Christine Kitoko – August 2020
My name is Christine Kitoko, I am a candidate in the Master of Development Practice programme at the University of Waterloo and my interests lie in grassroots mobilisation and gender equality. This past summer, I completed an internship with World Accord, wherein I was further able to explore these interests through my work. Accordingly, the internship served as the basis for the present paper, entitled: Women, Agriculture and Food Security in Nepal: Which Way Forward in the Age of COVID-19? The paper provides a concise overview of agriculture in Nepal, as it intersects with gender and food security in light also of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was for the purpose of informing World Accord in the initiatives it supports in the country, through its grassroots partners. As the initiatives concern rural poor women, which are revealed to be central to local agriculture in the paper, the subject matter was thus chosen, as it was seen as befitting.
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