Enhancing Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Central Terai Districts of Nepal (ELIVES) project is a 3 year 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 Outcomes

  1. Outout 1:Increased organizational capacity of target farmers for commercial vegetable and livestock production.
  2. Output 2:Target farmers have improved capacity in goat management.
  3. Output 3: Target farmers have improved capacity in vegetable and lentil production
  4. Output 4: Efficient market linkage established for Input and Output Marketing

The Project has already been completed. Please refer to following link files to know about project’s achievements and learning.

1. Planting Fodder and Forage in Public Land for Goat Raising

2. Collective Marketing Through Community-Managed Collection Centers

3. Leasehold Farming for Improving Livelihoods of Landless People

4. Improving Goat Productivity through Introducing Superior Breeding Buck and Artificial Insemination

5. Promoting Livestock Extension Services through Trained Village Animal Health Workers

6. Result Oriented Leadership DevelopmentA Challenge Project Approach

7. Improving Women Entrepreneurship Skills Through Business Literacy

8. Engaging Private Sector in Extension of Agricultural Technologies A Challenge Fund Approach