Sustainable Soil Management Program (SSMP)

PROJECT LOCATION Surkhet District
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 1
OTHER STAFF 5
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR Sustainable Soil Management Programm (SSMP)/Helvetas-Nepal
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 32
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 160
START DATE (Month/Year) April 2006
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) December 2008
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 925,000
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Arjun Prakash Poudel, IPMNS/Monitoring Officer is responsible for implementation of the program activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The main objective of the project is to stop degradation of Bari land and improve the soil fertility through proper use of organic matter and other materials so as to increase crop yield and farmers get high income in a sustainable manner. The participating farmers will be trained to make compost in a scientific way, use leguminous crop in cropping pattern and take income generating crops without sacrificing the soil fertility.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

Promote adoption of improved sustainable soil management practices, reduction in the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and increase income at farm level and building implementation capacity and networking at organizational level.