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Activities in Nepal

Agricultural and Rural Development

Grant Assistance for the Underprivileged Farmers (2KR) (Grant Aid Project)

Background and Objective

The Government of Japan has been providing commodity grant assistance of agricultural inputs such as chemical fertilizer to enhance food production in Nepal under the 2 KR scheme since 1970s. Increasing food production and productivity is a must to address the growing food demand in view of surge in population every year. Considering the low productivity of major cereal and cash crops in Nepal and also the low application of chemical fertilizer, provision of chemical fertilizer is vital to enhance the agricultural production and productivity. The fertilizer provided under the Japanese grant assistance has relieved farmers from acute shortage and unexpected /sudden price hike in the market. Farmers have developed good faith over the chemical fertilizer under this scheme due to quality of the products.

  • Partners/Counterparts: Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Agriculture Inputs Company Limited
  • Period: Since 1970s till date
  • Area: Nationwide

Revitalization of Remote Villages through Community Forest Conservation (IHC-Japan) (JICA Partnership Program)

Background and Objective


People in Parbat and Myagdi districts depend on forests for firewood and fodders as the main fuel resource in their daily life. The main threat to forests is the rapid population growth, which is leading to forest encroachment and deforestation. The main purpose of this project is to achieve natural conservation and sustainable life improvement through community forest management.

  • Partners/Counterpart: The Institute for Himalayan Conservation (IHC-Japan)
  • Period: February 2011 to January 2016
  • Area: Six rural mountain villages in Parbat and Myagdi districts, Dhaulagiri Zone

Major Projects in the Past:

  • (TCP) Janakpur Zone Agriculture Development Project (JADP)
  • (TCP) The Horticulture Development Project (Phase I, II)
  • (TCP) The Community Development and Forest/Watershed Conservation Project :SABIHAA (Phase I, II)
  • (DS) The Study on the Agricultural Marketing Development Project

TCP: Technical Cooperation Project; DS: Development Study (TCP); GA: Grant Aid; LA: Loan Aid (Yen Loan); JPP: JICA Partnership Program

Promotion of Quality Cocoon Production and Processing Project (Technical Cooperation Project)

Background and Objective


The project aims to verify the quality cocoon and silk production model in targeted areas through capacity building and strengthening of the linkage among sericulture farmers' groups, government technicians, private entrepreneurs and other stakeholders. It focuses on reinforcement of this linkage as an example of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in silk production sector.

  • Partners/Counterparts: Directorate of Industrial Entomology Development, Department of Agriculture
  • Period: December 2006 to November 2011
  • Area: Five VDCs: Bairini, Salang, Nalang, Sankosh, and Kumpur of Dhading in the central development region
  • R/D:RD (PDF/310KB)

Agricultural Training and Extension Improvement Project (ATEIP) (Technical Cooperation Project)

Background and Objective


The project aimed to improve the agriculture service delivery system training and extension, where the delivery "system" incorporates agriculture technology, group organization, facilitation, M&E, documentation, coordination, and so on. It was successful in injecting new concepts such as "farm management" and "human skills" (facilitation skills) into Government's extension service, as well as providing an opportunity for both JT/JTAs (extension workers) and farmers' groups to jointly learn about farming in Training/Demonstration farms. After the successful completion of the project, JICA has been supporting the "In-Country Training" conducted by Directorate of Agricultural Training (DAT), Department of Agriculture. The objective of the training is to disseminate the new concepts gained from the project among JT/JTAs outside the target area.

  • Partners/Counterparts: Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • Period: January 2004 to January 2009
  • Area: Dhading, Rasuwa, Makwanpur, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk

The Village Development for Kavrepalanchowk, Sindhupalchowk and Makwanpur Districts (Love Green Japan) (JICA Partnership Program)

Background and Objective


The main objective of this project is to develop sustainable livelihoods for economically disadvantaged people in marginalized communities and to uplift the rural communities through integrated development interventions with focus on utilization of locally available resources.

  • Partners/Counterpart: Love Green Japan (LGN)
  • Period: January 26, 2010 to March 3, 2012
  • Area: Kavrepalanchowk (Devitar village), Sindhupalchowk (Kubhinde village) and Makwanpur (Bajrabarahi village)


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