Project Name: Project on Peace building through Agriculture Service Delivery
Funding Partner: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Start Date: June 2008
End Date: March 2009
The Project focused to support farmer’s groups to construct farmer-owned, built and managed micro- irrigation facilities at the local level in Dolakha, Lalitpur, Ramechhap and Sindhuli districts.
The project consisted of four major tasks to ensure peace dividend to the farmers through community peace building and improved small-scale agricultural infrastructures.
A total of 41 micro- irrigation projects (10 each in Dolokha, Lalitupu and Ramechap and 11 in Sindhuli district) were built by the farmers groups with technical and financial inputs of the project in collaboration with District Agriculture Office.
Profiles of the projects show that support to small-irrigation has made direct benefit to a total of 1585 households. Similarly, these households has irrigated a total of 7000 ropani (350 ha) of land. Of the total land area irrigated, nearly two-third is the rainfed upland. And, most of the farmers of the project area are small land-holders. The project provided technical backstopping and developed instruments to monitor the quality of the farmer built and owned micro-irrigation facilities. Besides, the physical infrastructure building support o micro-irrigation projects, the farmers groups were trained on group governance, skills to mediate disputes and community peace building.
Detailed Description of the Actual Services provided