Agroforestry being the sustainable land use practice and compassionate option for rural communities of mid hills to fulfil basic needs and generate income for households’ wellbeing, this practice has been promoted in the Rasuwa district by Nepal Agroforestry Foundation since many years. To build the capacity of farmers on this practice from traditional form to advanced form so as to make it contributory to their livelihood, they were empowered with the necessary training on this, material support and ohter technical and financial assistance, by NAF in association with ASIA Onlus in the year 2020.
Four agroforestry nurseries have been established at Bhorle, Aapchaur and Arukharka of Naukunda Rural Municipality and at Rupsepani of Kalika Rural Municipality, Rasuwa district, where the major agroforestry species and cash generating crops are being raised like coffee, lime, ipil ipil, bamboo, walnut, etc. The nurseries have been equipped with the irrigation system for year- round irrigation and close shade houses for raising the saplings. Apart from this, farmers were trainined on care and management of the nurseries and provided with necessary nursery tools and appliances including seeds to begin the business. Farmers, especially women farmers, are getting benefits from the enterpreneurship. They have already started to generate income from the nursery business.