It is expected that 17,800 farm households will generate a farm gate value of $13.5 million, and a gross margin to farmers of $9.5 million per annum.
RISMFP's objective is to reduce the market and business risks faced by small and medium farmers diversifying into high value commodities in 10 districts of the Mid-west and Far-west development regions of Nepal. The total project cost is estimated at $33.5 million with $20 million financed as a grant by the Asian Development Bank.
SNV serves as the adviser on value chain development and inclusive business to the implementing agencies of RISMFP, which are the Department of Agriculture, Nepal Rastra Bank and Agro Enterprise Centre. The main focus of the project is to establish market linkages between small and medium sized farmers and agribusinesses and to provide matching grants for inputs, improved technology and for building post-harvest value chain infrastructure for packaging, grading and processing.
It is expected that 17,800 farm households will establish 7,500 ha of contracted production of high value commodities and generate a farm gate value of $13.5 million, and a gross margin to farmers of $9.5 million per annum. Since the growing of vegetables, fruits, spices and other non-cereal crops has always been the domain of women, RISMFP will especially increase women’s cash income contribution to their households.