Nepali organic farm wins French government award

KATHMANDU: A Nepali organic farm has won Euro 3,000 from the "100 projects for climate" project under the French government.

The Spiral Farmhouse, founded by Sudarshan Chaudhary, was selected by the French Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea as one of the “100 projects for climate”, the French Embassy in Kathmandu informed in a statement today.

The three-year-old farm is located in Barmajhiya-8 of Saptari and "focuses on biodynamic (organic) farming taking into account the “cosmic forces” as well as spiritual aspects."

"His project has been selected for its innovative approach to farming and its contribution to help tackle climate change," the statement read.

Meanwhile, French Ambassador to Nepal, Yves Carmona, met Chaudhary today and officially informed him of the Ministry’s decision.

The project had received about 600 projects from five continents, among which 100 projects were selected after a citizen mobilisation and a worldwide voting, according to the statement.