SAMARTHYA Project (Promoting Inclusive Governance and Resilience for the Right to Food)

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Building on the experience and learning from the Civil Society Support Project on Right to Food (RtF) Project (July 2013 to June 2018), the new phase of CARE Denmark – supported project (July 2018 – December 2021) is envisioned as “SAMARTHYA – Promoting Inclusive Governance and Resilience for the Right to Food” in Udayapur, Siraha and Okhaldhunga Districts. The project focuses on developing climate resilient scalable models in land and agriculture, and strengthening peoples’ organizations to become more effective in engaging with government at all levels in these areas. Through shared learning and reflection; and collaborative efforts with local government and other tiers of government as per the 3Gs principle (Go-existence, Co-operation and Co-ordination) of the federalization process, it will give momentum to the work that shared in RtF project making it more contextualized, concrete, and systematic.

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

The project aims to support people’s organization contributing to strengthening capacity and spaces of poor and marginalized women and men mainly landless and small holder farmers to build economically empowered and resilient communities.

GEOGRAPHICAL FOCUS

This is a national level initiative with piloting of scalable models at the beginning in Okhaldhunga, Udayapur and Siraha representing High-Hill, Mid-Hill and Plain (Terai) Districts and gradually scaling up to other parts of Nepal where NFGF have presence.

IMPACT GROUPS OF THE PROJECT

The impact population are poor, vulnerable and socially excluded women and adolescent girls with a particular focus on those who are

  1. Smallholders, tenants, marginal and landless farmer households, labors
  2. Natural resource dependent communities
  3. Differentially impacted groups from climate change and disasters
  4. People living in geographically remote areas and in poverty pockets

RATIONALE OF THE PROJECT

  1. The development or acclimatization of simple climate resilience scalable models on land and agriculture that address immediate and urgent needs of climate vulnerable landless tenant and small holder farmers.
  2. Ensure that the local federations of the people’s organizations are able to work jointly or collaborate with local government on piloting, knowledge generation and scaling up the models.
  3. Ensure that the local federations of the people’s organizations are able to work jointly or collaborate with local governments on piloting, knowledge generation and scaling up the models.