5 year strategic plans


1. ​​​​​​​BACKGROUND

Nepal's agricultural country has a total land area of 14718100 hectares, of which 2641000 hectares are cultivable. Agriculture employs 80% of Nepal's population of more than 25 million (26.6 million). This sector, which is critical to the country's development, employs 66-75 % of Nepali workers.

With a low annual economic growth rate, Nepal is the world's 12th poorest country with 30.1% of the total population living in poverty.

            Currently, declining agricultural productivity and growing farmer's dissatisfaction have resulted in an increase in food security, youth migration, migration, and subsistence farming. Reasons for declining agricultural productivity and frustration in the farming community include land fragmentation and declining urbanization of arable land, a lack of value for agricultural commodities, youth emigrants, a lack of respect for the agricultural profession, a lack of fair labor value, and forces women to take the lead in agriculture appears.



Because of political insecurity, agricultural policy has not been able to forge a strong identity. The country's nearly 12-year-long conflict has ended, and political peace has been established. Agriculture appears to be prioritized in various five-year plans. Agriculture policy 2061 was enacted in order to raise living standards through sustainable agricultural development by transforming the subsistence-oriented agricultural system into a commercial and competitive system. The following are the objectives of the policy:

  1. To increase agricultural production and productivity.
  2. To make it competitive with regional and world markets by developing the bases of a commercial and competitive agricultural system.
  3. To conserve, enhance and utilize natural resources, environment, and biodiversity.

The policy states unequivocally that large-scale production areas will be developed to produce agricultural commodities in sufficient quantity and quality to meet market demand, and that organic manure and farming will be encouraged. The desire to involve stakeholders from the central to the village levels in policy implementation and monitoring has also justified the formation of the federation.

Institutions working for the rights of consumers, and advocacy/ advocacy are also developing in the country. The following federations working on natural resources in Nepal are as follows:

  • Drinking-Water and Sanitation Consumers Federation, Nepal
  • Federation of Water and Energy, Nepal
  • Community Forest Consumers Federation-2052
  • Community Electricity Consumers Federation-2062
  • Irrigation Water Consumers Federation, Nepal

Similar donors have been attracted to poverty alleviation and its inclusive and meaningful participation, as well as capacity-building empowerment at the institutional and consumer levels.


  1. Care Nepal
  2. Action Aid
  3. I.U.C.N
  4. Fords Foundation
  6. Winrock International, etc.


There is a political debate about people's empowerment at all levels, from the local to the national. Consumers are becoming more aware of consumer-oriented issues. the government is interested in good governance. farmers also desire a faster rate of economic growth in the agricultural sector's development. In this context, the contribution and justification of the national farmer's group federation seem to be very relevant.


National Farmers Group Federation to strengthen the Prosperity and economic condition of farmers in Nepal.

    National Farmers Group Federation (NFGF), was formally established on 2068 05-23 B.S under the patronage of the then Director-General of the Department of Agriculture and registered at the District administration office, Kathmandu on 2068-12-14. Its constitutions have been implemented by including the rights and interests of the farmer's groups in all the districts. At present, it has expanded its relations with the Ministry of Agriculture, Department, Agriculture Development Office, District Animal Husbandry Office, FIAN Nepal, Care Nepal, and also with other supporting governmental and non-governmental Organizations.


  1. On 2068/08/29 – 9/2 Regional level food security and farmer's seminar in Makwanpur (Hetauda), Kavre (Dhulikhel), Nepalgunj, and Kathmandu has been conducted in collaboration with FIAN Nepal.
  2. The study report has been made public in collaboration with FIAN Nepal on 2069/02/21 – 26 in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Sindupalchowk, and Dhading District.
  3. The symposium has been organized by FIAN Nepal in collaboration with the farmer's groups of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Sindupalchowk, and Dhading District.
  4. Journalists have gathered and lobbied to improve the quality and availability of fertilizers and seeds.
  5. To express its identity and purpose National Paddy Day is celebrated under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture on 2069/03/15 in Kavresthali VDC of Kathmandu district.
  6. A grand procession was taken out from Bhirkuti Mandap to celebrate World Food Day by gathering farmers from Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur.
  7. In order to make the best use of the 15% budget allocated in the Agriculture sector, the process of budget division and implementation has been organized with the support of the District Development Board Kathmandu, and Secretaries of 57 VDCs have been convened.
  8. With the support of Care Nepal, a Five-year strategic workshop and plan preparation program has been conducted in Kavre, Makwanpur, and Kathmandu.
  9. At present, the federation has a working committee of 21 members with 2 women, and 5 tribal tribes represented.
  10. At present, the federation is formed in 13 districts (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Dhading, Ramechhap, Udaipur, Parsa, Rautahat, Arghakhanchi, Nawalparasi, Gorkha, Chitwan, and Makwanpur) and about 200 VDCs the federation has been formed.
  11. In order to address the issue of farmers in the 20-year long-term agricultural development strategy under construction, a working paper has been informed through a working paper on behalf of the federation to the stakeholders.



As mentioned in the constitutions, the organizational structure of the federation is as follows:



Hypothesis – Autonomous, Self-reliant and resourceful federation, and prosperous farmers.


The mission of the National Farmers Group Federation will be following to fulfill the vision:

  1. To involve the farmer groups of the country for equal access of farmers in sustainable agricultural development.
  2. To strengthen the managerial side to make the federation capable, autonomous, and well-governed.
  3. To advocate for the formulation, revision, and implementation of policy for the rights and interests of the farming community.
  4. To establish a model role in effective cooperatives, market management, and value addition chain for the livelihood of poor, landless, and small farmers.
  5. To collaborate, share experiences, and learn new technologies and policies.



  1. To extend the organization of the national farmers group federation from the center to the district, area and to VDC.
  2. To develop an organizational management system and to prepare skilled manpower (technical and advocacy).
  3. To conduct the study, advocacy, and pressure work for the state and related bodies for policy formulation, modification, and implementation in favor of farmers.
  4.  To develop a model restoration agricultural sector through agricultural cooperatives to landless, marginalized small farmers in collaboration with the donor organization by ensuring a market system.
  5. To establish a network and liaison with the associations of agricultural professions through the internet, website, seminars, and study tours, and to cooperate with governmental and non-governmental organizations in technical and financial assistance.
  6. To conduct programs in the programs of the federation which include the topic of developing technical capacity related to advanced technology at the local level.
  7. The Federation will focus on programs that benefit women, Dalits, landless, low land (marginalized farmers), and low-income farmers, such as contract farming, collective farming, cooperative and market management, and value chain management.
  8. The strategic plan prepared by the federation and the 5-year plan is given in schedule 1 and 2.



Strategy plan







Formation of National Farmers Group Federation & Institutional Expansion and Convention


  1. The central convention will be held



  1. District convention will be held




  1. V.D.C convention will be held









Federation work

District (62), Area (500), V.D.C (3915) and Town (58) formation







  1. To conclude the central convention by 2070/02/30 B.S.
  2. To conclude the 25 District convention by 2070/01/30
  3. To conclude the 200 V.D. Cs convention by 2070/01/30



The formation will be completed by 2075








Representatives from the district convention gathered at the center.


By assembling a representative of the V.D.C Federation.


By gathering farmer's groups and distributing membership.


This will be done by mobilizing representatives from the center, and district and mobilizing financial resources.











By raising financial resources.


Internal resources=

By Federation members.


Internal resources=

By Federation members.




By financial resources.


Formation of Nation Farmers Group Federation and Institutional Expansion and Convention.


  1. Central Level- To recruit 4 employees by renting a 6-room office.
  2. District Office-75, To be established with 2 employees.
  3. To operate liaison office in all (3915) VDC and Municipal (58).

Policy-Making of Federation

  1. Economic, technical, administrative, equipment usage and code of conduct, management guideline policy will be formulated.
  2. To provide accounting and office management training to the staff/member.
  3. To lobby and produce technical manpower.

Federation management will be made well-governed.


Good governance will be promoted in the administrative work within the federation- Effective implementation of legislation, policies, and directives, and 50 skilled people will be prepared.

It will be established by 2070 B.S.


It will be established by 2075 B.S.


It will be operational by Chaitra 2075 B.S.


By 2071 BS, at least 5 internal regulations will be made by identifying the need.


In Center - 4, District - 300 members/staffs, will receive training within 2075.


By 2075 B.S, there will be 200 lobbyists and 200 technicians ready.


By 2074 B.S, internal good governance will be promoted at all levels of the federation.

By collaborating with governmental, and non-governmental organizations.


With the help of local resource mobilization and other organizations.


Gathering groups to make decisions.


Initially, the needs of the federation will be identified by studying the regulations of other federations.



With the cooperation and collaboration of non-governmental organizations.


With the cooperation and collaboration of non-governmental organizations.


With the financial and technical support of other organizations, programs will be conducted and managed including transparency, accountability, rule of law & public hearings.


Federation= Financial Resources.


G.M and financial resources.


G.M and financial resources.


Federation and experts.


Science, financial resources, knowledge & skills.


Science, financial resources, knowledge & skills.


Principles of Good Governance, Public Hearing, Audit, Financial Resources.


Advocacy issues led by farmers advocating on various issues of farmers' rights by making positive changes in agricultural laws, policies, plans, and programs to make strong and prosperous farmers:


  1. Land use policy formulation – Land subdivision & barrenness should not be allowed.
  2. Agriculture profession should be made respectable and labor value should be equalized.
  3. Pricing = The pricing of the collection center and the unsold should be taken by the government.
  4. To make labor, wages and opportunities equal between men and women.
  5. Necessary policy formulation for fertilizer, seed, the reservation.

To study the information about the existing agricultural policy by 2071 BS.


The study will be completed by 2071 B.S.


The Federation's advocacy capacity development and advocacy issues will be identified by 2072 B.S.


Will be lobbying till the end of 2075 B.S.

To play a leading role in the operation & management of the federation for the rights of consumers and social justice by including issues related to rights, good governance and social justice in its programs.


By collaborating & collaborating with external donors for lobbying, capacity building, policy analysis, and lobbying questions.

Good Governance, Public Rights and Advocacy Project, Study Report.


To develop a restoration model agricultural sector by fixing crops on the basis of the market and establishing cooperatives to inform about wages and prices related to agriculture.


To develop 5 sample areas by making one model area in one development area within 2075 B.S.

To identify the sample area to mobilize the group, arrange the market for the crop, form the agricultural cooperatives, and cooperate with the donor body to connect the market through it.

Technology, Sample development outcomes, cooperative perceptions, and financial assistance.


To build relationships and networks by communicating with social organizations and government bodies of similar nature inside and outside the country to learn about technology and share experiences.

By 2072 BS, communication, identity, and relations will be established in the same organizations of SAARC nations.



By 2075, relations will be expanded to 25 national and international level organizations.

To exchange policy issues by identifying organizations of similar nature through the internet, website, correspondence, seminars, and conferences.

Policy Reform Program and Vacancy Search, Learning, Interest, Curiosity