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Rebuilding Family Farming (RFF)

Rebuilding Family Farming (RFF) is a response initiative of LI-BIRD to the affected households of the hardest hit districts following Nepal Earthquake 2015. It is one programme supported by multiple development partners, SDC, DF MFA and DKH. Reaching out to 66,767 households in 86 VDCs of 6 districts, RFF aims to restore resilient farming systems and rebuild family farms, with improved nutrition, food security, and support means of livelihood through improved agriculture practices. While climate resilient, stress tolerant, and locally adaptable seed varieties of different season vegetables and cereal crops, and labor saving hand held farm tools form the core deliverable, it also lays focus on community based Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) measures for awareness and emergency preparedness. 

By the time of its completion, the programme expects farmers saving seeds of their preferred varieties for subsequent seasons, communicate demand for technology /equipment suitable for them, and evolve into a sustained Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) system.  

Project Details
Countries: Nepal
Working districts: Khotang, Okhaldhunga, Sindhuli, Ramechhap, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha
Project Duration: 2015 - 2016
Partners: Ecology, Agriculture and Rural Development Society (ECARDS), Rural Development TUKI Association (RDTA), SAHAS Nepal
Funded by: Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, The Development Fund, Norway
Contact Person: Surendra Neupane