Market Access for Smallholder Farmers (MASF)

PROJECT LOCATION Rupendhei
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 1
OTHER STAFF 0
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR UK Aid through IDE
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 25
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 0
START DATE (Month/Year) September 2010
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) September 2012
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NPR 28,66,592
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Dipak Kafle was responsible for the implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

    The goal of the project is to reduce poverty by assisting small holder farmers in achieving sustainable increased in incomes in the dairy, vegetable, small livestock and fishery sub sectors. The major outputs of the projects are;

  • Smallholder farmers capacity built for efficient production and effective market access
  • Inclusive and pro-poor value chain developed for providing economic opportunities to small holder producers
  • An improved policy and enabling environment facilitated for smallholder agricultural markets in Nepal
  • Mechanisms built through markets, communities and government for environmental sustainability, improved utilization of natural resources and adaption to climate change.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • The project used bottom up, private sector and Participatory Market Chain Approach (PMCA) for poverty reduction adopting micro-irrigation technologies (Treadle Pump, Deisel Pump and Electric Pump) for the substantial high value vegetable production for Pro-poor and disadvantaged families of rural areas.
  • The project used bottom up, private sector and Participatory Market Chain Approach (PMCA) for poverty reduction adopting micro-irrigation technologies (Treadle Pump, Deisel Pump and Electric Pump) for the substantial high value vegetable production for Pro-poor and disadvantaged families of rural areas.
  • MASF endeavored to develop Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), catalyzing government support for pro poor value chain development and thereby increasing access to inputs, services and market to achieve systemic change and sustainable income increases.
  • It promoted the Making Markets Work For poor (M4P) approach utilizing market to channel benefits to the poor.
  • MASF also facilitated market based approaches to scale up environmentally positive technology and development approaches.
  • Provided the beneficiaries with trainings on vegetable production, vegetable cultivation practices (Nursery raising, Transplanting, Fertilizer application, Integrated pest management training, Bottom up planning and post harvest training, micro irrigation technology implementation and marketing skill development.
  • The project focused on capacity enhancement and functional establishment of supply chain by applying the Business Development Service (BDS) and trained to the agro-vet, Local service provider, vegetable traders
  • Worked for Output marketing supply chain development for the sales of produced vegetables from the different scattered areas, establishing one new vegetable marketing collection centers
  • The project also designed Micro credit (Revolving fund) program to incorporate to the Dalit and disadvantaged women groups in income generating activities using micro irrigation technologies and through production inputs