Nepal Purbadhar

मङ्लबार, असार ५, २०८१
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

मङ्लबार, असार ५, २०८१
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

EU Ambassador Inaugurates Nepal’s First Integrated Chyangra Pashmina Farm

Lo Manthang, Mustang: The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Nepal, Veronique Lorenzo, inaugurated the landmark Chyangra Pashmina Research and Agro Tourism farm in Lo Manthang on Tuesday. This project marks Nepal’s first integrated Chyangra farm, designed to revolutionize commercial Chyangra farming and empower local communities.

A joint initiative between local Chyangra farmers and the Nepal Pashmina Industries Association (NPIA), the farm sets a new dimension for integrating modern Chyangra practices with sustainable agro-tourism.

With a capacity for over 1,000 Chyangra goats, the farm aspires to become a knowledge-sharing hub, fostering expertise and best practices in Chyangra breeding and care. Ambassador Lorenzo highlighted the farm’s significance in strengthening the Pashmina value chain by creating a reliable source of high-quality Chyangra fiber.

Recognizing the importance of youth and women in Chyangra farming, Ambassador Lorenzo emphasized their inclusion to create local employment opportunities and combat rural migration.

Tashi Norbu Gurung, Chairman of Lo Manthang Rural Municipality, pledged the local government’s support by incorporating programs like matching grants for Chyangra farmers in their annual plans. Dr. Sharfraz Wani, an international Chyangra expert, presented the farm’s technical design, outlining its potential to revolutionize commercial Chyangra farming while promoting sustainable practices.

Following the inauguration, Ambassador Lorenzo visited the Pashmina fiber collection center established with the technical assistance of the EU-Nepal Trade and Investment Programme. This visit underscores the EU’s ongoing commitment to supporting the development of Nepal’s Pashmina industry.

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