in Nepalese agriculture promoted by the Multi-dimensional Resource Centre (MRC),  an NGO and a grantee supported by the UNDP Global Environment Facility-Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP). The school promotes organic vegetable farming and provides weekly lesmore

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Access to energy improves lives, livelihoods

19 May, 2014 (Kathmandu) — Energy poverty is a serious challenge in developing countries that condemns nearly 1.3 billion people to absolute poverty. Lack of access to modern energy can have serious impediment to education, health and livelihood opportunities. In Nepal alone, a country known for hugmore

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Bio-briquette production saves environment, increases income

June 2007; People of Dumarwana VDC, Bara district have been producing and using briquettes for cooking as it greatly helps in reducing indoor pollution. Briquettes are used as substitute for firewood and kerosene and it hugely reduces carbondioxide emission. The production of bio-briquettes has addmore

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Bringing the World Closer: Micro Hydro Operated Cable TV Network

November 2005; It might sound quite astounding, but the community people of a remote village called Dudilabhati are finding themselves very close to the rest of the world through connection of their TVs with the cable network of the disc antenna. This has become possible due to the micro hydro systemore

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Camomile cultivation for livelihoods promotion

August 2009; The Sundevi User committee, comprising of 49 members in Suklaphanata Wildlife Reserve, Jhalari village of Kanchanpur district has been cultivating Camomile (Matricaria chamomilla)' a herbal plant to extract oil. The herbs are being distilled into valuable essential oils under the supervmore

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Conservation in Thakurdwara bufferzone, Bardia National Park

October 2008; An electric fencing scheme funded by the Western Terai Landscape Complex Project (WTLCP) in the Bardia National Park (BNP) buffer zone seeks to balance conservation of wildlife and biodiversity while providing livelihood support for poor communities living in the periphery of forests. more

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Conservation of blackbucks !

September 2010; A small population of nine blackbucks (deer) were discovered in Khairapur of Bardiya district (mid-west region) in 1976. Khairapur is the only place in Nepal that shelters the almost extinct population of blackbucks locally known as Krishnasar. The Government of Nepal acquired 172 hmore

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Conserving vultures for healthier environment

July 2010; The number of vanishing vulture population has been increasing in Nawalparasi after the establishment of community managed Vulture Restaurant. The average number of vultures arriving per feed increased from 54 in 2007 to 82 in 2008 and 116 in 2009. Likewise, the number of nests in the surmore

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Dagtundanda village lights up

March 2009; Until recently the 765 households of Dagtundanda village, Baglung have relied on batteries, candles and smoky lanterns to light their homes and on agriculture and livestock for their livelihoods. The installation of a micro-hydro plant has transformed their lives as they have clean elecmore

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Electricity enables establishment of community FM station

A 100 watt FM station installed with community initiative in Kharbang- Dagatung Danda Village Development Committee (VDC) in Baglung has started test transmission from14 January 2011. Transmitting at 107.4 MHz, the signal coverage is reportedly being received in numerous VDCs in Baglung and adjoininmore