FNCCI, UNWFP organise workshop

Kathmandu, August 14:

Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP), today jointly inaugurated a two-day long workshop on leadership development in crisis.

The workshop is basically focused on global food crisis, lack of fuel and its impact on human, according to the FNCCI. Lately, food crisis has been a global concern. Though, Nepal is an agricultural country, the traditional farming system, scarcity of improved seed and fertilizer on time and lack of diesel or electricity for the irrigation have hit the agriculture output of the country.

Awareness could be a tool to make people understand the value of food scarcity and looming crisis.

Richard Ragan, country representative of UNWFP, said, “These kind of programmes must be conducted on regular basis with the cooperation of both private, public and authorised parties to bring awareness among the general people about the global food crisis and its impact on the human being.”

Managing Director (MD) of FNCCI Meghnath Neupane agreed on it. “Timely awareness is what we need now and should be serious on common problems of people from the global prospective. This kind of awareness programme should be conducted regularly.”

“Due to the natural calamities, food crisis can be a serious problem in any parts of the world,” vice-president of FNCCI, Krishna Prasad Tamrakar, said, adding that Nepal could be an example.