International conference on nutrition kicks off in Lalitpur

LALITPUR: An international conference has started here on Tuesday to deliberate on best practices of the ongoing projects to promote nutrition-sensitive agricultural practices in order to improve the nutritional status of people living in the mountainous region.

The two-day conference organised by Helvetas, FIBL and IFOM Organs International kicked off in Lalitpur, which brought together around 150 experts from Pakistan, India, Peru, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, including Nepal. Before this, such conference was organised in Pakistan in 2016.

The experts will share knowledge and experience gained from projects on improvement of nutrition through agriculture implemented in Nepal, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia and Peru, by means of working papers that would be presented and discussed in course of the training.

Thirty small projects, related to improvement of nutrition through agriculture, have been implemented in Mugu, Dailekh, Kalikot, Achham, Jajrkot, Bajura, Jumla and Banke districts of Nepal.