Building Community Enterprises of Smallholders in Bangladesh and Nepal


Thematic Area: 


Thursday, October 1, 2015 to Sunday, September 30, 2018


Direct HH Coverage: 

2300 HHs

Project Location: 

Ichhakamana Rural Municipality 1 & 2 and Kalika Municipality 8, 9, 10 & 11

Target Group: 

Indigenous and marginalized communities


Euro 214,680.00


Euro 212,530.31


To combat poverty and food insecurity of the most vulnerable sections of the society contributing to the improvement of income and livelihood of the target groups


16 irrigation schemes accomplished
Two CEs and three collection center established
24-26 sessions based on LANN manual completed
18 resource center established

Major Activities: 

Setting up/upgradation of collection center, community enterprises, resource farms, seed bank, soil water conservation
ToT and developing modules - resource farmers + community resource persons
Mapping exercise for farm surplus and value chain
Farmer field school by RFs
Business development plan
Capacity building of CRPs
Capacity building of CEs
CRP providing services
Farmers' exposure visit
Annual reviews

Major Achievements: 

Two CEs successfully running smoothly based on developed business plan
Increased diet diversity
Increased income

Lessons Learnt: 

Community interest-based activity/support makes the work praiseworthy e.g. Shed floor improvement, plastic tunnel, mushroom cultivation, irrigation support


Selection of leader farmer should be wise enough to lead the group in an effective way