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Enhancing Rural Livelihood Project

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.

Objectives :

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.

  1. the enhanced advocacy capacity of CN and the local agents of change have resulted in increasing influence on local, district and national level regarding implementation of the EFLG framework and release of funds for local sustainable development.
  2. the organizational capacity of CN in the sector of sustainable development has increased.

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

  • Local community people has increased their organic food sufficiency:

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.

  • Community people have increased their income by selling organic products:

Before the project farmers has not experience of selling their agro-products. Now they start to sell and earn average 2500NRs per months.

  • Local community people has increased their access to water:

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.

  • Health and sanitation status of the rural community people has increased:

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.

  • Local community people has increased their awareness on issue of climate change and natural degradation and role of individual to fight against the emerging global challenge:

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.

  • Local community people has increased their access to Govt 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.

  • Dalit, poor and marginal families of the community increased their access to community decision :

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.

 

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