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Province level Policy dialogues begun !
Province level Policy dialogues begun !
Sep 24, 2021

AFFON has initiated the Province level Policy dialogues initiating from Gandaki Province in the invaluable presence of Chairperson AFFON, Mr. Jograj Giri , Treasurer AFFON Mr. Rajendra Bhatta and Program Monitoring and Evaluation officer Mr. Arun Adhikari . The policy dialogue was accomplished in the invaluable presence of Industry, Tourism , Environment and Forests (MoITFE)  Minister Honorable Dipak Gharti Magar , Member of the Secretariat of Nepal Municipal Association and Chairperson of Falebas Municipality Mr. Padam Pandi Sharma and representatives from various organizations and family forest owners , Chairperson Gandaki Province Committee , Mr. Jivan Uchhai Thakuri, Central Vice-Chairperson AFFON Mr. Muktinath Timsina , Central Committee Member , Khum Prasad Subedi , Rumdevi Gharti , Prem GC Lammichhane and others . Few snaps :

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AFFON’s participation in Global Evergreening Alliances’ platform !
AFFON’s participation in Global Evergreening Alliances’ platform !
Sep 21, 2021

AFFON had a presentation in one of Global Evergreening Alliances’ platform , where Chairperson , AFFON Mr. Jograj Giri and GESI and Governance Coordinator Mrs. Ganga Neupane , presented on  ” Scaling of tree planting and management through Family Forestry approach in Nepal . Also , presentations were made regarding AFFON’s introduction, achievements, challenges and way forwards . In the meeting , representatives on Natural Resource Management from South Asian countries like Bhutan, Srilanka, Vietnam, Nepal actively participated and discussed. This became a milestone to AFFON in representing itself in one of the global platforms.  Some snaps :

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Welcoming Forest Act released by Dhulikhel municipality !
Welcoming Forest Act released by Dhulikhel municipality !
Aug 05, 2021

Dhulikhel municipality has recently passed it’s Forest Act which has made welcoming provisions for Family forests. The welcoming provisions have been made in the following sections of the Act.

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Views on Family Forests’ contribution in environment !
Jul 29, 2021

The environmental contribution of family forests is increasing. To improve the economic status of many farmers and families in Nepal, families have begun to be attracted to family forests as well as farming. Follow the link for further perusal and watch the interviews of concerned authorities: https://ecosamachar.com/2020-12-2018402754?fbclid=IwAR1hHdup5xjUkIHqTV6OUcd-ucUro4EUhjbmDM9RRF6Aw5TvpKsF9S_fJB8

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Policy journey of Family Forestry !
Policy journey of Family Forestry !
Jul 29, 2021

Still implementation part lacks in the family forestry sector which needs to be taken care of asap and addressed as well as implemented . Please follow the link below for further perusal: https://enaturenews.com/2021/07/27/3524/?fbclid=IwAR3o9D4w3lsGDEHac96_cAEykbZbrB1A4nCF8JQRVA6-5-5lkhCB73e91YE

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Beautiful Family Forest in Gorkha !
Beautiful Family Forest in Gorkha !
Jul 29, 2021

This is a family forest belonging to Mr. Rajendra Bhatta, treasurer AFFON located in Baarpak , Sulikot -5 . The beautiful forest consists of bamboo, Chilaune , Katus , Uttish and other Fodder species including Tanki, Khaniyo Dumri etc.

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Congratulations AFFON Banke, team !
Congratulations AFFON Banke, team !
Jul 29, 2021

We would like to express our gratitude to Division Forest Office Banke, and congratulate AFFON District Chapter Banke for being honored for their outstanding performance in family forestry and agro-forestry sector in whole Banke district. Few snaps of the event :

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“Lumbini Interaction : Family Forests, basis of prosperity “
“Lumbini Interaction : Family Forests, basis of prosperity “
Jul 29, 2021

An interaction program on “Basis of Prosperity: Family Forests” organized by Association of Family Forest Owners, Nepal Lumbini State Committee in the invaluable presence of Lumbini State Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Hon’ble Kalpana Pandey under the chairmanship of Lumbini State Committee Chairperson Balram Bhattarai and Central Chairperson AFFON Mr. Jograj Giri as the chiefguest of the program. The interaction program was attended by the Steering Committee members, Central Committee Members representing Lumbini Province Committee, Judicial and Accounts Committee Coordinators and members, district Chairpersons and members. Mr. Jograj Giri , Central Chairperson AFFON made a presentation about AFFON and it’s legal advocacies and existing threats. Honorable Minister Pandey committed to take the issues of Family forestry in all platforms and contribute to promote it in days to come too. Few snaps of the event are as follows:

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Call for Research Grant – Masters and Bachelors !
Call for Research Grant – Masters and Bachelors !
Jul 23, 2021

This is a Call for Research Grant for Masters and Bachelors students . The notice of the call and ToR have been put here : http://familyforestnepal.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Thesis-grant-Notice_AFFON_2021.pdf

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Welcoming provisions made in the Policy and Program of Province 1 & Gandaki Province .
Welcoming provisions made in the Policy and Program of Province 1 & Gandaki Province .
Jun 16, 2021

For the new fiscal year 2078/2079 Province 1 and Gandaki Province have made welcoming provisions in the new Policy and Program prioritizing the programs for Family Forestry. Provisioning huge bulks of budget for promoting 500 Ha Family Forest area to flourish the forest products along with the utilization of new technologies 2crore Cu feet wood will be produced enhancing the livelihood of local foresters. (Province 1) 

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Initiating Central Committee Meeting of AFFON !
Initiating Central Committee Meeting of AFFON !
May 12, 2021

AFFON conducted its Central Committee Meeting on 12th May , in the invaluable presence of Chairperson AFFON, Senior Vice Chairperson AFFON, General Secretary AFFON, Treasurer AFFON and Province In-charge of Province 1, Province 2 , Bagmati Province, Gandaki Province, Province 5 , and Sudurpaschim Province including active participation of central committee members of AFFON and staffs AFFON ! It was initiated by mourning for a minute to all death tolls due to COVID 19 in Nepal.

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AFFON’s Joint Mourning Assembly !
May 12, 2021

AFFON Lumbini Province Committee conducted a Joint Mourning Assembly today on the sad and sudden demise of Mr. Indra Bahadur Khadka , Secretary AFFON Salyan , Ms. Aarati Bhattarai (Beloved wife of Mr. Balaram Bhattarai , Lumbini Province Chairperson) Mr. Rudra Bir Rawat (Beloved father of Ms. Jeeta Rawat , Former Central Committee Member AFFON) and Ms. Parbati Neupane (Beloved Grandmother of Mr. Shishir Baral , staff AFFON) ! Whole AFFON family is deeply saddened for these loss and would like to extend heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and urges to stay safe in the crisis !

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AFFON’s appeal to it’s members to be safe and safeguard the Corona infected individuals !
AFFON’s appeal to it’s members to be safe and safeguard the Corona infected individuals !
May 07, 2021

Please go through the appeal following the link below : https://www.khulanepal.com/2021/05/06/29287/?fbclid=IwAR1mrK5wWECW2KLgrXZeREQvsdI-5S3_7LyZnr4O_E_28bIP9CGvd4WR3HM

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First Virtual meeting of AFFON Steering Committee & Staffs in 2nd Wave COVID !
First Virtual meeting of AFFON Steering Committee & Staffs in 2nd Wave COVID !
May 03, 2021

AFFON Steering Committee and staffs had a virtual meeting today on various institutional as well as other updates sharing and way forwards ! The meeting was chaired by the Chairperson AFFON, Mr. Jograj Giri . Whereas,  General Secretary AFFON Ms. Aarati Pathak hosted the overall meeting !

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Social Welfare Council (SWC)’s monitoring and evaluation visit in Gorkha and Chitwan  !
Social Welfare Council (SWC)’s monitoring and evaluation visit in Gorkha and Chitwan !
Apr 13, 2021

Social Welfare Council’s monitoring and evaluation team in a visit to Chitwan and Gorkha respectively in Q&A sessions with the Executive Committees of both districts. The visit was facilitated by Treasurer AFFON Mr. Rajendra Bhatta ! Also, the team made a visit to a Family forest of Mr Dhan Bahadur Shrestha’s family forest located in Sahid Lakhan Village Municipal-7, Makkaipur Gorkha. The family forest extended in 20 Ropani area has mostly Sal trees in it .

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Farmers’ Exposure Visit, Meeting Province Minister and Interaction Program with Local Stakeholders in Dang !
Farmers’ Exposure Visit, Meeting Province Minister and Interaction Program with Local Stakeholders in Dang !
Apr 12, 2021

Exposure Visit of Farmers /Timur Growers :

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Congratulations to Chairperson AFFON for being elected as Board of Member , IFFA !
Congratulations to Chairperson AFFON for being elected as Board of Member , IFFA !
Mar 14, 2021

We would like to extend our hearty congratulations to Chairperson AFFON Mr. Jograj Giri for being elected as Board Member of International Family Forestry Alliance (IFFA) ! AFFON has been one and only member from Nepal since 2016 ! IFFA has been working with different 55 countries that have privately engaged forest cover ! We wish Mr. Giri a successful tenure ! This is a proud moment for all family forest farmers from Nepal and also to AFFON ! Thankyou IFFA !

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COVID attack and disturbed climate change !
COVID attack and disturbed climate change !
Feb 03, 2021

Nepal can learn a lot and follow example of Bhutan in case of forests ! 45% of the total land area of Nepal is covered by forests which can be aimed to reach 50% that increases independency in natural resources and raw materials. Another major thing Nepal can do is develop Green City Network and finally demand the Carbon compensation amount with the International Community ! Please follow the link below for further perusal of the article by Swornim Wagley: https://ekantipur.com/opinion/2021/02/03/161231912660159141.html?author=1&fbclid=IwAR3Ksw2YfKV8FxryVPqg0Ef4CeAOxpEqGrCTdiC-yFb2NjeL-BdRCBTixl0

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Publication on #WomenSustainCampaign !
Publication on #WomenSustainCampaign !
Feb 01, 2021
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Get AFFON’s Bulletin , Issue 10 !
Get AFFON’s Bulletin , Issue 10 !
Jan 11, 2021

Please follow the  link below for further perusal : http://familyforestnepal.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Niji-ban-issue-10_Final.pdf

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Monitoring and Evaluation of distributed Timur plants last year in Pratapkot Dang !
Monitoring and Evaluation of distributed Timur plants last year in Pratapkot Dang !
Jan 10, 2021

Monitoring and Evaluation of distributed Timur plants last year in Pratapkot Dang ! The team included of Central Vice-chairperson AFFON Mr. Meghraj Bhusal, Chairperson AFFON Dang , Mr. Padam K.C, Member AFFON Ms. Basanta Sapkota, elected representative of Tulsipur sub metropolitan ward 3 Ms. Chhabi Kharal and representatives from FAO and IUCN ! AFFON distributed 17000 saplings of Timur last year in the area in coordination with Tulsipur Sub-metropolitan, Dang and technical support of Division Forest Office, Dang  !

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Monitoring continued in Kathmandu Chapter !
Monitoring continued in Kathmandu Chapter !
Jan 10, 2021

AFFON Center continued it’s monitoring and evaluation of DFE project for 2020 in AFFON District Committee Kathmandu ! This M&E in  district chapter Kathmandu was done by conducting a Key Informant Interview with the Executive Committee led by Forester AFFON and a Focused Group Discussion led by Admin Assistant , AFFON !

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Demand that government shall provide facilities to Family Forest Farmers !
Demand that government shall provide facilities to Family Forest Farmers !
Jan 10, 2021

Amidst an interaction program conducted by AFFON, Dhanusha Chapter the farmers and stakeholders have urged that government should now focus on the issues of Family Forest Farmers and provide them proper facilities . Please follow the link below for further perusal of the news:

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AFFON Dhanusha’s Interaction program with Policy makers and stakeholders !
AFFON Dhanusha’s Interaction program with Policy makers and stakeholders !
Dec 31, 2020

AFFON Dhanusha conducted an Interaction Program with Policy makers and stakeholders of Dhanusha in the chairing of Chairperson Dhanusha Mr. Ram Kumar Mahato and Central Committee Member AFFON Ms. Punam Devi Shah also remained one of the guests ! Many positive commitments have been received from the guests of the program !

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AFFON Tanahu’s Devghat Local Committee formation and one day orientation program   !
AFFON Tanahu’s Devghat Local Committee formation and one day orientation program !
Dec 31, 2020

AFFON Tanahu conducted a One day Orientation Program and Local level Group formation in Devghat Rural Municipal , Madhuban Office Devghat -5 !

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AFFON WISHES FOR A BLISSFUL NEW YEAR 2021 !
AFFON WISHES FOR A BLISSFUL NEW YEAR 2021 !
Dec 31, 2020

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Ban the import of Wood and promote the local products !
Ban the import of Wood and promote the local products !
Dec 30, 2020

Amidst a program organized in Jhapa, AFFON has urged to ban the import of Timber from other countries and priority shall be given to the local productions . Also loan facilities to farmers that are involved and interested in Green enterprises.

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Monitoring and Evaluation 2020 initiated !
Monitoring and Evaluation 2020 initiated !
Dec 29, 2020

AFFON Center has begun it’s monitoring and evaluation of DFE project for 2020 ! This M&E has begun from district chapter Bhaktapur by conducting a Key Informant Interview with the Executive Committee led by Forester AFFON and a Focused Group Discussion led by Advocacy and Communication Officer, AFFON !

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AFFON’s Review Reflection and Policy Discussion Meeting !
AFFON’s Review Reflection and Policy Discussion Meeting !
Dec 25, 2020

On 25th December, 2020, a Review Reflection and Policy Discussion meeting was conducted in AFFON Office, Kathmandu. Mr. Ghanshyam Pandey, Mayor Tulsipur Sub-Metropolitan City and Advisor AFFON remained the Chief Guest of the program whereas Central Chairperson, AFFON Mr. JogRaj Giri chaired the meeting ! The meeting was conducted amidst the Steering Committee Members and Staffs AFFON. The first session was hosted by General Secretary AFFON, Ms. Aarati Pathak. Whereas Chairperson AFFON Mrs. Indira Ghimire welcomed the participants.

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Farmers of Banke and Bardiya attracted towards Family Forestry !
Farmers of Banke and Bardiya attracted towards Family Forestry !
Dec 24, 2020

Please follow the link below for further perusal of the article : https://merokhusi.com/?p=6409&fbclid=IwAR0qVFZqY7ONzi8x4tq6qD7lsi6iBHk7zqTOLmweYqvkbwsmmWz2_P6yigs

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Ramechhap successfully completed its interaction program !
Ramechhap successfully completed its interaction program !
Dec 24, 2020

In the chairing of Chairperson Ramechhap district Mr. Gyan Bahadur Khadka, an interaction program entitled ” Status of Family Forests , opportunities and challenges ” was conducted in Manthali, Ramechhap. In the invaluable presence of Chairperson AFFON Mr. Jograj Giri as the Chief guest, whereas Honorable Parliamentarian, Bagmati Province Mr. Shanti Prasad Poudel, Incharge Bagmati Province AFFON Ms. Sushila Khatiwoda, Treasurer AFFON Mr. Rajendra Bhatta, Mr. Sahadev Neupane Bagmati Province Chairperson, Chairperson of Federation of Journalist Mr. Ramesh Dhungel, Lawyer Mr. Pandap Prasai, Chairperson FECOFUN Durga Shrestha, Vice-Chairperson NGO Federation Ratna Prasad Kandel, Chairperson Teachers Saving Cooperative  Mr. Dinesh Thapa remained the guests including the family forest members and relevant stakeholders of the interaction program.

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Local level Committee Formation in Sandhikharka !
Local level Committee Formation in Sandhikharka !
Dec 20, 2020
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Interaction Program with Stakeholders in Gorkha !
Interaction Program with Stakeholders in Gorkha !
Dec 20, 2020

AFFON Gorkha organized a dialogue programme on Prospects of Family Forest in the Future in Gorkha Bazaar, the district headquarters amid a function. Honorable, Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperative of Gandaki Province, inaugurated the function in presence of family forest owners of the district. At the function, AFFON’s central President Jog Raj Giri highlighted bright aspects of family forests in the context of people facing problems due to climate extremes and asked the government to clear legal hurdles lying ahead in terms of promoting family forests in barren and unused lands. AFFON has been conducting its nationwide campaign to promote private forest to ensure livelihood of marginalized and backward communities and mitigate global impacts of climate change in Nepal.

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AFFON Morang received highly positive commitments in Kanepokhari !
AFFON Morang received highly positive commitments in Kanepokhari !
Dec 20, 2020

Honorable Ghanshyam Khatiwoda Federal Parliamentarian and Member Agriculture, Cooperative and Natural Resource Committee amidst a  program organized in Kanepokhari, Morang committed to take the issues of Family Forestry to the Parliament, encourage farmers to test the quality of their soil before plantation and take care of the geographical landscape ! The program was chaired by Central Vice-Chairperson (Province 1 ) Mr. Laxman Pathak whereas Central Secretary Mr. Nabin Poudel’s coordination.

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Urge to ease selling of Family forests’ products like other crops !
Urge to ease selling of Family forests’ products like other crops !
Dec 18, 2020

Thank you raatokalam.com for the coverage ! Please follow the link below for further perusal: https://ratokalam.com/archives/90227?fbclid=IwAR3voyNO3KeC_S9lWjSQLfT163JBrHZqfr9miAFawbZQpo6m2pclPKQYNdw

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Thankyou Avenues Khabar for the coverage !
Thankyou Avenues Khabar for the coverage !
Dec 17, 2020

Exemplary Family forest owners and their struggle in Banke ! Please follow the link below for further perusal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlb6vA0NPW8&feature=emb_logo&fbclid=IwAR1tXUBsDW6BAC6rSjkNgPzsisLVTgrTPcAwXc6S85prwxoXCLf-4_WXVrU

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Gulmi AFFON extended in local levels !
Gulmi AFFON extended in local levels !
Dec 17, 2020

Gulmi AFFON , amidst 12 local levels has formulated a new group in Kaligandaki Village municipal located in the territory of Syangja and Parbat. The orientation ended with formulation of 7 membered local level committee including Deu Kumar Ghartimagar (President), Shyam Bishwokarma (Vice-president), Ram Prasad Pandey (Secretary), Hira Devi Dhakal (Vice-secretary), Belamaya Shreesha (Treasurer) along with other members. In the program Central Judicial Committee Coordinator , Mr. Ram Malla Thakuri, Province Member Bishnu Prasad Poudel , Sunita Bhandari district member, Mr. Tikaram Dhakal Former Chairperson Khadakkot VDC and President of Local federation FECOFUN  Mr. Prabhu Shrestha remained the guests whereas District Vice-chairperson Gulmi, Mr. Yagya Bahadur Pandey  chaired the program. Total 26 people participated in the program.

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Local level Interaction and ad hoc committee formation begun in Kathmandu district !
Local level Interaction and ad hoc committee formation begun in Kathmandu district !
Dec 15, 2020

On 15th December, Kathmandu district committee organized an Interaction program in local level at Fikkal park Kageshwori Manohara, Ward-7 in the invaluable presence of Honorable Province Parliamentarian Mr. Maniram Khanal (Chief Guest) , Deputy Mayor Kageshwori Manohara Mrs. Bindu Simkhada, Chairperson AFFON Mr. Jograj Giri chaired the program. Whereas Senior Vice Chairperson AFFON Mrs. Indira Ghimre, Bagmati Province Incharge and Central Vice-chairperson Mrs. Sushila Khatiwoda remained the other guests of the program.

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Family forests are the source of income for poor : Mr. Jograj Giri !
Family forests are the source of income for poor : Mr. Jograj Giri !
Dec 14, 2020

Thank you Tulsipurkhabar for the coverage. Please follow the link below for further perusal : https://tulsipurkhabar.com/archives/44895?fbclid=IwAR0f4XuDl5z1pJkKNovIBIcAoomBKxRvSbM6WhgX8ZZwO4_ZGXc9P0HFYmw

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Challenges, Opportunities and Way Forwards of Family Forestry !
Challenges, Opportunities and Way Forwards of Family Forestry !
Dec 10, 2020

A video documentary on the challenges, opportunities and way forwards of family forestry typically based on AFFON Bhaktapur chapter ! Please follow the link below for further perusal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm6iY-WwpAU&fbclid=IwAR1TrCp_V8Hk2DyD-Hkl-MBE3IlM-stASN4lNzNc6k2lS6MNZ1jhP-1dLac

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Chairperson AFFON, Mr. Jograj Giri in Mountain TV !
Chairperson AFFON, Mr. Jograj Giri in Mountain TV !
Dec 10, 2020

Government’s ban on cutting down Sal trees and selling it has caused Family Forest Consumers in huge problem from a long time  ! Chairperson AFFON, Mr. Jograj Giri giving an interview in Mountain Television explaining the same policy hurdles ! Please follow the link below for further perusal of the interview : https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3250323635073138

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Lumbini Province 1st phase monitoring accomplished !
Lumbini Province 1st phase monitoring accomplished !
Dec 08, 2020

The first phase of High Level Policy Observation Visit of various districts under AFFON, Nepal Lumbini province, which started from Banke district on December 3rd, was completed on December 7th led by Mr. Meghraj Bhusal, Central Vice President of AFFON and , Lumbini Province In-charge Mr. Balaram Bhattrai ,Secretary of Province Committee and AFFON members also participated in the visits and interaction program organized by Banke, Bardiya, Arghakhanchi, Gulmi and Palpa. On this auspicious occasion, the important support and commitment of Honorable ,Mayors, Deputy Mayors, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Head of Division Forest Office, Heads of other concerned bodies in all the districts have provided more inputs to the entire family forest farmers and AFFON Chapters.

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Government Policy: still unfavorable for Family Forestry !
Government Policy: still unfavorable for Family Forestry !
Dec 08, 2020

Cutting timber from family and private forests also reduces the pressure on natural forests and improves the livelihood and economic status of the farmers involved. It also helps to achieve the dream of ” Prosperous Nepal, happy Nepali”. Please follow the link below for further perusal:http://thahakhabar.com/news/113485/?fbclid=IwAR0_l3Qqugw__Gg5sS0Do3OAo1VIyp7mMDXB4Pw5svdnWvHRdlRgagsWYFw

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Policy hurdles creating problems for Family Forest Farmers !
Policy hurdles creating problems for Family Forest Farmers !
Dec 08, 2020

Family  forests play an important role in economic empowerment of farmers and also in terms
of economic benefits. Stating that AFFON is working on policy reforms, General Secretary , AFFON Ms. Aarati Pathak said, “Legal recognition of private family forests not only protects many national forests, but also
develops Nepal’s economic sector, strengthens the agricultural sector and creates employment.” Please follow the link below for further perusal of the news : https://thahakhabar.com/news/112529/?fbclid=IwAR3Kojvf71uBdho33mGNLb12KzU7j-yI5TMuf5GiDTF1xMLJhZ61dwxk52k

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Policy Visit in Makwanpur !
Policy Visit in Makwanpur !
Dec 01, 2020

A high level policy visit was done in the invaluable presence of Province Parliamentarian Honorable Mrs. Munu Sigdel, Mrs. Bhagwati Pudasaini , Vice- President, District Coordination Committee, Deputy Mayor Hetuda Sub Metropolitan Mrs. Mina Lama, including the family forest farmers of (Hetauda 17 and Manhari Village) and concerned stakeholders. The visit was chiefly focused on meeting with the family forest farmers and knowing the opportunities, challenges and way forwards they have been facing in front of the policy makers.

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Orientation on Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) during 16days activism against GBV !
Orientation on Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) during 16days activism against GBV !
Nov 29, 2020

On the auspicious occasion of “16days activism against Gender Based Violence” , AFFON conducted a virtual orientation program on 29th November, 2020 in the invaluable presence of Chairperson AFFON, Mr. Jograj Giri and Senior Vice Chairperson AFFON , Mrs. Indira Ghimire. The orientation session was conducted by GESI expert Mrs. Basana Sapkota whereas Forest Expert Dr. Sony Baral, Ms Ritu Gurung K.C ( Wildlife Conservation  Nepal) remained the guests of the program. The program was hosted by Ms Arati Pathak , General Secretary AFFON.

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High Level Policy Discussion , AFFON !
High Level Policy Discussion , AFFON !
Nov 27, 2020

High Level Interaction with Honorable Member of Legislative Committee of Parliament , Mr. Thagendra Prakash Puri, Honorable Federal Parliamentary member Mr. Hira Chandra K.C, politician Amit Sharma, Mayor, Tulsipur Sub-Metropolitan City Mr. Ghanshyam Pandey , Padam K.C, Chairperson AFFON Dang and Chairperson AFFON Mr. Jograj Giri and staffs AFFON on various laws and policies related to forestry sector, challenges and opportunities created by COVID-19 in the family forestry sector  ! 

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AFFON chapter formed in Rukum !
AFFON chapter formed in Rukum !
Nov 27, 2020

AFFON Center would like to congratulate the newly formed ad hoc committee in Rukum Paschim on 25th November at Musikot, Khalanga ! The committee has elected Mr. Dhanraj Khadka as the chairperson. We would also like to wish them luck for successful tenure !

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District Level Dialogue Arghakhachi !
District Level Dialogue Arghakhachi !
Nov 26, 2020

District Chapter AFFON Arghakhachi conducted a detailed district level dialogue program with district level concerned authorities and family forest farmers on local communitys’ rights in natural resources on 2077/8/9 at Divisional Forest Office , Sandhikharka. The meeting also formed a 15 membered committee in the chairing of Khimananda Khanal. And Judicial Committee Member, AFFON, Mr. Ram Malla Thakuri played a vital role in the formation of committee. AFFON center would like to congratulate the newly elected team for successful tenure !

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News coverage of Ilam’s policy visit by Image news !
News coverage of Ilam’s policy visit by Image news !
Nov 19, 2020

Please follow the link below for further perusal: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=373988613920944&ref=watch_permalink

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“Forestry for Prosperity” shall no more limit just in slogans !
“Forestry for Prosperity” shall no more limit just in slogans !
Nov 19, 2020

An editorial published on today’s ekantipur corelating forestry and prosperity ! Please follow the link below for further perusal : https://ekantipur.com/opinion/2020/11/19/16057548803127396.html?fbclid=IwAR1q4bqBJ5AVxPCF5KnbAVpsZsOL_Q2v8vRp5ImGim8UdUSE9gPg_ybqJ8c

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AFFON Bardiya’s Policy visit !
AFFON Bardiya’s Policy visit !
Nov 17, 2020

AFFON Bardiya conducted it’s first Policy Visit to family forests in the invaluable presence of Honorable Tilak Sharma (Himal), Kabiram Tharu, Bhubaneshwar Chaudhary, Basgadhi Municipality Chief Shalikram Adhikari, President of Badhaiyatal Rural Municipality, Lal Bahadur Shrestha, Vice President Dipa Gautam, Central Vice President AFFON, Meghraj Bhusal, Badhaiyatal Rural Municipality Ward No. 8 President Sundar Mann Shrestha, Officers and Members of AFFON Lumbini Province, Officials and Members of Bardiya, Journalists including Kantipur, Himalaya, NTV, Mission Today National Daily, monitoring family private forests of various places in Bardiya. The visit contributed in bridging between the high level authorities and created a platform to listen and address the complaints and problems of farmers.

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News coverages on Ilam, AFFON’s policy visit !
News coverages on Ilam, AFFON’s policy visit !
Nov 17, 2020

Please follow the links below for further perusal : https://www.facebook.com/suryodayatelevision/videos/1038061739938453

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AFFON Ilam’s Policy visit !
AFFON Ilam’s Policy visit !
Nov 13, 2020

AFFON Ilam conducted a policy visit program to a family forest in the invaluable presence of National Assembly Member Honorable Aagam Prasad Bantawa, Provincial Assembly Member Honorable Kajiman Kagate, Chairperson, District Coordination Committee Illam, Mr. Ganesh Baral, Mayor Mahesh Basnet, Divisional Forest Officer Sanjib Dhakal, Ward Chairpersons of various wards , Central Committee Member AFFON Bhumika Acharya, Legal Committee Member, AFFON Dik Bomjan, Chairperson Illam AFFON, Mr. Rabindra Subedi and other family forest members of AFFON Ilam. The major agenda of the discussion were:

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District Chapter Bardiya, conducting meetings and forming groups in municipal levels !
District Chapter Bardiya, conducting meetings and forming groups in municipal levels !
Nov 12, 2020
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High Level Policy Visit at Jhapa !
High Level Policy Visit at Jhapa !
Nov 12, 2020

Jhapa district conducted a high level policy visit to family forests in the invaluable presence of Divisional Forest Officer, Jhapa , Member of District Coordination Committee, Jhapa  (DCC) which ended with discussions amidst stakeholders and family forest farmers of Jhapa !

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Successful Formation of AFFON Nawalpur Susta Paschim !
Successful Formation of AFFON Nawalpur Susta Paschim !
Nov 10, 2020

AFFON Nawalpur Susta Paschim( conducted in Sarawal Rural Municipal) has been successfully formed in the lead role of Central Committee Member AFFON, Mr. Kamal Pariyar. Mr. Bishnu Bahadur Yadav has been elected as the Chairperson of the committee whereas Mr. Salam Sad Ansari (Vice-chairperson), Secretary , Mr. Parasnath Gupta, Treasurer Basmati Harijan and members Laxmi Narayan Tharu , Sulochana Chaudhary , Ramrekha Tharu, Janga Bahadur Chamar and Dinesh Yadav. AFFON Center would like to congratulate the newly elected chairperson and all new members of the committee for successful tenure !

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AFFON Lamjung’s advocacy steps; visiting Divisional Forest Officer, Lamjung
AFFON Lamjung’s advocacy steps; visiting Divisional Forest Officer, Lamjung
Nov 09, 2020

AFFON Lamjung has begun it’s advocacy steps to take the issues and agendas of Family Forest Owners from Lamjung ! Mr. Gopal Krishna Adhikari, Chairperson Lamjung , Members of AFFON Lamjung , Mr. Shishir Baral , Staff AFFON met DFO Lamjung and also sent a letter including the various agendas of AFFON to Agriculture and Knowledge Center , Lamjung. They have already distributed the letter to all local authorities of Lamjung.

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Interaction program at Tanahu !
Interaction program at Tanahu !
Nov 09, 2020

AFFON District Chapter Tanahu conducted an interaction program at District Coordination Committee (DCC) in the chairing of Chairperson of DCC , Tanahu Shanti Raman Wagley . Also, Vice-Chairperson of Sukla Gandaki  participated in the interaction program. Whereas various positive commitments were received from the Local representatives and concerned authorities. Vice chairperson DCC, Pabitra Kandel , Deputy Mayor, Suklagandaki, Sabita Rasaili , Member DCC Nil Bahadur Thapa, representatives from Bhanu Municipality , AFFON Tanahu Chairperson Muktinath Timsina and other members too actively participated in the interaction program.

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Preparation of agricultural forest cooperative in Jhapa !
Preparation of agricultural forest cooperative in Jhapa !
Nov 08, 2020

To find a radical change in forest production, AFFON Jhapa conducted a preparation meeting for establishing forest cooperative in Jhapa! Please follow the link below for further perusal: http://www.purwakhabar.com/2020/10/19/5929?fbclid=IwAR0YluVZXITbZADLbY_Tr5kX6w1m1Ychyx2MpOsPIqNHDw_eT3iceBK7cuI

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Kamala K.C urging for environmental conservation !
Kamala K.C urging for environmental conservation !
Nov 03, 2020

Please follow the link below for further perusal: https://www.facebook.com/100009399210371/videos/2139464973043456/

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Massive plantation at Mahottari !
Massive plantation at Mahottari !
Nov 03, 2020

AFFON Center would like to congratulate Mahottari AFFON for the successful completion of it’s massive plantation program at Bardibas municipality 3 ! The saplings of following species have been planted : Baas 500, Mouwa 100, Jamun 150, Maleniya Shakhuwa 100, Shirish 25, Aamala 25, Guava 50 and Katahar 100.

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Heartfelt condolences !
Heartfelt condolences !
Oct 23, 2020

We, AFFON family extend our deepest condolences to Late. Mr. Bheshraj Neupane , Member , Lumbini Province Committee AFFON, in his sad and untimely demise due to COVID 19 ,on 21st October, 2020 ! Our sincere prayers are with his family and we pray that his soul rests in peace in heaven !

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Family Forestry in the crossroads !
Family Forestry in the crossroads !
Oct 22, 2020

Please follow the link below for further perusal of the news: https://www.khulanepal.com/2020/10/22/17064/?fbclid=IwAR3mWZaCHvQODjqTLrH7eqrD8BFsKKGykEyXHumAuRHT23TJ8t4dsePH_xA

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News coverage on AFFON Makwanpur’s activities !
News coverage on AFFON Makwanpur’s activities !
Oct 22, 2020
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Interaction program at Jaharsinghpauwa by AFFON covered by Kageshwori Khabar !
Interaction program at Jaharsinghpauwa by AFFON covered by Kageshwori Khabar !
Oct 22, 2020

Please follow the link below for further perusal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FoNyN3yztY&fbclid=IwAR2DhUjnJxI1_Y5GSLMLuW7NuZq6hAv6zCkcQZjSoXCTfz1MOoGZHRgtdyk

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Interaction program conducted in Jhapa!
Interaction program conducted in Jhapa!
Oct 22, 2020

AFFON Jhapa conducted an interaction program with the stakeholders of Jhapa on the issues of Family Forestry, its challenges and opportunities !

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Dashain Greetings from AFFON !
Dashain Greetings from AFFON !
Oct 22, 2020
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Baglung District Chapter’s Interaction Program !
Baglung District Chapter’s Interaction Program !
Oct 13, 2020

District Chapter AFFON’s interaction program in the invaluable presence of Honorable Man Kumari K.C , Division Forest Officer, Baglung, related stakeholders and family forest farmers. Please follow the link below for perusal of media coverage of the event :https://www.aadarshasanchar.com/news/2020/10/11/15501/?fbclid=IwAR2HggahEPspIZxcruSejL7ahQmllaUpFtE0EUXCrmPHYgW6o9PKF4RKPpw

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District Chapter Kanchanpur’s interaction and field visit program !
District Chapter Kanchanpur’s interaction and field visit program !
Oct 13, 2020

AFFON District Chapter AFFON, Kanchanpur conducted an interaction program amidst stakeholders and family forest farmers . The program was followed by a field visit program in the invaluable presence of Honorable Mr. Lal Bahadur Khadka, Special guest, Chief of District Coordination Committee Mr. Phairu Tamang , Mr. Surendra Bista, Mr. Karna Bahadur Hamal. Please follow the link below for further perusal: https://www.bikalpadainik.com/archives/6264?fbclid=IwAR2HggahEPspIZxcruSejL7ahQmllaUpFtE0EUXCrmPHYgW6o9PKF4RKPpw

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AFFON’s issues being covered in Akhijhyal program !
AFFON’s issues being covered in Akhijhyal program !
Oct 13, 2020

Family forests can prove to be the best options to combat the need for use of timbers, support the family’s income and conserve the environment we are dwelling in ! So, government should rather solve the irregularities within this system ! Please follow the link below for further perusal of the program:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxlPzkoPbnY&fbclid=IwAR2HQICZsd3weZzzwkfE7iQIqbHIU7dhjuir-G_ZFesp3ShfXxr66aIJlcw

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Cordial opportunities created by agro-forestry and eco-tourism !
Cordial opportunities created by agro-forestry and eco-tourism !
Oct 07, 2020

The way forward is for farmers to promote fruits, vegetables and other cash crops as well as trees that have beauty, demand, value and potential for production. In order to make the concept of homestay flourishing in different villages truly original and realistic, it is necessary to increase production at the local level, connect all the people with some or the other product, and engage them in economic activities to promote tourism. Please follow the link below for reading the full article : https://www.khulanepal.com/2020/09/28/15493/?fbclid=IwAR2TEiW0zBFzkGVvRZ44v5THr9iT4R-3DZZU4OmnoCdh7bnwYOn34l6_zKk

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Private/Family forest for building climate resilience !
Private/Family forest for building climate resilience !
Oct 07, 2020

It is a big opportunity for family forest owners of Nepal. Promoting family forest can reduce the pressure on natural forest and ease the supply of the forest based wood products. Amazon company in support of the Nature Conservancy started to pay to family forest owners to delay the harvesting cycle so as to increase carbon sequestration and capture it for long time. It is expected to help mitigate climate change. But, the Government should ensure the rights for hassle free harvest, sale and utilize the private forest products. Government should formulate family forest friendly policies and laws in order to attract farmers and entrepreneurs into this business. Likewise, Government and various stakeholders should also promote family forest by prioritizing and providing incentives, provisioning nurseries, quality seedlings and technical support, easy loan and insurance of the forest products.

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District Chapter Dailekh’s interaction program !
District Chapter Dailekh’s interaction program !
Oct 06, 2020

AFFON District Chapter Dailekh conducted an interaction meeting on the Rights of farmers with the local stakeholders and authorities  on 1st October in Dailekh ! The participants were shared the data and contribution of family forests in the national economy where they commented that it is very sad that though family forests contribute a lot in the economy ; it has never been put in the priority of government of Nepal . In the program Karnali Province Parliamentarian Hon. Dharmaraj Regmi added that we should be capable to appropriately utilize our natural resources so that we can safely hand it over to our future generations!

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Ample grounds created by Family forestry !
Ample grounds created by Family forestry !
Oct 06, 2020

The integrated campaign of the Family Forest Association in its infancy has shown ample grounds to play a pioneering role in improving the condition of the farmers. The government has now identified private and family forests. Now it is necessary to move forward by supporting the hard work of the farmers in its development.

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Field visit for Knowledge sharing and learning!
Field visit for Knowledge sharing and learning!
Oct 06, 2020

District Chapter Kathmandu, conducted a field visit program to Shankarapur Municipality ward 1,2 & 3 in the invaluable presence of Deputy Chair, Kathmandu District Coordination Committee, Mrs. Sarita Dahal. We would like to thank Kathmandu District Coordination Committee for this wonderful coordination and expect similar in the days to come too ! An interaction was made with the forest farmers of the wards which is sure to pave new way forwards for their upliftment ! Thanks to Bagmati Province Incharge Mrs. Sushila Khatiwada for taking the lead of the program and Ms. Rita Phuyal, Chairperson Kathmandu for assisting her . AFFON Center would like to congratulate Kathmandu district chapter for always thinking out of the box and taking excellent initiations !

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AFFON Kathmandu setting examples for all chapters !
AFFON Kathmandu setting examples for all chapters !
Oct 06, 2020

District Chapter Kathmandu initiated a zoom meeting including it’s members from all over the district on 3rd October 2020 ! With the major agenda of report sharing from all of it’s local chapters and increasing coordination and access to local governments. The meeting was chaired by District Chairperson Kathmandu, Rita Phuyal and Mr. Jog Raj Giri , Chairperson AFFON was the chief guest. The participants included of Senior Vice Chairperson AFFON, Mrs. Indira Ghimire, Bagmati Province Incharge, Sushila Khatiwoda, Bagmati Province Chairperson Mr. Sahadev Neupane, Bhaktapur district Chairperson Mr. Harisaran Basnet and other participants included of Kathmandu district members Parbati Upreti, Dakshinkali, Laxmi Siwakoti, Manju Dhakal, Ramila Karki, Shanta Thapa, Yashodha K.C, Jayanti Bhandari, Laxmi Pokharel, Dhana Neupane. Whereas the meeting was hosted by Secretary , Kathmandu Mr. Ramji Dhakal.

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Media Coverage of AFFON Gorkha’s programs !
Media Coverage of AFFON Gorkha’s programs !
Oct 04, 2020

District Chapter AFFON, recently conducted an interaction and assembly in Arughat rural municipality , Gorkha. organized discussing upon the challenges, opportunities and way forwards of Family Forestry in Gorkha. Another program held was the field visit of stakeholders and honorable parliamentarians, local chiefs and AFFON members which was followed by a press meet organized discussing upon the challenges, opportunities and way forwards of Family Forestry in Gorkha.

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Gorkha District Updates: Rural municipal level interaction and assembly , press meet and field visit with stakeholders !
Gorkha District Updates: Rural municipal level interaction and assembly , press meet and field visit with stakeholders !
Oct 01, 2020

Local chapters formed in Arughat and Palungtaar :

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Contributions and Opportunities of Family Forestry in Social Service Sector ! AFFON in solidarity with 41st Social Service Day ! Live zoom meeting
Contributions and Opportunities of Family Forestry in Social Service Sector ! AFFON in solidarity with 41st Social Service Day ! Live zoom meeting
Oct 01, 2020

AFFON conducted a mass zoom meeting on 28th September in solidarity with Social Welfare Council, Nepal’s celebration of 41st Social Service Day and the whole week ! The meeting was entitled ” Contributions and
Opportunities of Family Forestry in Social Service Sector “!  Honorable Minister, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Mr. Shakti Bahadur Basnet was chaired as the chief guest of the program ! Whereas, the panelist pool included of  Dr. Radha Wagley, Chief of Climate Change Division, Mr. Ghanshyam Pandey, Treasurer , Municipal Association of Nepal, Ms. Bharati Pathak, Chairperson, Federation of Community Forest Users Group Nepal, Dr. Maniram Banjade, Member, Social Welfare Council. Forest Expert , Mr. Bijaya Raj Poudyal presented a powerpoint presentation on the same topic ! The program was facilitated by General Secretary AFFON, Ms, Aarati Pathak !

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Discussion with Parliamentarians and NRM partners on Family Forests’ Issues and Policy Gap !
Discussion with Parliamentarians and NRM partners on Family Forests’ Issues and Policy Gap !
Sep 20, 2020

A discussion meeting was held on 20th September , on the existing issues of Family Forests and the major gaps in the policies ! In the meeting , Mr. Jograj Giri, Chairperson AFFON introduced about Family Forests , how it was established, what are it’s recent challenges and hurdles, members of AFFON and various other issues! Honorable Parliamentary Member and President, Ms. Parbati Rawal ,National Concern and Coordination Committee Honorable Former Parliamentary Member , Mr. Bhishma Adhikari both positively committed to support AFFON! Also, both parliamentarians committed that Family forests will be kept in one of the major priority programs for which they will share about it in the different  parliamentary committees  . Also, both stated that even in their respective districts they will  raise the issues of Family Forests and play a vital role in tying  up of AFFON with local government !

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Hurry up ! Golden opportunity to all farmers !
Hurry up ! Golden opportunity to all farmers !
Sep 18, 2020

 

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AFFON’s Participation in “Women in Wood : Breaking Down Barriers in Forestry “webinar !
AFFON’s Participation in “Women in Wood : Breaking Down Barriers in Forestry “webinar !
Sep 16, 2020

On 14th September, AFFON staffs Forester Ganga Neupane and Communication and Advocacy Officer Pragya Dahal participated in “Women in Wood : Breaking Down Barriers in Forestry “webinar that primarily focused on the major challenges that women have been facing in forestry sector ! The presentation was made by Jessica Kaknevicious and also the discussion session was really fruitful and encouraging for women in the profession ! Both participants from AFFON actively participated in the discussion session expressing the issues of female foresters and family forest owner women of Nepal !

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2nd level of meet begins ; Follow-up /sharing meeting of Bagmati Province Committee !
2nd level of meet begins ; Follow-up /sharing meeting of Bagmati Province Committee !
Sep 14, 2020

Bagmati Province Committee , had a very fruitful follow -up/ report sharing meeting on 13th September in the invaluable presence of Central Chairperson, Senior Vice-Chairperson, General Secretary, Treasurer and the following :

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Multidimensional yet neglected sector: Family Forestry !
Multidimensional yet neglected sector: Family Forestry !
Sep 13, 2020

Please go through the link  below for reading full article by Forester Mr. Shyam Bahadur Bhandari ! :https://www.setopati.com/blog/216670?fbclid=IwAR3KOYA34hIOrxOBpw6xzDpv3iemhcXYF_7l2JEeQ0sMarZrnk9OwNdr-Y8

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Federal Audit/Judicial Committee Meeting, AFFON !
Federal Audit/Judicial Committee Meeting, AFFON !
Sep 12, 2020

Glimpses of AFFON’s Federal Audit Committee held on 12th September in the invaluable presence of Chairperson AFFON, Senior Vice Chairperson , Treasurer and others with various fruitful decisions and way forwards ! Also AFFON had meeting of it’s Federal Judicial Committee on 5th September !

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Free saplings distribution to farmers in Nawalparasi (Susta Purwa) !
Free saplings distribution to farmers in Nawalparasi (Susta Purwa) !
Sep 12, 2020

AFFON Center would like to congratulate , District Chapter Nawalparasi (Susta Purwa ) team for successfully distributing various saplings to those farmers who are unable to transport and buy plant saplings on their own ! 70 households and 1 government school received 2500 saplings of (Tik 1200, Kabuk Simal 700, Sisau 600)

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Province 1 , Province Committee Meeting !
Province 1 , Province Committee Meeting !
Sep 11, 2020
Province 1 concluding the initial phase of Province level virtual meets of AFFON on 11th September in the invaluable presence of Central Chairperson AFFON , Central Treasurer , Senior Vice-Chairperson, General Secretary , Central Vice-Chairperson/ Province 1 In-charge,Central Vice-Chairperson/ Bagmati Province In-charge ,Central Vice-Chairperson/ Province 5 In-charge, Central Committee Members , Dik Bomjan Bhumika Acharya , Ambika Thapa, Central Steering Committee members, Province Chairs, Central Committee members and staffs of AFFON. The meeting attendees included Indra Bahadur Gurung, Laxmi Khadka, Rabin Bhattrai, Buddha Raj Karki  and staffs of AFFON.
Major agendas :
  • District wise Follow-up meeting shall be completed by the end of Asoj .
  • Rural municipal/municipal level coordination along with Division Forest Offices and Agriculture Resource Center and submission of proposals for empowerment of Family Forest Farmers.
  • 4 Member-ed Province Level Committee formed for overall coordination including (Laxman Pathak, Gopal Bhattrai, Rabindra Subedi and Nabin Paudel.
  • Smooth coordination shall be built amidst AFFON Center and Province Committtees and District chapters for further linkage and coordination with all three tiers of government.
  • District wise as well as Center’s sharing of ongoing activities (Updates on activities performed  during the pandemic)
  • Discussions on the way forwards.

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Gandaki Province Committee Meeting !
Gandaki Province Committee Meeting !
Sep 09, 2020
Continuity of Province meetings , Gandaki  Province conducted a meeting on 9th Septmeber, in the invaluable presence of Central Chairperson AFFON , Central Treasurer , Central Vice-Chairperson/ Gandaki Province In-charge, Central Vice-Chairperson/ Province 1 In-charge,Central Vice-Chairpseron/ Bagmati Province In-charge ,Central Committee Member , Prem Lammichhane, Rum Devi Gharti ,Ram Bhadur Shahi, Central Steering Committee members, Province Chairs, Central Committee members and staffs of AFFON. The meeting attendees included Harischandra Sapkota, Gopal Krishna Adhikari Chairperson Lamjung, Resham Baniya , Chairperson Myagdi, Shyam Babu Kattel ,Lokendra Dangi ,and staffs of AFFON.
Major agendas :
  • Smooth coordination shall be built amidst AFFON Center and Province Committtees and District chapters for further linkage and coordination with all three tiers of government.
  • Progress sharing regarding the excellent coordination with Pokhara Municipality and many other local authorities.
  • District wise as well as Center’s sharing of ongoing activities (Updates on activities performed  during the pandemic)
  • Discussions on the way forwards.

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Province Committee Meeting, Province 2
Province Committee Meeting, Province 2
Aug 31, 2020
Continuity of Province meetings , Province 2 conducted a meeting on 31st August, in the invaluable presence of Central Chairperson AFFON , Central Treasurer , Central Vice-Chairperson/ Province 2 In-charge,Central Vice-Chairpseron/ Bagmati Province In-charge ,Central Committee Member , Gokuli Kumari Regmi, Central Steering Committee members, Province Chairs, Central Committee members and staffs of AFFON. The meeting attendees included Rajan Adhikari, Chairperson Bara, Ranjit Karki , Chairperson Parsa, Robinson Lama,Chairperson Siraha, Mina Dahal Saptari , and staffs of AFFON.
Major agendas :
  • Smooth coordination shall be built amidst AFFON Center and Province Committtees and District chapters for further linkage and coordination with all three tiers of government.
  • Progress sharing regarding the excellent coordination with President Chure Conservation Program, Krishi Gyan Kendra and many other local authorities in Dhanusha, Bara,Siraha etc.
  • Conduct another zoom meeting of only Province 2 Committee of AFFON soon.
  • District wise as well as Center’s sharing of ongoing activities (Updates on activities performed in relief distribution during the pandemic)
  • Discussions on the way forwards.

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Continuity In AFFON Province Meetings, Zoom Meeting Of Karnali Province !
Continuity In AFFON Province Meetings, Zoom Meeting Of Karnali Province !
Aug 30, 2020
Province Committee, Karnali Province AFFON has conducted the province level meeting with the district chairpersons, Central Steering Committee members, Province Chairs, Central Committee members and staffs of AFFON on 30th August 2020. As per the decision made on the previous Steering Committee’s meeting dated 4th August, 2020 , the province has followed Bagmati Province Committee and Province 5 Committee , AFFON’s meeting in the invaluable presence of Central Chairperson, Senior Vice Chairperson, General Secretary , and others as mentioned.
Rishi Adhikari : Central Vice Chairperson and Province Incharge Karnali Province , Binod Shahi Thaakuri : Province Chairperson, Sushila Khatiwada : Province Vice-chairperson, Bagmati Province , Bindulal Regmi : Province Secretary , Manju Bhusal , Province Treasurer ,Kalpana Gyawali Central Committee Member, District chairpersons: Hari Bahadur Singh  , Pradeep Bohara, Narendra K.C (Secretary) , Phaud Basnet, Padam Malla, Nabin Kumar Shahi (Province Committee Member ) ,also including the staffs of AFFON.
Major agendas :
  • Smooth coordination shall be built amidst AFFON Center and Province Committtees and District chapters for further linkage and coordination with all three tiers of government.
  • Progress sharing regarding the establishment of  Province Secretariat of Karnali Province.
  • Conduct massive zoom meetings with all stakeholders of AFFON
  • District wise as well as Center’s sharing of ongoing activities
  • Discussions on the way forwards.

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Continuity in AFFON Province Meetings, Zoom Meeting of Province 5 !
Continuity in AFFON Province Meetings, Zoom Meeting of Province 5 !
Aug 14, 2020
Province Committee, Province 5 AFFON has conducted the province level meeting with the district chairpersons, Central Steering Committee members, Province Chairs, Central Committee members and staffs of AFFON on 13th August 2020. As per the decision made on the previous Steering Committee’s meeting dated 4th August, 2020 , the province has followed Bagmati Province Committee, AFFON’s meeting in the invaluable presence of Central Chairperson, Senior Vice Chairperson, General Secretary , and others as mentioned.
Meghraj Bhusal : Province Incharge ,Balaram Bhattarai : Province Chairperson, Sushila Khatiwada : Province Vice-chairperson, Bagmati Province , Kiran Dhakal : Province Secretary , Ram Malla Thakuri , Kalpana Bhandari Central Committee Member, District chairpersons: Parbati Kafle, Bheshraj Neupane and Banika Bhandari also including the staffs of AFFON.
Major agendas :
  • Smooth coordination shall be built amidst AFFON Center and Province Committtees and District chapters for further linkage and coordination with all three tiers of government.
  • Progress sharing of Province 5 , Dang district chapter and it’s plantation campaign.
  • Conduct massive zoom meetings with all stakeholders of AFFON
  • High-tech nursery establishment and further way forwards
  • Need to conduct a survey of Family Forest Farmers for knowing their livelihood needs and impacts of COVID in forestry and agriculture .

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AFFON, Bagmati Province Meeting !
AFFON, Bagmati Province Meeting !
Aug 07, 2020

Bagmati Province Committee, AFFON has initiated the province level meetings with the district chairpersons, Central Steering Committee members, Province Chairs, Central Committee members and staffs of AFFON on 7th August 2020. As per the decision made on the previous Steering Committee’s meeting dated 4th August, 2020 , the province has initiated this meeting in the invaluable presence of Central Chairperson, Senior Vice Chairperson, General Secretary , Treasurer and others as mentioned.

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AFFON’s Steering Committee Meeting !
AFFON’s Steering Committee Meeting !
Aug 04, 2020

AFFON Steering Committee and staffs had a virtual meeting today on various institutional as well as other updates sharing and way forwards ! The meeting was chaired by the Chairperson AFFON, Mr. Jograj Giri . Whereas, Senior Vice Chairperson, Ms. Indira Ghimire welcomed the participants and General Secretary AFFON Ms. Aarati Pathak hosted the overall meeting !

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AFFON Ilam’s interaction program!
AFFON Ilam’s interaction program!
Jul 31, 2020

On 30th July 2020 , AFFON Ilam conducted an interaction program in the chairing of Province 1 , Land reform, agriculture and cooperative minister, Honorable Minister Ram Bahadur Rana about the challenges, opportunities and way forwards in the presence of more than 80 family forest farmers ! Please find the related links for further perusal: https://www.nayabulanda.com/2020/07/31/48624?fbclid=IwAR3YMJgTmNodNHns_fxf55LbkhdxV-7-f0M4iyac7eK_eayj78bdLCYUYXw

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AFFON’s press release against Rajkumar Chepang’s death !
AFFON’s press release against Rajkumar Chepang’s death !
Jul 31, 2020

AFFON’s solidarity for providing justice to Rajkumar Chepang’s death !

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District Level Interaction program, Kathmandu !
District Level Interaction program, Kathmandu !
Jul 17, 2020

A district level interaction program on opportunities , challenges and way forward of family forests in Kathmandu district in the invaluable presence of Chairperson AFFON, Mr. Jograj Giri , Senior Vice Chairperson Indira Ghimire ,and Bagmati  Province Vice-chairperson Mrs. Sushila Khatiwoda Kandel , Bagmati Province Chairperson Mr Sahadev Neupane and District Chairperson , Kathmandu Mrs.Rita Phuyal and Bhaktapur Chairperson Mr. Harisaran Basnet. Also, Mrs. Parbati Nagarkoti , Central Committee Member AFFON  participated in the discussion program !Mr. Arun Adhikari Program Monitoring and Evaluation Officer , AFFON also participated in the discussion program.

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COVID-19 in Nepal and Family Forestry !
COVID-19 in Nepal and Family Forestry !
Jul 12, 2020

Nepal is also suffering from the global pandemic. This is the right time to encourage farmers and promote forestry business through returnee migrant workers by facilitating legal, administrative, and technical matters which definitely contribute to meet the national goals’ “Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali” and global Agenda- Sustainable Development Goals. Thank you Kathmandutribune.com for the publication ! Please follow the link below for further perusal:https://kathmandutribune.com/covid-19-in-nepal-and-family-private-forestry/?fbclid=IwAR2ZAV8peO-ERvWdzLUBJqiT6k5ik7o268Xyl6YhU_NZ6E07dCvzbcbP4o8

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9000 fruit saplings and tree species distributed by AFFON Bardiya !
9000 fruit saplings and tree species distributed by AFFON Bardiya !
Jul 12, 2020

AFFON Bardiya, in the assistance of Forests and Soil Conservation Department , distributed 9000
saplings of various fruits and tree species on July 6th to 8th ! AFFON would like to thank Forests and Soil Conservation for it’s wonderful assistance in distribution of saplings in various municipalities and congratulate AFFON Bardiya, Chairperson Mr. Balaram Bhattarai and overall District Chapter Bardiya for their excellent coordination !

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AFFON Dhanusha co-organized a 3 day training on Chure Land Conservation and River Elevation and Rehabilitation Program !
AFFON Dhanusha co-organized a 3 day training on Chure Land Conservation and River Elevation and Rehabilitation Program !
Jul 10, 2020

AFFON Dhanusha co-organized a training on Chure Land Conservation and River Elevation and Rehabilitation Program in joint coordination with Terai Private and Public Forest Resource Promotion and Rural Development Organization TPFDA in the lead assistance of Mithila Municipality! Vice Chairperson Province 2, AFFON Mr. Ramkumar Mahato and Central Committee Member Punam Devi Shah along with other family forest owners participated in the training. The training was conducted for 3 days ( July 7th to 9th ) !

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District level interaction program at Bhaktapur !
District level interaction program at Bhaktapur !
Jul 10, 2020

An interaction program on opportunities , challenges and way forwad of family forests in Bhaktapur district in the invaluable presence of Chairperson AFFON, Mr. Jograj Giri and Province Vice-chairperson Mrs. Sushila Khatiwoda Kandel and District Chairperson , Kathmandu Mrs.Rita Phuyal. Also, Mr. Arun Adhikari Program Monitoring and Evaluation Officer , AFFON participated in the discussion program.

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Farmers’ Forests ; Farmers’ Rights ! By Sabin Sharma
Farmers’ Forests ; Farmers’ Rights ! By Sabin Sharma
Jul 07, 2020

The risk of landslides has been reduced by the plants and trees planted by the farmers on their land. The plants planted in the canals have been traditionally used as a good way to prevent erosion. In the same tree, farmers have suffered because they did not get their due ! Strange as it may seem, the truth is that Nepal consumes 17 million tons of firewood annually, killing more than 8,000 women, and the value of firewood accounts for one-third of Nepal’s gross domestic product.
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Timur Plantation has proven to be a good source of income !
Timur Plantation has proven to be a good source of income !
Jul 07, 2020

Success cases of farmers who have been encouraged by District Chapter Dang, AFFON along with distribution of saplings of Timur and other fruits !Farmers like Chasram Budha of Thapapani in Ward No. 3 of Thapapani, Tulsipur SMC has planted 150 Timur plants, some of his earlier plants have started giving income to Mr. Budha ! He said,” a kilo of Timur sells for Rs 8 to Rs 1200. “Up to Rs 3,000 is earned from a single plant. At present, 25 plants are earning about Rs 70,000 a year,”. He also said that all the plants started earning income and would earn around Rs 500,000 a year. “It’s better not to have time for this,” said the old man. Whereas, Manbahadur Oli from Pratapkot 3, Tulsipur SMC stated that after AFFON encouraged him to cultivate Timur, now he has Timur clusters on his wings. “Up to 3 kg of dried fruit per tree,” he said, adding that the market price of Timur was good and sales were easy. “There’s no grief, no stress of not being sold, it’s very good,” he said. Please follow the link below for further perusal:

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Free distribution of Fruits saplings in Dang by AFFON !
Free distribution of Fruits saplings in Dang by AFFON !
Jul 06, 2020

AFFON has distributed various fruit saplings for the development of Family Forests in Dang in the lead role of Vice-Chairperson,AFFON Province-5 , Mr. Meghraj Bhusal !
The 1000 saplingsof mango, litchi, lemon etc. have been distributed from Gaurishankhar Area
Development Institution in ward No 8. Thank you Khabarshala.com for the coverage ! Please follow the link below for further perusal:

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Interview of Chairperson AFFON regarding Forest sector in Nepal !
Interview of Chairperson AFFON regarding Forest sector in Nepal !
Jul 05, 2020

Very contemporary view of Chairperson, AFFON Mr. Jog Raj Giri regarding the destruction of Forests in Nepal ! Please follow the link below for further perusal !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9jXgjZob8Q&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0zv7ISpc7cdZz-gHjRbjb49fjVHDK3K2duDnWE7_4_LB-cjLJxPenMrvI

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Inauguration of Plantation Campaign of AFFON from Dang , Pratapkot !
Inauguration of Plantation Campaign of AFFON from Dang , Pratapkot !
Jul 05, 2020

On the auspicious ocassion of National Plantation Day, 2,000 saplings of Timur have been planted in Pratapkot, Dang as the initiation of Timur plantation campaign in the invaluable presence of Mr. Ghanshyam Pandey, Mayor Tulsipur Sub-Metropolitan City and DFO Dang Mr. Dipak Gyawali and many other stakeholders amidst members of District Chapter Dang .

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Happy rice-planting day to all !
Happy rice-planting day to all !
Jun 29, 2020

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AFFON Steering Committee and Staffs’ meeting !
AFFON Steering Committee and Staffs’ meeting !
Jun 28, 2020

AFFON Steering Committee and staffs had a virtual meeting today on various institutional as well as other updates sharing and way forwards ! The meeting was chaired by the Chairperson AFFON, Mr. Jograj Giri . Whereas, Senior Vice Chairperson, Ms. Indira Ghimire welcomed the participants and General Secretary AFFON Ms. Aarati Pathak hosted the overall meeting !

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Release on ban on timber collection and transportation except Shorea rubusta !
Release on ban on timber collection and transportation except Shorea rubusta !
Jun 16, 2020

The government has partially lifted the ban on timber collection, transportation and sale in the forest area. Now, wood and firewood other than sal will be available for cutting and transporting. The private population is also banned from cutting, selling and transporting.

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AFFON’s participation in International web conference: Multidimensional resilience – smallholder producers and farmers managing risks!
AFFON’s participation in International web conference: Multidimensional resilience – smallholder producers and farmers managing risks!
Jun 13, 2020

AFFON Chairperson Mr. Jograj Giri actively participated in a 3 day International web conference: Multidimensional resilience – smallholder producers and farmers managing risks, held 9-11 June 2020 .The conference was hosted by Food and Forest Development Finland (FFD), AgriCord and the Forest and Farm Facility (a partnership between FAO, IIED, IUCN and AgriCord) in collaboration with the Asian Farmers’ Association (AFA) and the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO). Advocacy and Communication Officer , AFFON Ms. Pragya Dahal also participated in the last day sessions.

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AFFON’s National Executive Committee Meeting !
AFFON’s National Executive Committee Meeting !
Jun 13, 2020

AFFON had a zoom meeting today with it’s National Executive Committee Members and some staffs in the invaluable presence and presentation of Legal Advisor, AFFON Mr. Dilraj Khanal ! The meeting was chaired by Chairperson AFFON Mr. Jograj Giri and Senior Vice-Chairperson, AFFON Mrs. Indira Ghimire welcomed all participants. Legal Advisor, AFFON Mr. Dilraj Khanal presented about the provision of  Budget for FY  077/078 and “Income generation and job creation from farmer managed family forests” where he shared  about how to explore budget, labor , employment and income generation, Family Forest in the new Forest Regulation 2077 etc.

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Golden Opportunity to students for Thesis Grant !
Golden Opportunity to students for Thesis Grant !
Jun 10, 2020

This is to notify all, under the approved program of FY 2077/078 being conducted by AFFON in collaboration with Danish Forestry Extension , AFFON seeks applications from willing students enrolled in Forestry, Environment and Natural Resource Management (Bachelors level 1 and Masters level 1) in their Final years or Semesters for writing research papers . Interested students can apply with the listed documents within 10 days of this notice published !

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AFFON’s participation in Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) meeting !
AFFON’s participation in Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) meeting !
Jun 10, 2020

AFFON Chairperson , Mr. Jograj Giri participated in Dedicated Grant Mechanism’s meeting ! As one of the active steering committee member AFFON had fruitful dialogue and discussion with Chief of REDD Implementation Center Mr. Buddhi Sagar Poudel , Representative from World Bank, Ms. Andrea Cutter Chairperson FECOFUN , Ms. Bharati Pathak and representatives from other Natural Resource Management partner organizations.

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AFFON meeting with Province Chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons, Secretaries , CC Members and staffs !
AFFON meeting with Province Chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons, Secretaries , CC Members and staffs !
Jun 09, 2020

 

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AFFON District Chapters celebrating Environment Week !
AFFON District Chapters celebrating Environment Week !
Jun 09, 2020

AFFON District Chapter, Kathmandu conducted a tree plantation program in a 5 Ropani land today with the major motifs of increasing commercial farming and pollution free environment in the invaluable presence of wa

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AFFON Celebrating World Environment Day, through a virtual meet !
AFFON Celebrating World Environment Day, through a virtual meet !
Jun 05, 2020

On the auspicious occasion of World Environment Day, 2020 AFFON Steering Committee Members, Central Committee Members, Province Committee Members, Staffs and Experts had a virtual zoom meeting ! The meeting was initiated by Chairperson AFFON, Mr. JogRaj Giri where Senior Vice-Chairperson Mrs. Indira Ghimire  welcomed all participants.

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Lets ‘Celebrate Biodiversity’HAPPY WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY,2020  !
Lets ‘Celebrate Biodiversity’HAPPY WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY,2020 !
Jun 05, 2020

It’s a high time for nature ! AFFON wishes everyone a very happy world environment day ! 1 million species facing extinction there has never been a more important time to focus on biodiversity!

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Family Forest Owners’ dissatisfaction regarding the new budget : An interview with Chairperson AFFON , Mr. Jograj Giri by Thaha Sanchar Network !
Family Forest Owners’ dissatisfaction regarding the new budget : An interview with Chairperson AFFON , Mr. Jograj Giri by Thaha Sanchar Network !
Jun 03, 2020

Please follow the link below for further perusal of the interview: https://thahacdn.prixacdn.net/media/radio_audio/2020/06/03/The_News_Plus_Final_2077-02-21_Kamal_Rana.mp3

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Series of virtual meeting between Steering Committee Members and staffs, AFFON !
Series of virtual meeting between Steering Committee Members and staffs, AFFON !
Jun 02, 2020

A virtual zoom meeting was held today between steering committee members and staffs , AFFON in various agendas that are as follows :

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Series of virtual meeting with Honorable Minister and Associations for COVID-19 response !
Series of virtual meeting with Honorable Minister and Associations for COVID-19 response !
May 29, 2020

Today, 29th May, 2020 , AFFON Chairperson, Mr. Jograj Giri participated in a virtual meeting with Honorable Minister, Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens Mr.Parbat Gurung, Honorable Member of the National Planning Commission Min Bahadur Shahi and other chairs and representatives of other associations, institutions and networks.The virtual meeting was chaired by Honorable Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens Parbat Gurung, Honorable Member of the National Planning Commission Min Bahadur Shahi and coordinated by NGO Federation of Nepal.

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The use of forests to improve the declining economy by Covid-19 !
The use of forests to improve the declining economy by Covid-19 !
May 25, 2020

It is possible to revive the declining economy and make effective the ‘Forest for Prosperity Program’ adopted by the government to make the lives of the people easier. You can go through the full article of Mrs. Indira Ghimire, Senior Vice-chairperson, AFFON ! Please follow the link below for further perusal of the article: https://www.khulanepal.com/2020/05/25/6538/

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Contribution of Family Forestry in National Wood Production !
Contribution of Family Forestry in National Wood Production !
May 25, 2020

Biodiversity is being conserved in the millions of agro-forests on the private farms of farmers or families outside the forest. About 54,900 hectares of private forest is mentioned in “the strategy of forest area”2072 BS (Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, 2072 BS). But so far the number of private forests registered is 2458 and the area is only 2360 hectares (Ministry of Forest and Environment, 2075).

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AFFON’s bulletin, issue 7 !
May 25, 2020

Get the new issue of AFFON’s bulletin ! Please follow the link below for further perusal : http://familyforestnepal.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Final-Niji-ban-issue-7_23.4.2020_Great-Final.pdf

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AFFON’s request regarding planning and formulation of programs for development of Family Forests in Province 5 !
AFFON’s request regarding planning and formulation of programs for development of Family Forests in Province 5 !
May 24, 2020

AFFON Province Committee , Province-5, submitted it’s request to Honorable Ministers of Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives and Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment Province-5, Butwal regarding planning and formulation of programs for development of Family forests . AFFON heartily requests for cooperation in formulating and implementing the following programs in the field of family forest to make the presented policy and program a success;

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Small enterprises: Basis of prosperity
Small enterprises: Basis of prosperity
May 23, 2020

The main source of resources for small enterprises is the forest and agriculture sector. We can’t even imagine our economy booming if we don’t look at this sector first or come up with a program with a corresponding budget.

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AFFON’s suggestions to NPC on issues of family forestry to be incorporated in 16th National Plan ! !
AFFON’s suggestions to NPC on issues of family forestry to be incorporated in 16th National Plan ! !
May 22, 2020

AFFON has submitted the various issues of family forestry to be incorporated in the 16th National plan of Nepal to be issued by National Planning Commission !

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The dream of an agricultural revolution in the old financial structure !
The dream of an agricultural revolution in the old financial structure !
May 17, 2020

People who consider agriculture as the basis of their livelihood are not able to engage in agriculture as they want and cannot get concessional loans from the financial system at the time of need. Read the full article of Mr. Jograj Giri, Chairperson , AFFON . Please follow the link below for further perusal : http://khabarshala.com/2020/05/2800/?fbclid=IwAR0e5VGuhA7H9sZUmlyTzBmITdvJKEOqLSzC_Rq0hOuPMhoUob0yVgyIouo

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Forest for Economic Prosperity Program !
Forest for Economic Prosperity Program !
May 16, 2020

AFFON commits to assist the government in implementation part of the program !

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Prioritization of natural resources is the basis for economic prosperity !
Prioritization of natural resources is the basis for economic prosperity !
May 11, 2020

Please follow the link below for further perusal: https://www.khulanepal.com/2020/05/11/5388/?fbclid=IwAR3zRPgrdUkvVxbeM5d3MAieD127WvCCVX0D24tPayLMf1b_ulF_jOHnPF0#.Xrj9odvx2Mk.facebook

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Natural destruction causes massive damage !
Natural destruction causes massive damage !
Apr 17, 2020

An article written by Chairperson AFFON, Mr. Jograj Giri about the causes of the contextual pandemic and other damages ! Thank you Tulsipur khabar for this article! Please follow the link below for further perusal:http://www.tulsipurkhabar.com/archives/30350?fbclid=IwAR2cQEbJiHVZT6fTcmgw3IAhbfDNmhXbjLs1QXqzvCpCMl36VbLtdM4TMRU

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AFFON’s Calendar for the year 2077 B.S /2020 A.D !
AFFON’s Calendar for the year 2077 B.S /2020 A.D !
Apr 17, 2020

Please follow the link  below for further perusal:

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Cordial Press Release of Federations for civil awareness and social justice while combating COVID-19 !
Cordial Press Release of Federations for civil awareness and social justice while combating COVID-19 !
Apr 10, 2020

On 9th April, 2020 , various federations signed a press release grabbing attention of government which has been very effectively combating COVID-19 in Nepal. Truly respecting the government efforts ,the federations’ major concern lies on increasing the roles and responsibilities of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Oriented organizations focusing on social justice ! AFFON as one of the leading federations of Nepal also supported the cause in solidarity in the lead of Chairperson AFFON, Mr. Jograj Giri .

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AFFON’s PSA on the linkage between cause of pandemic COVID-19 outburst and deforestation !
AFFON’s PSA on the linkage between cause of pandemic COVID-19 outburst and deforestation !
Apr 07, 2020

Please follow the link below for further perusal :  http://familyforestnepal.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Affon_Final-Jingle_Coronavirus.mp3

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AFFON Dang’s support to Tulsipur Food Bank for ultra poor and laborers !
AFFON Dang’s support to Tulsipur Food Bank for ultra poor and laborers !
Apr 05, 2020

Association of Family Forest Owners, Nepal District Chapter Dang has supported with 500 Kg rice to the Tulsipur Food Bank established for helping the ultra poor and laborers in this emergency caused due to COVID-19 . AFFON Center, would like to thank the executive committee of Dang , District Chapter that supported for this noble cause in the leadership of Chairperson, AFFON Dang , Mr. Padam K.C.

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Why family forests and agro-forests are condemned ?
Why family forests and agro-forests are condemned ?
Apr 05, 2020

Please follow the link below for further perusal https://www.khulanepal.com/2020/04/04/2271/?fbclid=IwAR03on_hQ-JHjeKrHQqYZYjQ07La4CuFh–rpqoFMfInRL66jMqLW8X0V-U#.Xogznh1pj_A.facebook

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Contribution of Forest sectors in reduction of Climate Change hazards !!
Contribution of Forest sectors in reduction of Climate Change hazards !!
Mar 25, 2020

Please follow the link below for further perusal: https://www.khulanepal.com/2020/02/17/93/?fbclid=IwAR18EqVcIw5gLPJM6HJMjglCHEdadgWxhr5s31Fla0t8qgUzYsTY4IxV9bU

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AFFON’s stakehlders’ meeting held at Dang !
AFFON’s stakehlders’ meeting held at Dang !
Mar 25, 2020

Thank you Tulsipur Khabar for covering AFFON’s stakeholders’ meeting held at Tulsipur Sub-metropolitan, Dang ! Please follow the link below for further perusal :http://www.tulsipurkhabar.com/archives/29218?fbclid=IwAR1LOTGa_lCijWauylflCt2TFIL-INBRyKlY1M1Luk3txxNliVxYO6eAaz0

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Awareness poster on COVID-19 !!!
Awareness poster on COVID-19 !!!
Mar 25, 2020

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STAY HOME, STAY SAFE , SAVE YOURSELF FROM COVID-19 !!!
STAY HOME, STAY SAFE , SAVE YOURSELF FROM COVID-19 !!!
Mar 25, 2020

AFFON urges all to stay home during this emergency of COVID-19 and follow the instructions as prescribed by doctors ! Also, requests all the district chapters , Province Chapters and all structures not to assemble together nd postpone all the planned activities and programs in this situation of emergency ! Let’s support the government of Nepal in this Lockdown and save our lives by maintaining social distancing and personal hygiene ! Stay home, stay safe and save yourselves from COVID-19 !!

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6th Anniversary AFFON !
6th Anniversary AFFON !
Mar 04, 2020

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What is AFFON and how has it been carrying the campaign of Promoting Family Forestry !
Mar 04, 2020

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How farmers can befit from forests?
Mar 04, 2020

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News Coverage on Issues of Family Forestry : Thank you Kantipurtv.com
Mar 04, 2020

Please follow the link below for further perusal : https://kantipurtv.com/news/2019-12-02/20191202093339.html?fbclid=IwAR2RxtLf02y210LWgIxpY9MaWatZ2v8-mjFqWTDMdKihAJoEB-qHvQaZfas

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 !
Mar 04, 2020

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Successful Completion of AFFON’s 2nd Federal Assembly !
Mar 03, 2020

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Chairperson AFFON , Jog Raj Giri in an interview with Spandan Television about the upcoming Second Federal Assembly !
Mar 03, 2020

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Janata TV live with Chairperson, AFFON on issues of Family forestry & upcoming National Assembly !
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFON’s Second National General Assembly !
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFON participating in UNFCC COP 25 !
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFON in solidarity for 16 Days of activism against GBV!
Mar 03, 2020

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Family forestry ,yet in the crossroads !
Mar 03, 2020

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News DFE’s M&E visit to AFFON Bardiya !
Mar 03, 2020

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DFE’s M&E Visit to AFFON Gorkha !
Mar 03, 2020

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DFE’s M&E Visit at AFFON !
Mar 03, 2020

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Congratulations to newly elected Executive Committee of Tanahu !
Mar 03, 2020

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News coverage on Inaguration of AFFON District Chapter, Dang office !
Mar 03, 2020

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Family forests can prove to be the basis of prosperity !
Mar 03, 2020

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News Coverage on Province 3 Assembly
Mar 03, 2020

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Congratulations team Dailekh for successful District Chapter Assembly !
Mar 03, 2020

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HAPPY BIJAYA DASHAMI, DIPAWALI, CHHATH & MHA PUJA 2076 !!!
Mar 03, 2020

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An article on Family Forestry !
Mar 03, 2020

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Appreciative collaboration with Tulsipur sub-metropolitan !
Mar 03, 2020

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12,721 saplings distribution in Banke and Kailali !
Mar 03, 2020

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Golden opportunity to all Family Forest Owners !!
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFON District Chapters’ excellent coordination with the tires of government ! (Bardiya and Salyan )
Mar 03, 2020

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National Agro-forest Policy 2076 !
Mar 03, 2020

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Saplings distribution at Tanahu
Mar 03, 2020

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You can listen to AFFON’s PSA!
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFON’s Policy Dialogue, 8th July 2019!
Mar 03, 2020

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Family Forests in the claws of Federalism !!
Mar 03, 2020

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Province 2 General Assembly coverage
Mar 03, 2020

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News Article on existing hurdles in registering family forests in the valley !
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFON Ilam Calendar !
Mar 03, 2020

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Get the Final Copy of Budget Speech FYI 076/077.
Mar 03, 2020

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Interaction Program on Family Forestry
Mar 03, 2020

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News Dang Interaction program
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFON’s amendment proposal on the New Draft Forest Bill!
Mar 03, 2020

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Golden opportunity to all Family Forest Owners!
Mar 03, 2020

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Get National Forest Policy 2075!
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFON’s Central Committee Meeting !
Mar 03, 2020

The meeting also released an eighteen points Dhulikhel Declaration Paper ! We would like to congratulate all the new Central Committee Members who took their oath from the Chairperson AFFON.

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AFFON coordinating with stakeholders !!
Mar 03, 2020
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DFE’s Planning and sharing workshop
Mar 03, 2020

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“Bio-Economy, Sustainable Development and Role of Women Participation”
Mar 03, 2020

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Agro-forestry training in Lamki!
Mar 03, 2020

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Staff Orientation, AFFON!
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFON &DFE Review and Reflection Meeting!
Mar 03, 2020

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Meetings & discussions!
Mar 03, 2020

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Necessity leads to innovative mitigation !
Mar 03, 2020

Family Forest Farmers have commenced their campaign of afforestation in their family owned lands in Rupandehi, Marchawar area when they had to face the scarcity of firewood and even couldn’t manage wood used in death pyres. Their campaign has now changed the scenario of the village and it looks green and healthy now. (An article published on Himal Khabar by Mukesh Pokharel )

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2076 !!!
Mar 03, 2020

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Promoting Family Forestry- an article on myRepublica
Mar 03, 2020

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News Congratulations to new AFFON District Chapters Ramechhap and Parsa !
Mar 03, 2020

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Agro-Forestry Plantation Trainings completed
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFON celebrates it’s 5th Anniversary (8th March, 2019)
Mar 03, 2020

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Parliamentarians’ commitment not to seize locals’ forest rights (27th December, 2018)
Mar 03, 2020

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FIRST NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF WOMEN FAMILY FOREST OWNERS HELD IN KATHMANDU 2075 POUSH 5th and 6th
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFON and Fea’s Advoacy Workshop
Mar 03, 2020

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Environment minister stresses minimizing CO2 emission
Mar 03, 2020

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New Forest Policy 2075 released on International Day of Forest
Mar 03, 2020

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News Heartfelt condolences
Mar 03, 2020
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Forest Development as Farm- An Article on Annapurna Post
Mar 03, 2020

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Issue Based Discussion meeting of Province No. 3
Mar 03, 2020

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First National Council Meeting, 2018
Mar 03, 2020

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Sharing and Planning workshop
Mar 03, 2020

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News AFFON continues it’s step towards securing and establishing rights of Family Forest Farmers
Mar 03, 2020

With the upcoming local election, AFFON has geared up its activities specially meeting & lobbying with the political leaders.In this regard,AFFON team held meeting with Mr. Kamal Thapa (Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Affairs & Local Level Development Minister) on 11th April 2017 to abreast him on issues of family forest owners/farmers and handed over a Memorandum.
AFFON intends to influence the political leaders such that they include the issues of family forest farmers into their political manifesto of the Local Level Election.

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AFFON celebrates its Second Anniversary
Mar 03, 2020

On the occasion of 2nd Anniversary of establishment(7th March), AFFON organized an interaction program wherein forest experts, forest campaigners and representatives of natural resources managing groups/networks participated. Furthermore, Family forest owner Mr. Gokul Giri, shared he has gone through when he chopped down a tree on his own farmland.AFFON district chapters also handed over memorandum to their respective District Forest Offices on the same day.

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Climate Policies & Green Jobs : Interaction Workshops (local to national)
Mar 03, 2020

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Neglected woodlands – article on Kathmandu post
Mar 03, 2020

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Keeping the honorable minister abreast on the issues of family forestry
Mar 03, 2020

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Workshop on Formulation of Five Years Strategic Plan: 28-29 May 2016
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFON celebrates its First Anniversary.
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFON holds its First National Congress
Mar 03, 2020

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Warm hands bringing smiles to the little faces
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFON demands for farmer friendly policy
Mar 03, 2020

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AFFONs First National Conference
Mar 03, 2020

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