Women farmers in Nepal need new agricultural technologies

Women farmers in Nepal need new agricultural technologies

WNN MDG Stories (WNN/GDN) Kathmandu, NEPAL: Most of Nepal‘s agriculture is undertaken by women, but research tailored to their needs is lacking. “We need new technologies that can reduce the drudgery for them,” said Devendra Gauchan, agricultural economist and chief of the socioeconomics and agri-research policy division at the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (Narc). Agriculture supports the […]

Floods in Nepal cause ongoing displacement

Floods in Nepal cause ongoing displacement

Nima Kafle – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/GPI): Bhim Dutta NEPAL: Hariya Devi Bhatta, 72, wipes the tears from her eyes as she reflects on what another flood season has stolen from her. “Now there’s nothing left,” she says. “Everything is gone. The flood has wiped out our house and land.” Flooding occurs across the region throughout […]

Mental health crisis continues for rural women Nepal

Mental health crisis continues for rural women Nepal

Tara Bhattarai – WNN MDG Stories LAGANKHEL, NEPAL – It is midafternoon, and the outpatient department at Nepal’s only mental health facility, called the Mental Hospital, is abuzz with patients. Some wait for their turn to receive care, while others sit on the hospital lawn, crying, talking to themselves or just soaking in the sun. […]