B K Dalit addressed 68 th UN General Assembly side events
B K Dalit, Chief Founder/President of TNW and Young Developmental Campaigner addressed 68 th UN General Assembly side events on youth held in United Nations Headquarter, New York on 19 th September 2013. He had addressed under the special request of UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi.
He spoke at Roundtable Dialogue on Investing in Young People hosted by the United Nations. BK Dalit had spoken about his campaign of inspiring, empowering and engaging young people on commercial agriculture. He shared about his goal 100,000 Young Farmer Target (YFT ) which aims to inspire at least 100,000 young people on commercial agriculture, develop their capacity for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) based commercial agriculture and support further for Agro-entrepreneurship. Under his leadership, the Organic School of TNW has developed the capacity of 1457 young emerging farmers and supported further for agro entrepreneurship. The Secretary General's Envoy on youth promised to globally promote and disseminate his campaign through his official website to inspire more and more young people around the globe.
Initially, on 16 th September 2013, he had spoken at a seminar organized by UN-Habitat and the Global Land Tool Network in New York on Securing Land and Property Rights for All. He spoke about the problems being faced by Nepalese young farmers while taking land on lease for commercial farming and his efforts of supporting the young farmers. The Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, and Yamina Djacta, Director of UN Habitat, New York Office, had spoken at the seminar.
(News prepared by Roshan Kumar Shrestha, UN Headquarter, New York on 19 th September)
1, 00,000 Young Farmer Target
TNW has set 1, 00,000 Young Farmer Target (YFT) as a long-term goal of Mission Agriculture. The goal aims to inspire at least 1, 00,000 young people on commercial agriculture, develop their capacity for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) based commercial agriculture and support further for agro entrepreneurship.
Until 8th September 2013, TNW has reached 1427 young farmers. The Organic School of TNW has developed the capacity of young emerging farmers and supported further for agro entrepreneurship.
If you are young people and strongly willing to become an Agro.
TNW organized Cooperative training
On 19th UN International Day of Cooperatives, 6 July 2013, TNW organized a one day Cooperatives Orientation Training under Pesticides free Vegetable Village Campaign. The local women farmer group facilitated the training. After the training, the people formed a Committee to register an agro cooperative in the governmental agency.
TNW launched Pesticides free Vegetable Village Campaign to develop the village as the Pesticides free Village and develop the economy of women farmers and village through the production and trade of pesticides free vegetables.