Project Proposal on Sustainability of Organic Vegetable Farming

 

 

Submitted By:

Mountain Spirit- Nepal

Submitted To:

Mountain Spirit- Deutschland

 

 

  1. 1.Background

Nepal is an agricultural country. Over 80% of population is involve in agriculture, which contribute 41% of GDP. Agriculture plays a significant role in the national income generating process. Agriculture has played vital role in the foreign export sector because larger sector of agricultural products are exported to the foreign countries.

Though Nepal is an agricultural country, people have to import foods, vegetables and fruits from neighboring countries. Our country is not self sustained in foodstuff. Due to lack of innovation and exploration, our farmers are still using traditional type of tools. Farmers, who have used new seeds and fertilizers, could not have got the expected result due to either low quality of inputs or not the originals ones. There has been a high demand of organic vegetable, fruit and food stuff for the better health of people now a days.

Thinking this reality, Mountain Spirit started the agriculture project in Hangdewa VDC in Taplejung district on 12th April 2007 with the activities like providing agriculture training on vegetable farming, distributing the genetically engineered vegetable seeds to the local people testing the soil of the area to grow the most favorable vegetables with supporting in the water supply.

Hangdewa VDC is located in Taplejung district of Mechi zone in the eastern development region of Nepal. It is surrounded by India to the east, Sankhuwasabha to west china to the north and Terathum (Koshi zone) to the south. Hangdewa VDC-1 with the ethnic group of population has the panoramic view of mountain Kanchenjunga with gompas and the monastery where most people follow the Buddhism and their main occupation is farming. Besides that few of them are in abroad for the services and of them are educated but still women are not educated due to their high involvement in household chores

It has the high prospective of seasonal vegetables and off seasonal vegetables as well. It can be able to fulfill the 20% of market. There is transportation facility of roads and air both. Due to the road to Kanchenjunga Mountain and the famous Pathibhara temple the project area is more effective for the sustainable project. But due to lack of government support it has not been able to utilize the land. They are in need of advocacy and advertisement of organic vegetable farming through different Media, seminars and workshops as well

To know the impact of the project we conducted one day’s workshop for which 23 participants attended and shared their problems and ideas. Participants were from various backgrounds like teachers, social workers, community mobilizers, religious group and other stakeholders. On the basis of monitoring and evaluation, workshop with involving the 27 participants, group discussion and feedback of user groups, this proposal has been formulated and contained the findings and information revealed from key informants.

  1. 2.Objectives

A. Motivate people in the surrounding of project area to use the organic vegetables.

B. Increase the supply of organic vegetables instead of limited supply.

C. Increase the living standard of people by making people self sustained in economic activities.

 

   3. Scope of the project

Since the previous project like Organic vegetable farming in Hangdewa was successful with the highly people participation and the project area was located near by the transportation of roads and air services, local market facility with technical support of other NGOs, it is most appropriate to conduct other projects like advocacy of farming to make people known to others about organic vegetables. The project related to greenhouse to protect the siblings can be conducted. Trainings and workshop to enrich the capacity of people can be conducted. By this people within and the outside the district will be highly benefitted from the organic vegetables. People in the previous project area were highly motivated and interested to upgrade the farming with their success.

 

4. Project Area and project Duration

The proposed project will cover other VDCs of Taplejung like Phungling, 6 and 7,Dokhu 6, 7 including Handewa 1 and 2 because these areas are still potential to grow the high value crops like potatoes. There is high demand of potatoes so that people can raise their living standard with the production of such high value crops besides the leafy vegetables.

The project duration will be of 4 years and could be extended as per the resource and impact of the project.

 

   5. Methodology of Project Implementation

In the initial of the project there will be a collection of primary data, using tools like workshop, seminars, face to face oral interview, and focus group discussion. There will be a in-depth feasibility survey to reveal the exact data of high value crop to be used in the specific areas.

There will be presence of MS Deutschland and MS- Nepal with the coordination of other INGs NGOs Government offices and other partner agencies in the district level to have the introduction of the project and the success of the project.

There will be the activities of advocacy and the other interactive programs in the district regarding the organic vegetables and pesticides with adequate trainings.

There will be monitoring and evaluation and impact evaluation at last. Report to MS- D will be provided regularly according to the plan and strategy of the project.

 

6. Expected Outcome

  • At least 120 household will be involved in the project for the different

Vegetables

  • There will be 80% supply of vegetables in the market of district and capable of export other suitable distract and even to various district of India
  • More than 90% people will be able to get informed of organic vegetable and the importance of it to live the healthy life
  • There will be around 100 greenhouses for the protection of the vegetables.
  • All the stakeholders will be benefitted from seminars workshops and the training will be conducted in the.
  • CADP and ADO will be highly participated in the project to deliver their technology and skills

 

6.   Logical Framework Matrix

 

NS

Object Verified Indicator

Means of Verifications

Assumption/Risk

Goal

Improve farmers’ economic status through organic vegetable farming

Increased annual income of farmers

Records of MS-Nepal, ADO and CADP

Resource must be available

Purpose

Land will be irrigated and supply will be increase by 80%

Organic vegetables used

Observation Record of MS-Nepal.

Sales record of ADO and CADP

District Irrigation office and District Agriculture office

Water flows continues

Outputs

Completed construction of 100 greenhouses.

Observation

Construction completed reports

Project reports

District Profile

Observation

 

Activities

  1. 1.Trainings on the techniques-use of organic pesticides

Inputs

Resources

 

Bills of payments

Reports of supervisors

Construction materials are available in time

1.1. Soil Test (PH)

 

 

 

1.2. Advocacy

 

 

 

1.3. Construction of Green house

 

 

 

1.4. Vegetable Seed Productions

 

 

 

1.5. Sibling distribution

 

 

 

 

7. Project Sustainability

The sustainability of project will be depending upon the activities of the project. So, from the beginning of the project there will be the high involvement and the participation of local youth and energetic people. There will be the awareness activities regarding the important of organic vegetable with the involvement of local women. Their capacity building will be enhanced. Partner agencies and local government will be involved so that they will know the real strength of the project. By this all stakeholders will feel the responsibility of the project and the positive impact will come up.

 

     8. Project Monitoring follow up and evaluation

.There will be submission of quarterly report to the funding agencies.

  1. 1.Annual monitoring and the review of the project will be conducted by the Mountain Spirit and forwarded to the partner agencies.
  2. 2.Midterm evaluation will be conducted to know the actual direction of the project whether heading towards the goal or not.
  3. 3.The final evaluation will be conducted by Mountain spirit to know the impact of whole project to the community and relation with line agencies, goal and objective of the project, accountability, transparency and future plan of the project.