About the Riverbed Farming Alliance

The Riverbed Farming Alliance is a membership based forum with the objective

  • to promote riverbed farming in Nepal;
  • to exchange experiences and enhance inter-organisational learning;
  • support to the Government of Nepal in the development of a national riverbed farming strategy.

 

Up to date the Riverbed Farming Alliance has implemented or initiated the following activities:

  • Strategy Development Workshop on Riverbed Farming, Dhangadi, August 2011 (completed)
  • Riverbed Farming Alliance web page (completed)
  • Development of Riverbed Farming Guidelines (initiated; by Ministry of Local Development in collaboration with the Riverbed Farming Alliance)
  • Riverbed mapping in two pilot districts, Dang and Kailali (initiated)
  • National Riverbed Farming Workshop, Kathmandu, 2012 (planned)

 

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News & Events

On 10 January 2012 the Riverbed Farming Alliance members signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This Memorandum will support the collaboration and the implementation of common activities in 2012 and beyond.

Case Studies

Case Study 2: Phoolpati Chaudhary (34), Urma-7, Kailali.

Before starting riverbed farming, Ms. Chaudhary with her whole family earned hardly NRs. 12,000 annually by cultivating cereal crops on 4 kattha of own land and 5 kattha of shared land.

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Case Study 1: Prithvi Chan Hemram (45), Majhare-8, Morang

Mr. Hemram was landless and depended largely on daily wages and share cropping. None of his children attended school and he had the burden of a loan of NRs. 30,000 with an interest rate of 36%.

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Contact

Riverbed Farming Alliance
c/o HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
GPO Box 688, Kathmandu/Nepal
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