Poverty Alleviation for Animal Farming Program– PAAFP

The information revolution has challenged the concepts and paradigms, which traditionally shaped the culture of centralized planning. There is growing recognition of the sovereignty of people, making them both shaper and creator of their own history. This changed environment is pregnant with new possibilities for direct democracy. In more general terms, the information-induced associational revolution is opening the political space for participatory development and redefining the whole system of relations between the society and the state. Indeed, technological and social change is so momentous and accelerated that it is also generating newer types of risks and challenges in the society without solving the old ones. Along with the existing gaps in wealth, income and access to public services, new gaps have emerged. For example, inequality in access to information technology creates a digital divide posing further problems for the leaders in their quest to make the society a shared enterprise in the new borderless world of information. This relative loss of leadership capacity involves a corresponding loss for its support resulting in institutional decay. he eradication of poverty is the biggest challenge faced by policy makers in Nepal. Poverty is increasingly concentrated among small farmers and agricultural laborers (WB, 2006). Present socio-economic structure of the country reveals that land is the main property and source of income for the majority of Nepalese people. Land reform is important also in the context of incipient industrial and commercial sectors which at present cannot cater for the rapidly growing population. In this respect, increase in agricultural productivity through secure access to land can potentially be one of the most effective approaches to alleviate rural poverty. Over the last decade aggregate poverty reduced significantly from 42% to 31%. However, the decline was slow in rural areas compared to urban areas and is still high at 35% (WB, 2006). Whilst overall growth increased and overall poverty reduced, the Gini coefficient increased from 34.2 to 41.4, indicating a rise in inequality as the growth was seen most evident in the rich community. The country’s GDP may be constrained by unequal land distribution. For nearly one third of total agricultural land is occupied by 7% of upper households whereas nearly 20% lower households have to survive with less than 3% of total agricultural land (CBS, 2004a). Land is often misallocated which then hampers agricultural development and perpetuates rural poverty. Those who have land don’t know how to use it most effectively and those who know how to use it, don’t have it. Consequently, the agricultural productivity of the country is much lower compared to other countries in the region (WB, 2006). These all suggest that there is potential for increasing farm production three to four-fold through land and agrarian reform (NPC, 1998). So, proper policy programmed to transfer agricultural land from unskilled to skilled farmers through effective land reform program may be an important instrument to alleviate poverty and disparity.

Project Objectives

The importance of poverty reduction and improvement of the living standards of the people has been emphasized in almost all the plans in Nepal directly or indirectly. Nepal started planned development effort since 1956 and the existing Three-year Interim Plan will be completed by 2010. The First Five Year Plan (1956-61) had set its goal to raise production, employment, standards of living and general well-being of the people throughout the country. Similarly, the Second Plan (1962-65) had the objectives of improvement in standards of living of the people, creation of employment opportunities, provision of social services, and justice in income distribution. The first to fourth plans emphasized development of infrastructure, especially road and electricity. • To decrease Poverty alleviation for local people also develop his health, education and environment every families. • To give the grand opportunities in the sector of remote areas' people development for income source. • We have assured that twenty thousand people will get the benefit from this project directly and indirectly. • To assist the poor and marginal people from our side for their life employment.

Project Activities

To fulfill and prove this project, we have assured by the different types of activities in the sense of limited time schedule:

  • This program is going to launch for 3 VDC of Kavre district of Nepal.

  • At least 25 JARSI Cows distribute will be every VDC during 2 years the project session.

  • At list 50 Goats(Jamunipari) distribute will be every VDC's during 2 years this project session.

  • At list 100 Pigs distribute will be every VDC's during 2 years this project session.

  • Nearly 10 peoples will get direct employment.

  • The local people will train, Pig and Goat Farming every VDC.

  • 5000 people will be benefited from this mega project out of 700 families.

  • Every family will be provided direct Cow, Goat and Pig farming this program.

  • Every Cows, Goats and Pigs decided to price in local level, the program accept females we be return 5% interest within 2 years to project.

  • In the 1st phase, program Coordinator will be make group division which caste and local area.

  • In the 2nd phase, program will give training every families Cow, Goat and Pig Farming will be conducted.

  • In the 3rd phase, program will distribute Cows, Goats and Pigs for group security for local families