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Sustainable efforts for economic development(SEED)

Project Introduction
SEED project is an integrated livelihood project based on agro-intervention started in January 2009 to December 2014 in Gorkha district with the financial support of a Dutch NGO named International Council of Friend of Nepal (ICFON). The project is targeted to improve the awareness level regarding the income generation of the beneficiaries and in the mean time also support them for income generation based on agricultural and livestock based interventions especially those on vegetable and goat farming. The program has two parts, one is integrated livelihood and the other is enterprise development. The groups are upgraded in their livelihood status by integrated livelihood model from goat and vegetable production and the beneficiaries are ready for new technology adaptation.

The project period of 2009-2014 is divided in two stages. During the first stage period (2009-2011), more focus was given on social mobilization for leadership development, organic agriculture and modern technique for agro-livestock farming whereas from 2012 onwards, entrepreneurship development is focused to motivate those farmers, who have basic knowledge about faming, towards commercialization and also institutional development and marketing of the agro-enterprises.

For the social development of the benefited family and members, this project provides social mobilization related trainings (Cornerstone, Group management) so as to modulate community peoples' behavior and maintain social harmony among them and for the economic development, the project provide revolving fund for improved vegetable seed and livestock breed and also technical trainings regarding vegetable and livestock farming. Besides, support in micro irrigation and MUS scheme, institutional development and commercialization of the groups is also provided. To capacitate the children and to promote their active participation in the village, many trainings and activities related to the children are also organized.

This program is on the way to benefit every targeted household through increased productivity of the selected sub sectors in an environmentally sustainable and socially reasonable manner. Its purpose has been to increase level of extra income in every household and self-employment from agriculture based production and small-scale enterprises, and the impact is being seen on the attitude and income that people are earning nowadays.

At some level social awareness, enhancement and elimination of some cultural and traditional practices which are harmful to society are achieved. Besides, the aim to increase the health status through hygiene maintenance at their home and pathways has also been achieved. Among the beneficiaries of the project, some are already involved in commercial vegetable and goat production and they are also coordinating with different concerned stakeholders to conduct various activities in their community.

Goal of the Project:
•    To establish an economically and socially sustainable community through agriculture and livestock enterprises.

Objective of the Project:
•    To promote leadership development among the members to enable them to participate in the social decision mechanism and coordinate with the local government
•    To bring positive change in the behavior of the people and promote social harmony in the society.
•    To make people aware about their health and sanitation.
•    To motivate farmers towards commercialization of agro-products
•    To support commercialization for sustainability.
•    To make a sustainable authorized institution ‘cooperatives’.
•    To support in quality product enhancement and technology extension.
•    To support in construction of fundamental requirements focusing on market management.

Intervention of the project
•    Social mobilization trainings (cornerstone, group management, Health and sanitation)
•  Technical trainings in agro production (seasonal and off-seasonal vegetable production, nursery management, IPM mobile, animal management etc
•    Revolving fund support for vegetable and goat farming
•    Commercial seed money support
•    Technology support ( micro-irrigation, microscope for VAHW, sprayer, dipping and de-worming)
•    Infrastructure construction support ( toilet construction, goat shed construction, dipping tank construction)

Benificiary details
Women Group Detail with Caste Breakdown:

 S.N
 

 Name of Group
 

Address       Number of Members
 Dalits  Ethnics  B/C Others Total
1  Bhumisthan WG  Ghyalchowk-1, Churling -  25   -    -   25
2  Kalika WG  Ghyalchowk-1, Churling  25 - - - 25
3  Suryamukhi WG     Ghyalchowk-2, Terse  -  23  -  -  23
4  Laligurans WG  Ghyalchowk-2, Terse  -  22  -  -  22
 5  Shantijyoti WG  Ghyalchowk-7, Chainpur  7  11  -  - 18
 6  Milijuli WG  Ghyalchowk-7, Chainpur  - 16  -  - 16
 7  Sayaptri WG  Ghyalchowk-2, 7, Chhapgaun  - 28    -  -  28
 8  Chandisthan WG  Ghyalchowk-7, Bhumlingchok-6  -  23  -  -  23
Total  In Number  32  148  -  -  180
  In Percentage (%)
 18  82  -  -  180

 Child Club Details with caste breakdown:

S.N Name of Child Group Address Number of Members
Dalits Janajati B/C Others Others
M F M F M F M F M F Total
1  Pragati CC  Ghyalchowk-1, Churling 3 5 11 9 - - - - 14 14 28
2  Shahara CC  Ghyalchowk-2, Terse - - 12 14 - - - - 12 14 26
3  Buddhasmriti CC  Ghyalchowk-7, Chainpur - - 12 18 - - - - 12 18 30
4  Fulbari CC  Ghyalchowk-7, Chhapgaun - - 13 17 - - - - 13 17 30
Total  In Number 3 5 48 58 - - - - 51 63 114
 In percent 7% 93% - - - - 45 55 100

 Budget details (From 2009-2011)

Training budget Budget for physical support Technical Support Management Total
1,192,625 2,978,151 288,000 1,732,000 6,190,776

Expected outcomes:
•    The members of the group will actively involve in the social decision mechanism and coordinate with the local government to carry out development related activities in the society.
•    The entire member will made permanent toilet, bio gas or improved smokeless stove, improved cow and goat sheds.
•    The entire members will be concerned about the health and sanitation and all the commercial vegetable farmers will adopt organic farming and the technical method of the irrigation for vegetable farming.
•    The members, who will be involved in professional vegetable and goat farming, will able to make profit of around NRs. 75,000 to 1,50,000 annually and the rest will make the profit of around NRs. 50,000 per year through sustainable vegetable and goat farming.
•    At the end of the project, a profitable, self sustainable agricultural cooperative organization having social responsibility, will be formed which will collect the vegetable and goat produced in the local area and able to sell them in national level market.  Annually it will be capable to save NRs.300,000 and will able to do the transaction of NRs. 7,000,000.
•    Around 60% beneficiaries' farmers will use and adopt modern technology in the field of livestock and agriculture and the entire group members will be affiliated in cooperative.