Local Livelihoods Program (LLP)

PROJECT LOCATION Surkhet, Dailekh, Salyan, Jajarkot and Kalikot Districts
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 7
OTHER STAFF 30
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 336
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 1440
START DATE (Month/Year) July 2006
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) June 2009
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES US $ 485,000
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, Program Coordinator and Mr. Krishna Thapa, Monitoring Officer, were responsible for the implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The overall goal of LLP was to contribute to sustainable rural poverty reduction in Nepal by operationalizing and piloting the North-South corridor development approach. The purpose of the programme was to contribute to improved, sustainable local livelihoods of 5,000 rural poor and disadvantaged families, including marginal farmers, landless families, women headed households and internally displaced persons (IDPs), located within a reasonable distance (at least one-day walk) from the road heads along the Surkhet-Jumla and Chhinchu (Surkhet)-Jajarkot road corridors. Within the target group, emphasis would be given to woman members, IDPs and members of Dalit, occupational and other downtrodden communities families in five Districts of the Mid-Western Development Region (MWDR) of Nepal.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Social mobilization
  • Participatory planning and targeting
  • Group formation and saving and credit activities
  • Income generating activities (off-farm & on-farm)
  • Capacity building through various training activities to local communities
  • Promotion of local implementing organization (LIO)
  • Develop market oriented small scale infrastructure schemes
  • Support to micro-irrigation/hybrid/water supply
  • sharing and up-scaling of acheivements