Agriculture is one of the major sectors of Nepal’s economy and despite being a major contributor to the nation’s GDP, it is still lagging behind in achieving the anticipated growth, as it continues to depend heavily on the rain-fed farming and is subsistence in nature. This sector suffers from circular effect of migration with agricultural programmes and policies continuing to be biased towards large holder businesses, which result in exclusion of smallholder farmers. There is a need to defend the subsequent landlessness and food insecurity.
Our focus is to advance people’s propositions for land rights, responsible tenure governance and agrarian and policy reforms. Our work will focus on economic empowerment of people living in poverty and exclusion by promoting sustainable agriculture practices and facilitating off-farm economic alternatives that also break the gender stereotype in work division. The sustainable agriculture practice respects and maintains the ecological integrity, thereby upholding the ecological justice for people dependent on natural resources.