Livelihood Empowerment Programme for Marginalized and Disadvantaged Households in Achham and Doti Districts and Freed Kamaiyas in Kailali District

PROJECT LOCATION Doti and Kailali District
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 4
OTHER STAFF 17
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR Lutheren World Federation/Nepal
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 364
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 1547
START DATE (Month/Year) June 2000
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) December 2007
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 39,849,937
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Gyan Prasad Sharma, Program Coordinator and Mr. Upendra Joshi, Field Coordinator were responsible for the implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The main objective of the project was to increase mass awareness on the nutritional value of vegetable crops by way of encouraging the plantation of vegetables in the kitchen garden and promoting general agriculture extension to improve food sufficiency and nutritional standard of the participating households. Strengthening the local capacity for production, consumption and marketing of surplus vegetables through self help groups formed under the LWF also falls under the project activity. The project also aimed at introducing bee-keeping, small livestock rearing (such as goat and pig) in the area to raise the income of the targeted population thereby improving their standard of living.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • General agricultural extension services
  • Livestock extension services
  • Mass sensitization on the nutritional aspects of vegetable crops
  • Identification of suitable vegetables crops for plantation
  • Vegetables growing demonstration plots
  • Model bee-hives for demonstration
  • Group formation for vegetable production, livestock raising and bee-keeping
  • Training on vegetable production and marketing
  • Training on bee-keeping
  • Linkages and coordination