FAO in Nepal

Observance of 37th World Food Day in Nepal

Dr Somsak Pipoppinyo delivering the key note address. Photo ©FAO/Vidhu Kayastha

Kathmandu - A month-long observance of the 37th World Food Day (WFD) throughout 75 districts of Nepal has come to an end with the distribution of the certificate and cash prizes to the outstanding farmers.  

This year’s slogan of the World Food Day is Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.

Speaking on the ceremonial function, Dr Somsak Pipoppinyo, FAO Representative said that hunger, poverty, disasters and extreme weather are key drivers contributing to the migration in majority of developing and least developing nations. Underlining the several challenges at various levels, he said that the migration should be safe, orderly and regular so that it can contribute to economic and social capital growth and improve food security as envisioned in the country plan.  

Sarita Prasai, the Minister for State for Agricultural Development gave away the certificate of appreciations and cash prizes to 98 farmers and farmers’ organization for their outstanding performance in the 33 different sectors in the agriculture and livestock development.  

Dr Prabhu Budhathoki, Member of the National planning commission, Dr Suroj Pokhrel, Secretary at Ministry of Agricultural Development and  Mr Prakash Mathema, Secretary at Ministry of Livestock Development also addressed the ceremonial functioned presided over by Dr Dilli Ram Sharma, Director-General of the Department of Agriculture.