Nepal Chamber of Commerce to support utilization of barren land

The initiative is aimed at increasing agricultural productivity and attracting youths in farming: NCC

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Kathmandu: Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) has started a campaign aiming at utilizing barren land and increasing agricultural productivity.

As a part of the campaign, NCC will cooperate with its district chapters and other concerned stakeholders, according to Rajendra Malla, chairperson of the NCC. “We have been importing agricultural products worth Rs 200 billion every year despite being an agricultural country,” he said. “The chamber will contribute from its part to change the situation by attracting more youth into the agricultural sector.”

The chamber has also decided that Nepal should adopt Israeli concept and formulate the policy accordingly to enhance productivity of the agricultural sector. Hanna Goder, ambassador of Israel to Nepal, said that the government’s support and appropriate policies help Israel improve its agricultural sector. “Only 1.7 percent of Israeli people are involved in the agricultural sector. Yet the country is self-reliant in agriculture due to the use of modern technology,” he shared. In Israel, farmers have adopted agriculture as a profession and business.”