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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
Approval Amount: US$500,000
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 June 2017, the following activities have been completed:
1.Farmer groups in 6 VDCs have been selected.
2.Participated in a celebration day(Rice Day).
3.30 training sessions on home garden concepts were held for a total of 898 individuals.
4.898 sets of diversity kits for home gardens were distributed.
5.15 irrigation structures have been identified to be rehabilitated or constructed.
6.600 households from six VDCs participated in the Livelihood Improvement Plan preparation.
7.87 individuals were trained in semi-commercial vegetable production.
8.Start-up support for 121 households has been provided (vegetable and livestock production included).
9.Cooperative management and financial training for 40 members from the cooperative in Gankhu VDC has been completed.
10.Short-term horticulture expert and a volunteer have been dispatched.
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 Nepal
Themes: Agriculture
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2016/12/15
  • Date Updated:2017/8/15