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Community Farming Project - Dakshinkali VDC

Community Farming Project - Dakshinkali VDC

Community Farming Project - Dakshinkali VDC

Seeds for Resilience - Community Farming in Dakshinkali VDC, Pharping (Phase 2)

Dakshinkali VDC, Ward no 3, 6, 9 and 11 (Pharping area)


Summary

Sustainable pest-free greenhouse community farming project in Dakshinkali VDC near Pharping through a joint collaboration of Nepal Rising Seattle, Austin and Boston chapters.

Benefits

  • Sustainable Food security, Nutrition and Livelihood support through Good Agriculture Practice
  • Farming training and technical support throughout the year for better farming outputs
  • Income generation via buy-back program of extra vegetables

 

Project Type
Resilience: Community Farming


Program Category 
Support for Good Agriculture Practice (GAP)
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)


Project Status
Implementation in Progress


Project Cost
USD $3,000

Funds Raised
USD $3000
 

Collaborating Partners
1. Nepal Rising - Austin (1500)
2. Nepal Rising - Seattle ($775)
3. Nepal Rising - Boston ($725)


Implementation Partners
1. N-Agro
2. Rampur Campus volunteers 


Project Milestones

  • Jan 2017: Field trip completed by NR member
  • Aug 20 2016: Field trip completed by Rampur college volunteers
  • July 31 2016: Rampur volunteers identified
  • May 16 2016: First Round report update published
  • April 13 2016: Funds disbursed to N-Agro 
  • April 4 2016: Fundraising target met
  • Feb 20 2016: Fundraising for Phase 2 project begins

PROJECT DETAILS

Project Location: Dakshinkali VDC, ward no 3, 6, 9 and 11 (in Pharping area), a total of 5 pockets
Households: 80-100 farmer houses in each pocket
Beneficiary Community: Agriculture Cooperative Group (Lead: Mr. Mohan Tamang)
 

Project Goals

  • 5 sustainable bamboo greenhouses, 10 meters by 5 meters in size each
  • Drip irrigation system for the green houses
  • On-site training by seed farming experts on seedling production, integreated pest management, crop management and post-harvest handling


Reports:


Initial Condition:

  • Open field vegetable farming has been the source of income for the community
  • During the earthquake, most of the houses were destroyed
  • After the earthquake, ground has shifted affecting the flow of water in the area causing severe crunch of water for farming
  • Not able to farm efficiently due to the lack of needed amount of water and seen their incomes drop


     

 

GALLERY

Site Location:
  

  

Jan 2017 - Site visit