Since 1992, iDE has substantially increased the incomes of more than 240,000 poor rural households in Nepal, helping nearly 1.25 million people.

Project

Years

Donor

Description

Anukulan-BRACED 2015-2018 DFID Helping 500,000 poor and vulnerable people in rural Nepal build their resilience to climate change impacts like floods, landslides and drought through scale-up and integration of proven approaches.

Market Access for Smallholder Farmers (MASF)*

2010-2012

DFID

Reducing poverty through  DFID Markets for the Poor (M4P) approach. Building the capacity of and linking 40,000 marginal smallholders to commercial opportunities in high value agriculture in 16 districts.

Initiative for Climate Change Adaptation*

2012- 2017

USAID

Improving climate change planning and developing resilient income streams for 20,000 households. Developing adaptation and watershed management through joint planning of community forestry, agriculture, and government.

SanMark Project*

2011- 2012

UNICEF

Applying the market development and human-centered design approach to develop improved latrines and water filters promoted by the private sector.

Agriculture and Nutrition Extension Project*

2012- 2015

EU

Increasing income, productivity, and nutrition of 20,000 households in Nepal and 40,000 households in Bangladesh. Working with international centers CIMMYT, IRRI, and WF to commercialize new technologies.

IPM IL (CRSP*)

2009-2014

USAID

A global program led by Virginia Tech; developing and disseminating IPM packages for major crops, supporting the USAID Feed the Future Initative.

Horticulture CRSP*

2011- 2014

USAID

Commercializing desiccant ceramic beads for seed and produce drying/storing.

Solar MUS*

2012-
Ongoing

Renewable World

Pioneering the design and demonstration of using solar lifting for multiple use water systems designed for domestic and agricultural needs.

Education for Income Generation (EIG)

2008-2012

USAID

Benefiting 50,000 Midwestern youth by creating income and job opportunities in the vegetable, goat, essential oil/NTFP, and fisheries subsectors.

Food Security Initiative (FSI)

2010-2011

EC

Led by Save the Children, responded to food price increases and insecurity by raising nutritious food production & sources of income for 18,000 households.

Social Safety Net Project (PRRO)*

2010- 2011

WFP

Improving the food and nutrition security of the vulnerable households through food-for-work in irrigation/agricultural infrastructure.

Rural Prosperity Initiative (RPI)*

2006-2010

Gates Foundation

Increased incomes through developing micro irrigation technology products and supply chains across several countries.

Smallholder Irrigation Market Initiative (SIMI)

2003-2009

USAID

Value-chain approach to develop smallholder pockets around rural collection centers. Developed supply chains for micro-irrigation technologies. More than 70,000 households increased their agricultural incomes by over $200

BDS-Marketing and Production Services (BDS- MaPS)*

2004-2007

USAID

Pioneered the commercialization of non-timber forest products, essential oils, and specialty herbs/spices for international export. Established commercial production of essential oils and increased incomes of 24,000 households.

(* indicates iDE is prime or Nepal program lead)

Major International Partners: CIMMYT, WorldFish, IRRI, Virginia Tech, UC Davis, Winrock, and Save the Children
Nepal Partners: SAPPROS, CEAPRED, AEC, and district based NGOs; Nepal Ministries of Agriculture and Local Development; Departments of Agriculture, Irrigation, Livestock; NARC and other agencies.