Agriculture Nutrition Extension Project (ANEP)

PROJECT LOCATION Rupandehi, Nawalparasi, Surkhet and Rukum
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 1
OTHER STAFF 12
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR European Commission/IDE
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 36
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 432
START DATE (Month/Year) January 2012
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) December 2014
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES 34,195,600
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY: International Development Enterprises (IDE) UK, Nepal and Bangladesh, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); International Rice Research Institute (IRRI); International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management Inc. (The World Fish Center); Centre for Environmental and Agricultural Policy, Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED); Community Development Centre (CODEC); Save the Children; Backwardness Education Society (BES).
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Chandra Kanta Devkota were responsible for implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The overall objective is to improve the food security and nutrition of the poorest and most vulnerable households (HHs), especially for women and children, in Bangladesh and Nepal. Specific objectives are to (1) improve the food security and nutrition of smallholders by introducing and facilitating the adoption of productive and environmentally sustainable agricultural technologies which improve beneficiaries' livelihoods and (2) create/improve market linkages to improve food and nutritional security of both rural producers and urban consumers in four districts in Nepal and one district in Bangladesh.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Group formation and training of farmers on new agricultural technologies
  • Conducting agricultural demonstrations
  • Develop and train private service providers in new technologies
  • Develop and strengthen public and private institutions to extend new technologies utilizing market development approaches and the Participatory Market Chain Approach (PMCA)
  • Develop and improve market linkages between rural and urban areas
  • Develop linkages between Nepal seed producers and Bangladesh seed markets in complementing AEZs
  • Develop exchange and systems for exchange of Bangladesh and Nepal technologies and links between the national research systems, private companies, and other grassroots institutions and
  • Conduct nutrition education, monitoring, and counseling for poor rural and urban HHs for increasing the consumption nutritious foods.