Nepali comes second in international short video competition

Washinton, October 16

An undergraduate agricultural science student from Kathmandu, Nepal, has come second in the international short video competition, “My Food, Our Future”, organised by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to mark World Food Day on October 16.

Grace Tiwari (22), currently a final year undergraduate student at the Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal, was the runner up in the youth category (18-25 years) of the annual short video contest, winning the $250 prize.

Tiwari had submitted a two-minute video, titled, “Thrive for Change,” advocating setting up a ‘Farmers’ Field School’ in rural areas to educate young Nepali farmers in crop development, loss management practices and provide a platform for knowledge exchange.

Other winners in this category include Mexico’s Frida Garza Mendiolea and team that won the top prize of $500; and Russia’s Nadya Putyakova bagged the second spot with the $250 prize. In the second category (10-17 years), Australia’s Hannah Yin and Hiya Shah won the top prize of $500; and the runners up include Russia’s Maria Ivanova Konstantinova and UAE’s Johan Sanju Sebastian, who won $250 prize each. Students from more than 19 countries and across five continents participated in the short video contest.