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PROJECT LOCATION Sindhuli and Mahottari
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 1
OTHER STAFF 11
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR European Commission via Care Nepal
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 34
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 164
START DATE (Month/Year) January 2013
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) December 2015
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 37,118,944.00
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY: Care Nepal
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Krishna Prasad Paudel is the Programme Coordinator responsible for project management and supervision of overall progress and coordinate between CARE and CEAPRED.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

This project aims to increase the income and improve the livelihoods of small holder farmers in the districts of Sindhuli and Mahottari through Vegetable production and marketing and is expected to contribute to an overall economic growth in the agriculture sector and alleviate poverty with focus on these two districts along Banepa- Bardiwas highway corridor.

The goal of the project is to improve livelihood of the small farmers through intervention of safe vegetable production and marketing of the products through cooperatives and/or private actors, targeting the markets of Kathmandu, Kavre, Janakpur and India. The project will cover 1000HHs in the road corridor.

Expected Results:
  • 1000 small –holder farmer household are capacitated in commercial vegetable production
  • 1000 vegetable growing HHs organized in well functioning farmers’ groups and cooperatives
  • Four Farmers’ cooperatives provide high quality services to their members and link them to the market
  • Local dealers and agro vets provide high quality inputs to small scale farmers

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Conduct market analysis, value chain mapping and women’s empowerment in Agriculture (WEA) framework analysis
  • Form farmers’ groups in areas where they do not exist and help these groups join inclusive cooperatives
  • Train existing and new cooperatives on organizational and financial management, technology use and social and gender inclusion and help them link with cooperative federation
  • Train farmers (at least 50%) women on vegetable production, post harvest handling, processing and on marketing and implementing business plan and leadership
  • Support farmer’s groups and cooperatives to set up new collection centers, strengthen and run the existing collection centers effectively
  • Support small scale farmers to adapt climate change
  • Link local traders, cooperatives, agro vets and local nurseries with district agricultural development office, forestry user groups and other service provider