World Food Day activities in Nepal

On the occasion of 30th World Food Day (October 16, 2010) various activities were organized in Nepal.  ANPFa [All Nepal Peasants Federation] organized one week of advocacy and campaigning activities all over Nepal to publicize food and peasants’ issues. The program started on 1st October, 2010 with a meet with the Media to publicize the events. From 2nd October to 7th October various programs including talks, rallies, submission of demands, solidarity meetings were organized in almost 45 districts by Anfpa district committees all over the country. On 7th October, a Joint solidarity event and a big mass rally was organized in co-ordination with the Right To Food Network Nepal. Hundreds of participants holding placards, banners and flags called for a hunger free world on this occasion. On the Eve of 7th October, a press conference was organized concluding the programs to inform all the happening of the weeks.

The Rally in Kathmandu started from Exhibition Road and after passing through the main streets of the city ended in a short program at Martyr’s Point, Ratnapark. Besides ANPFa, Youth Peasants Federation, Women Peasants’ Association and Other Subject specific Peasants’ Association under the umbrella of ANPFa and other organizations working in the right to food sectors were the participants and co-organizers of the events. In the program ANPFa vice Chairperson and member of the International Coordinator of LVC, Ms. Shanta Manvi and General Secretary Prem Dangal, Deputy General Secretary, Balram Banskota urged the need of strong peasants movement and agrarian reform for the agriculture development of Nepal.

The program was highly successful in building Solidarity among the various organizations working in Food issues, Publicity of issues of FS and Agrarian reform and celebration of world food day.