Livelihood Improvement Activities for Disadvantaged Households in Banke District

PROJECT LOCATION 6 VDCs of Banke District
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 2
OTHER STAFF 5
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR Lutheren World Federation/Nepal
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 84
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 210
START DATE (Month/Year) July 2004
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) December 2007
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 5,902,979
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Madhav Lal Shrestha, Project Coordinator was responsible for the implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The main objectives of the program was to improve and empower the livelihoods of the marginal and disadvantaged women's groups (Dalit, Non-Dalit and Mixed including widows) by increasing their income through mobilization of group savings in kitchen gardening and semi-commercial vegetable production and small livestock rearing. Under the partnership, CEAPRED provided technical backstopping to 475 members spread over six VDCs.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • General agricultural extension services
  • Livestock extension services
  • Mass sensatization on the nutritional aspects of vegetable crops
  • Identification of suitable vegetables crops for plantation
  • Group formation for vegetable production, livestock raising
  • Training on vegetable production and marketing
  • Linkages and coordination