Green Resilient Agricultural Productive Ecosystems
The Green Resilient Agricultural Productive Ecosystems (GRAPE) programme aims to strengthen sustainable agricultural ecosystems in the Sudurpashchim and Karnali provinces of Nepal. In doing so, the programme supports green local economic development. Through the programme, farmers, cooperatives, and small businesses are enabled to build economically viable and climate resilient value chains at the local level. Through training they learn to use different practices like integrated crop management, crop rotation systems and how to practice organic farming, agroforestry, and water resource management. The programme also supports municipalities in integrating climate change relevant investments and projects into their planning. By implementing collaborative action research and supporting multi-actor cooperation, the project also supports Nepalese stakeholders in promoting climate-resilient agriculture and co-creating and sharing applicable knowledge beyond the project’s runtime.
GRAPE contributes to Nepal’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and the Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Development (GRID) approach, which both the Government of Nepal and the International Development Partners Group have adopted, to pursue long-term sustainable economic development. Under the Team Europe approach GRAPE is jointly funded by the European Union, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Fields of action
The action will be operationalized through four fields of action which contribute to the achievement of related outputs.
Supporting municipalities to shape climate smart agricultural development.Read more
Adopting sustainable approaches to value-chain development identified through action research.Read more