Kathmandu, Nov 3,2014: The Small Farmers Conference 2014 concluded on Monday with a 19-point declaration for alleviation of poverty from the country by 2025.
The conference ended with a commitment to expand access to fiscal and non-fiscal services of more than one million poor families living in 70 districts of the country.
The declaration also emphasizes on infrastructure development, social proximity, gender inclusion, entrepreneurship, employment and market development for poverty alleviation.
The Small Farmers’ Development Bank, Nepal Agriculture Cooperatives Central Association, Small Farmers Agriculture Cooperatives Institute have also expressed the commitment to provide overall service from a single point to help build social capital and alleviate poverty.
Meanwhile the conference has also urged the Ministry of Finance and the National Planning Commission to promote small farmers Agriculture Cooperatives institutions.
Some 750 farmer representatives from 55 districts of the country took part in the two-day conference.