Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Canada is supporting Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Nepal with a three-year agriculture and livelihood project in Phidm municipality, Pachthar, Nepal.
50% of farmers in this region struggle to produce enough food year-round. Many families cope by having family members migrate outside of the communities to find other kinds of work. However, COVID-19 lockdowns and restricted movement of people has made it more difficult for households to do this, increasing the need to diversify local income sources.
This project will provide technical capacity support and inputs to farmers that allow them to sustainably grow profitable and nutritious crops, not only for their own consumption, but also for sale to increase income. Skill trainings and provision of inputs will be provided to some families who are landless in order to improve on-farm and off-farm income generation activities. Finally, the project will promote gender equality and inclusion through gender awareness trainings to ensure women can equally participate and succeed in farming and other livelihood activities.
Over the three years, the project aims to reach 1,308 households (approximately 6,245 individuals).