Status of National Food Policies: Impacting Food Security and Food Enterprise

National Food Policies Impacting Food Security

16th October 2020, Kathmandu

On the occasion of World Food Day 2020, on October 16, the Hult Prize at IOF is conducting a webinar session on ‘National Food Policies Impacting on Food Security and Food Enterprise.’ The Hult Prize at IOF, through this session, dives into understanding various food-related policies of the country, their influence on food security concerning the availability of quality food to the underprivileged people, the opportunities and challenges for the food-associated green enterprises in the country with possible ways of overcoming those barriers. The session will be presented by the Division Chief at the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives, Dr. RajendraUpreti. Dr. Upreti is also the spokesperson of the ministry in Province no. 1. GPCAR-PU Hult Prize will be collaborating with the Hult Prize at IOF as an outreach partner for the session.

The Hult Prize is an annual competition hosted by the Hult Prize Foundation that invites miscellaneous innovators from various universities all around the world to tackle a constraining social issue. Run in partnership with the United Nations, the students participating in the competition are asked to devise an idea about a scalable, sustainable social enterprise that can overcome the challenge put forward by the Hult Prize Foundation. The Hult Prize Foundation transforms how young people envision their possibilities as leaders to change in the world around them. With a US$1,000,000 global startup prize as its anchor activity, the Hult Prize has brought impact-focused programs, events and, training to over a million students globally, creating a pathway for youth everywhere to take action to build a better world.

The initial tier of the competition, the On-Campus event, is conducted in the various competing university premises. At the Institute of Forestry, the event shall be organized by the Hult Prize at IOF. As a non-profit-oriented platform, the first-ever on-campus representative of the Hult Prize, the Hult Prize at IOF 2020/21, is working on identifying the youths enrolled in the Institute, having pioneering ideas regarding an impactful social enterprise. With a large network of global entrepreneurs, the on-campus committee will be facilitating the participants of the on-campus program with various workshops and seminars and transform them to bridle the pressing challenge put forward for the year.

The on-campus committee of the Hult Prize at IOF has also been conducting various webinar series, the recent one disguised the kickstart series. With the motive of covering several challenges lying ahead of the future social entrepreneurs, the kickstart series was conducted to help them prepare for the Hult Challenge 2021 by providing them with ideas and techniques through the series. The sessions were facilitated by several national and international speakers, with some of them also been a participant of the Hult Prize event. The session had seen some overwhelming presence, and many other engaging sessions are yet to come.

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