Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 1 December 2018) – Nepali scientists have invented easiest and cheapest multiuse technology to combat the adverse effect of climate change that has been threatening the world.
A team of agro-scientists engaged in a research since 30 year has finally proved that a compound form of the microbial combination can be used to control the climate change effects very easily.
Under the guidance of the then Chairman of Nepali Farming Institute late Mr. Bharat Raj Sharma a team of scientists led by the Chief Scientist, Khadga Bhakta Paudel has invested this technology.
He claimed that ‘until and unless we significantly reduce the load of greenhouse gas from atmosphere, these hazards will continue in an increasing trend.
What he says about the innovation :
In spite of all the global efforts to reduce the carbon emission, it has not been achieved as per requirement and the greenhouse gas load in atmosphere has been increasing.’
In 2016, total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission (excluding those from land use) continued to increase by about 0.5% to accumulate about 49.3 giga tones carbon dioxide equivalent (Gt CO2 eq) and emission of land use has been estimated as 4.1 Gt, thus the total global emissions come to 53.4 Gt CO2 eq.
Several reports have been published on the havocs of climate change. We have focused on technologies to sequester carbon dioxide for mitigation of greenhouse gas load in atmosphere through the technologies of Nepalese Farming Institute (NFI), involved in multiple research works in different parts (Mountains, Hills and Terai) of Nepal.
We have developed Jeevatu (consortium of natural beneficial microbes) based cost-effective organic farming technology. ‘This technology not only provides organic agro-products for access of common people, in increasing trend of productivity with decreasing cost of cultivation in tropical to temperate agro-ecological zones but also increases of soil organic matter, rapidly’ he said.
Annual report 2009/2010 Soil Science Division of Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) depicts that increase in soil organic matter is more than one percentage in second year by the use of Jeevatu based cost-effective organic farming technology; under Activity No.6: Develop technologies to improve the productivity on crops (cereals & vegetables), through dissemination of Pesticide Residue Free Vegetable Production Technology at Sharda Batase village of Kavre Palanchok district.
Further, several research papers have mentioned that one percentage increase in soil organic matter sequesters 88 tons of carbon dioxide per hectare. Thus, the cost-effective organic farming technology can provide organic food along with employment generation opportunities for global growing population and opens opportunity of carbon trade.
If 10% of world’s cultivated land adopts Jeevatu based cost-effective organic farming technology, significant amount of carbon dioxide can be sequestered to achieve the target for mitigation of adverse effect of climate change.
Similarly, if Nepal disseminates cost-effective farming organic technology throughout the country, huge amount of foreign currency, probably more than total loans and grants can be earned; along with income generation opportunities for millions of unemployed youth and reduction of trade deficit for overall growth & development of the nation.
Another technology developed by NFI by the direction of Respected Late Mr. Bharat Raj Sharma is Hill Water Recharging Technology. This technology significantly reduces the havocs of floods, draughts and avails plenty of fresh drinking water for many purposes in the context limited availability of drinking water, due to adverse effect of global warming with significant development of greeneries, focused to south facing hills.
The south facing naked hills can be developed as dense forest and large amount of carbon dioxide can be sequestered to achieve the target of significant reduction the adverse effect of climate change, through decreasing the greenhouse gas load from the atmosphere.
We have requested to all the stakeholders of Forthcoming Climate Change Conference in Poland to join hands for implementation of appropriate technologies to mitigate the present global crisis for peace & prosperous world.