Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Project (KISAN)

PROJECT LOCATION Kapilbastu, Palpa, Agarkhachi, Gulmi, Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet, Dailkeh, Jajarkot, Dang, Salyan, Rukum, Rolpa, Pyuthan, Baitadi, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Doti, Accham, Dadheldhura.
PROFESSIONAL STAFF TBD
OTHER STAFF TBD
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR USAID /Winrock
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS  
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS  
START DATE (Month/Year) March 20th 2013
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) June 30 2017
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES  
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Dr. Purushottam Mainali is the National Advisor responsible for overall management of the Agricultural Component of the project.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

KISAN is funded by the USAID and is part of the Presidential Feed the Future (FTF) Initiative in Nepal. The project seeks to sustainably reduce poverty and hunger in Nepal by achieving inclusive growth in the agriculture sector, increasing income of farm families and improving nutritional status, especially of women and children in over 160,000 households. The project will work in the west, mid-west, and far-west regions of the country impacting one million Nepalese. CEAPRED will contribute in the agriculture component of the project. The Project will work with close coordination with the GoN’s Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) and Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).Moreover KISAN will engage with a wide -range of public, private and civil society stakeholders that include farmers, NGOs, academic and research institutions, businesses, training centers and media partners. This project will also be closely aligned with the other FTF projects in Nepal: the various innovation lab (IL) programs and Cereal System initiative for South Asia (CSISA). KISAN will also collaborate with the GoN’s World Bank- managed Agricultural Food Security Program(AFSP).

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Enhance agro-input distribution system through establishment and training of private sector input and other local service providers
  • Disseminate sustainable, market based proven small scale irrigation technologies
  • Promote proven farming “Packages” adapted to specific ecological zones
  • Enhance capacity of local organizations to sustainably plan, implement, and manage large scale agricultural development projects
  • Support and train private sector service providers and GoN extension agents as major change agents in disseminating agro inputs, scaling up appropriate technology, irrigation systems, and best management practices.
  • Support scaling up of proven agricultural technologies as evidenced by research and experience
  • Train farmers and processors on enhancing nutrition in cereals and other foods