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Call for Applications - Summer School for Agri-Intermediaries 3-7 June 2024

The Field of Action 4- Scaling up, of the GRAPE project focuses on sharing of knowledge and transferring proven CRA practices and approaches practiced via the project to relevant stakeholders beyond the project location. The objective of the Summer School is to transfer knowledge and skills on proven Climate Resilient Agriculture practices and approaches to agri-intermediaries, mainly NGOs working in the agriculture sector.

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Off-Seasonal vegetable production under plastic house and low tunnel (Gumbos) technology training and support

A team of 20 farmers along with 5 Municipal Agriculture Coordinators (MACs) participated in a comprehensive learning experience that integrated theoretical instruction with hands-on application.

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Five-day Mini-Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage (PACA) conducted in Himali Rural Municipality, Bajura

50 diverse participants, including government members, private sector representatives, farmers, and community leaders, were engaged in the process, where 19 interviews were conducted with local lead farmers, ranging from goat/sheep herders to traders, elected representatives, and community-based organizations. Similarly, three workshops were conducted for the identified sub-sectors: potato, medicinal plants, and goat/sheep.

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2-day Citrus Orchard Management training in Jorayal and Badikedar

With a focus on enhancing both the quality and quantity of fruit production, the training underscored the importance of integrating climate-resilient practices into fruit cultivation.

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Off-seasonal vegetable farming- Poly house farming technology training in Bajura and Dailekh

Supported by the GRAPE programme, farmers in Bajura and Dailekh recently completed comprehensive training in off-seasonal vegetable farming, with a focus on poly house technology.

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Agri-equipment distribution in close coordination with municipalities

This International Women’s Day highlights the need for investment in women in order to accelerate progress. Recognizing that women bear the majority of agricultural responsibilities in Nepal, recently, in close coordination with local municipal-level authorities (Palikas), the GRAPE programme facilitated the distribution of 64 mini tillers, 34 of them equipped with potato ridge makers, to women farmers' groups and cooperatives across Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces. These agri- equipment specifically focuses to ease tasks for women, minimizing labor-intensive practices, reducing drudgery, enhancing efficiency and boosting overall productivity in the agricultural sector.

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Progress Shared by Partner municipalities on GRAPE Implementation

Supported by the GRAPE, Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation (MoLCPA) organized a two-day workshop on sharing the implementation status of Joint Activities by partner municipalities on February 28-29, 2024, in Nepalgunj.

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Himalayan Future Forum: fostering multi-faceted dialogues on the Himalayas

The Himalayan Future Forum, supported by the GRAPE programme, recently took place, fostering multi-faceted dialogues on the Himalayas. The event united stakeholders across countries and sectors to address shared challenges and explore scalable solutions.

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Training of Trainers (ToT) at equipping participants to run inclusive foresight workshops held

A 3-day Training of Trainers (ToT), aimed at equipping participants to run inclusive foresight workshops covering various strategic topics was conducted in Nepalgunj and Mahendranagar as part of the GRAPE programme, led by National Resources Institute Finland (LUKE). Drawing the Participants from 19 Municipalities the stage was set for a potential methodological addition into the strategic planning.

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