help break the cycle of poverty
10% of the world lives on less than $1.90 a day. Some of the biggest tools to fight poverty come from the simplest solutions – training, loans, seeds, animals, and access to marketplaces. Helping people provide for themselves creates change that can be seen for generations. Women in particular experience the positive effects by being able to enter a marketplace previously closed to them and providing dependable income, self-reliance, and even safety, to them and their children.
What we do
ADRA Nepal supports vulnerable communities, in particular marginalised groups and women, to attain better livelihood opportunities by:
– hands on training in agricultural technologies
– innovative practises to improve resilience to climate change
– small hold farmers connected to value chains
– development of community multi use water supplies
– increased yields and sales
– cooperative savings and credit groups
– climate change education and resiliency actions
38,026 lives changed
The Enhanced Rural AI (TERAI) Project for Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Nepal will run from 2022 – 2026 and will work with smallholder farmers in four local governments of Rupendehi and Kapilvastu districts. It is funded by Jersey Overseas Aid and implemented by ADRA Nepal in partnership with Forum for Rural Welfare and Agricultural Reform for Development (FORWARD Nepal) and Indreni Rural Development Centre.
It aims to reduce poverty and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through increased income and resilience dairy farming. The project will directly benefit 3,600 farmers and over 17000 people indirectly by enhancing farming practices (health care, breed, nutrition and housing management of animals) and techniques to improve milk output, collection and processing as well as improving business and connecting them to the actors of milk value chain and markets.
The ‘Food Security Enhancement and Agricultural Resilience of the Earthquake-Affected Rural Nepalese Farmers-Phase II” (FOSTER-II) project will run from May 2020 to June 2023 working with 85 farmer groups (1720 participants) in rural areas of Dhading. Foster II is funded by Canadian Foodgrains Band and ADRA Canada with a total budget of CA$899,796.
The project goal is to enhance resilience to food security shocks. This is achieved through teaching of innovative farming practises (Farmers Field School), construction of water systems, access to farming assets, strengthening of community savings and credit schemes and Farmers Market School. Through project activities it is expected that livelihood options are diversified, farmer incomes increased, average food provisioning increased and food security is increased.
The “Local Initiatives to Reduce Impacts of Climate Change” (LIRIC) project will run from January 2020 to June 2023 and is funded by the European Union and the Austrian Development Cooperation with a total budget of Euro 1,021,658.
The “Generating Opportunities in Agriculture and Livelihoods (GOAL-II)” project will run from July 2019 to July 2024 working with 4100 households in Rolpa district. GOAL II is funded by DFAT and ADRA Australia with a total budget of USD 1,430,063.
The “Socio-Economic Recovery of Corona Crisis Affected Families (SERC)” project will run from 1st Nov 2021 To 30th April 2022 SERC is funded by Swiss Solidarity & ADRA Switzerland with a total budget of 3,65,002.00 CHF.
The triggered crisis of COVID-19 raised along with the second wave from April 2021 with exponential rise in the cases. The country was swift to mandate complete lockdown from April to June 2021 in different districts and to implement restrictive measures to tackle the crisis. Large number of laborers/wage earners, migrant workers, farmers, or business entrepreneurs in the proposed district have suffered from the chaos of the crisis.