Empowering Women Farmers in Dadeldhura

August 26, 2012

USAID's Nepal Flood Recovery Program (NFRP) began in 2008 in response to the devastating floods that caused severe damage to infrastructure, livelihoods, and the health of more than 800,000 people in 13 Terai districts. Implemented by Fintrac, NFRP's main objective is to improve the affordability, accessibility, and availability of nutritious food to rural households by integrating the complementary impacts of commercial agriculture, nutrition and hygiene, and productive infrastructure. By focusing on agricultural assistance and community development, the program earned the trust of smallholder farmers who experienced significant increases in crop productivity. Now wrapping up its third and final phase, NFRP—part of the Feed the Future initiative—has helped nearly one million Nepalis move themselves out of poverty and into a brighter, more secure future.

Here's a short video that provides a glimpse of NFRP's extensive impacts in transforming the lives of rural Nepalese.