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Recently Completed Projects

S.N. Project Title Collborative Partners Duration
1 People-Led Solution For Better Accountability Practices ActionAid Nepal 2016 – 2018
2 Building Back a Better Future in the Most Earthquake Afflicted Areas Association for International Solidarity in Asia (ASIA Onlus) 2016- 2018
3 Community Led Reconstruction Programme Action Aid Nepal 2016- 2017
4 Community-led Emergency Response towards Recovery Action Aid Nepal 2015 (May-October)
5 Emergency Response to the Nepal earthquake 2015 Association for International Solidarity in Asia (ASIA Onlus) 2015 (June -October)
6 Fruits of the garden: Home garden for sustainable agriculture between Nepal and Lombardy, Italy Association for International Solidarity in Asia (ASIA Onlus) 2015-2017
7 Multi-stakeholder Forestry Project: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Domestification in the Rasuwa District from Value Chain Perspective Service Support Unit of Department of Forestry 2014-2015
8 Enhancing Livelihoods and Food Security from Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal (EnLiFT 1) Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) 2013-2017
9 Biochar Application for Improved Soil Fertility and Carbon sequestration: Developing Research capacity in Nepal Research Council of Norway and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) 2012-2017
10 Forest and Soil Restoration and land use Change Impacts on Carbon Pools and Fluxes in the Himalaya: Research and Capacity Building in Nepal Norwegian Research Council 2011- 2014



1. People-Led Solution For Better Accountability Practices

Main Objectives:

The theme of this project is to give voice to disaster-prone vulnerable communities and ensure meaningful representation and participation in disaster management cycle as mandated in local Disaster Risk Management Plan (LDRMP) guideline as well as to ensure more responsive duty-duty bearers to promote and practice good governance in disaster preparedness and management.



Project Period: 2016 – 2018

Budget:NRs. 12,847,831

Geographical Coverage: Rasuwa districts (Dhaibung, Laharepauwa, Goljung and Gatlang VDCs)

Major achievements:

  • Thirty-six WCFs, two Rural Municipality level Forums and one district-level Youth Alliance (YA) formed and mobilized.
  • Information desk established in Kalika VDC for general public.
  • Construction of Street lamps and Road Maintenance.



2. Building Back a Better Future in the Most Earthquake Afflicted Areas

Main Objectives:

This project seeks to address constraints to economic development through interventions in agriculture and livelihoods, education, infrastructure, water sanitation, and hygiene. Specifically, the project has constructed schools with a focus on anti-seismic technology, energy, and water systems, and implemented targeted educational activities to improve the education and wellbeing of children. Furthermore, the project has supported the surrounding communities in the diversification, cultivation, and marketing of high-value crops and animals.



Project Period: 2016- 2018

Budget:NRs.9, 864,819

Geographical Coverage: Rasuwa District (Saramthali and Yarsa VDCs)

Major achievements:

  • Four schools were rebuilt using multi-hazard resistant technology, with affordable and replicable technologies, and following disability and gender inclusive criteria.
  • More than 500 beneficiaries benefitted from the livelihood interventions such as coffee, cardamom and potato plantation, and apiculture.
  • Increase in school attendance, a decrease in the dropout rate and child trafficking through the adoption of alternative educational approaches.



3. Community Led Reconstruction Programme

Main Objectives:
  • To empower the vulnerable and excluded communities to claim shelter rights and equitable recovery, secure housing, and microfinance.
  • Strengthening and mobilization of landless people’s agency to advocate on right to land for building safe houses and access to productive resources
  • To support women-led environmentally friendly resilient, sustainable livelihood recovery and growth for the most vulnerable affected households.
  • Establishment of Gender and child-friendly disaster resilient school


Project Period: 2016- 2017

Budget:NRs. 105,894,038

Geographical Coverage: Rasuwa District (Laharepauwa, Dhaibung, Ramchhe and Syafru VDCs)

Major achievements:

  • Irrigation system in Syafru VDC, Ghoreto Bato in Dharapani and Laharepauwa VDC constructed;
  • Reconstruction of two gender friendly schools
  • 87 couples have prepared their land documents in the name of both husband and wife collectively which has created a positive trend in the rights of women
  • Different GRPS activities like drinking water supply, Clinic, Public toilet, waiting stand and collection center established.



4. Community-led Emergency Response towards Recovery

Main Objectives:
  • To provide emergency services to the resilient communities after the devastating earthquake in 2015


Project Period: 2015 (May-October)

Budget:.

Geographical Coverage: Rasuwa district (Gatlang, Goljung, Laharepauwa and Dhaibung VDCs)

Major achievements:

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



5. Emergency Response to the Nepal earthquake 2015

Main Objectives:
  • To improve the living condition of the most affected communities through shelter construction, TLC implementation and any other action identified during the emergency period.


Project Period: 2015 (June -October)

Budget:NRs. 6,050,794

Geographical Coverage: Rasuwa District (Saramthali, Yarsa, Syabru and Khalikastan VDCs)

Major achievements:

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



6. Fruits of the garden: Home garden for sustainable agriculture between Nepal and Lombardy, Italy

Main Objectives:

Main objective:To improve the food security and the level of nutrition of vulnerable groups in urban and peri-urban areas of Nepal by supporting forms of sustainable agriculture.

Deliverable objectives:

  • To strengthen the effectiveness and quality of the system of “Home gardens” in the urban and peri-urban district of Kavre.
  • Promote sustainable approach to improve the quality, safety, and access to food
  • Provide support to the poorest families
  • Enhance the traditional farming techniques of permaculture
  • Promote the recovery of agricultural varieties at the risk of genetic drifts or neglect


Project Period: 2015-2017

Budget:NRs. 6,050,794

Geographical Coverage: Kavrepalanchowok District

Major achievements:

  • Thirty-one technicians of DADO and 400 total beneficiaries were trained on permaculture and sustainable agriculture (150 Urban+250 peri-urban areas)
  • Increased awareness among residents of Dhulikhel and Banepa on organic farming and practice through radio broadcasts.
  • Identification of 15 best practices based on environmental and socioeconomic impacts, ownership, innovation, and sustainability.



7. Multi-stakeholder Forestry Project: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Domestification in the Rasuwa District from Value Chain Perspective

Main Objectives:
  • To improve the livelihoods of Community Forest User Group (CFUG) members through the cultivation of Medicinal and aromatic plants (MAP)


Project Period: 2014-2015

Budget:.

Geographical Coverage: Rasuwa district (Ramche and Syafru VDCs)

Major achievements:

  • Capacity building of MAP farmer group members through Leader farmer training on medicinal herb production, processing, and marketing
  • 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 integrated farming of Chiraito and vegetable



8. Enhancing Livelihoods and Food Security from Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal (EnLiFT 1)

Main Objectives:

 

The project aims to enhance livelihoods and food security from the improved implementation of agroforestry and community forestry systems in the Middle Hills of Nepal. The project will support the “Forestry for Prosperity” vision through research to enhance the technical and social aspects of agroforestry and community forestry systems.

Main Objective: 

  • To improve the capacity of household-based agroforestry systems to enhance livelihoods and food security.

Deliverable Objectives:

  • Identify baseline conditions and drivers of agroforestry practice and opportunities to improve productivity and increase income generation
  • Analyze the markets and value-chains for products from agroforestry systems
  • Analyze policy, institutional and governance issues associated with improving livelihoods from agroforestry systems
  • Develop functioning models to inform improved interactions between farm and forest systems
  • Plan, implement and evaluate participatory action research of innovative agroforestry systems and market opportunities at six sites


Project Period: 2013-2017

Budget:NRs. 15,940,886

Geographical Coverage: Kavrepalanchowok and Lamjung District

Major achievements:

  • Poverty level reduced from 48 to 34 percent in the project areas after the completion of the project.
  • Household income increased due to the increase in farm productivity.
  • Identified best bet Agroforestry products for different places like Alnus-cardamom system at Chaubas, Tomato-fodder system at Dhungkharka, Ginger-fodder system at Mithinkot, Banana based fodder system at Dhamilikuwa, Banana-based goat & fodder system at Jita taxar, and Round chili and fodder system at Nalma.
  • About 290 farmers were trained for cash crop production through Farmers to farmers training approach.
  • A total of 90000 seedlings produced and distributed to more than 300 farmers (LRGs).



9. Biochar Application for Improved Soil Fertility and Carbon sequestration: Developing Research capacity in Nepal

Main Objectives:

The project aimed to the improved soil status of the project areas through the production and application of good quality biochar (carbon-rich material produced by the pyrolysis of biomass i.e. heating in the partial or complete absence of oxygen). With a view to assessing the effect of biochar on soil properties and crop yield, research field trials were conducted in Rasuwa and Dhading district, and pot trials were conducted at Matatirtha, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Biochar has been produced using several different kiln types; flame curtain “Kon-tiki” kiln (four subtypes: deep-cone metal kiln, steel shielded soil pit, conical soil pit, and steel small cone), brick-made traditional kiln, traditional earth-mound kiln and Top lift up draft (TLUD). Different feedstock such as fuelwood, rice husk, corn cobs, and Eupatorium spp was used for biochar production. Eupatorium adenophorum locally named “banmara” has been given top most priority as it is an invasive forest shrub species, naturally regenerating, ubiquitous and are available in an enormous quantity in forest area, farm uplands and bank of the river.



Project Period: 2012-2017

Budget:NRs. 5,587,582

Geographical Coverage: Dhading, Rasuwa and Kathmandu District

Major achievements:

  • Eupatorium species identified as the major raw materials for biochar production at the local level.
  • Five Biochar and soil fertility Research paper published in the International Journal.



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

Main Objectives:
  • 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.


Project Period: 2011- 2014

Budget:NRs. 15,940,886

Geographical Coverage: .

Major achievements:

  • 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




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