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Project Goal: To reduce poverty among poor and marginalized families in rural areas in Nepal by enhancing their capacity and capability to create more sustainable livelihood and local sustainable development.
By the end of 2020:
1 sustainable organic agriculture has increased household income with at least 30% from sale of vegetables and increased self-sufficiency among the target group in the three local communities of Phallapani and Lewade in Kaski and Gunjara in Tanahun.
The project is implementing following districts:
Annapurna Rural Municipality-1, Lewade & Phallapani, Kaski
Myagde Rural Municipality-2 Gunjara, Tanahun
173 families including poor and extremely poor are benefitting from this project.
There are three Organic farmers groups and 18 Community change agents are working.
The project implementation process and major activities are as follows:
Achievement of the project
Before the project people from Lewade, Phallapani and Gunjara used to buy vegetable from outside market but now 90% of community people have their organic kitchen garden. They are enjoying healthy organic vegetables.
Before the project farmers has not experience of selling their agro-products. Now they start to sell and earn average 2500NRs per months.
CN has helped set up source of drinking water and rain water harvesting and waste water collecting system at household level. So farmers are able to run kitchen garden even in dry season by using waste water and tap water.
They start managing waste, use organic waste for compost, they start using dustbin to collect household waste. They are regularly organizing cleaning campaigning. We noticed the improve health status of the happy faces of local community people in all three community.
Community farmers have reduced cutting trees and use organic wastes and have start planting trees. Local community people has start using low carbon and eco-friendly solutions such as improve cook stove (ICS), plastic tunnel ,drop irrigation ,protecting natural water resources.
Organic groups and local change agents from all three communities has able to identify their needs and demands with possible solutions and able to develop community development plan with the local government authorities. All three community has been able to get support from respective Rural Municipality and district agriculture office.
All Dalit and ethnic families have become member of organic groups and starts saving credits, engaged in community dialogue, share their issues and opinion with the other community people.