CEAPRED presented a theme paper in an International Conference in Pakistan

Executive Director, Mr. Bharat Prasad Upadhyay, presented a theme paper entitled Nepalese Experience on Climate Smart Agriculture in Changing Climate: Issues & Options in an International Conference on Scientists for Sustainability organized by Lokasanjh Foundation, a national NGO,  in collaboration with Oxfam Novib, FAO, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council, Ministry of food Security, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi (PMASAAUR) and Rural Business Development Center (RBDCon April 1-2, 2015 in Islamabad, Pakistan. This was an opportunity for CEAPRED to share its experience on the concepts and practices of Climate Smart Village drawn from the pilot program in Kavrepalanchok district in collaboration with ICIMOD. 

This international gathering was well attended by government bodies, scientific community, civil society organizations and farmers. The paper was well received by the participants. As an outcome of the workshop, CEAPRED’s proposal to recognize farmers as scientists for sustainability was endorsed by the forum, and a similar forum is planned to be organized in near future to address this issue.