An infographic of the gradual progress and milestones in the pig sector after Samarth-NMDP's intervention to uplift the sector.
Samarth-NMDP is committed to sharing its best practices and lessons learned. In this section, you will find our most recent updates from the field, various case studies, research as well as more technical documents related to our programme.
Samarth is constructing 15 community seed storage facilities in 3 districts: Makwanpur, Tanahu and Lamjung, in response to the April/May 2015 earthquakes with support from UK aid
Samarth built 1000 livestock sheds in 3 districts - 600 in Makwanpur, 300 Lamjung and 100 in Tanahun, in response to the April/Ma y earthquake with support from UK aid
Field assessments and surveys indicate outreach is 72,000 farmers and small scale entrepreneurs with an average net attributable income change (NAIC) across the portfolio of £25 per person. This is just shy of the outreach target for Year 3 (75,000) but below the £80 target for NAIC.
Making Molehills out of Mountains
The benefits of mechanization to smallholders have been known ever since hand was first put to ard over eight thousand years ago. Since then there has been a steady evolution of technology into the leviathan tractors we see today which incorporate satellite technology and automatic steering.
This manual sets out Samarth-NMDP’s Results Measurement System and explains how results are monitored and measured across the programme. The manual is intended primarily as an internal document and as a guideline for teams involved in the design, implementation and management of interventions.
In Nepal, 55% of the population still lives on less than $1.25 per day, and 78% on less than $2 a day: gender and social exclusion have been found to be drivers of poverty3. Inequalities have also increased with a rise in the Gini coefficient (from 0.34 to 0.41 between 1995 and 2004), and it is clear that poverty continues to affect social groups to differing degrees. A recent report on gender disparities concluded that Nepal is one is the least equal countries in the world – ranking 115th out of 1344.
During Programme Year Two, beginning May 2013 to end April 2014, Samarth-NMDP has laid strong foundations for sustainable change across a range of agricultural markets, as well as recording the first signs of impact at the farm-level. Overall, working across eight rural sectors, evidence of progress towards systemic change has been recorded in five market systems, where Samarth-NMDP has successfully coaxed investment or change in how the private or public sector are doing business.
Samarth-NMDP has developed an Opening Portfolio of projects in five agricultural sub-sectors (ginger, dairy, fish, vegetables, and pigs)1. In time, the project portfolio will expand beyond these five projects to capture new opportunities and increase benefits to target groups. New projects are likely to be developed and run in:
During Programme Year One, Samarth-NMDP has developed an Opening Portfolio of five agricultural sub-sectors (ginger, dairy, fish, vegetables, and pigs) to begin activities in ten interventions: marking the first set of M4P projects ever to be implemented in Nepal. A number of interventions in the Opening Portfolio, most significantly in ginger, have already recorded evidence of progress towards achieving pro-poor systemic change.