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Ongoing Projects

S.N. Projects Donor Duration
1 Environmental conservation and promotion of non-wood forest chains in the Langtang National Park of Naukunda Rural Municipality of Rasuwa District, Nepal Association for International Solidarity in Asia (ASIA Onlus) 2019-2020
2 Tree in a cup: Agro-Forestry project to improve the economic situation in a rural area of Nepal through coffee plants, fruit species, multipurpose trees, organic vegetables farming Association for International Solidarity in Asia (ASIA Onlus) 2019 (March- September)
3 Model farms: Improving Living Condition of the communities of Rasuwa, Strengthening Agriculture Value Chain Association for International Solidarity in Asia (ASIA Onlus) 2019-2020
4 Enhancing Livelihoods from improved forest management in Nepal (EnLiFT 2) Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) 2018-2023

1. Environmental conservation and promotion of non-wood forest chains in the Langtang National Park of Naukunda Rural Municipality of Rasuwa District, Nepal

Project aim:

Improve the living conditions of women and their families through income opportunities linked to environmental conservation and the promotion of non-wood forest chains in the Langtang National Park

Donor: Association for International Solidarity in Asia (ASIA Onlus)

Project period: 2019-2020

Budget: 12.5 million

Geographical coverage: Naukunda Rural Municipality, Rasuwa District

Expected outcomes:

  • 80% of women who are heads of households and in conditions of economic hardship are informed about their rights and trained in the agricultural management, production and sale of agricultural products.
  • 2 nurseries for the reproduction of local tree species, for the functional re-forestation of the buffer zones, are set up and equipped and donated to 2 women's associations with experience in the commercial management of nurseries, who have been collaborating with ASIA.
  • 15 hectares of marginal areas are planted with native tree species, selected because of the technical analyses already carried out in the year 2018; the trees will be functional to support the non-wood production chains of the project, in particular honey and fodder products for animal nutrition
  •  120 families are trained and equipped to start or expand the beekeeping activity in the buffer zones, near the new  re-naturalized 15 hectares and able to provide nourishment and protection to bee colonies. Each family will receive 2 improved hives for a total of 240 hives in production.
  • 12 families are trained in the production of saprophyte mushrooms for sale, which have a great market demand in Nepal. 12 families will then be supported, financially and technically for the construction of 12 mushrooming sheds equipped with irrigation system.
  •  60 families of breeders are trained on the pruning techniques of fodder trees for animal nutrition (planted in the 15 hectares of marginal areas) and 250 seedlings of fodder trees are planted near the houses and the sheds.

Project Impacts:

  •  6 Women heads of families (with 30 beneficiaries), "victims" of the male or widowed economic migrations following the earthquake of 2015, will be beneficiaries of the training activities and the process of capacity building and social empowerment, as well as managers of the nurseries in which the plants will be treated for the reforestation of Langtang Park. The women will be selected by the beneficiary community and by the Nepalese project partners following criteria related to the social situation and the economic condition as well as the composition of the family unit.

  • 3 Forest User Groups, each composed by 50 families (total 150 households: 750 beneficiaries, considering the average of 5 people per family) will be the protagonists of the reforestation and re-naturalization of the buffer zones in Langtang Park. The 3 forest user groups will be in charge of selecting the families of aspiring beekeepers farmers who will be 120.

  • The 120 beekeepers will directly involve their families who, considering the average of 5 people per family, increase the total number of beneficiaries to 600 people involved in apiculture.

  • 12 families (60 people) will be beneficiaries of the training for the creation of mushroom sheds and the practice of mushrooming.

  • 60 families (300 beneficiaries) of breeders will be selected by the Forest User Group and trained on the cultivation of fodder trees, pruning techniques and animal nutrition.

  • The total direct beneficiaries in Nepal will be 1740 beneficiaries;

  • Indirect beneficiaries of the project will be the inhabitants of the Naukunda Rural Municipality of Rasuwa district comprising of 11,824 populations.

     




2. Tree in a cup: Agro-Forestry project to improve the economic situation in a rural area of Nepal through coffee plants, fruit species, multipurpose trees, organic vegetables farming

Project aim:

To reduce the poverty by improving the marginal land use of Rasuwa district through fruits, fodder multipurpose trees, coffee plantation expansion and effective marketing system, targeting the community youngsters

Donor: Association for International Solidarity in Asia (ASIA Onlus)

Project period: 2019 (March- September)

Budget: NRs. 15,05,497

Geographical coverage: Rasuwa District (Naukunda Rural Municipality)

Expected outcomes:

  • Coffee producers in Rasuwa expand coffee acerages and adopt effective management model to decrease the impact of leaf rust white stem borer for the coffee orchard.
  • Increased the forest productivity in terms of biodiversity marginal land use through new species plantation.
  • Enhanced farmers' production on organic vegetable farming.

3. Model farms: Improving Living Condition of the communities of Rasuwa, Strengthening Agriculture Value Chain

Project aim:

Enhancing the livelihood situation of the farmers in rural remote area of Rasuwa, improving agriculture production marketing chain

Donor: Association for International Solidarity in Asia (ASIA Onlus)

Project period: 2019-2020

Budget: NRs. 7126652

Geographical coverage: Rasuwa district ( Naukunda Rural Municipality)

Expected outcomes:

  • Irrigation facility established at Saramthali
  • Agriculture extension services provided to the farmers for increasing and processing efficiency
  • Agriculture extension services provided for income generation through cash crop and livestock farming
  • Local small farmers’ cooperatives supported and market chain improved
  • Interest in youth on high-value crops cultivation is generated

4. Enhancing Livelihoods from improved forest management in Nepal (EnLiFT 2)

Project aim:

To enhance forest management practices in community forests and private land to improve livelihoods and economic development and facilities improved social equity.

Donor: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Project period: 2018-2023

Budget: NRs. 9075401

Geographical coverage: Sindhupalchwok,  Kavre Districts

Expected outcomes:

  • Enhanced silviculture skills of government foresters/ technicians with institutional support for silviculture practice
  • Develop skills of men, women and poor households to utilize new skills in managing community and private forests to enhance returns from forestry.
  • Knowledge base of the forest industry in the central region of Nepal
  • Develop skills of men, women and poor households in managing local forest enterprises
  • Mechanisms in place for integrated CF and local governance

Project Impacts:

  • Improve productivity of various products (timber, fodder, non-timber forest products) of community forests; which in turn will impact on the efficiency of local forest enterprises
  • Improve the environmental and social services of community and private forests
  • Increase income from value- adding and processing forest products from community forests and private forests.
  • Increase trade and economic output from the forestry sector
  • Integrated and inclusive forestry planning and governance at local, province or national level
  • Improve forest policy, planning, and governance




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