About Me: I am contributing as a co-editor of "Krishi Patrika"- an agricultural newspaper published fortnightly in Nepali language from Nepal. As you are well aware that Nepal is and agricultural based poorest country in the world. Out of the total population (28 million), over 80 percent are farmers and more than 90 percent women support in farming and agricultural activities. The status of farmers as well as women is very miserable. Also, we don't have any newspaper publishing news about agricultural activities and farmers voices. So we formed a small group and are publishing agricultural newspapers targeting to rural farmers, since last 16 December 2007.

I hold Massters degree and also studied agriculture. I am tryining to create awareness among rural farmers especially women and raise problems faced by the farmers as well as publish lessons learned by the farmers for its replications. This "Krishi Patrika" is only one of its kind in Nepal published from private sector. With poor resources we are trying to give voices to the voiceless poor farmers and women. We are not a political organisation and also not for profit making organisation. Pease feel free to contact me at krishipatrika@gmail.com or sumitrapande@yahoo.com you can also visit our website <krishipatrika.cfsites.org>.

My Passions: Empower rural farmers and contribute to eradicate rural poverty

My Challenges: Wiiden activities and sustainable development of my newspaper "Krishi Patrika".

My Vision for the Future: Every rural farmers who plough the lands should have enought to feed

My Areas of Expertise: Reporting agricultural news, editing articles (Nepali), management and organisation


Dear Sumitra, 'Namaskar' I am Sunita from Nepal but currently studying in AUW (Asian University for Women) in Bangladesh. How are you? I read your article and am impressed with it. I believed you too wanted to change the womern's lives. I have planned to organised a informal meeting after going back to nepal. The meeting will focus on how to educate all girls in the context of Nepal. I will mentioned the place later. If you wish to join me please feel free to reply the post and let's start our conversation. Thank you With Love and Regards Sunita Basnet

With Love and RegardsSunita Basnet

Dear Sumitra, Thanks for your acceptance. I will inform you the program details later. Can I have your contact information please so that I can inform you about the program. I will discuss with other friends and let you know. Thanks With Love and regards Sunita Basnet 01731894557 Asian University for Women 20/A M.M. Ali Road Chittagong Bangladesh.

With Love and RegardsSunita Basnet

Dear Sumitra, thanks for your reply. I am talking with my friend in Nepal so there is a probability that the meeting will held on 19th july 2009, in TIA Trungram International School foundation, Hattigauda, Kathmandu. I will inform you as soon as I hear from my friend. Thank you With Love Sunita

With Love and RegardsSunita Basnet

Dear Sumitra Ji, Namaskar How are you? Hope you are doing great work. Please contact me in my gmail account. I need to talk with you.

Thank you

With Love and RegardsSunita Basnet