Integrated Rural Development Project, Sindhupalchok, Kavre and Makwanpur, districts.
90% farmers in the project area belong to smallholders with an average landholding of 10 ropani land. An annual average income of the associated farmers is Rs. 175,000. These small farmers supply 90% of agro-products in the market and they till 90% of arable land.
2. Coverage area and beneficiaries
The project is being implemented in Bajrabarahi of Thaha Municipality of Makwanpur district, Devitar and Kavre VDCs of Kavrepalanchok district, and Kubinde of Chautary Municipality of Sindhupalchok district. Total targeted direct beneficiary population and households in these 4 VDCs are : HHs: 1600, Population: 8960 (farmers).
3. Overall objective
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to enhance sustainable livelihoods for beneficiary smallholding farmers through integrated development approach intended to maximize the productivity of per unit of land.
4. Thematic activities:
4.1. Environment Conservation 4.2. Alternative Energy 4.3. Sustainable Agriculture 4.4. Sustainable Livestock 4.5. Appropriate Technology 4.6. Market Promotion/Linkage 4.7. Health & Sanitation 4.8. Capacity Development
5. Expected Outputs:
5.1. Environment Conservation: 60,000 3F trees planted.
5.2. Alternative Energy: 500 biogas plants constructed.
5.3. Sustainable Agriculture: 800 farmers start IPM/organic farming.
5.4. Sustainable Livestock: 300 model farmers develop integrated agro-livestock model, 2000 cattle AI-ed.
5.5. Appropriate Technology: 300 model farmers adopt appropriate technology.
5.6. Market Promotion: 300 farmers benefit from post harvest training. Market linkage for IPM/organic products established.
5.7. Health & Sanitation: Health, hygiene and sanitary situation with about 1000 farming beneficiary households enhanced.
5.8. Capacity Development: Institutional capacity of 4 VDC level users groups and 36 Ward Level users groups enhanced.
6. Introduction to Love Green Japan
Love Green Japan (LGJ) is a Tokyo-based non-profit development organization establish in 1991 in accordance with Japanese laws of non-profit organization (NPO). The vision of LGJ is to contribute to develop economically sustainable, environmentally sound and socio-culturally peaceful and harmonious communities in developing countries in Asian Regions.
LGJ has been working in partnership with sister NGO Love Green Nepal (LGN) in implementing projects on environment conservation, sustainable agriculture, small infrastructure and educational development in Nepal for the last 22 years. LGJ receives funding for projects from government agencies, corporate donors, NGOs, groups and individual donors with whom it shares its concerns and commitments.
The overall goal of LGJ’s mission in Nepal is to contribute to development of sustainable livelihoods for economically disadvantaged people in marginalized communities. LGJ strives to achieve its goal through implementation of integrated sustainable development projects with major activities such as environment conservation, sustainable agro-livestock, alternative energy, appropriate technology, health/sanitation, marketing, capacity development, etc.
For the last 22 years LGJ has been extending its support to sister NGO, LGN for implementing projects in VDCs from Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchok and Makwanpur districts.
7. Introduction to Love Green Nepal
Love Green Nepal (LGN) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 1991. It is a legal entity registered (Regd. No. 249/048/49) with Kathmandu District Administrative Office of Nepal Government under the Organization Registration Act of 1977. LGN is affiliated (Affiliation No. 9149) to the Social Welfare Council a coordinating and umbrella body of NGOs in Nepal. It is also registered with Inland Revenue Department, Kathmandu (PAN No.301708975). LGN has been working in coordination with SWC and other government and non-government line agencies.
LGN’s head office is located in Sainbu VDC, Ward No. 1, Lalitpur. It operates field offices in Panchakhal, Anaikot, Kavre and Devitar VDCs of Kavre district and Kubinde and Bajrabarahi VDCs of Sindhupalchok and Makwanpur districts, respectively.
LGN has been working in partnership with LGJ for the last 23 years. Based on its professional capability in service delivery, visible outputs it has been demonstrating, and trust gained among the local communities, LGN is selected as a counterpart or partner NGO for this project. LGJ and LGN have been closely working in partnership by sharing common development philosophy, concepts and modality. LGN is one of reputed NGOs in Nepal making a difference in lives of the people in the grassroots communities.
8. Brief Annual Progress Report – Fiscal Year 2013/14
Descriptions of activities carried out under the IRDP Project:
A: Combined Data of Beneficiary Population and Households:
B: Combined Data of 3F Seedling Distributed in 4 VDCs:
|S.N.||Name of Species||Bajrabarahi||Kavre||Devitar||Kubinde||Total|
|Fuelwood Seedlings (F1)|
|2.||Bakaino||China berry||Melia azedarach||110||105||0||50||265|
|3.||Paiu||Himalayan Cherry||Prunus cerasoides||46||3||0||0||49|
|5.||Chiuri||Nepalese Butter Fruit||Aesandra butyraceae||0||202||119||150||471|
|6.||Ginko||Maiden hair||Ginkgo biloba||10||0||0||0||10|
|7.||Kalki||Bottle Brush||Callistemon citrinus||43||100||120||150||413|
|9.||Rudrakshya||Utrasum-bead Tree||Elaeocarpus sphaericus (Gaertn.) K. Schum||5||5||0||25||35|
|10.||Sugandakokila||Cinnamon spp.||Cinnamomum glaucescencs||5||0||0||0||5|
|11.||Kapur||Cinnamon spp.||Cinnamomum camphora||2||0||21||0||23|
|13.||Kaiyo||Silky oak||Grevillea robusta||199||100||95||150||544|
|15.||Tej Patta||Cinnamon||Cinnamomum tamala||329||200||258||150||937|
|19||Neem||Neem||Azadirachta indica a. Juss||0||50||93||100||243|
|20||Shreekhanda||Sandle wood||Santalum album||0||0||0||25||25|
|Fodder Seedlings (F2)|
|2.||Ipil Ipil||White leadtree||Leuceana leucocephala||19||0||0||0||19|
|3.||Badahar||Monkey Jack||Artocarpus lakoocha||0||0||384||0||384|
|Fruit Seedlings (F3)|
|2.||Japani Haluwabed||Japanese Persimmon||Diospyros kaki||150||115||100||100||465|
|5.||Lapsi||Nepali hog plum||Choerospondias axillaris||151||0||0||200||351|
|12.||Suntala||Orange||Citrus × sinensis||0||300||0||300||600|
|13.||Katahar||Jack fruit||Artocarpus integrifolia||0||100||157||50||307|
|Total of above all (F1+F2+F3)||2901||5789||5038||3700||17428|
|S.N.||Organization||Participation & Co-ordination of line agencies,|
|1.||Bajrabarahi VDC Office||Participation in IPM follows up training, presentation of the activities conducted and budget plan in VDC Council.|
|2.||Agriculture Service Center, Daman||Participation in IPM follow- up training, participation in farmer study tour, various trainings, technical support & Arrangement for Farmer’s participation from Integrated Farmers Group in the meeting of Agricultural Service Center.|
|3.||Livestock Service Center, Chitlang||Required technical support, AI service & cattle dung test campaign.|
|4.||Rapti Biogas Company, Hetauda||Co-ordination for constructing biogas.|
|5.||Integrated Farmer Group, Bajrabarahi||Local partner for implementing LGN activities in Bajrabarahi.|
|1.||Kavre VDC Office||Activities monitoring, presentation of the activities conducted and budget plan in VDC Council.|
|2.||Devitar VDC Office||Presentation of the activities conducted and budget plan in VDC Council and construction of vegetable collection center in collaboration.|
|3.||Disrtict Agriculture Development Office, Kavre||Technical support in various trainings, Management of fruit seedlings.|
|3.1.||Agriculture Service Center, Panchkhal||Participation in IPM follow-up training & technical support.|
|3.2.||Agriculture Service Center, Bhakunde||Participation in IPM follow-up training & various trainings; technical support.|
|4.||District Livestock Service Office, Kavre||Tehnical support in Basic Livestock management Training, coordination in A.I. Service, Livestock Vaccination Campaign and technical support.|
|5.||District Forest Office, Kavre||Seedlings management for plantation.|
|6.||Deurali Biogas Company, Banepa||Working as lead company in biogas construction.|
|7.||Model Leader Farmer Group & Chautari Agricultural Co-operative Ltd, Devitar||Local partner for implementing LGN activities in Devitar VDC.|
|8.||Model Leader Farmer Group, Kavre||Local partner for implementing LGN activities in Kavre VDC.|
|1.||Kubinde VDC Office||Activities monitoring, coordination in Basic Organic Vegetable Cultivation Training, participation in various meetings.|
|2.||Disrtict Agriculture Development Office, Sindhupalchok||Participation in IPM follow-up training, technical support in various trainings, Management of fruit seedlings.|
|3.||District Livestock Service Office, Sindhupalchok||Technical support in Basic Livestock management Training, coordination in Livestock Vaccination Campaign and technical support.|
|4.||District Forest Office, Sindhupalchok||Seedlings management for plantation.|
|5.||Model Leader Farmer Group and VDC Level Farmers Group, Kubinde||Local partner for implementing LGN activities in Kubinde VDC.|
|6.||Deurali Cooperative Ltd., Kubinde||Coordination in Goat Farming Program|
|6.||Health and sanitation||41,219.00||0.00||127,200.00||0.00||0.00||168,419.00|
|9.||Field office expenses||108,163.00||83,215.00||123,232.00||81,216.00||0.00||395,826.00|
|10.||Report preparation and management||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||48,995.00||48,995.00|
|11.||Administrative & management Expenses||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,624,894.00||1,624,894.00|
|1.||Fuel wood seedling plantation||1343||91||2080||79||1441||127||1000||30||5864||327|
|2.||Fodder seedling plantation||209||9||2300||24||2599||83||1450||23||6558||139|
|3.||Fruit seedling Plantation||1349||64||1409||72||998||64||1250||46||5006||246|
|1.||Biogas plant construction||42||42||14||14||44||44||0||0||100||100|
|2.||Slurry management training||0||0||2||50||1||52||0||0||3||102|
|1.||IPM follow up training||3||97||2||52||3||92||2||59||10||300|
|2.||Basic organic vegetable cultivation training||1||27||1||28||2||59||2||57||6||151|
|3.||Prakriti Compost making training||0||0||2||59||2||67||2||51||6||177|
|4.||Organic farming study tour||1||8||0||0||0||0||1||37||2||45|
|5.||Small irrigation renovation||2||120||1||80||2||117||1||80||6||397|
|6.||Improved vegetable seeds distribution (kg.)||5.26||96||35.85||59||25.61||107||22.57||69||89.31||331|
|7.||IPM Demonstration Plot establishment(m2)||1||97||1||52||1||92||1||59||4||300|
|8.||Pheromone trap distribution||130||37||280||26||226||61||98||27||734||151|
|9.||Micro organism distribution (kg.)||80||20||130||12||231||69||95||6||536||107|
|10.||Regular Extension service(days)||215||512||102||217||251||578||122||60||690||1367|
|1.||Breed improvement through AI||157||157||173||130||183||159||0||0||513||446|
|3.||Urine collection bucket distribution||120||116||113||84||171||74||116||43||520||317|
|4.||Fodder grass slip distribution||16730||51||25000||42||19530||69||25750||54||87010||216|
|5.||Basic livestock management training||1||26||1||26||1||33||1||29||4||114|
|6.1.||Livestock vaccination campaign (FMD)||0||0||2250||1100||0||0||0||0||2250||1100|
|6.2.||Livestock vaccination campaign (HSBQ)||0||0||0||0||1518||320||282||82||1800||402|
|6.3.||Livestock vaccination campaign (PPR)||0||0||3129||200||4200||320||900||114||8229||634|
|7.||Cattle dung test campaign||1(434)||154||0||0||0||0||0||0||1(434)||154|
|8.||Cattle manure improvement||24||24||27||27||26||26||25||25||102||102|
|9.||Support for goat farming||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||68||1||68|
|10.||Regular Extension Service (days)||12||154||21||1100||29||320||12||154||74||1728|
|E.||Health & Sanitation|
|1.||Low cost toilet construction||0||0||0||0||50||50||0||0||50||50|
|2.||Plastic tunnel erection||36||36||25||25||40||40||35||35||136||136|
|3.||Plastic pond construction||28||28||25||25||45||45||13||13||111||111|
|4.||Drip irrigation distribution||25||25||15||15||47||47||13||13||100||100|
|6.||Motor distribution for chaff cutter||0||0||0||0||6||6||0||0||6||6|
|7.||Water pipeline distribution (m)||0||0||0||0||1500||3||1440||5||2940||8|
|1.||IPM production sales||0||0||6593||5||10087||5||0||0||16680.00||10|
|1.||Regular users’ group meeting||13||34||20||50||12||33||7||9||52||126|
|2.||Capacity development training||1||25||1||22||1||26||0||0||2||73|
|I.||Follow up & monitoring (times)|
|1.||Participation on Village Council meeting(times)||1||1||1||1||4|
|2.||Awareness through Teej program||1||200||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||200|
|3.||Evaluation and discussion of the program budget||1||26||1||25||1||25||1||25||4||101|
|4.||Participation at the meeting of Service Center||12||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||12||12|
|5.||District Project Advisory Committee meeting||1||1||1||3|
|6.||Central Project Advisory Committee meeting||1||1|
2.Public School Physical Facility Development Project:
1. Construction Nava Pratibha Secondary School Project – Panchakhal Municipality- Dhunganabeshi- Construction of 2 story building with 6 classrooms- Supported by Elsereine Japan 1% Club through Japanese NPO Chautary Japan.
Background of Janata Higher Secondary School
Janata Higher Secondary School was established as a primary school at Nawarajpur VDC, Ward No.3, Siraha district in 1954. Gradually this school was promoted to lower secondary and secondary level and finally it was promoted to the Higher Secondary level in the year 2010.
This school is located along Hulaki Sadak (Postal Road) and maintains a distance of 4 km from Indian border whereas district headquarters Siraha lies at 20 km west and Lahan municipality is 17 km north from the School.
Among the existing physical facilities, a total of 12 classrooms, 1 office room, 1 library room, two sectioned toilet and 1 science lab were constructed by Love Green Nepal in 2008 under the grassroots grant assistance of the Government of Japan
The number of students at present engaged in studying from grade 1 to 12 in the school totals 1026. Among them 55% are girl students. The encouraging trend in the school now is increasing enrollment of the girl students each year. It is indeed the challenge to the school to retain the girl students till the completion of higher secondary education, creating the suitable girl students friendly environment in the school.
One of pressing constrains is that the girls studying in the school are compelled to take hours of walks to get to school and return from the school when the classes are over. This situation is creating a physical hurdle and a psychological discomfort to the girl students. As a result, the girl students are not able to give a proper attention to their study. They also feel insecure while returning to their home after school in the late evening due to long course of walk.
In the given situation, construction of a hostel with a capacity of accommodating at least 24 girl students seemed to have been an indispensable for promoting girl education in the VDC by ensuring secured situation for the village girls.
The under-construction hostel will consists of a total of 20 rooms which are inclusive of 8 common rooms, 2 toilet and bathroom, 2 dinning & dish washing room, 1 kitchen, 1 store, 2 laundry room, 1 reading room, and 1 warden/waiting room.
The hostel building is being constructed by Love Green Nepal by mobilizing members of the Hostel Building Construction Committee and team of mason and labors with the fund provided by the Government of Japan under the grassroots grant assistance program .
Objectives of the Project
Expected Effects of the Project
The successful completion of the hostel construction will ensure secured shelter and accommodation for the village girls belonging to downtrodden and scheduled caste who come to school from a distant location in Navarajpur and other neighboring VDCs.
It will provide them an opportunity to complete education upto higher secondary level without any physical and psychological hindrance which has been there for a long time. This situation has been the factor behind low enrollment and dropping out of the girl students from the school in the past.
Enhanced security and accommodation facility will encourage the girl students to pursue and complete higher secondary level education in Janata Higher Secondary School.
Finally, cumulative effect of the proposed project will result in increased literacy rate and enhanced educational status of Navarajpur VDC. Similarly, it will pave a way towards fulfilling of introduction of vocational training in the school which has been conceived since a long time.
Signing of MOU with the School Management Committee