As part of the Government of Nepal and international partners’ ‘Green, Resilient and Inclusive Development (GRID)’ approach, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA), European Union and German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) are kick starting a new project to balance agriculture with the environment.
Called ‘Green Resilient Agricultural Productive Ecosystems (GRAPE) in Nepal’, the €12.35 million project aims to foster climate resilience and green economic growth in 20 districts of Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces. Its core mission is adapting Nepal’s agricultural practices to climate change, by identifying innovative approaches for water-efficient products and empowering target groups to incorporate them. Socially disadvantaged groups and women in particular are at particular advantage from better connections to value chains.
The project is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, cooperating closely with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) as well as the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE). Ministry of Land Management Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation (MoLCPA) is the lead ministry.