Enhancing food security through scaling up of climate smart agricultural practices in Rice-lentil system in Dang, Banke, Bardia and Kailali districts.

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Duration: 

Friday, May 1, 2015 to Saturday, April 30, 2016

Funding: 

Direct HH Coverage: 

2000

Project Location: 

Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali

Budget: 

NRs 5,246,764

Objective: 

To enhance the capacity of smallholder farmers in adoption of climate smart agriculture practices in the existing riceā€lentil system.
To increase smallholder farmers access to climate resilient (drought and submergence tolerant) varieties of rice and nutrient dense (Fe and Zn rich) lentil varieties by strengthening local seed production through Community Based Seed Production (CBSP) app
Enhance lentil productivity through promotion of integrated management of stemphyllium blight (SB) disease.

Major Activities: 

Group formation and mobilization
Group level trainings
Learning excursion visit to farmers/processors
Targeted Local Consultation
Demonstration of climate resilient crops/technologies
Promotion of lentil either in rice relay or sequential system depending on the location
Package demonstration in lentil
Promotion of mixed cropping
Capacity building and strengthening of seed production groups and cooperatives on seed production and marketing of climate resilient crop varieties
Establish demonstration plots for the management of Stemphyllium Blight (SB) disease of lentil

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