Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal

by The Nepal Trust
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Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Agriculture Support in Sindupalchowk, Nepal
Improved Agriculture Inputs
Improved Agriculture Inputs

Dear Friends and Supporters


We are happy to inform you that despite the difficulties faced by the Covid-19 pandemic progress has been made and with additional support from the Wild Geese Foundation and Stichting Nepal (Holland) we are able to prepare for the start of various project activities that aims to support 140 farming families and that were pending due to the ongoing pandemic.


Currently information is being collected for the construction of various irrigation and WASH schemes in the Kunchok, Nawalpur and Sipapokhare areas and also information has been collected of various local agriculture cooperatives to establish revolving funds that will allow small-scale farmers to obtain loans to improve on their business initiatives.


In addition local agro-vets have been identified for the establishment of plastic tunnels that will enable local farmers to increase their vegetable production but also for the distribution of various vegetable seeds (including Tomato, Green Beans, Chilies, Cucumber, Bitter Gourd, Pumpkin, Beans) and environmental friendly pesticides.


Another component will be the provision of local animal doctors (vet services) to inspect the health condition of local cattle and farm animals and to provide animals with vitamins, medication and vaccinations where applicable.

Obviously these are all activities to increase local food production and income generation which would be important to boost local economies as due to the pandemic food prices have been rising and people are forced to be more self-sufficient.


We hope to get this project into full swing upcoming months and hope that you will be able to continue your support towards this much needed project as more funds would be required to assist these farming communities in need.


We thank you for all your support and we hope you can tell friends and colleagues about us and ask for their support too.


Thank you for all your help and stay safe.


Namaste.

Local Vegetable Production
Local Vegetable Production
Plastic tunnel Support
Plastic tunnel Support
Vet Services
Vet Services
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Veterinary check
Veterinary check

Dear Friends and Supporters

Like many parts of the world Covid-19 in Nepal has placed restrictions on many aspects of daily life. According to the WHO case morbidity and mortality are increasing in Nepal unlike many other countries in SE Asia. This is probably due to the heavy influx of migrant workers arriving back from the Middle East and heading back to their villages, many in the remoter areas. However the economic pressures on many is now forcing them to head for India to find work and sustenance. This continual, and uncontrolled, movement of people is difficult to manage. With regards to rural agriculture the government has been slow to react and lock down rules have not been modified to help rural farmers. The collapse of tourism, a major earner for Nepal, has affected agricultural supply chains and made it very difficult for rural farmers to survive.It is predicted that there has been a 50% to 90% drop in agribusiness.

For these many reasons our project has been slow to get off the ground. Travel between districts and villages has been challenging and forebidden most of the time . Over the last few months meetings with staff and farmers have been very difficult to arrange and manage. Agricultural production is very important but many small businesses are affected and struggling to survive. Food prices are rising and people forced to cut-back or try to be self sufficient.

The virus is creating problems all around the world but for a poor country like Nepal it has a massive impact. Everyday survival is the norm for millions but the impact of the corona virus is making it much worse. We hope to get this project in to full swing as soon as possible but can only do so with government approval. Thank you for your patience and for all your support. We still need some funding for this project and we hope you can tell friends and colleagues about us and ask for their support too.

Thank you for all your help and stay safe.

Namaste. 

Healthy pigs
Healthy pigs
Farm Health report
Farm Health report
Mini-tiller training
Mini-tiller training
Mini-Tiller training group
Mini-Tiller training group
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Preparing a meal
Preparing a meal

 

Dear Friends and Supporters.

Since our last report there has been no progress. The Covid19 pandemic was slow to start in Nepal and it did look as though we could begin some of the farming activities to support our 140 farmers. Unfortunately this has not been the case and the country is now in total lock down. The lock down means that we cannot employ technical training staff, veterinary services and agricultural expert training to boost knowledge and production. The government response is limited and very ad hoc. Many farmers have still to receive government permission to farm commercially.

An open border with India and the potential for over 3 million migrant workers to flood back to their homes and villages is leading to huge unemployment and lower incomes. The spread of the virus is likely to get worse.

Covid19 is disrupting major activities particularly in the agriculture and supply chains.It has badly damaged the tourism sector with major shut downs of hotels, restuarants and other tourist related activities. Farming and agriculture are heavily reliant on tourism for income and it will take some time to recover from this calamity. Once we can get going improved techniques and farming practices will help with a more rapid recovery.

The people of Sindupalchowk are still recovering from the earthquake four and a half years a go. Now they are facing another disaster but as they have already proved they have the resileance to fight back and create a better life for themselves through enterprise and hard work.

We still require some funding to complete this project and we hope you will continue to help. Without your support we could never have contemplated helping 140 farmers, their families and the wider agriculture network to hope for a brighter future. Thank you for your support and please share with your wider network.

Namaste

Some improvements.
Some improvements.
A productive poly-house.
A productive poly-house.
Enterprise
Enterprise
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Dear Friends and Supporters.

We are still working hard to put funds in place to support our new focus project that will target 140 farmers by supporting and improving farming and agricutural practices and techniques. Funds are nearly there and we hope to get the project for Livelihood Support off the ground any time now. Our earlier trial projects and have demonstrated the big improvements that can be made through proper support and training. The sooner  these small farmers can become more efficient and productive the sooner they and their families will get back to normal lives. The following is a case study gathered by our field staff as an example of what can be achieved through your support.

Chaulagain of Sipapokhare-2 is 60 years old. He has 9 members in his family. Recently, only 3 members of his family stay in the temporary home. Chaulagain started to get involved in agriculture business since 2061 B.S. Before the massive earthquake; Chaulagain’s economic conditions was good and in a progressing phase. Even he made a tank where he collected water for irrigation use. After the earthquake; Chaulagain is using water pipes for irrigation purpose. The earthquake disrupted his livelihood opportunities. Chaulagain’s family relies heavily on farming.

With the intervention undertaken by ICCO/Act Alliance to recover the livelihood opportunities of 12 farmers from Sipapokhare VDCs of Sindhupalchowk . Nepal Trust (NT) being local implementing partner supported Chaulagain with seeds of cauliflower, tomato, long beans and cabbage, plastic tunnel, spray machine, pesticides, sprinkle, pipes, watering jug, scissors to continue his disrupted livelihood.

Chaulagain received assistance to start plastic tunnel farming. After months of hard work in the farm, his hard effort has finally paid off. His farm now flourishes with cauliflower plants. Chaulagain mentions “Agriculture helps in being independent and improve livelihood”. The initiative is expected to recover the disrupted livelihood of Chaulagain in more improved and productive manner. As for the rest of his crops, they are in the process on production.

Meanwhile our work to completely rebuild the Kalika school (see previous reports) has now been completed and handed over to the education authorities. Last month donors from Rotary International (RI) made a visit to see the finished project and were very impressed. The Trust has built a number of new schools in earthquake prone areas and there is little doubt that many more will be required as the full effect of the earthquake becomes apparent. All are rebuilt to government approved earthquake resistance standards.

All at the Nepal Trust want to thank our supporters and donors for all you have done to help this project and bring fresh hope back in to the lives of these hardworking and resourcful mountain people. There is some light at the end of the tunnel but we all need your continued support to finish the job. We hope you will continue with us and please pass on this news to your friends and colleagues and suggest they might wish to add their support.

Namaste

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Veterinary Services
Veterinary Services

Dear Friends and Supporters

It is now four and a half years since the horrendous earthquake in Nepal that wrecked so many communities and took thousands of lives. The world has moved on a bit and fresh disasters have taken over the headlines and demand for support. However, it doesn't mean that all the problems and issues have gone away; there is still much to do.

The Nepal Trust has worked hard to improve conditions in the worst hit district of Sindupalchowk first of all providing emergency living accommodation, temporary schools and help to improve economic conditions and get communities back on their feet as quickly as possible. This approach has had a significant impact. Many children are now benefitting from nice shiny new schools. New irrigation systems are providing a healthy water supply and providing much needed water to improved farms.Veterinary services have improved the health of farm stock and the economic health of their owner farmers.

We feel that now is the time to to change focus and plan ahead. The hill people of Nepal are very resileant and with a little bit of help can overcome most things. The government is now providing support for home rebuilding and other infrastructure support. The Trust will focus on economic support for 140 farmers and their families in the Rural Municipalities of Helambu/Kiul, Kunchok, Nawalpur, Sipapokhare and Syaule. We have already demonstrated how this approach is successful where previous help and support has generated much interest with other farmers who recognise the benefits from new and improved farming systems. We hope to have this new project approach fully up and running in early 2020.

As you are all partners in this project I hope you are in agreement with the proposal and see the advantage of taking a more economic driven approach that will more quickly heal the traumas of the earthquake and bring the hill people back to life again. They will do it with your help!

Thank you so much for getting us to this point; we couldn't have done it without you. Please stay with us and consider further support. Tell your friends and encourage them to. Many, many thanks.

Namaste.

A new irrigation system
A new irrigation system
A healthy crop
A healthy crop
A happy farmer
A happy farmer
Another irrigation system
Another irrigation system
Improved farming methods
Improved farming methods
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Tony Sharpe
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