Building capacity of women farmers in climate resilient agroecological farming practices and approaches in Karnali Province, Nepal

The project will contribute to the ongoing Green Karnali project initiatives of LI-BIRD in the region. The project started in January 2022 with funding support from DCA and work with farmers’ groups, cooperatives and community seed banks targeting women and youth. The proposed project will focus on empowering and engaging women farmers through building knowledge and skills in the production and marketing of safe and ecological farm products, improving participation and leadership in local institutions (groups/cooperatives) and establishing linkages and partnerships with local technical schools as well as government and private sectors for support services. The project will document and build on indigenous knowledge and local resource-base while co-creating agro-ecological solutions appropriate for local farming situations. The project also collaborates with local technical schools to engage young students and help them understand, learn and contribute to design, implement agroecological village approaches. The established agroecological villages will be utilized for demonstration, conducting community training as well as promoting farmer–to-farmer learning. A participatory performance evaluation of the ecological village will be conducted once a year engaging communities, school students and local governments. Based on the performance, activities will be further refined to achieve outcomes and outputs. Action research led by the Green Karnali project team will be executed in the agroecological village site and findings from it will be documented and shared among the stakeholders involved for its wider dissemination. The project aims to generate the outcome of establishing agro-ecological villages with women-responsive farming solutions that enhance the production and marketing of the safe and healthy farm produce.

Project Details

Countries

Nepal

Province

Karnali Province

Working district

Surkhet and Jumla

Municipality

Surkhet: Birendranagar Municipality and Barahatal Rural Municipality;
Jumla: Tatopani Rural Municipality

Duration

1 December 2022 - 30 December 2024

Partners
Funded by

Kfb Austria

Household coverage

150 Households

Contact Person

Sagar G.C.
E-mail: [email protected]

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