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[Ambassador report] Diversity Fair

by Kushal Naharki | 19-11-2019 15:21 Comments 9 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Diversity fairs are the events organized   to promote conservation and utilization of agricultural bio-diversity. Diversity fair is event exhibiting local bio-diversity to sensitize the community on the value of and use of conserving bio-diversity and to access genetic diversity at community level.

DF is very effective tool to document the diversity richness in the community and total species and their associated information(population, growth habits and status of species/varieties and in addition to identify the rare and unique species.

Fairs are organized by involvement of various stakeholders active in the field of agro-biodiversity management. In Nepal, Local Initiatives for bio-diversity, Research and development(LI-BIRD),National agricultural Research council(NARC), International Plant genetic Resource Institute(IPRI).A number of NGO’s/CBOs have adopted this tool in various projects. MOAC has planned to institutionalize the tools in all 75 districts and already initiated piloting it in 3 districts. A national biodiversity fair was organized jointly by MOFSC, Sahayog (NGO)   and Miss Nepal 2003 in Kathmandu, 2004.

 

There are certain guiding principles for the organization of Diversity fairs:

Ø  DF promotes working through group approach rather than individual and encourages representation of women, poor and disadvantage community members in this group.Species/varietal diversity exhibited in the DF should be from home garden only. DF promotes the intra and inter -specific diversity, encourages to locate rare, local and unique diversity and their custodians. All the species/varieties exhibited in DF should be well documented with the basic information viz. local name, Collection source, seed source, local use values and conservation status.  Participating group should have willingness to share and exchange the information and genetic materials with the villagers for their mutual benefits.

Diversity fairs can be carried out more effectively by raising awareness on agricultural biodiversity and disseminating importance of DF fairs through local papers, local FM radios, Nepal TV and disseminating information through poems, folk songs, Bhajan/Chutka etc.

The major limitation of diversity fair is deviation of the intention of the diversity fair from the promoting of biodiversity conservation and information of diversity to the recreational purpose or entertainment purpose. Along with this there is limitation in the access of poor and rural farmers. All the knowledge regarding to the diversity cannot be fully delivered to people in such short time duration of fair. Although there are some limitation of diversity fair there are some thing that gives us the path for the success of the diversity fair in the conservation of biodiversity. Diversity fair gives us the inventory of the biodiversity of particular place. It gives idea about the firms, agencies, farmers group and individual farmers that are working for the conservation of biodiversity and their effort towards the diversity conservation. From this study we also gained some idea of the importance of diversity fair in the promotion of conservation importance of biodiversity. If the farmers and local bodies concern with diversity conservation work together this fair can lead to the sustainable conservation method of diversity in local as well as national level.

9 Comments

Kushal Naharki

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Kushal

    Thank you for the detailed explanation about diversity fair.
    I was not familiar with the concept, and by reading your report, I could learn about its objectives and social meaning of the event.
    I can see from many reports including yours that agricultural industry is the core of Nepal. With diversity fairs, I hope more and more people become aware of the importance of bio diversity and think together for some solutions to preserve the diversity in many regions.

    Thank you for the informative report.
    Posted 21-11-2019 22:52

Kushal Naharki

Shobha Pokhrel

  • Shobha Pokhrel says :
    Hello Kushal Dai!!
    By the grace of the god ,hope so you are fine ...

    Thank you so much for extending my kowledge more about the diversity fair.
    This type of fair actually helps to promote and preserve the endangared and vulnerable plnt species.

    Hoping for your next report.
    thank you .

    Yours ,
    Shobha
    Posted 21-11-2019 02:05

Shobha Pokhrel

  • Shobha Pokhrel says :
    Hello Kushal Dai!!
    By the grace of the god ,hope so you are fine ...

    Thank you so much for extending my kowledge more about the diversity fair.
    This type of fair actually helps to promote and preserve the endangared and vulnerable plnt species.

    Hoping for your next report.
    thank you .

    Yours ,
    Shobha
    Posted 21-11-2019 02:04

Kushal Naharki

Kushal Naharki

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Hello Kushal Dai,
    I do hope you are fine there and doing great with your works,
    Thanks for letting us know about the Diversity fair,
    Keep writing such a great report,
    We are eager to read much more from you,

    Yours,
    Sandhya
    Posted 19-11-2019 22:40

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Hello Kushal dai !!!
    I hope you are fine and doing great.
    Thank you for well-written report.

    Keep doing great.

    Yours,
    Meena

    Posted 19-11-2019 22:33

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