This City of Vienna funded project was successfully completed in October 2019. In the project, a total of 283 farmers and their 2,019 family members were supported with trainings in vegetable farming, chicken and goat rearing to enable them to provide better food for their families and gain an additional cash income, too. The project also included very successful trials for mushroom farming, and provided funds for a local collective to start a local farmers’ market in Sorukot, the municipality headquarters. In addition, PHASE Nepal staff provided trainings and information on nutrition with a focus on children under five. The end report is currently only available in German.
This short video gives an insight into the livelihoods and nutrition compoment of PHASE’s approach: by making available some materials and, most importantly, training and knowledge, we achieve a significant improvement in the lives of the people of Mugu.
This is the time of the year when it is tempting to look back and think about the past year – and this brings me to the first point of order: a heartfelt thank you to all our supporters and friends! Without private donations guaranteeing our independence, we would simply be unable to support PHASE’s work in Nepal! Women in Luma, one of the project communities In the past year, this enabled us to win substantial support from Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung for PHASE’s maternal and child health programme in Mugu, as well as funding from the City of Vienna for a Girls’ Empowerment Programme in neighbouring Bajura district. In this context, […]
The City of Vienna supported project “Food Security for Mugu” enabled the local farmers to organize a local market – an important step, as access to markets for perishable products is one of the main barriers in these remote villages, while there is local demand for fresh vegetables.