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"Farm to table" event organized by the U.S. Embassy in Nepal explores innovative ways to improve value chains

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The US Embassy in Nepal organized a ‘Farm to Table’ event on August 29th to identify opportunities to maximize the market potential of Nepal’s agricultural sector. The conference brought together agro-entrepreneurs, buyers, suppliers, financial service providers, and farmers from Nepal and the United States. 
The main discussion of this round-table was based on finding innovative ways to improve efficiency and maximize productivity in Nepali agriculture. One of the main recommendations was to improve value chains by investing in ICTs connecting farmers to knowledge, market information and financial services. Other solutions proposed during the event included promoting women entrepreneurship and the commercialization of Nepali's traditional agricultural products.
Talking about the event, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Michael C. Gonzales has been quoted saying: "“Our objective today is to encourage people across the entire agricultural sector to learn more about new and evolving products and services available in Nepal, while establishing new connections and finding innovative ways of doing business.”