May 21, 2024

MATO KO MAHAYAGYA (MA-MAYA) – माटोको महायज्ञ

Project Status : On going

Mahayagya (English; Yajna) is Sanskrit words also known as “Panchayya Yagya, Vishal Yagya,” embodies the five major daily religious actions in Hindu tradition. MATO KO MAHAYAGYA (MA-MAYA) (Nepali; माटोको महायज्ञ) holds a profound significance as it embodies the intelligent use of soil and serves as knowledge and practices to raise awareness among farmers about the intrinsic value of the earth. The campaign carries a strong message of promoting equality and respect for all aspects of Nepalese society, encompassing religions, customs, cultures, castes, regions, and geographical diversities. It seeks to instill a sense of reverence for the land and its resources while encouraging responsible and sustainable agricultural practices.

Initiated by SEEM Nepal and under the leadership of Mr. Dhaka Mohan Adhikari (Nipesh DHAKA), the MA-MAYA campaign spans a decade, aiming to achieve significant milestones. The primary objectives are to attain agricultural self-sufficiency and ensure the preservation of the earth for future generations. To achieve these goals, the campaign focuses on enhancing and nurturing the unique endemic agricultural culture system, which forms an integral part of the country’s heritage.

Collaboration with governments and various national and international organizations and is a key component of the campaign’s strategy. By fostering partnerships with stakeholders at multiple levels, the MA-MAYA campaign seeks to facilitate the widespread adoption of sustainable agricultural practices across the nation. These collective efforts will pave the way for a prosperous and ecologically secure future, ensuring the well-being of both the land and its people for generations to come.

MA-MAYA Activities:-

  • Collaboration and partnership with government and environmental/agricultural organizations for holistic support.
  • Farmer-oriented events and programs, including conferences, seminars, training, and educational initiatives.
  • Promotional materials like inspirational videos, plays, and documentaries on sustainable farming practices.
  • Comprehensive training on soil management, organic fertilizers, and alternative energy.
  • Field studies and assessments, focusing on farmers’ fields, farms, orchards, and various agricultural aspects.
  • More than 8000 soil sample collection from 753 local governments of Nepal.   
  • Nationwide massive program, empowering farmers, celebration and
  • Fostering detailed discussions and policy planning for sustainable agriculture.