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