One of three objectives of our work is economic empowerment which means that communities are able to pursue sustainable livelihood options for reduced poverty. The outcome of our work in this field are enhanced nutrition and household food security, increased household income and increased investment in basid need and well-being, as well as reduced risk and vulnerabilities for improved livelihood security.
Project title: Machhapuchhre Agro-Eco Tourism Learning Center and Homestay
Goal: Sustainable livelihood of small farmers that ensures social and economic well being of their households
Location and outreach: 71 farmers supported for homestay based tourism promotion of Tusse village in Machhapuchhre Rural Municipality of Pokhara District.
Farmers of Tusse, Machhapuchhre Rural Municipality Ward-1 have now adapted IPM practices. Caritas Nepal (CN) succeeded to persuade them for cultivating organic vegetables through IPM technologies which not only helped them to produce healthy crops but their production rate also increased massively.
With an objective to create additional source of income and employment opportunities to the farmers, Caritas Nepal’s IPM program funded by Caritas Australia (CA) and Australian Aid has initiated, “Machhapuchhre Agro-Eco Tourism Learning Center and Homestay”, project targeting the farmers prosperity.
Aiming to encourage rural farmers, foreigners and students to visit the center and learn on advance eco-friendly agriculture practices/technologies will motivate visitors to replicate practices at their farm for better and healthy production.
61 farmers and their families are expected to improve the agriculture marketing system for strengthening their livelihood security. Since 2008 with the establishment of Baraha Agriculture Cooperative, CN has been promoting farmers organic production with the minimum use of chemical pesticides.
This project has aimed to boost the economic prosperity of farmers by motivating them for optimum utilization of CN interventions. 500 guests can be accommodated in a day with the support of project budget around 6 million.
Government officials praised the unique and remarkable efforts on upgrading the livelihood security of farmer around 17 km far from Pokhara. Also assured to help and support in future days as the organization is working its best for meeting the communities need.