Farmers supported by PHASE Nepal

Livelihood Activities Oct 2015 – Jan 2016

Livelihood activities continued across the existing 5 project districts of PHASE Nepal and started in a new district, Mugu. Updates from the latest reporting period are found below:

Main activities:

Gorkha (funded by PHASE Worldwide and DFID via PHASE Worldwide): Staff has been transferred to Mugu to begin the new Livelihood Improvement programme in this district. This project will take place in 6 VDCs in Mugu.

Mugu: PHASE Nepal are pleased and excited to start a new project in Mugu, which has a strong emphasis on livelihoods and agricultural improvements: The livelihoods component is funded jointly by the Innocent Foundation and Guernsey Overseas commission as well as EcoHimal (with funding from the Austrian Development Agency – ADA). EcoHimal/ADA are also funding a health service support component. In this reporting period, a baseline survey has been conducted by PHASE staff and local enumerators to help direct activities during the 3 year project.

Sindhupalchowk (funded by PHASE Worldwide and DFID via PHASE Worldwide): Agricultural worker Pratap has continued to monitor previously conducted activities of the Livelihood programme, including vegetable production. Pratap has also been involved in supporting the winter resilience project funded by PIN.

Kavre (funded by PHASE Worldwide and DFID via PHASE Worldwide): Staff has continued to monitor previously conducted activities of the Livelihood programme, including poly tunnel distribution.

Bajura & Humla (funded by DFID via PHASE Worldwide): Plastic sheets for poly-tunnel construction were sent (12pcs to Bajura, 16pcs to Humla). Saving and credit-training were conducted for group-members. Training on seed-production and low cost irrigation (alternative irrigation) were conducted for agricultural groups. Outreach visits were conducted by local staff – JTA’s – to support vegetable production.

Local farmer in Bai, Bajura

Local farmer in Bai, Bajura