Insights from the High Value Agriculture project

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Today, the High Value Agriculture project for Mountains and Hills (HVAP) in Nepal publishes a series of five practice briefs and one policy brief to share lessons learned, insights and recommendations from the project.

The High Value Agriculture project for Mountains and Hills (HVAP) in Nepal was implemented from February, 2011 to September 2018, in seven districts of the Achham, Jumla, Kalikot, Dailekh, Surkhet, Salyan and Jajarkot provinces by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) with financial assistance from International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). The Agro-Enterprise Center (AEC) of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and the SNV were the implementing partners. The day-to-day management, coordination and implementation is in the hands of a Project Management Unit based in Birendranagar town of Surkhet district which is at the centre of the target area.

The published series (compiled in one document) consists of the following briefs:

  • Practice brief 1: Inclusive Value Chain Development

  • Practice brief 2: Multi Stakeholder Platforms: Establishing Business Linkages

  • Practice brief 3: Service Market Development

  • Practice brief 4: inclusive Producer Group Formation

  • Practice Brief 5: Financing and Project Management

  • HVAP Policy Brief

This series will provide useful insights, lessons learned and recommendations for development partners, public organisations, private sector, researchers, students and other concerned stakeholders, implementing projects with a market-led, inclusive and value chain approach in the Nepal and other countries.