AwF-Nepal project website launched
Category : Updates
AwF-Nepal project manager, Dr Ram Bhujel, has created a website to provide donors, supporters, and interested members of the public with information on the project’s progress and achievements to date. Below is taken from the website’s homepage.
Welcome to AwF-Nepal
The AwF-Nepal project was initiated in March 2008 with the partial support of Aquaculture without Frontiers, UK. In the first phase (March 2008 – February 2010), the project was launched in Rainastar Village of Lamjung, which is the lowest part of the district adjacent to Gorkha. During the first phase, 70 women joined in two groups and constructed a pond each to grow fish in addition to traditionally growing vegetables and crops and raising livestock.
After the successful launch of the project, under the second phase (April 2010 -Present), a scale- up program has been started. The Project Team has completed the feasibility study of sites in the same district as well as in neighbouring districts; namely, Chakratirtha and Bhorletar VDCs of Lamjung, Putlikhet/Gaikhur in Gorkha, a mountainous valley in Nawalparasi. Under this scale-up program, in addition to working with 100 families in groups, it is expected to create awareness in those districts.
This project has been launched by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand in collaboration with the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Rampur, Chitwan. More partners and volunteers are expected to join.
More information about the AwF-Nepal project is posted on our Projects page.