Ensure Food Security Through Sustainable Practices

by ASHA Nepal

Summary

Strengthen food security by promoting sustainable agriculture practices among women farmers.
$2,500
total goal
$2,300
remaining
9
donors
0
monthly donors
11
years active

Challenge

Farming is largely subsistence-based due to poor land and cropping practices. The land is very steep and prone to landslides and erosion. Farmers rely on mono-cropping, limiting vegetable and fruit cultivation. Agriculture is overly dependent on chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Most men migrate to the city in search of work. This places the burden of agriculture work and providing for the family on women.

Solution

Formation of women's self-help groups. Training on sustainable agriculture. The trained farmers will practice sustainable agriculture on their own farm and act as facilitators for other farmers. Material support in the form of seeds and seedlings.

Long-Term Impact

Help strengthen the organizational base of 75 women, improve financial situation, preserve and rejuvenate their limited natural resources and ensure sustainable production of vegetable and fodder to meet own need and generate surplus for income.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.idex.org

Organization Information

ASHA Nepal

Location: Kathmandu, N/A - Nepal
Website: http:/​/​www.idex.org/​asha.html
Project Leader:
Balu Iyer
Asia Program Director, IDEX
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 9 donors like you, a total of $200 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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