Mennonite Central Committee Canada is supporting Rural Institution for Community Development with a three-year agriculture and livelihoods and nutrition project in Bagmati Rural and Godawari Municipalities, Nepal.
In these communities, many households face malnutrition due to poor healthcare services, limited food production and income earning opportunities, and knowledge about the importance of a balanced diet. As agriculture and livestock farming are the main livelihood activities among households in the project area, this project will work to improve nutrition incomes and long-term food security by supporting increased local vegetable and crop production for household consumption and sale, as well as improved livestock management.
It will also support and strengthen local health facilities to improve health services especially for mothers and children, raise awareness about the importance of nutrition among communities through health centers, and promote gender equality and equity awareness among communities to ensure men and women benefit equally from project activities and their impact long-term.
The project aims to work with and reach 1,959 households (approximately 9,247 people).