Development of an agriculture resilient to climate change in Nepal

The project, funded by AICS, aimed to improve sustainable agriculture in Sindhuli, Kavrepalanchok, and Sindhupalckokin, in Nepal post-2015 earthquake. It included the establishment of production cooperatives and the promotion of climate-friendly techniques, for the benefit of farmers’ increased production and income. PuntoSud managed financial assistance for pilot projects as part of the strategy.

The project supported the agricultural activities in the Nepalese Districts of Sindhuli, Kavrepalanchok, and Sindhupalckokin, in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake. Commencing in March 2017 and spanning 24 months, the project was funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and was coordinated by ASIA. It involved PuntoSud, Istituto OIKOS and the Nepalese organization CEAPRED.

Primarily, the project aimed to enhance the sustainable agricultural production practices, in the three districts, by adopting an inclusive approach to foster market-oriented food security. It endeavoured to produce higher quality food with reduced reliance on natural resources and chemical inputs, while simultaneously increasing producers’ incomes through certified production systems.

The outcomes achieved include the following:

  • Establishment of a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) for vegetables and vegetable seed chains, involving farmers and private companies.
  • Creation of 140 production cooperatives involving 2,250 members, of whom 50% are women, with an estimated 30% increase in production per unit area.
  • Promotion and adoption of sustainable, climate-friendly techniques by 1,500 farmers, with direct financial support to 20 small pilot actions, and dissemination of good practices among private and institutional stakeholders.

Our activities:

As part of the project strategy, PuntoSud developed a financial assistance programme for small pilot projects. Together with the project partners, it defined the selection and management criteria for the projects and took care of their internal support and monitoring.



  • 4,500 farmers (of which 50% women) in the districts of Sindhuli, Kavrepalanchok and Sindhupalchok

EUR 757.038

2017 – 2019


Capacity building and professional training, Community and rural development, Environment/Fight against climate change, Food security/Agriculture, Granting and Sub-granting, Sustainable development

SDGs Climate Action


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    alunni della scuola primaria

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