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Agricultural Farmers Training in Nepal: A Review of Social Work Perspective

Som Nepali1 and Rajesh Tamang1
  • 1 Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, India

Abstract

Social workers can mediate in the agricultural process on two crucial levels- first, it can familiarize the local people with the new technologies, information, training, available subsidies, and facilities either by the state or by institutions and organizations, secondly, it can use first-hand knowledge of the condition of the farmers to understand the need of the hour and convey the same to the policymakers. We have seen how many farmer’s agitations and movements have been successfully organized in our country on a large scale, but still, two major lacunae in this whole process have limited the impact of these movements on a much greater scale- one, there is a dearth of larger social consciousness among the masses regarding the problem of farmers in general and these movements in specific. Social workers need to take this burden on their heads to ensure that not only the information is disseminated smoothly and effectively but also a larger audience can be built who not only can be aware of the condition of farmers but can also empathize with it, thus providing the base of mobilization of these groups for future causes.

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Volume 17 No. 1, 2022, 65-70

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajabssp.2022.65.70

Submitted On: 22 January 2022 Published On: 8 October 2022

How to Cite: Nepali, S. & Tamang, R. (2022). Agricultural Farmers Training in Nepal: A Review of Social Work Perspective. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 17(1), 65-70. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajabssp.2022.65.70

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Keywords

  • Social Worker
  • Farmers
  • Training
  • Information
  • Technology
  • Mobilization