Farmers' Group Formation for Small Agro Farmers' Income Improvement Project (SAFFI)
With the aim to promote sustainable and inclusive agricultural growth through the introduction of improved vegetable production technique, including crop selection, vegetable farming, healthy seed production, marketing of the products, for small land holding farmers, marginalized community, and other people affected by the April 25th 2015 Nepal Earthquake. ISAP with the support of ピースウィンズ・ジャパン Peace Winds Japan and JICA 青年海外協力隊事務局 has initiated the SAFII project.
Currently, farmer group formation activities are undergoing, under which 14 groups have been already formed in various parts of Sindhupalchowk, such as, Irkhu, Pokharebesi, Karkitar, Chap, Sukute, Jalbire, and Sangachowk.
The 20 groups will work collectively and conduct their monthly and periodic meetings and solve any problems and make future plans and programs. They will also create a saving fund for supporting needy one within the group and for future purposes. The project shall also motivate the groups to form cooperative.
The group formation activities will be followed by training for rainy season crops.