Smallholder’s Empowerment By Entrepreneurship (In Agriculture) Development In Dolakha, Nepal

Smallholder’s Empowerment by Entrepreneurship (in Agriculture) Development in Dolakha, Nepal
Students from Shri Sagute Higher Secondary School participating in a Training Program in Sailung Ward-7

Geographic Coverage

Bhimeshwor Municipality, Ward No. 8 & 9, Shailung Rural Municipality, Ward No. 1, 2 & 3, Dolakha

Project Duration



EURO 848.300

Project Status

Phased Out

Target Groups

and Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries of this project are 3,000 smallholders belonging to 1,500 small households, where 50% of the households are women-lead households

Funding Partners

Diakonie/ Development for Bread for the World

Project Summary

The project is a complementary project to CILREN with four new networking areas (3 wards of SRM or 2 former VDCs) It is ongoing in 10 villages ( 8 former VDCs). The project aims to contribute to poverty reduction among smallholders while simultaneously promoting livelihoods and food security. It places a specific focus on women’s empowerment, building resilience against the impacts of climate change, and facilitating adaptation to these changes.


Objective 1: Marginalized earthquake affected targeted HHs (Households) in the 6 VDCs practiced diversified agriculture and improved their livelihoods

Objective 2: Marginalized earthquake-affected target HHs in the 6 VDCs increased their community-based disaster preparedness.

Expected Results:

  1. Capacity development, and skill enhancements of smallholders in diversification and pro-organic farming (agriculture) practices and in the value chain of agriculture commodities.
  2. Development of agro-enterprises and increased incomes & improved livelihoods by the smallholders.
  3. Established agro-entrepreneurship as an effective approach for the prosperity of the smallholders.
  4. Farmers opt for/adapt pro-organic/ecosystem-based practices, including climate-resilient farming with reduced or no use of agrochemicals.
  5. Smallholders are aware of and practicing climate-resilient/climate-smart farming.

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