Private Extension Service in the Vegetable Production Pocket under Crop Diversification Project (ADB Loan No. 1778-Nep.SF)

PROJECT LOCATION Dadeldhura
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 2
OTHER STAFF 3
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR ADB through District Agriculture Development Office, Dadeldhura
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 72
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 108
START DATE (Month/Year) July 2003
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) June 2006
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 4,027,891
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Shiva Bahadur Chand, Program Coordinator and Mr. Laxman Singh Karki, Field Supervisor were responsible for the implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

Dadeldhura is one of the 12 districts where ADB funded Crop Diversification Project was executed by the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. The project aimed to increase farmers’ income by promoting production and marketing of agricultural crops with a particular focus on secondary crops in the project areas. One of the project components was to promote the use of Private Extension Services Providers (including NGOs and CBOs) to strengthen farmers’ groups and provide agricultural extension services for them. CEAPRED was responsible for social mobilization and delivery of agricultural extension activities at the pocket level to develop market-led activities through farmers’ group approach.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • General agricultural extension services
  • Mass sensatization on the nutritional aspects of vegetable crops
  • Identification of suitable vegetables crops for plantation
  • Vegetables growing demonstration plots
  • Group formation for vegetable production
  • Training on vegetable production and marketing
  • Linkages and coordination