Home Garden Project Phase – IV is a SDC funded project being managed by LIBIRD. The project is being implemented by Rupantaran in 4 districts – Bardiya, Dang, Rolpa and Salyan from November 2014 till January 2018. Rupantaran Nepal, as a resource partner, is contributing to Rupantaran NGO providing technical support for the effective implementation of the project.
The home garden refers to traditional land use system around a homestead, where wide varieties of vegetables, fruits, fodder, medicinal plants, fish, poultry and livestock are maintained by the household members and the products thus generated are primarily intended for family consumption. Home garden plays important role in the fulfilment of Families’ nutritional needs along with the instantaneous source of family income through surplus production. Basically, it has been focused for resource poor and DAGs.
The project has anticipated achieving the goal through two distinct outcomes. Outcome 1: Small holders and disadvantaged groups adopted home garden for improved family nutrition and increase income from surplus production and Outcome 2: Government agencies and non-government organizations internalized home garden as a targeted programme to SHDAGs for nutritional improvement.