Farming Health and Environment Nepal (FHEN) Phase II

After the successful completion of the first phase of Farming, Health and Environment Nepal Project (FHEN), Phase-II has been launched since September, 2017 in Chitwan district. FHEN is one of the projects of Nepal Public Health Foundation aimed to improve the health of farmers and consumers by promoting a healthy and sustainable food production in Nepal with a focus on Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This project has been developed to address the growing problems of irrational use of pesticides in farming. Core target groups are local farmers, pesticide retailers, pesticide sprayers, school teachers, health workers and community people (consumers). One of the major activities of the project is to train local farmers on IPM with practical exercises based on Farmers’ Field School concept, onsite coaching and equipment support. Health workers and Female Community Health volunteers are also trained for their capacity enhancement to prevent and manage pesticide poisoning in the community. Awareness of pesticides to the community is spread through schools as well. Besides, we also advocate in this issue at the district and national levels through workshops and by writing scientific articles and disseminating information through local and national media.

Objective 1: To prevent occupational pesticide poisonings among farmers, professional sprayermen and pesticide retailers by strengthening their knowledge, attitude and practice on IPM and organic alternatives to pesticides.

  Objective 2: To prevent pesticide poisonings including those due to self-harm and accidents by increasing awareness in the villages among the health care workers about treatment and prevention.

  Objective 3: To facilitate advocacy to reduce pesticide poisonings and pollution by dissemination of knowledge, strategies and materials developed in the project at district and national levels.

Objective 1: To prevent occupational pesticide poisonings among farmers, men and women, sprayers and pesticide retailers by strengthening their knowledge, attitude and practice on IPM and organic alternatives to pesticides.

1.Training and follow up to farmers groups

2.Training and follow up to pesticide retailers

3.Training and follow up to professional spray men

 

Objective 2: To prevent pesticide poisonings including those due to self-harm and accidents by increasing awareness in the villages among the health care workers about treatment and prevention.

1.Training and follow up to first line health care workers

2.Training and follow up to FCHVs

3.Training and follow up to school teachers

 

Objective 3: To facilitate advocacy to reduce pesticide poisonings and pollution by dissemination of knowledge, strategies and materials developed in the project at district and national levels.

  1. Orientation for DAC and CSC members

2.Media advocacy through popular and scientific articles and conference

3.Researches

Danish Society for Occupational and Environmental Health (DASAM) and Dialogos

Working areas:

It covers erstwhile 10 Village Development Committees namely: Bhandara, Chainpur, Jagatpur, Mangalpur, Sukranagar, Gitanagar, Jutpani, Kumroj, Padampur, and Shivanagar.

3 years (September 2017-Feb 2020)

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