Establishment of Small-scale Commercial Vegetable Production in Three Leasehold Forestry Project Areas

PROJECT LOCATION Kavre and Sindhupalchowk Districts
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 2
OTHER STAFF 3
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR Food and Agriculture Organization and Hills Leasehold Forestry and Forage Development (HLFFD) Project/His majesty's Government of Nepal
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 26
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 39
START DATE (Month/Year) June 2000
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) July 2001
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 1,400,000
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Dr. Ram K. Raut and Mr. Prem Yonjon were the Project Coordinators and responsible for the implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The project, funded by FAO/HLFFDP/HMG was implemented on a pilot basis in three VDCs of Kavre and Sindhupalchowk districts. The overall objective of the project was to raise the income of the farmers of leasehold forest groups through off-season vegetable production. Activities like vegetable producer's group formation, conducting trainings on advanced methods of vegetable cultivation, construction of micro-irrigation schemes for off-season vegetable cultivation, linkages with marketing co-operatives and providing technical services at the field level were carried out. The project targeted 300 households in vegetable cultivation. The project generated additional average income per family by Rs. 7500 per annum

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Awareness raising on benefits of vegetable production
  • Social mobilization
  • Formation of vegetable production group
  • Training on vegetable production
  • Micro-irrigation schemes for vegetable production
  • Marketing facilitation