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Sumitra Pande

NepalKathmandu, Nepal

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March 11, 2009

Sumitra Pande

About Me: 

I am contributing as a co-editor of "Krishi Patrika"- an agricultural newspaper published fortnightly in Nepali language from Nepal. As you are well aware that Nepal is an agriculture based country. Out of the total population (29 million), over 80 percent are farmers and more than 90 percent women support in farming and agricultural activities. The status of farmers as well as women is miserable. Also, we don't have any newspaper publishing news about agricultural activities and farmers voices. So, we formed a small group and are publishing agricultural newspapers targeting to rural farmers, since last 16 December 2007.

I hold Massters' degree from Nepal. I am tryining to create awareness among rural farmers especially women and raise problems faced by the farmers as well as publish lessons learned by the farmers for its replications. This "Krishi Patrika" is only one of its kind in Nepal focused to rural farmers. With poor resources, we are trying to give voices to the voiceless poor farmers and women. We are not a political organisation and also not for profit making organisation, we are just trying to empower rural farmers through media.
Pease feel free to contact me at or you can also visit our website .

My Passions: 
Empower rural farmers and contribute to eradicate rural poverty
My Challenges: 
Wiiden activities and sustainable development of our newspaper "Krishi Patrika".
My Vision for the Future: 
Every rural farmers who plough the lands should have enough to feed
My Areas of Expertise: 
Reporting agricultural news, editing articles (Nepali), management and organisation
My Languages: 
English, English

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