Improving the Livelihoods of Marginalized groups In Salyan District
Food and Nutrition Security project of Aasaman Nepal is a BMZ/WHH-funded project which is being implemented in 8 VDCs of Salyan district designed to improve the nutritional status of women and children aged above 6 months to 3 years. It intends to tackle under nutrition by examining the variety of factors that contribute to poor nutritional status including poor dietary intake and poor health status. To achieve the end of reducing the prevalence of stunting, wasting and anaemia the project will encompass various approaches like capacity building of various community-based organizations and building strong participatory methods in order to guarantee the ownership of all stakeholders. The livelihood situation will be enhanced by implementing integrated sustainable farming systems and developing value chains profiting the small-scale farming families. An innovative and systematic cross-sectorial approach named (Linking Agriculture, Natural Resources and Nutrition (LANN) will be applied based on participatory behaviour change communication tool such as Participatory Leaning and Action (PLA). Aasaman will continue with its work on nutrition but will adopt a more systematic cross-sectorial nutrition -sensitive approach (LANN) which WHHalready successfully implemented in Southeast Asia and India.
The livelihood situation will be enhanced by implementing integrated sustainable farming systems and developing value chains profiting the small-scale farming families.
Target group:6000 households with a population of approx. 35.000 people representing about 80%
SalyanDistrict, 8 VDCs: Kaprechour Kalimatikalche, Kalimatirampur Nigalchula, Majkada, Kubindedaha, Laxmipur, Kavra
- Community Based Organizations are strengthened to ensure right to adequate food by promoting good governance
- Increased productivity by adapting sustainable integrated farming systems (SIFS)
- Value chains of three commodities are developed and financing models for those three chains are established
- The nutrition status on household level has been substantially improved