Recently Completed Project

1. MULTI STAKEHOLDER   FORESTRY PROJECT:-

This project is to improve the livelihoods of CFUG members through cultivation of MAP such as Satuwa (paris polyphylla ), Chiratito (Swertio chirayita)  and other valuable NTFPs selected by participation CFUG members and farmers, and their  marketing.

The project ‘Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Demystification in the Rasuwa District from Value Chain Perspective, has been implementing by NAF with financial support of Services Support Unit (SSU ).

The Project Summary

Project Title MAP domestication in Rasuwa District from value chain perspective.
Project Duration February 7th 2014 to July 30th 2015.

 

Target group and Areas Rasuwa at Ramche and Syafru.

 

 

Achievements:

Resource poor farming communities such as Tamang, Sherpa and Dalits of Ramchhe and Syafru VDCs of Rasuwa district were the main beneficiaries of this project. In addition, MAP traders; middleman and othe stakeholders involved in MAPs marketing were also benefitted  directly or indirectly. Farmers who were not directly involved in this program had also been benefited through seeing and sharing the experiences of farmers, technicians and experts involved in the program.

  • Capacity building of MAP farmer group members:

Leader farmer training on medicinal herb production on medicinal herb production and marketing, Medicinal herbs cultivation and business plan preparation training, MAPs harvesting, processing and marketing, cross visit

  • Formation of MAP cooperatives
  • 122 nurseries (38 nurseries in Ramchhe VDC and 84 nurseries in Syafru VDC) were established
  • 2000 kg of chiraito was produced in Ramchhe, 8500 kg of chiraito was produced in Syafru
  • Helps rural poor to improve their livelihood and quality of life through integration of chiraito and vegetable farming together in same piece of land at the same time.

 

Staff Involvement:

Team leader Dr. Bishnu Hari Pandit   from NAF was the key responsible person for the implementation of the project to achieve the targeted objectives. Moreover Accountant Narendra Joshi, Field Technician Ms. Sharada Adhikari District  field coordinator Kamal Nath Acharta, Enterprise and value chain development expert Deepak Gautam , Governance,gender and social incusion expert Murali Joshi were also accountable for implementation of the project to achieve the targeted objectives.

MSFP produce a brochure for paris polyphylla and a handbook of Domestication of Medicinal and Aromatic plants.

 

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2.Emergency Response to the Nepal earthquake 2015.

The project ‘’ Emergency Response to the Nepal earthquake 2015.” was implemented by NAF with financial support of Association for the International Solidarity in Asia (Asia Onlus).  ASIA Onlus and  NAF has been more than a decade long partnership.

The Project Summary

Project Title Emergency Response to the Nepal earthquake 2015

 

Project Duration June-0ctober,2015
Project overall Objective Improve living condition of the most affected communities through shelter construction, TLC implementation and any other action identified during the emergency period.
Target group and Areas Rasuwa District, Saramthali, Yarsa, Syabru and Khalikastan VDCs.
Key Outputs ·         Around 2,000 households will receive shelter kits in the four VDCs

·         Around 300 families will receive NFI kits

 

Achievements

  • Distributed 2046 bundle of CGI Sheet at Sharamthali VDCs.
  • Distributed 147 bundle of CGI Sheet at Sharamthali and Yarsa VDCs for School.
  • Distributed 1144 bundle of CGI Sheet at Yarsa VDCs, ward no. 6,7,8 and 9.
  • Distributed 6 bundle of CGI Sheet for police station at Sharamthali VDCs.
  • Distributed mosquito net, bed mattress, ply and bamboo bed for 525 houses (per house 2 piece) in Haku and Dada village at Rasuwa District.
  • Distributed blanket for 572 houses (per house 2 piece) at Yarsa VDCs ward no. 6,7,8 and 9. And also provide 115 tools  for making the house.
  • Distributed Rs. 1,14,400 for 572 houses ( per house Rs. 2,000) at Yarsa VDCs ward no. 6,7,8 and 9 for making rest room.

Staff Involved

Gyanu Dhakal

Field Coordinator

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3.Forest and Soil Restoration and land use Change Impacts on Carbon Pools and Fluxes in the Himalaya: Research and Capacity Building in Nepal

 This project was implemented by Nepal Agroforestry Foundation (NAF) in collaboration with Kathmandu University and financial support by Norwegian Research Council.  The main objective of this project is to establish and promote an agroforestry demonstration site at Sarswotkhel, Bhaktapur to provide research and capacity development opportunities to Kathmandu University (KU) and Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL) students, research scholars and faculties in the areas of agroforestry, environmental science and natural resource management. The project is already been phased out and project period was 2011 May to June, 2014. The project focal person was Ms. Netra Kumari Aryal (NAF’s Secretary in that time). She has enormous contribution to make successful of this project.

Activities:

  • Establishment of Agroforestry Demonstration site/plots
  • Establishment of Nursery
  • Plantation of agroforestry species including medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Study/observation visit by KU and KAFCOL students
  • Conduct academic and action research  activities  by ( KU and KAFCOL) students
  • Monitoring and supervision of field experiment
  • Coordination and partnership development among collaborative institutions
  • Organizing periodic progress review meetings

Staff Involved:

Mr. Deepak Gautam

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4.Community led Emergency Response towards Recovery.

The project ‘’ Community led Emergency Response towards Recovery.” has been implementing by NAF with financial support of Action Aid.  Action Aid  NAF has been more than a decade long partnership working for local rights program primarily transformative social mobilization empowering poor and the  most marginalized people in order to increase their assess to productivity research and decision making process in Rasuwa District.

The Project Summary

Project Title Community led Emergency Response towards Recovery.

 

Project Duration May-0ctober,2015
Project overall Objective Community led Emergency Response towards Recovery.
Target group and Areas Gatlang, Goljung, Laharepauwa and Dhaibung VDCs.
Key Outputs ·         3,609 households will receive food and NFI support in two VDCs.

·         1,000 shelter needs will be achieved in two VDCs (Laharepauwa and Dhaibung).

·         2 protection centers for women will be established in each VDC.

·         10 temporary learning centers will be established in two VDC location.

·         500 households will receive livelihood  recovery support (Laharepauwa and Dhaibung)

Achievements

  • Established Temporary learning center
  • Build temporary living shelter
  • Enhance Livelihood program
  • Transfer the fund
  • Established women protection and learning center

District Coordinator (Mr Kamal Nath Acharya) from NAF are key responsible person for the implementation of the project to achieve the targeted objectives. Moreover Accountant (Ms. Shila Magar), Field Officers (Mr. Bashu Dev Neupane and Biraj Tamang) Social Mobilizers (Ms. Shristi Nepali,  Kamala Pudasaini and Raju B.K), Facilititator (Tara devi Devkota and Santa Kumari Glan) are also accountable for implementation of the project to achieve the targeted objectives.

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