Broadcasting agricultural radio for agricultural develoment

Dhunibesi Community Agricultural Communication Centre (Dhunibesi Samudayek Krishi Sanchar Kendra)

Nepal

Organization Type: Civil Society | Category: Internet for Development

Project Summary

Nepal is landlocked and one of the developing country in the world. We people, living in rural area of Nepal are poor and incapable to solve our hand to mouth problem. We are facing hand mouth problem because we are farmers or peasants. Nepalese government’s bodies are unable to work properly to solve the problem of us due to the decade long conflict between the govt. and the Maoists.
As you know nearly 80% of us are dependent in traditional agricultural based economic system. To increase our economic, educational and agricultural information standard we had established an organization which could help us for our sustainable life standard.
To make other farmer and to be concerned ourselves about their/us agricultural right, suppressive governmental policies and hateful behaviour of so called high class society, there should be a media which would advocate in our side. So we had decided to establish a non political, non profitable and independent Radio Which Name Is Krishi Radio 105 MHz

Background

Nepal is landlocked and one of the developing country in the world. We people, living in rural area of Nepal are poor and incapable to solve our hand to mouth problem. We are facing hand mouth problem because we are farmers or peasants. Nepalese government’s bodies are unable to work properly to solve the problem of us due to the decade long conflict between the govt. and the Maoists.
As you know nearly 80% of us are dependent in traditional agricultural based economic system. To increase our economic, educational and agricultural information standard we had established an organization which could help us for our sustainable life standard.
To make other farmer and to be concerned ourselves about their/us agricultural right, suppressive governmental policies and hateful behaviour of so called high class society, there should be a media which would advocate in our side. So we had decided to establish a non political, non profitable and independent Radio Which Name Is Krishi Radio 105 MHz

Justification

This project nominated to the ISIF Asia award because…

According to the justification we are the first and only agricultural community radio which is always dedicated for agricultural development. we should win this award because we had to prove the value of radio broadcasting in agricultural development.

Team

Objectives

 Helping people to follow improved farming and livestock husbandry.
 Establishing peaceful and prosperous agricultural society by inculcating democratic norms and values.
 Inspiring local youngsters for modern agricultural system.
 Help to check brain-draining from local agricultural societies by broadcasting youth motivating program.
 Promoting co-existence between and among the divers group of farmers.
 Informing, educating, and inspiring local agricultural communities.
 Help to maintain peaceful agricultural market in the mentioned coverage area.
 Support to maintain balance in eco-system and ecology by awaking farmers about the harmful effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
 To encourage people for the joint venture in agricultural system within local farmers and other agricultural and research institutions.
 Help to development and promote in organic agricultural system.
 Empowering farmers, minorities, women, marginalized and low strata group of people for the well being of their own.
 To conduct research on about the technology relating to the replacement of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to protect ecology and environment.
 To conduct training and seminar among the farmers to promote healthy environment by replacing the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides with locally available inorganic material and resources.
 Assisting local agricultural communities to understand an importance of mass media especially local media.
 Assisting agricultural communities to preserve and promote local cultures (folk lories and folk song etc.)
 Creating an atmosphere where free flow of information and information culture are utilized for the development of people.
 Helping people to eliminate social evils/discrimination, stigmas, corruption, etc

Technical details and contribution to innovation

FM Transmitters, Antennas, Broadband internet, SMS systems, and other technology used for radio broadcasting

Activities

Broadcasting FM radio for agricultural development

Outcomes

 This radio would be the main source of news, information, entertainment and inspiration for the local agricultural communities in their daily lives.
 Both, listening and information culture will be consolidated in the local communities.
 Local agricultural communities will be impressed and encouraged towards local development endeavours by community friendly radio programs.
 Local communities especially farmers, women, Dalits, marginalized and disadvantaged peoples, disables etc. would be gradually capable to raise voices of their right and against social injustices.
 Local agricultural communities would be aware of their agricultural right, agricultural information, social injustice/evils and disease.
 Human resources would be developed.
 Indigenous and traditional organizations would be strengthened.
 Social capitals (Cooperation, self help schemes etc.) would be promoted and increased.

Publications and dissemination efforts

We are a FM Radio station, we are producing radio jingles and other promotional documents

Awards and distinctions

We had not receive any kind of Awards till now.

Website

www.krishiradio.org.np, www.farmradio.org.np

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http://www.facebook.com/nepaliupendra.adhikari

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Project Representative

Upendra Prasad Adhikari

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