Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Canada is working with ADRA Nepal and PRAYAS Nepal on a three-year agriculture and livelihood project in GangaJamuna and Khaniyabas Rural Municipality, Dhading district, Bagmati province, Nepal.
Food insecurity in the area has been caused by poor access to improved crop varieties/breeds of animals, insufficient access to improved technologies, an over-reliance on rain-fed agriculture that is vulnerable to climate change, and a lack of accesses to government extension services and financial services, all of which have affected women disproportionately.
The project will enhance the community’s food security and climate resilience by increasing food availability and income diversification while strengthening climate adaptive capacity through: a Climate Field School for vegetable and goat rearing practices, water conservation and harvesting technologies; community-based adaptation plans (CBAPs); strengthening community saving and credit schemes; and improving access to services. Gender awareness raising in the community and with local government will support gender equity and increase women’s participation in decision making at the household and community levels.
The project will work with 1600 farmers from 80 groups of which 50 percent will be women members. Total participants will be 6,224.