FEED THE FUTURE NEPAL SEED AND FERTILIZER PROJECT (Ftf NSAFP)

PROJECT LOCATION

20 KISAN districts and five earthquake affected districts: Sindhuli, Kavre, Makawanpur, Nuwakot and Sindhuplachok

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

x

OTHER STAFF

x

NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR

USAID

NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS

X

NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS

X

START DATE (Month/Year)

10th October, 2016

COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year)

30th September, 2017

APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES

$28,431

NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:

Winrock

NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM:

Not Applicable

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The project aims to critically address the prevailing gender and social inequality in the agriculture sector that disproportionately limits disadvantaged groups (including women, disadvantaged castes, ethnic and religious minorities) access to improved agricultural technologies. The project is designed to fully align and support the Feed the Future (FTF) goal of sustainably reducing global poverty and hunger through inclusive agricultural sector growth. Specific project contributions to FTF outcomes of improving agricultural productivity, expanding markets and trade, increasing investments, increasing employment opportunities, and increasing resilience are included in this project approach.

The goal of the FTF NSAF project goal is to build a competitive and synergistic seed and fertilizer value chains for inclusive and sustainable growth in agricultural productivity, business development and income generation in Nepal.

The FTF Nepal Seed and Fertilizer project activities will focus on strengthening the rice, maize, lentil and high-value vegetable value chains in the FTF Nepal Zone of Influence (ZOI) districts as well as five earthquake-affected districts. After the successive strong earthquakes that struck the central mid-hills region of Nepal in April and May of 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) expanded the FTF ‘zone of influence’ to incorporate several of the most affected districts.

The project will be implemented by a consortium of partners, with the Internationsal Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) having overall responsibility for coordination. In the seed sector, four institutions will lead crop-specific activities: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) for rice, Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) for lentils, Center for Environmental and Agricultural Policy Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED) for vegetables (tomato, onion and cauliflower) and CIMMYT for maize.