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Paf Programme Rautahat

Sustainable Improvement In Livelihood Through Social Empowerment & Economic Promotion program implemented in Rautahat district since the year 2063 has covered 3 VDCs at first satge , 2 VDCs in second stage & 5 VDCs in the third stage with different planned activities. Total household coverage under this program is 4681 in which 1286 hh dalits , 480 hh Janajati 682 hh Muslims & 2233 hh others were directly involved in income generation activities. During the reporting period, 180 Co’s registered in PAF & 85 Co’s successfully running with better revolving fund, 17 Co’s trasfer amount from PAF in saving account & distributed amount as loan. Similarly 76 Co’s has submitted proposals, like that 2 co-operative formed & raised in division co-operatives office Gaur. Under income generation program 335 hh involved in agriculture with different seasonal veg. seeds, paddy, whaeat farming, 325 hh involved livestock program like goat keeping, cattle farming(buffalo, cow, ox, & bull) pig raring.Similarly 167 hh involved with different small enterprenuer like Kirana, Gall, Livestock trade, Tea shop ,Parchun, Agri-business fer, Paddy mill and Salun. These income generation programs generate the self employment oppurtinities directly & indirectly. Total of 850 animals were drenched Vaccinated in Raghunathpur, Gamariya birta, Pipra Pokhariya, Jaya Nagar & Sarmujwa under the livestock development program. Skill enhancement/capacity building training was another important supportivr activity of the program in which 2400 members were trained through different types of trainings. Federation of Co’s is important concept of program and four federation of Co’s had registered in PAF and submitted livestock insurance proposal. 10 poor member of Co’s have been trained as veterinary workers and supporting to communtiy people. Under the infrastructure development program , agri product collection shed in Pipra, Pokhariya and Gamariya Birta VDC’s and culvert construction in Raghunathpur VDC has going to complete. For the linkage and coordination, one event of meeting with district line agencies (Participation-DADO,DLSO,DDC,COOP & WDO) was organised. Livelihood improvement of valnuarable people, women empowerment and increase access to resources of the community people are the key achievements of the program.

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Paf Programme Chitwan

Lease Land Intervention for Improved Livelihood of Landless and Disadvantaged People project led by MADE-Nepal with the support of Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) for the implement of marginalized, disadvantaged and landless communities of Chitwan district has successfully completed the initial five years. The innovative project aims at improvement in the existing social and economical poverty through various agro-based income generating options specially vegetables and on-farm resource management for self-sustained community development. It was implemented from february 2006 initially in 12 community organizations from 4 (Patihani, Jagatpur, Khairahani, Kathar) VDCs and 1 municipality (Ratnanagar) of Chitwan. The projects experienced the achievements on development of institutional framework and foundation among the community people in the form of community organizations (COs) besides the interventions of income generation activities. At present, the project had expanded in 6 VDCs (Patihani, Jagatpur, Khairahani, Kathar, Baghauda and Shivanagar) and 3 ward (Panchakanya area) of Ratnanagar municipality. A total intervention were made in 47 groups/COs consisted till the end of May 2011 while five COs in Shivanagar (1), Khairani (1), Patihani (1), Kathar (1) and Bagauda (1) VDCs, are also process of registration in PAF. All the members of each group are encouraged to growing vegetables in their own or lease land area either in semi-commercial or in commercial scale through training, exposure visit, technical support etc. Some farmers are also doing goat, pig and buffalo farming and some of them were involved in off-farm income generation activities. Among 52, 8 groups of Khairahani VDC formed a Poverty Alleviation Multi-purpose Cooperative Limited (Garibi Nibaran Bahu-Uddheshiya Sahakari Sangstha) to facilitate the farmers/people residing in rural area. The project is aiming to strengthen coordination among COs to develop cooperative organization for the sustainable development of the community with income generating activities that reduces the poverty of the members, group and ultimately of the nation.

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Adaptation of Climate Change

As issues related to climate change and global warming start to occupying large spaces on our tables, it is high time that we also made preparations to address them in a holistic manner. MADE Nepal is going to equip itself with information on climate change because it can be easily divert our current work strategies. While it is important to remain focused on issues of interest, it is also necessary to keep our eyes and ears open to the world. Projects on climate change are necessary for us Nevertheless, climate change is a critical issue (as we have all been feeling about it in our homes) and all organizations should start considering it as an issue of highest relevant and work in its direction either in a full-fledged manner or as a cross-cutting theme in their other projects.We cannot ignore the fact that it is the poor (with whom we work) who bear the greatest brunt of these problems.

We may be working in an area with 70% forest cover but recently, due to continuous deforestation activity, we have observed change in the weather. Besides, this may have also caused soil degradation and droughts in the area nearby, affecting agricultural crops and livestock and causing food security problems for the people. If this situation has been observed, it is important to carry out quick research through interaction with the stakeholders: the community, village councils, CBOs, the governmental agencies, the private sector and other organizations working in the area. If the problem has been discussed with them, it is also possible to arrive at a solution like planting extra trees.

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