Research In Use (RIU)

Linking Farmers with Markets for Rural Prosperity

PROJECT LOCATION Kaski, Syanja, Palpa, Rupandehi and Kapilbastu
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 6
OTHER STAFF 0
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR DFID through NRI
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 234
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 0
START DATE (Month/Year) September 2008
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) March 2011
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES £55,095
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Bharat P. Upadhyay, Executive Director is responsible for monitoring and supervision of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The RIU intervention aims to enhance linkages of small producers with market-chain actors to increase their income form market-based agricultural production. Major interventions are focused on building capacity of producers' Marketing and Planning Committees (MPCs) and strengthening linkages and partnerships among the market-chain actors through promotion of PMCA process. These interventions address the national priorities as reflected in the National Agriclultural Policy 2004, Three Year Interim Plan and Agriculutre Prespective Plan and target small producers including women farmers to enable them to increase income from marketable produce thrugh enhanced market connections.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Strenghten linkages with relevant government agencies, local government and other organizations for providing support to construction of collection center, and also building capacity of MPCs
  • Promotion of non-perishable vegetbales and local storage technoloogies.
  • Promotion of suitable variety and technology for vegetable production based on market demand.
  • Improved training opportlunities to increase rural income
  • Strengthening institutional linkages