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A Short Term Vocational Training: Beekeeping Training to the poor farmers of Rasuwa

Honeybees are an integral part of the human food chain as pollinators of crops. As pollinators, they also have an essential role in maintaining mountain biodiversity and the mountain environment. Beekeeping has contributed to rural development through the centuries by supporting agricultural production and providing honey, wax, and other products for home use and sale. Naukunda Rural Municipali ...


Thinning of Private Forest (Pine forest) of Chaubas, Kavrepalanchowk district


Pine is the dominant species in Chaubas, kavre and hence pine forest is very common to the area. Thinning is an effective and powerful forest management tool that promotes tree growth and restores forest health. Thinning was conducted in two small aged pine forest of Keshar Bahadur Lama and Dhana Bahadur Tamang; and a middle aged pine forest of Jagat Kumari Kunwar at Chaubas Kavre from 14th -19 ...


Training on Mushroom Cultivation Technique and support to farmers of Rasuwa


Among the different high value crops, mushroom (commonly known as Chyau) is newly emerging crop becoming most popular at now. Commercial mushroom farming in Nepal has already been proven to be a very rewarding source of income. Mushroom is a kind of a fungus that has been cultivated mainly for its edible properties. The mushroom cultivation in Nepal has been found increasing in the recent years ...


Nursery monitoring and technical cooperation to the Patlepani Divisional Forest Office Nursery, Chautara, Sindhupalchwok


The regular monitoring and technical support to the agroforestry nursery of Patlepani Divisional Forest Nursery, Chautara, Sindhupalchowk has been carried out by ENLiFT 2 Research Officer Ms. Rupa Chapagain on 22nd December, 2020. The nursery contains 120,000 seedlings of various agroforestry and forestry species like Bamboo, Ficus semicordata (Rai Khanyu), Flemingia congesta (Bhat ...


Farmer’s Field School of potato and rice at Naukunda Rural Municipality, Rasuwa


A Farmer’s Field School (FFS) is a group-based learning process, and this methodology has been used to carry on the training activities on Correct Use of Agricultural Inputs. The main principle of farmers’ field school is “Learning by Doing”. During FFS, farmer carried out experiential learning activities that helped them to understand the agro-ecology of their cropping ...


Establishment of a collection center at Bhorle, Rasuwa


With the objective of facilitating easy marketing of the local produce of Naukunda RUral Municipality (NRM), a collection center has been established at Bhorle, NRM-4 by Nepal Agroforestry Foundation in collaboration with ASIA Onlus. The collection center construction phase has just been completed and soon come into function. The center is subordianted by Naukunda Agriculture Cooperative, ...


Coffee promotion at Naukunda and Kalika Rural Municipalities of Rasuwa district


Coffee being a high export value as well as a great domestic market, its cultivation enhances the income generation of smallholders. Furthermore, the incorporation of multipurpose trees as a shade plant and high-value vegetable or spices plus livestock farming diversifies the household income.  Hence, the coffee agroforestry system is the best agroforestry approach ...


Agroforestry Nursery Establishment at Rasuwa District


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 ...


Irrigation system construction at Saramthali, Naukunda Rural Municipality-4, Rasuwa


With the prime objective of providing irrigation facility to the vegetable growers of Naukunda Rural Municipality-4, Rasuwa targeting 80 HHs of Saramthali, an irrigation system named as Padhera Khola Sinchai Yojana was well established and the irrigation system now is irrigating 3.16 ha land of 87 households. The ‘Padhera Khola Irrigation System’ has been decided to be oper ...


Training on Women"s Right to Land and Property


The awareness of women's rights and the possibility of access to the land are the starting point of a path of female empowerment. Nepalese women grow up in a patriarchal society in which women's rights are subordinated to those of men. Children brides, with poor or no education, no land rights or independent income, women are a part of society without a voice, dependent on men ...


Empowering smallholder farmers for commercial vegetable farming


The smallholder farmers of the Naukunda Rural Municipality of Rasuwa district were motivated for adopting a scientific way of commercial vegetable farming to enhance their economic status. The pro-active farmers were equipped with skills and techniques through training and capacity building programs.

  • Training on commercial vegetable farming in a protected structure facilitated w ...

    Training on Vegetable production at Naukunda Rural Municipality, Rasuwa

    A two-day training on ‘Vegetable Production: from Seed to the Market’ was organized on 29th - 30th July and  11th - 12th August 2019 respectively at Patikharka and Khalchet of Nukunda Rural Municipality of Rasuwa district for altogether 40 households. The training covered the vegetable nursery establishment, proper care and mana ...


    Sapling Distribution Program at Rasuwa District


    After the training on Forestry and Fruit trees Plantation and Management at Bhorle and Saramthali, the saplings distribution program was accomplished by supporting the 100 beneficiary farmers with multiple agroforestry and fruit trees like coffee, guava, mulberry, hog plum, Ficus semicordata (Khanyu), and lemon. This program would be supportive to enhance the income generatio ...


    Training on Forest and Fruit Trees Plantation and Managment


    A training on Forestry and Fruit trees plantation and management was organized at Nukunda Rural Municipality of Rasuwa district on 29th June, 1st July and 2nd July. The training mostly focused on the introduction of multipurpose plants (shed trees for coffee orchards, fruits, fodder), climate and soil requirements, transplantation techniques, intercultural operations, and disease pest ...


    Meeting with the rural communities of Naukunda Rural Municipality, Rasuwa for beneficiary selection for training and support program


    A beneficiary selection meeting was organized by Nepal Agroforestry Foundation at Pakrin tole, Danusaura and Dangol tole, Newar tole and Bhorle of Naukunda Rural Municipality, Rasuwa district with the rural communities, after the coordination and consultation meeting with vice-chairperson of Naukunda Rural Municipality and Information Officer of Langtang Park and Buffer Zone Area. The beneficia ...


    Agroforestry plantation programme on the World Environment Day


    The World Environment Day on June 5 was celebrated by organizing the agroforestry plantation program at Dapakher, Sindhupalchwok. Five days plantation of Michelia champaca (Chanmp) Cinnamomum tamala (Tejpat) was carried out to the farmers’ field the private forest ; total 1250 saplings were planted. ...

    Inception of the Project:” Model Farms… “

    NAF on 20th March 2019, signed a Memorum of Understing (MoU) with the ASIA Onlus on the implementation of “Model Farms: Improving Living Conditions of the Communities in Rasuwa, Strengthening Agriculture Value Chain”. The MoU was signed in the presence of Mr. David Cecchi, Country coordinator, Mr. Nabaraj Acharya, SeniProgram Manager ( both ASIA Onlus) Mr. Deepak Gautam, Executive Direc ...


    Demonstration day of Silvicultural trials of Private Forestry


    A field day demonstration day of silvicultural trails of private forestry was held on 11th to 12th April 2019 respectively at Dhungakharka Chaubase, Kavre, facilitated byEnLIFT2 team Dr. Swoyambhuman Amatya, Dr. Bishnu Hari Pit, Dr. Edwin Cedamon Ms. Benju Baniya, Hem Bahadur Thapa (Assistant Forest Officer). The demonstration was done on the plot of Alnus nepalensis at Dhungakharka ...


    Organization of Nursery Trainings


    Five days of Nursery training were organized by NAF (EnLIFT2) at Budol nursery, Kavre, Patlepaninursery, Sindhupalchwok in March 2019. The training was provided to altogether 22 farmers. The main activities carried out were

    1. Introduced farmers about Nursery Management
    2. Filling of polybags with the mixture of soil, s, manure
    3. Seed sowing methods different species
    4. ...

      International Agroforestry Conference 2018

      Promotion of Agroforestry fRural Income Generation, Climate Change Mitigation Adaptation Successfully Completed!

      Nepal Agroforestry Foundation (NAF), in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture, L Management Cooperatives, Nepal, Ministry of Forest Environment, Nepal, Kathmu Forestry College (KAFCOL), Enhancing Livelihood Food Security through Agroforestry Community Forestry (En ...


      Dissemination program by NAF with ASIA ONLUS in Rasuwa District


      Nepal Agroforestry Foundation (NAF) in partnership with ASIA ONLUS had a dissemination program for the implementation of the project “Building Back a better future in the most earthquake afflicted Areas, School and Education as a Gateway to the Community” on 25th January, 2017 in Dhunche, Rasuwa. The program was led by delegates such as Rasuwa Chief District officer (CDO), Mr. Chomendra Neupan ...


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