Enhancing Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Central Terai Districts of Nepal (ELIVES) project is a 3year project jointly funded by DFID and ADRA UK and is implemented in four districts of Eastern region from April 2015. The ELIVES project combines key strengths of project partners- ADRA Nepal, iDE and FORWARD Nepal and district based partners (LNGO) to enhance livelihoods and income for poor and marginalized smallholder farmers in four Central Terai districts of Nepal with a focus on women and socially excluded groups in particular, Dalits, Janajati and Madhesi.
The project aims to bring tangible change in poor people’s lives, contributing on sustainable development goals (SDGs) 1, 2, 5 that are respectively End poverty in all its forms everywhere, End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture and Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. To achieve this, the project has employed interventions on goats, vegetables/lentil and market access/promotion.
|Expected Outputs||Achievements for this year|
|Outout 1:Increased organizational capacity of target farmers for commercial vegetable and livestock production.||– 600 groups formed with a total 13,091 members|
– 8,764 members trained on Group management
– 1702 group members have been participating in ongoing 60 business literacy class.
|Output 2:Target farmers have improved capacity in goat management|
|Output 3: Target farmers have improved capacity in vegetable and lentil production|
|Output 4: Efficient market linkage established for Input and Output Marketing||– Stakeholders from DLSO, DADO and other district offices of 4 districts were provided with M4P training|
– 5 Collection centres supported/strengthened
– 5 market planning committees (MPC) formed