Develop women’s cooperative groups in implementing sustainable agriculture and train groups with ways to connect to markets to sell their produce and improve their income.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In rural Nepal, many men often migrate to the city in search of work, and women are left to raise families and farm. In recent decades, farmers have become overly dependent on chemical fertilizers and pesticides and over time, local practices of sustainable farming have been lost. ASHA works with 200 women farmers to preserve high-nutrient local seed varieties and revert to low-cost organic cultivation methods that provide a broad variety of produce for family consumption and sales.
How will this project solve this problem?
Support 9 women’s groups and offer organic farming training (saving seeds, making compost, preparing fertilizers) along with business skills to sell products. A “train-the-trainer” model ensures women farmers that are trained go on to train others.
Potential Long Term Impact
Women are empowered with the skills and resources to care for their families. Communities increase awareness on sustainable agriculture and improve their food security. Land quality is restored and families have increased income.
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,636
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,636 . The original project funding goal was $16,210.