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Project Name: Gorkha Food Security and Livelihoods Enhancement Program(Nepal)
Project Description: Disastrous earthquakes struck Nepal in April and May, 2015, which have had a massive impact on the livelihoods and food security of affected communities where agriculture and livestock are the main source of livelihoods. To respond the post-disaster recovery, the TaiwanICDF worked with CARE Nepal on Gorkha Food Security and Livelihoods Support Program from December 2015 to November 2016. To continue assisting the earthquake-affected households in Gorkha, this project was launched to further enhance their food Security and livelihoods.
Overall, this project will:
1. Increase food security from sustainable agro-based livelihoods through capacity building of poor, vulnerable and socially excluded (PVSE) farmers and relevant local institutions;
2. Enhance commercialization in agriculture in the earthquake affected communities, particularly PVSE, through capacity development, increased engagement in value chain, and better access to markets;
3. Enhance entrepreneurship in the earthquake affected communities, particularly PVSE through capacity development and access to finance and market.

Implementation Start Date: 2016/12/1
Implementation End Date: 2017/11/30
Source of Funding: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China
Project Objectives: 1,800 Earthquake affected households’ have enhanced food security and livelihood by the end of projects
Executing Agency: CARE Nepal
Implementation Arrangement: The TaiwanICDF provides a US$500,000 grant, as well as dispatches a short-term horticulture expert and a volunteer to assist in the implementation of the project; CARE Nepal provides technical and management oversight, assists in reviewing the project proposal and producing reports and implements the proposed activities, liaises with local government offices and local NGO.
Current Progress: To the end of March 2017, the following activities have been completed:
1.Detailed implementation plan (DIP) preparation, district level stakeholder inception, and Village level stakeholder inception.
2.Training to field staff on home garden concept, business plan preparation, and semi-commercial production concept has reached 66%.
3.1800 vulnerable households have been identified.
4.15 events of home garden concepts training to selected households.
5.Selecting the vendor for supplying seeds to the selected households through a competitive process.
6.Supporting the targeted co-operative in Gankhu by facilitating their registration process and providing co-operative management and financial training to 40 members.
Project Contact: Chien-hsiang Chiu
Phone: 02-28732323 ext. 314
E-mail: c.h.chiu@icdf.org.tw
Project Type: 10
Sector: Humanitarian Aid
Sector Item: Reconstruction Relief and Rehabilition
Cooperating Country: Asia-Pacific, Nepal
Cooperating Organization: CARE
Themes: Agriculture
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2016/12/15
  • Date Updated:2017/5/11