Interaction workshop with project stakeholders successfully conducted
With an objective to review, reflect and evaluate the SAFII project interventions, process and generate new learning and insight for the improved action in future day, a participatory interaction workshop was organized on 24 December 2019 in Chautara, Sindhupalchowk where the project stakeholders including project beneficiaries, traders, agro vets (input suppliers), cooperative members and municipal representatives actively participated in the interaction program. The program which started with a brief introduction on project activities, impact and result facilitated by Mr. Roshan Adhikari, Agriculture Officer was then followed by an interaction session with the project stakeholders. The stakeholders particularly evaluated the project in terms of its appropriateness, relevance, and sustainability.
The majority of the stakeholders appreciated the new technology and regular technical monitoring as a part of project implementation which has been able to increase the agriculture income of small farmers of Chautara Sangachowkgadi Municipality. As a part of feedback, the municipal representative suggested the project team initiate the process of technology transfer at the local level by collaboratively working with the municipality so that the technologies are internalized in the community even after the project termination. There were some queries from the participants regarding the project which was addressed by Dr. Ram Chandra Bhusal, Team Leader, SAFII. The program was concluded with positive feedback from all the stakeholders who agreed to support to make the project successful in coming days too.