PHASE Nepal provides intensive support to the farmers of Humla and Bajura with multilevel support from its livelihood improvement programme. In the last month 300 farmers from five different farmers groups received training and supplies and livestock support in 6 different remote villages of these districts. All of these farmers received training about Soil Fertility Management and Vegetable Production from the PHASE supported agriculture technicians. 60 selected farmers from both districts also received materials for building a poly-tunnel, based on the recommendation of existing farmers groups. Similary in Mugu 200 poly-tunnels, 54 female goats and 150 drip irrigation sets were provided to the needy farmers as identified by existing farmers groups along with the regular training on vegetable farming. These groups also received cuttings of improved forage plants in the month of September.
In Gorkha, 19 farmers groups formed by PHASE Nepal received orientation in vegetable production. Follow up training of these farmers will be conducted in second and third week of November.
The PHASE Nepal livelihood support programmes are supported by DFID /PWW in Humla and Bajura, by the Innocent foundation, Guernsey overseas aid commission, Eco Himal/Austrian Development Agency in Mugu; and by the Big Lottery Fund in Gorkha.