Income Generating Project for Women Farmers within Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Lumle Region (Phase II)

PROJECT LOCATION ACAP and Lumle Region, Kaski District
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 4
OTHER STAFF 11
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR The Netherlands Development Organization SNV/Nepal
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 64
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 44
START DATE (Month/Year) August 1998
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) December 1999
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES Rs. 3,958,350
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Birendra Adhikari was the Project Coordinator and responsible for the implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

This IGPWF was implemented with the purpose of utilizing the huge market potentials in and around Pokhara and exporting off-season vegetables to nearby urban areas such as Butwal, Narayanghat, Bhairahawa and border towns of India. The objectives were to increase farm income of women farmers and their families to meet their cash requirements, involve 1000 to 1500 women farmers and raise their income to the range of NRs. 10,000 to NRs. 15,000 per annum; develop local institutions and regulate market development activities on a sustainable basis.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

>CEAPRED staff sensitized and motivated farmers to form production groups for off-season vegetable production. CEAPRED staff also trained members of production groups and cooperatives on production planning, post harvest handling and marketing management Overall responsibilities include group formation, training, planning, networking of groups and strengthening of the cooperatives.