Project: Enhancing Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Central Terai Districts of Nepal (ELIVES)
Sector of interventionIncome growth. 
Donor/Partner ADRA UK/DFID
Total budget               Nrs. 25,799,084.00
Starting date               25th September, 2015
Completion date         31st March, 2018
Status of the projectCompleted 
Best practiceInstitutionalization of group of farmers for goat raising and vegetalbles production linked to cooperatives and collection centers to the local government. 
Major intervention



Focused cast





  • Formation / reformation and capacity building of farmer groups and cooperatives 
  • Business literacy for semi-literate women farmers
  • Village Animal Health worker (VAHW) development and capacity building
  • Goat’s breed improvement
  • Animal health management training and campaigns
  • Feed, fodder and forage improvement training and demonstrations
  • Development of service providers including leader farmers and community business facilitators
  • Commercial vegetable production training and demonstrations 
  • Kitchen garden demonstrations
  • Integrated Pest Management  (IPM) training and demonstrations
  • Promotion of micro-irrigation technology 
  • Participatory Market Chain Assessment (PMCA)
  • Establishment and strengthening of market/ collection centres
  • Competitive challenge fund to private sector service providers and cooperatives to increase their outreach and benefits to value chain HHs.

13,200 HHs  

(7200 women and 6000 socially excluded HHs)

Conflict affected women and girls. Bara district. 
  • 112 goad group of farmers formed and mobilezed for goat raising. 
  • 38 group of farmers formed and mobilized for vegetable production. 
  • Increased effectiveness of new and existing farmer groups/ cooperatives in business management and marketing of products.
  • Improved goat farming practices for smallholder households.
  • Households engaged in improved production of vegetables and lentil.
  • Establishment of pro-poor value chains for goat, vegetables and lentils that increase benefits to smallholder farmers.