Farming, Health and Environment Nepal (FHEN) project, a collaboration between NPHF and ICOEPH/DASAM, organized a panel discussion on Linkage of research, education and extension regarding pesticide minimization” on December 6th, 2022 (Mangsir 20, 2079).
The objectives of this panel discussion were as follows:
- To share knowledge/experiences/ studies on the issue of chemical pesticides.
- To address the status of the association between Research, Extension, and Education in Nepal for pesticide minimization.
- To discuss the current gap in association between Agricultural Research, Education, and Extension for pesticide minimization.
- To discuss the ways forward to foster the association for pesticide minimization.
(Pic: From the left; Ms. Subeksha Shrestha, Dr. Chuman Lal Das, Dr. Mahesh Kumar Maskey,Dr. Deepak Bhandari, Mr. Achyut Prasad Dhakal, Mr. Rojan Karki)
The panellists for the program were:
Dr. Chuman Lal Das
(Director, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division)
Dr. Deepak Bhandari
(Executive Director of the Nepal Agricultural Research Council, NARC)
Dr. Pradip Gyanwali
(Executive Chief of Nepal Health and Research Council, NHRC)
Mr. Achyut Prasad Dhakal
(Central Steering Committee member, NPHF)
Ms. Subeksha Shrestha
(Program Coordinator, Himalayan College of Science and Technology)
Mr. Rojan Karki
(Assistant Professor, Himalayan College of Science and Technology)
And the program was moderated by Dr. Mahesh Kumar Maskey
(Founding Chair and Executive Chief, Nepal Public Health Foundation)
The Farming, Health and Environment Nepal (FHEN) project, a collaboration between NPHF and ICOEPH/DASAM.
There were students from Himalayan College of Agricultural Science and Technology (HICAST) and BPH (Bachelor of Public Health) and MPH (Master of Public Health) students from Institute of Medicine (IOM) as audience present for the panel discussion who engaged during the open floor discussion.