Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada is supporting Adventist Development and Relief Agency Nepal and their local partner RIMS Nepal with a three-year agriculture and livelihoods project in four wards of Dhading municipality, Nepal.
Households report that they struggle to produce enough food year-round due to small land sizes, insufficient income, and limited livelihood options. In this project, the aim is to further farmers knowledge on good agricultural practices including vegetable production and goat rearing using farmer field schools as the training vehicle as well as assist farmers in creating and strengthening marketing linkages to increase and sustain income earned from agriculture production.
Pre-existing savings and credit groups are also being trained on financial management to help ensure that farmers can access fair loans and save for future shocks. Finally, this project is working with communities to address gender inequalities that prevent both men and women from succeeding and sustaining agricultural livelihoods by providing gender awareness trainings and encouraging women to take community leadership positions.
Over the three years, this project aims to work with 1,761 farmers and their households (approximately 10,214 individuals).