In Nepal, about 60% of the farmers still practice subsistence farming, according to the Ministry of Agricultural Development’s findings in 2015.
Attempting to change this trend are farmers like Krishna Shrestha. Krishna belongs to a remote village in Nuwakot District that was badly affected in the destructive earthquakes in 2015. He lost a large portion of his house to the disaster and it was difficult for him to bounce back after this. With a little bit of help from World Vision, Krishna is no longer a small-holder farmer. He is taking small strides towards commercial farming and making substantial progress, thanks to the generous support from Global Affairs Canada.
Prepared by Nissi Thapa, Communications Officer