Agriculture, markets and food security
This programme strives to bring a visible impact on food security situation in rural areas through improving the agricultural input technology, increasing access to smallholders' friendly irrigation scheme, and market system development.
Practical Action will work for the promotion of high value sectors like dairy and strengthening food security situation in food deficit areas. The intention is to bring a bigger impact through comprehensive five year development programme. This will also influence in scaling up the district food security plan in food insecure districts and contribute to National Food Security Policy.
The work under this sector over the strategic period aims to significantly increase the income of rural farmers through sustainable production and development of rural market linkage. Practical Action is working in 14 districts reaching 100,000 direct beneficiaries focusing primarily on dairy, goat, and fishery subsector.
Projects under this sector
Water is essential to life, but many people do not have access to it. Lack of water can mean that land is so dehydrated that crops are unable to grow to feed families. In this project, Practical Action is ensuring an affordable irrigation solution to farmers who live in areas of water scarcity. T...Read more
An introduction to Practical Action's project to improve food and nutritional security in the Achham, Bajhang, Bajura and Doti districts of Nepal. In English and Nepali.Read more
The Rojgari project is working with marginalised young people (dalits and women) who have limited access to finance and education. The project helps to build confidence, skills and networks to utilise technical and vocational training for initiating their own enterprise or seeking gainful empl...Read more
This project aims to improve income and resilience of poor people in the Achham, Bajura, Doti and Humla districts of Nepal, through agriculture commercialisation. It focuses on four sub-sectors: vegetable, goat, spice and Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP).Read more
Dairy is a large sector in Nepal and can be expensive. At Practical Action we are aiming to reduce the cost of milk production through forage based dairy farming by making easy forage seed availability in market. Agro-vet and para-vet training, farmers group training, resource centre esta...Read more