Integrating Women Issues in Farming System

PROJECT LOCATION Naldung, Bhaktpur District
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 1
OTHER STAFF 2
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 9
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 18
START DATE (Month/Year) January 1992
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) September 1992
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES US $ 5,000
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Virendra Nath Upraity was involved as Project Leader and was responsible for designing the project, site selection, trainee selection, providing training and report writing.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

This research-cum-action project examined various problems and potentials of women in the farming system in Naldung village of Kavre district. The research found that many agricultural development projects/policies have not been sensitive to women’s needs. Opportunities have not been provided to women in raising agriculture production and productivity though women’s labour contribution is very high in agricultural activities.

The research program also facilitated women to start off-farm income generating activities. Vegetable production in kitchen gardens was successfully implemented. Training programs on fodder, fuel wood, pasture management, agroforestry, livestock and knitting were provided to the community people, more specifically women.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

CEAPRED provided Project Leader, support staff and logistic support to the Project and successfully implemented the project envisaged activities.