Mechanized Irrigation Innovation Project – Social Survey for Tube Well Development and Hills Schemes

The Mechanized Irrigation Innovation Project (MIIP) has developed a scheme of groundwater and surface water irrigation system pertinent to Terai and Hill districts of Nepal. This study was to determine farmers’ potential adaptation to tube-well irrigation and the willingness to pay for ground water services. The study assessed the demand for tube-well irrigation, socio-economic conditions in the project area and financial access of the farmers for different productive economics activities.

Survey for Impact Evaluation at ADB for Nepal: Rising Incomes of Small and Medium – Endline Report Farmers Project

This Endline Survey of Raising Incomes of Small and Medium Farmers Project (RISFMP) was designed to assess the impact of the project on the incomes of the farmers and other measures of household well-being. The study assesses the mechanisms of farmers’ cooperatives; sustainability and success of these groups especially in the context of farming. The study also compared progress with the baseline data.

USAID ALME Nepal Feed the Future Population Survey

The Feed the Future (FTF) program is a US Government’s Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative. The program led by USAID was designed to address food insecurity by supporting agriculture sector growth and improving nutritional status in 19 developing countries including Nepal. In Nepal it was implemented in 20 food insecure districts with aims to reduce poverty, and under nutrition through accelerating growth of the agriculture sector addressing root causes of under nutrition, and reducing gender inequality. This study was designed to establish an endline indicator for the first phase of FTF and a baseline for the second phase of project in Nepal. The study assessed agriculture productivity; per capita income; prevalence of poverty; women’s empowerment; dietary diversity; nutrition status; appropriate feeding practices, and hygienic environments among the study community.

Endline Survey for the Impact Evaluation of the Agriculture and Food Security Project (AFSP)

The Agriculture and Food Security Project (AFSP) project was implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture Development (MoAD) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) to address food security and agricultural productivity in 19 hill and mountain districts of the Mid-and Far-Western development region of Nepal. This survey assesses the effectiveness of the project in regards to improved agricultural technology and seed adoption, productivity of the food crops, livestock reading practice, and farmer income. The study also assesses nutrition of young children and pregnancies or breastfeeding mothers, kitchen gardening, livestock rearing, behavior change of the project community.

Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of Knowledge-Based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition (KISAN) Project

The Knowledge-Based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition (KISAN) Project was implemented Ministry of Agricultural Development with support of USAID in 20 Terai and hill districts of the Far Western, Mid-Western, and Western Regions of Nepal. The purpose of the project was to sustainable improving food security and increase incomes of farm households of project districts. This study was to determine performance of activity to accomplish its intended goals and objectives. The study assesses the effectiveness of the project’s approaches and degree of sustainability in both terai and hill districts among various population groups.

A Midline Survey for the Agriculture and Food Security Project

This survey was design to measure current changes in the impact on Improved Crop Productivity, Livestock Productivity and Feeding Practices among the study community. The study also assesses adoption of improved agricultural inputs, promoted crops such as vegetables, improved health and livestock rearing and breeding practices. Beside that the study assesses household hunger score, dietary diversity score, starchy staple ratio, food consumption score, homestead production practice, behavior change communication and income from the agriculture.

Policy and Science of Health, Agriculture and Nutrition (PoSHAN) Panel Survey, Phase I – IV

Policy and Science of Health, Agriculture and Nutrition (PoSHAN) survey is a part of USAID supported nutrition-focused multi-disciplinary research effort to address “Feed the Future Food Security Innovation Laboratory: Collaborative Research on Nutrition” in developing countries. The study aims to explore a new paradigm that links agriculture with health strategies to address under nutrition in developing countries. This Nepal chapter panel survey was conducted annually in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The study was collect data on the direction and strengths of association between agricultural practices, market prices and household food security in rural Nepal. The study explores how governance processes influence the implementation of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive policies. The study also assessed nutritional status of married women of reproductive age having children below 5 years of age, adolescent girls and children less than 5 years of age.

Nepal Public Expenditure and Quantitative Service Delivery Surveys for Fertilizer and Seed Distribution Program

The Government of Nepal provided a huge amount of subsidies under Fertilizer Program, and the Seed Program, targeted to smaller farmers and intends to increase their access and use of improved inputs that enhance to increase productivity and production of major cereal grains. This survey was to analyse the flow of subsidy from the
source to the beneficiaries. The study assessed existing eligibility rules and access of targeted farmers to subsidized inputs; effectiveness of the existing distribution mechanism; leakage of subsidized inputs to non-targeted farmers; and effectiveness of existing governance and oversight arrangements.

Survey for Impact Evaluation at ADB for Nepal: Raising Incomes of Small and Medium Farmers

The Raising Incomes of Small and Medium Farmers project was implemented by Ministry of Agriculture Development (MOAD) in financial supported by ADB. The main aim of the project was to reduce the market and business risk for small and medium farmers by supporting to diversity into high-value commodities in the 10 districts of Mid-west and Far-western Development Regions of Nepal by establishing market links, building post harvest value chain infrastructure, providing capital for inputs and better agricultural technology. This study was to assess the causal impact of the project on the incomes of the farmers and other measures of household well-being. The study assesses the mechanisms of farmers’ cooperatives; sustainability and success of these groups especially in the context of farming.

Feed the Future Nepal Zone of Influence Baseline Survey

Feed the Future (FTF) program was initiated US government in response to tackle global food security challenges.  FTF focuses on growth of the agricultural sector and improvement in nutritional status in many food insecure countries around the world.  Since Nepal is identified as one of the 20 food insecure countries, a five year FTF project, locally termed as Knowledge-Based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition (KISAN) Project is being implemented from 2013 onwards in 20 districts of western Nepal.  This survey was to collect baseline indicators on dietary diversity, feeding behaviors, nutritional status of women and children in households. The study also assesses poverty situation, hunger, income and expenditures and women’s empowerment in the study districts.