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Coffee produced in Nepal is of Arabica variety. It is considered as specialty coffee for its distinct aroma and body and is grown in high altitude area above 1,000 meters up to 1,600 meters. After the year 2002, coffee import and export in Nepal has substantially changed due to domestic consumption and motivated coffee producers considering coffee as one of the major income generating crops.
The pandemic has supercharged the economic collapse caused by poverty and conflict and placed the largest burden on the vulnerable. There is weak social protection for working class citizens in countries like Nepal. Government policies are favored to corporations. The gap between richest and poorest is widening. Covid-19 pandemic has created plenty of problems for employees working on self and for various private companies.
Nepal’s agriculture sector is still far behind from being commercialized and mechanized. Commercialization and mechanization of agriculture needs investment. Looking in to the data enumerated by the agriculture census the proportion of holdings availing agricultural credit to finance their farming is very low. To fill the investment gap in agriculture and productivity an urgent review of investment financing strategy is needed.
Online education in Nepal is still a challenge while distance learning programs have evolved as global education practice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Teaching and learning through online platforms is far beyond the normal for many in Nepal. There is a large vacuum regarding facilities necessary for online and other distance learning programs with limited access to modern gadgets and stable internet connection.