IAPAC project through its proposed action will leverage proven development models and approaches implemented through European Union (EU) actions to directly improve the lives of 16,000 smallholder households who are both prone to food insecurity, and dependent on agriculture for subsistence. The action will also develop sustainable networks of collection centres, capacities, and service providers that will play an important role to commercialize agriculture in three key Mid Western districts and be a national model.

It will also promote linkages for agricultural trade and marketing by forming and strengthening of farmer groups’ linked to rural collection centers. In addition the action will improve health and nutrition though training targeted for woman with children less than 2 years of age and through increasing the consumption of adequate amount of nutritious food.

Expected OutcomeKey Outputs
Improved Agricultural Productivity
  • Reached 4,157 core households through 188 farmer groups and 3270 households through challenge fund operated by local agro-vets.
  • A total of 495 community level trainings on different aspects of vegetable production
  • 28 demonstrations plots on trellising in tomato, 50 demonstrations on food crops to test their local suitability
  • 6 multiple use water systems constructed benefitting 143 households and 15 ha of land came under irrigation.
  • 1586 farmers adopted different micro -irrigation technologies
  • 19 community business facilitators developed to supply input and services.
  • 5 challenge projects completed in ROLDP approach.
  • 5 community based essential oil distillation units (DU) established
Increased commercialization of agricultural outputs
  • 9 Market and planning committees (MPCs) were supported to improve their facilities and infrastructures.
  • 2200 technical and advisory and market information were delivered through mobile to market champions, farmers and local service providers from Holeri Market and planning committee, Rolpa
Enhance nutrition for smallholder households
  • 982 expectant mothers and those with below 5 years children participated in nutrition education classes.

European Union, ADRA Austria (Austrian Development Cooperation)

3 years, 2014-2017