Agriculture & Food Security

According to the International Labour Organisation, agriculture provides livelihoods for 68 percent of Nepal’s population, accounting for 34 percent of the GDP. Nevertheless, Nepal struggles to produce an adequate supply of food for its citizens.The Agriculture and Food Security Project is well aligned with country need and Ecoreach Foundation’s priorities. ​

Goal

The goal of the Agriculture and Food Security program is to support innovation for more efficient and sustainable agricultural production to enhance food security, incomes, and nutrition that benefit small-scale farmers (particularly women).

Priorities

  • Focus on new or underutilized crops, fruits, and vegetables, and high-value animal products to boost both incomes and nutrition.
  • Support projects with high potential for transferability and adoption with the active participation of the private sector or social entrepreneurship organizations.
    Contribute to the development of improved market access and agricultural value chains for smallholders.
  • Support programming on financial services, small-scale mechanization, reduction of post-harvest losses, and youth employment in the agricultural sector.
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