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Greeting from WWOOF Nepal. I read with interest the WWOOFing
and Beyond story in the recent New Farm and thought your
readers might find interest in our organization, WWOOF Nepal.
We have been in existence since 2003 and are working to establish
an intercultural dialogue on organic and sustainable agriculture
for Nepalese farmer and volunteers from all over the world
to share experiences and techniques concerning agriculture,
to experience Nepalese Culture in a indigenous way and to
improve communication within the organic movement. Our research
center is 150 kilometers from Katmandu, and we are working
to expand our programs.
WWOOF Nepal offer Western travelers opportunities to work
in Nepal and helps place Nepalese students in farms abroad
in long-term cycles.
We wish to establish a demonstration role-model farm project
that will work on an international level on interdisciplinary
and intercultural research programs concerning organic and
sustainable agriculture in Nepal. The model farm will be a
practical and demonstrative place to try out new methods of
cultivating and herding. It will offer a good location for
trainings or meetings of WWOOF participants. WWOOF Nepal’s
roll-model farm can serve as the center of our national network,
and a center for intercultural
In order to move Nepal in an organic way with our own action
and effort with the participation of local farmers, students,
volunteers and active NGOS, WWOOF Nepal wishes to invite national
and international agricultural field specialists who can provide
training toWWOOF host members. We are making an international
research office in the Chitwan area and searching donor agency
from all around the world to help with financial contribution.
Should you have interest in help us please feel free to contact
us. We will let you know the procedure and will publicly recognize
all who are able to help this project, which will ultimately
be of great benefit to the Nepalese people.
For the care of the Earth,