Rural Prosperity Initiative (RPI) Value Chain Development Program Nepal

PROJECT LOCATION Rupandehi, Kapilbastu, Palpa and Kaski
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 6
OTHER STAFF 0
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR IDE
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 234
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 0
START DATE (Month/Year) August 2007
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) November 2010
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 RPI is to reduce dollar a day rural poverty through the support of value chains that will spread of small plot micro-irrigation water technologies that are affordable for the rural poor, and are used by farmers to produce high-value marketable agricultural products.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Increasing the net income of 8,000 smallholder farmers by $250 in four years through adoption of micro-irrigation technologies and participation in commercial markets for high-value crops
  • Facilitate the development, testing, and adoption of micro-irrigation technologies for new smallholder farm families in two plains districts and two hill districts
  • Increase the area irrigated by about 800 hectares due to the application of water technologies from this project
  • Develop and promote multi-use water system
  • Strengthening institutional linkages