During the dry season, from October to May, in the area of the Naukunda Rural Municipality in Rasuwa, where the project takes place, there is a prolonged water shortage. This is beacause during the monsoon season, water is not collected for irrigation of the soil and, consequently, in the dry months, agricultural production is lower or even interrupted.
Farmers invest a lot in basic crops – corn, rice, millet and potatoes – but the produce does not cover the investment, and does meet the food needs of families for no more than 6 months.
Considering the needs of the beneficiary community, this project aims to improve livelihood by increasing access to irrigation water and developing sustainable commercial agriculture.
In particular, we want to contribute to the government’s strategy to support and train farmers to start producing organic vegetables.
The project’s activities, which will last 18 months, are numerous, ranging from the construction of an irrigation system to the construction and installation of a collection center managed by local agricultural cooperatives, to training on the production of bio-fertilizers and treatment of manure , the implementation of 18 greenhouses for plant production, the distribution of 5,000 coffee trees, 5,000 cardamom plants and 900 fruit trees.