|PROJECT LOCATION||24 Districts
Lalitpur, Kaski, Banke, Kavre, Nawalparasi, Syangja, Palpa, Gulmi, Argakanchi, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Bardia, Kailali, Dadeldhura, Doti, Lamjunj, Jhapa, Ilam, Panchthar, Dahnkuta, Tehrathum, Humla, Surkhet
|NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR||USAID through Winrock International|
|NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS||383|
|NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS||6113|
|START DATE (Month/Year)||July 2003|
|COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year)||September 2009|
|APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES||US $ 1,244,765|
|NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:|
|NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM:||Not Applicable|
NAME OF SENIOR STAFF
|Mr. Bhuvan Raj Bhatta was responsible for monitoring and supervision of the project activities.|
NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
|The Nepal - SIMI focuses on irrigated production of cash crops as an entry point for increasing smallholders’ market participation, leading to increased income and improved livelihoods. Winrock International as a lead organization together with CEAPRED, International Development Enterprise (IDE) and SAPPROS has been laying their efforts in bringing smallholders from subsistence farming to commercial production - fulfilling the promises of Nepal’s 20-year Agriculture Perspective Plan (APP) and the ongoing Three Year Interim Plan (2008-2011) to alleviate poverty through income generation. The SIMI effort was a part of an International SIMI Network (SIMI Net) seeking to scale up this initiative to other parts of the developing world.
The Nepal - SIMI was helping smallholders to gain control over available water resources through the use of low-cost micro-irrigation technology (drip, sprinkler, water harvesting, treadle pump and shallow tubewell systems), support smallholders in the cultivation of fruits, vegetables and other high-value crops for which expanding market opportunities exist and for which they have a comparative advantage, systematically identify constraints that limit smallholders’ access to appropriate, affordable inputs and profitable output markets, facilitate private sector, market-driven solutions to the constraints identified through out the value chain and work with local institutions to build their capacity and sustainability, facilitate the development of enabling policies and policy implementation to ensure that the farmers can take advantage of sound economic opportunities, and develop and demonstrate hybrid drinking water systems.
The project has benefitted poor smallholder farming households below the poverty line through increased on-farm income. The goal was to enable smallholder farmers to earn an average sustainable additional net annual income per household of $ 100.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED