Introduction

Kisanka lagi Unnat Biu-Bijan Karyakram (KUBK)-Improved Seeds For Farmers Programme (ISFP) is the programme of Government of Nepal with the loan and grant support of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The goal of the KUBK-ISFP is to promote inclusive, competitive and sustainable agricultural growth within the target area such as to contribute to overall economic growth. The development objective of the Programme is to improve household incomes through sustainable, market-driven productivity improvements, with the aim of scaling-up an agriculture-led growth model. The Programme is designed to support two key constraints of agriculture sector hampering productivity: the improvement of formal seed (cereals and vegetables) and improvement of smallholder livestock (goats and dairy) in order to increase income of the poor rural households. This will be achieved by developing the partnership between farmer organisations and the private sector. The Programme will be implemented for a period of seven years starting from December, 2012 in two phases covering the districts Gulmi and Arghakhanchi of western development region and Rukum, Rolpa, Salyan and Pyuthan of midwestern development region. Ministry of Agriculture Development (MoAD) is the executing agency of the programme with Heifer International (co-financer), Agro Enterprise Centre (AEC) and Small Farmer Development Bank (SFDB) as implementing partners.During phase one, a total of 150,000 households from six districts including indirect beneficiaries from vulnerable groups are expected to be moved out of poverty. As a result of the investment in the seed and livestock industry, the potential impact on the wider farming community of the hills region is considered to comprise an additional 200,000 households from the programme and non-programme districts....

Components

  • Component 1: Support to Extension of the Formal Seed Sector
    This component aims to address the low seed replacement rates and poor quality seeds for vegetables and the cereals in the hills zone by promoting the „Truthfully Labelled‟ and good quality seed production through the formal sector development and supports. The major output indicators of this component are:  Strengthened NARC and SQCCs able to produce required foundation seed and perform adequate seed quality control functions, respectively...

  • Component 2: Smallholder Livestock Development:
    The second component of the programme aims to address the livestock development with particular focus on goat, buffalo raisal for diary and goat marketing purposes through breed and productivity improvement, nutrition and management, veterinary service development, farmer training and market linkage. The major output indicators of this components are :  At least 550 dairy and goat new and existing groups supported by the programme  At least 80 % of the participating HHs have improved animals through breed improvement...

  • Component 3: Local Entrepreneurship and Institutional Development
    The third component of the program aims to promote the favorable and conducive environment for the private sector enterprise development through institutional strengthening, provision of financial and non financial services to beneficiaries, increasing outreach of microfinance institutions and capacity building at different levels. The major output indicators of this components are ...
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