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Piloting and Scaling-out Climate Smart Villages (CSVs) in Nepal

The CSV project is implemented by Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) support from Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) Research Program on “Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security” (CCAFS), and co-financed by farmers’ groups and individual farmers. The project aims to pilot, test and evaluate two CSV models (i. CSV model with solar-based irrigation, ii. CSV model without solar-based irrigation) in five climate-risk agro-ecological regions (Mahottari, Nawalparasi, Dang, Bardiya and Gorkha) and develop a comprehensive implementation guideline to facilitate scaling up of CSV models.

Project outputs
  1. CSV models and CSA practices and technologies piloted, tested and evaluated in climatic risk-prone areas
  2. Evidence related to economic, social and environmental impacts of CSV models generated and documented
  3. Financial, policy  and institutional  mechanisms for scaling out CSV models developed
  4. Operational plans and implementation strategies for facilitating scaling out different CSV models prepared
  5. The first model is solar-based irrigation system which is being piloted in 12 villages.  The second model is without solar-based irrigation system which is being piloted in another 18 villages. Key interventions in both models comprised of weather smart, water smart, carbon smart, nutrition smart, knowledge smart and energy smart practices and methods based on the feasibility at the local condition and co-investment from local communities. Altogether, project plans to provide direct support to 600 farming households, while there will be another 1,800 households as the secondary beneficiaries. Project aims to maintain at least 50% of women beneficiary during direct interventions.



Project Details
Countries: Nepal
Working districts: Mahottari, Nawalparasi, Dang, Bardiya, Gorkha
Project Duration: 2015 - 2016
Funded by: Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Contact Person: Bikash Paudel