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VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL-Family Farmers Exchange Volunteers Opportunity in Nepal

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Recruiting Organization: Agripreneurs' Nepal

About Us -

What is Family Farming ?and Why Family Farming ?

KEY FACTS:

1. Family farms occupy around 70-80% of farmland worldwide.

2. Women hold only 15%.

3. More than 90% of farms are run by an individual or a family who rely primarily on family labor.

# Family farmers are the agents of change we need to achieve Zero Hunger #

# Concept of Family Farming -

Family Farming (including all family-based agricultural activities) is a means of organizing agricultural, forestry, fisheries, pastoral and aquaculture production that is managed and operated by a family, and is predominantly reliant on the family labor of both women and men. The family and the farm are linked, co-evolve and combine economic, environmental, social and cultural functions.

"With the launch of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028), FAO and IFAD reiterate our determination and commitment to support concerted actions to fulfill the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to step up interventions for a healthy, resilient and sustainable food system."

DO YOUR BIT! BIG OR SMALL, EVERY BIT COUNTS!

Let us put family farming at the center to lead this transformation for this decade and beyond.

"Family Farming can be of 2 categories -

1.Rural Family Farming - Outdoor Horizontal ,Free Range Soil based ,Agro-Forest )

2.Urban Family Farming- Indoor ,Vertical ,Soilless ,Aquaponics, Hydroponics Aero roots ,Smart & Hi-Tech )

Nepal is Agricultural Country and people are engaged into Family Farming ,It would be great experiences for Family Farmers Volunteers to come and exchange their experiences ,practices,methodology of Family Farming among Nepalese Faming Farming .In Nepal Family Farmers also host Family HomeStay & Family FarmStay as a part of Community based Tourism & AgroTourism ,So we welcome Family Farmers from the globe ,

The best experience for volunteers/Interns/Students / Teachers /Trainers/Social Workers/Researchers/ Innovators /Travelers/Mentors/Professors/Engineers/Technologists/Film Maker/Documentary Maker/Agriculturists/Farmers/Environmentalist/Pet Care/Animal Care/Fisheries/Veterinarian/Botanist/Bio Technologists/Chemist/Food Technologist/Conservationist/Waste Management /Non Profit Managers/ Language Teachers/Cooking ,Bakery,Culianary Art /Hotel Management /Digital Marketing /or any skill any knowledge or any interest or physical labor or any sort of contribution .... all are highly appreciated ! Every bit counts ,Every effort made is the best value for Nepal!

Why Nepal?

Nepal is one of the most beautiful, culturally rich and welcoming country in the world. Nepal is very rich in diversity where temperature and culture differs every minute of distance. It is home to Mount Everest, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and an astonishingly beautiful and diverse landscape, ranging from the well-known peaks of the Himalaya to the low-lying regions of the Terai-Madesh. Nepali people are as diverse as the geography, with over 70 languages or dialects and scores of traditional festivals celebrated throughout the year.

However, Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world with low rates of literacy, high rates of poverty and a persistent gender imbalance. The government is frequently unable to provide adequate education and health facilities throughout the country and both urban and rural areas are forced to live without necessary resources to promote growth and development of their communities:

  • 42% of the population live below the poverty line on less than $240 a yearˆ
  • 15,000 orphans are living on Kathmandu's streets
  • 42% of the population of Nepal are unemployed¹
  • 51% illiteracy rate throughout Nepal¹
  • 2.5 doctors are available for each 100,000 inhabitants²
  • 54% of Nepali children are malnourished³

Our mission is to encourage and invite as many, Researchers, Trainers, Teachers/Professors/Mentors /Technologists/Engineers/Agriculturists as many as possible to improve this situation, while they are experiencing the rich culture, natural splendor and daily life of Nepal, one of the most beautiful countries of the world. We do this by being flexible to their need and keeping costs low and offering Nepalese warm hospitalities and exchange of cross-cultural activities.

Why Agripreneurs' Nepal,SAF,UFC & EcoHomestay Nepal?

We seek to address the issues of environment, Climate Change, Agriculture, Wild, Red Panda, Birds, Forestation, Organic, Technology, Farmers Market, Innovation, Research, Youth & Women Empowering, Education & Children, Nutrition, Waste Management, Food & Public Health, Rural Development, Rural Tourism, literacy, poverty and gender imbalance by partnering with institutions and organizations and ensuring that the progress made is sustainable. EcoHomeStay Nepal, SAF Tech, School of Agribusiness & Urban Family Farming - SAF, UFC- Urban Family Farmers Cooperative and all stakeholders. Agriculture, Argo Tourism, Rural Tourism, Youth & Women Empowerment, Capacity Build up, Education & Skill Development, construction, health, environmental, educational and income generating projects throughout economically poor areas of Nepal. These projects provide opportunities for national and international Volunteers, Mentors, Intern, Software Developers, IT Engineers, Engineers, Agri Engineers, Bio- Technologists, Food Technologists, Archi-Tech, Veterinarian, Urban Agriculturists volunteer, Interns, Researchers, Innovators to assist in the development of Nepal. We also run a cultural exchange program, Nepali language and cultural classes, Mentorship, Internship, Fellowship, Volunteering, OJT, Practicum, Research, Innovation, Workshop, Training, Meditation, Yoga, Organic Farm Stay and a Ecohomestay program in Nepal.

We seek to address the issues of literacy, poverty, gender imbalance, Agriculture, Environment, Forestation, Technology, Unemployment, Youth & Women Empowerment, by partnering with institutions, organizations & Individuals and ensures that the progress made is sustainable. We co-ordinate construction, health, environmental, educational and income generating projects throughout economically poor areas of Nepal. These projects provide opportunities for national and international Volunteer, Interns, Researchers, Innovators to assist in the development of Nepal. We also run a cultural exchange program, Nepali language and cultural classes Organic Farm Stay and a home stay program all over Nepal.

Volunteering, Internship Research, Innovation work in Nepal can be an extremely rewarding and life-changing experience. Your efforts can bring great changes in the lives of individual people and the wider community. This cannot be said enough. In the difficult times that Nepal is now facing, your contribution of time or resources is extremely valuable.

Our unique position as a Nepali run Organization means we know our country better and this allows us to reduce overheads, yet still provide fantastic service equal to the high-cost international agencies. From the very first day of our volunteers,Interns,Researchers,Students'' arrival until your departure from Nepal, we do everything possible to make sure You will have a safe, meaningful and pleasant stay. We make sure all our volunteers are well prepared before beginning work as a volunteer, we provide you orientations, training in Nepali language, culture, work practices and guided sight-seeing tours.

Why are We hiring Volunteers & Interns?

Our Vision , mission , Goal ,Core Objectives are to help local farmers, youth entrepreneur, women ,grassroot people, reduce poverty ,contribute to environment climate change, waste management ,education ,Public Health, employment, Technology ,Innovation ,Research ,Capacity building ,Marketing , Promotion ,Digitalization ,Sustainability , and our finding is that their main challenges are marketing , promotion ,branding & Visualization , Also ,Our Local Nepalese youths Students dream to learn these special skills by considering our Volunteers & Interns as their Mentors by learning by doing & Learning by Making Mistakes Method " . We welcome international Volunteers & Interns to participate in these projects so that Our Local Youths and International Volunteers will make a big team and learn from each other's.

Responsibilities - The main responsibility shall be collaborating with our Local Youths, farmers, women groups, Entrepreneurs, and actively participate in the projects and task in time. Any of your skills can be of most value.

Qualification - Any level of Degree or Education is fine, but the Volunteers should have interest and desire to learn and teach in a Teamwork

Job Description - An online Orientation shall be provided through which we will be able to explain you the specific job description. Please do not worry! As we believe in Learning by doing & learning by making Mistakes as well as Learning by Sharing.

Fresher & Learners! - If you are highly self-motivated with will power to take the challenge and learning by making mistakes and Learning by Doing then you can choose our Volunteer or Internship option for any role of your interest. Please contact us for further details about volunteer & Internship with us.

Working Hours - This Position requires the flexible working hours, so no hard rules apply. This is a Team work too so everyone shall have to remain happy with flexible and extra working hours and consider the work not as the work but Work as the Fun!

No. Of Position - many

Working Stations /Location - Our Main office is in Kathmandu and Lalitpur Sanepa ,however we have our branches working stations in all 77 districts of Nepal. Generally, the working station will be at Kathmandu or anywhere Volunteers prefer to be placed.

Program Fee -

1.Registration & Processing Fee - One Time & Nonrefundable Registration & Processing Fee - Euro $ 100

2. Program Fee - The first Month Program Fee is Euro $ 400 and for additional extend of stay -Euro $ 200 for 2 weeks, $ 300 for 3 weeks, $ 400 for 4 weeks for additional weeks (It includes all food, Accommodation with shared bathroom & Kitchen and shared room with separate bed, free Wi-Fi Internet, Electricity, water, cleaning and waste management) - Please go to this link for fee and details - feepayment (nepalvolunteers.org)

Note - The Program Fee is monthly based because all the major expenses are in monthly agreement so the minimum Program fee is at least 1 month no matter if you may choose to stay 1 week or 2 or less than 1 month. Any services or facilities which are not included shall be your own responsibilities.

Accommodation - We have own & our Members Family Farmers Homestay Houses almost in every Part of Nepal with Nepalese Normal single bedroom with clean blanket, bedsheet, pillow, mattress, common bathroom with shower, Wi Fi internet, Electricity. If you need more Luxurious than this, you have freedom to add but with your own money.

Food -

1 Tea & breakfast - Organic Green Tea /black tea and fresh Milk tea with Nepalese typical breakfast such as boiled egg potatoes, bread chapati, soup

2.Lunch - Dal Bhat sabji - Veg and Non-Veg Lunch shall be provided with Nepalese typical food

3.Dinner - Nepalese typical daal Bhat (Lentil Soup & Steam Rice) with veg or nonveg shall be provided

If you need more than this, you have full freedom to buy on your own

Visa & Others - Visa and others are your own responsibility. We shall assist you with the documentation and processing wherever needed

Arrival and Orientation

Orientation begins on the morning of next day your arrival and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Nepal - an introduction to Nepal, Nepalese customs, language training details, rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Nepal, and an introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to visit local temples, sample authentic Nepali food, meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing. The program may vary depending on your time of arrival. We will manage to include all below mentioned activities in you introduction program.

• Arrival and introduction host family

• Survival Nepali lessons and cultural discussion

• Local amenities and sightseeing and project start

About Us

Agripreneurs' Nepal is an Umbrella & Group of Entrepreneurs , Social Entrepreneurs ,Agriculturists , Farmers , Technologists , IT & Software Engineers , Agri-Engineers, Bio Technologists ,Plantist , Botanists, Chemists, Food Technologists ,Animal Health Workers, Veterinarian, Public Health Workers, Doctors ,Nurse , Environmentalists, Mentors, Teachers ,Professor, Academicians ,Re-searchers, Media Professionals ,Journalists, Consultants,Trainers,Sportsmen ,Film Makers, Multimedia Graphic Designers ,Pet Doctors , Wild Lives Experts, Rural Development & Urban Planners , Innovators, Coop Leaders ,Social Workers, Conservationist, Foresters ,Aqua-culturist ,Organic Activists .We are idealists from various Parts of Nepal and we have come together under Agripreneurs' Nepal to achieve our common goal & objectives together. Agriprenerus'Nepal is also known as " SAF (School of Agribusiness & Urban Family Farming) " as well as UFC (Urban Family Farmers) & EcoHomeStay Nepal. SAF, UFC, SAF Agri solution, SAF Agri Tech, SAF Tech ,EcoHomeStay Nepal these all are projects of Agripreneurs' Nepal.

Our Mission - " Cleaner, Greener, Digital, Sustainable & More Organic Nepal "

VISION - We envision to contribute towards creating Jobs & reduction of Poverty, conservation, Climate Change, Sustainable, Digital & More Organic Nepal. Our vision is to contribute towards UN Sustainable Goals through SAF AgriTech, SAF Agri solution SAF, SAF Food Tech, SAF Environment& Conservation Tech, SAF FinTech, SAF Medi Tech, SAF Media Tech, SAF Hospitality & Tourism Tech, EcoHomeStay Nepal, PCRC -Red Panda Conservation & Research Center & more...

We envision creating jobs and contributing towards Nepal's Rural Tourism, Agro -Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, Poverty, Unemployment, Conservation and Climate change, carbon footprint, Food Safety & Food Scarcity, Environment, Public Health and so on. Our vision is to contribute towards Organic Food, Food Security, Cleaner, Greener, Digital and more Sustainable Organic Nepal through Agritech, Tourism Tech, Edutech Biotech, Food Tech, Fintech, Data Bank and more.

Our core objectives are to aim solving problems of:

  • Nepal Rural Tourism through EcoHomestay Nepal (Tourism Tech)
  • Farmers and Agriculturists through AgriTech
  • Financial Analyst and Financial Institution through FinTech,
  • Tourism and Hospitality sector through Hospitality and Tourism Tech
  • Education sector through Edutech,
  • Medical and Hospital sector through MediTech,
  • Data analyst through Databank,
  • Industrialists and Entrepreneurs through Biotech
  • Environmentalists and conservation through Environment and Conservation Tech

Our mission is to encourage and invite as many Agriculturists /Family Farmers /Agribusiness Consultants /Agriculturists /Perma-culturists /Agri Trainers /Mentors /Technologists/Environmentalist /Development Engineers/Architect -Interiors /Urban Farming Experts/Food Technologists /volunteers, Interns, Researchers, Trainers, Students, Innovators as possible to improve this situation, while they are experiencing the rich culture, natural splendorous and daily life of Nepal, one of the most beautiful countries of the world. Under the umbrella of Agripreneurs Nepal, EcoHomestay Nepal, and SAF Technology, there are SAF ( School of Agribusiness & Urban Family Farming ), UFC ( Urban Family Farmers Cooperative ) in action to implement Agricultural Methodology & Technology as well as all Bio-Technologies plus Food Technology and Technology such as Aquaponics, Bio floc, Hydroponic, Aeroponics, Heli culture-Helix, Spirulina, Soilless Vertical Urban, Zero waste Farming and Agribusiness being offered to potential youths and building the capacity of women and youths so that Nepal's Poverty can be reduced through Agriculture and mainly through Agri- Commodity Market & Organic Food Production. We are focused to achieve the goal set by UN FAO -Zero Hunger, Climate Change, Family Farming, Organic Food, Sustainable Farming and so on. EcoHomeStay Nepal is focused on Nepal Rural Tourism & SAF Tech is working on technology required for Nepal Tourism, Agri, Media, Food, Education, Biotechnology, Environment, Forest & Conservation & so on

School of Agribusiness & Family Farming - SAF, Aquaponics, Bio floc, Hydroponic, Aeroponics (ABHA Nepal), Heli-culture - Helix & Spirulina, Hydroponics, Rabbitry / Rabbit Farming, Black Chicken, Quail, Guinea Fowl .... Poultry and Livestock, Pepino-Mellon (Japanese Apple), Moringa & Castor ,Red Panda Conservation & Research Center , Dolphin Conservation & Research Center ,Human Resource Production - Agriculturist Training Center ,Homestay, Farmhouse & Research Center , Meditation Yoga Center - Spiritual Tourism , TV/Radio/Online TV Media Project, Documentary /Photography/Videography/Film Making Project, Hospitality & Event Management /Shopping Complex / Fish & Meat Mart / Aquaponic Palace / Café Restaurant /Coffee Shop, Resort /Farmhouse Project, IT /Media & E-commerce /social media & Digital Marketing Project, Innovation & Study & Research Center, Volunteering /Internship / Fellowship / Research /Study program /Exchange Program

Music/Dance /Instrument/ Instruction & Training, Waiter/Cook/ Hospitality & Event Management Training Center/ OJT, Job Placement, Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Agripreneurship , Mentorship, Fellowship, Scholarship, Business Study, Business Plan, Product Design, Project Design, Promotion, Strategy Plan & SWOT Analysis, Accounting /Financial Analysis /Auditing /CA - Charter Accounting/ Fund Management

Documentation / Administration, Report Writing, Content Writing, Manual Handouts and book writing/ Research Methodology, Animal Caring / Pet Animals, Life Science, Veterinarian, Livestock, Poultry, Pig Keeping, Goat Keeping, Bee Keeping, Fish keeping, Rabbit Farming

Handicraft, Leathercraft, Fashion Design, Sewing, Bamboo craft, Fiber handicraft, ,Technologies in Agriculture, Rural & Urban Farming ,Tourism Projects ,Red Panda Research Center ,Yoga /Meditation /Healing /Aerobic /Therapy ,Re-habitation Center ,Sports & Recreational Program Marketing, Promotional, Publishing, Advertising, Digital Promotional Project Interior Design, Decoration, Archi-tech design Integrated Farm Design, Permaculture Farming Mobile / Laptop/ TV Repairing Center & Hardware Website Design /Logo Design / Flex Design / Banner Design / Graphic Design Software & Apps Development Teacher Training, Skill & Vocational Training Monastery Volunteering, Monastery Teaching & Learning Program Wildlives & Natural Resources Conservation, Research & Study Program Women/Youths & Local Farmers Empowering & Capacity building Program Co-operatives /Microfinance Projects Library & School Project Teaching, School Management Program OJT / Internship, job placement Program Student Exchange Program Travel Tour Package / Homestay / Resort /Hotel / Hospitality Management Trekking / Hiking / Rafting / Adventurous / Mountaineering /Green Project / Forest Conservation / Plantation, Environmental & Climate Change Waste Management / Organic Composting / Recycling 1. Solar Power / Alternative Energy Innovation & Implementation 2. Health, Sanitation, Nursing, Medical, Hospital Project & Program 3. English Teaching-Learning / Chinese Teaching Learning / Japanese Teaching -Learning / Korean Teaching -Learning / Spanish Teaching -Learning / French Teaching -Learning / Nepali Teaching - Learning / Sanskrit Teaching - Learning 4. Painting / Art Drawing / Creative work 5. Manual Work & Physical Construction / Civil Engineering, Agriculture Engineering 6. Football / Cricket / Tennis / Basketball /Karate/Tei Kwando / Fitness Club / Coach Instructor

Technology Workshop & Training Marketing, Product Design, Value Added skill, branding and promotion skill training Awareness program in all 77 districts - Awareness on Organic food, Organic Farming, Micro saving, Youths in Action - Agripreneurs' Nepal is engaging educated youths in green plantation, sanitation Awareness, Environmental activities and so on

MONASTERY TEACHING PROJECT & MONASTERY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FUND-RAISING & FUND MANAGEMENT ORPHANAGE TEACHING /ORPHANAGE VOLUNTEERING /ORPHANAGE CONSTRUCTION RURAL SCHOOL, RURAL HEALTH POST VOLUNTEERING & CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY & RURAL DEVELOPMENT, LIVELIHOOD FOREST, AGROFOREST, NURSERY, FLORICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AGRONOMY, GARDENING, ENVIRONMENTAL, GO GREEN PROJECT, ZERO WASTE & RECYCLE PROJECT, ONE MILLION TREE CHALLENGE, GREEN PROJECT - OFOD (ONE FOREST ONE DISTRICT), OPPC - ONE PLANT PER CHILD.

Namaste Nepal!

How to Apply?

Please send your CV, Resume & Cover Letter to - iabsnepal@gmail.com

or

Visit our website - nepalvolunteers.org

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