We support farmers in Western Nepal to develop strong small farming and agro-business co-operatives. This helps to ensure livelihoods, food security and sustainable economies for communities.
The NICE project builds on the success of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) project which trained farmers to produce higher yields. The project strengthens the economic development of farmers through 17 co-operatives in 20 villages in Western Nepal.
The project will support agricultural and livestock enterprises through micro-credit, technical training and environmentally safe inputs to improve food security and income for 4,000 small farmers. It will engage with co-operatives to increase access to markets and improve storage of produce. Environmental conservation practices will help improve natural resource management.
Development of women’s leadership and improved access to healthcare and nutrition for women and children will be additional outcomes.
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