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Project Areas of Agriculture Sector Development Programme (ASDP)


Apple Value Chain

Apple Value Chain


Ginger Value Chain

Ginger Value Chain


Goat Value Chain

Goat Value Chain


Honey Value Chain

Honey Value Chain


Walnut Value Chain

Walnut Value Chain


Orange Value Chain

Orange Value Chain


Off-Season Vegetable Value Chain

Off-Season Vegetable Value Chain


Timur Value Chain

Timur Value Chain


Turmeric Value Chain

Turmeric Value Chain


Dairy Value Chain

Dairy Value Chain



Project Introduction

Agriculture Sector Development Programme (ASDP) is the project of Government of Nepal (GON) with the loan and grant support from International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). ASDP applies the ADS principles to the development of the Agriculture Sector, building on the successful experience of the previous IFAD-financed High Value Agriculture Project in Hill and Mountain Areas (HVAP) in Nepal. ASDP aims to contribute to the achievement of Nepal’s SDG1and SDG2 targets by reducing poverty and nutrition insecurity amongst women and men in hill and mountain areas of Karnali Province. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) is the main executing agency of ASDP, with total funding of USD 68 million and implementation started from July 2018 for a period of six years. SDC/HELVETAS is providing TA to ASDP through NASDP. Goal of the ASDP is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and food insecurity among women and men in hill and mountain areas of Karnali Province. The Development Objective is to contribute to the income and food security of smallholders and disadvantaged rural groups involved in commercially-oriented production and marketing system in selected high value agriculture value chains.    Read More
Message From Programme Coordinator

In line with the Agricultural Development Strategy (ADS) 2015-2035, Agriculture Sector Development Programme (ASDP) is a follow on programme of High Value Agriculture Project for Hill and Mountain Areas (HVAP) building off its successful experiences and learning. Starting from 2018/19 fiscal year (July 2018), it is funded by the Government of Nepal and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) as per the financing agreement signed on 4 June, 2018 and being implemented in 10 districts (Jumla, Kalikot, Humla, Mugu, Dolpa, Surkhet, Dailekh, Jajarkot, Salyan and West Rukum) of Karnali province. The Swiss Agency for International Development (SDC) is providing technical assistance (TA) for the institutionalization of pluralistic extension services bridging up with the currently running Nepal Agricultural Service Development Program (NASDP). The thematic areas of agriculture development intervention in this programme are guided by ADS and IFAD’s Country Strategic Opportunity Programme (COSOP). The overall goal of this programme is to contribute to achieve Nepal’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 1 and SDG 2) for no poverty and zero hunger, respectively. The main aim of ASDP is to contribute in reducing poverty and nutrition insecurity amongst women and men in hill and mountain areas of the province with an objective to contribute to sustainable improvement in income generation and food security of smallholders and disadvantaged rural groups involved in commercially-oriented production and marketing systems in selected high value agricultural value chains.     Read More


Er. Jagannath Tiwari
Programme Coordinator
(Joint-Secretary)

Targeted Beneficiaries

The programme is expected that the ASDP will serve around 35,000 direct beneficiaries (producers households and agri-industry entrepreneurs and employees) and around 40,000 indirect household beneficiaries (through public infrastructure, financial services and agricultural services development).

Goal

The Goal of the Programme is to: contribute to the reduction of poverty and nutrition insecurity amongst women and men in hill and mountain areas of Karnali Province.

Implementing Partner

The Government of Nepal (GoN), International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), and HELVETAS are the major partners of the ASDP. A part from this, private sector and farmers' organizations are also the partners of the programme. The local Non-Government Organization in each district is also implementing partners of the programme.

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Off-Season Vegetable Value Chain Documentary : HVAP
Timur Value Chain Documentary : HVAP
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Selected Value Chain
  1. Apple
  2. Ginger
  3. Turmeric
  4. Goat
  5. Vegetable Seed
  6. Off-Season Vegetable
  7. Timur
  8. Honey
  9. Dairy
  10. Orange
  11. Walnut
  12. Potato Seed
  13. Indigenous Crop
Project Area
  1. Surkhet
  2. Dailekh
  3. Kalikot
  4. Jumla
  5. Salyan
  6. Rukum
  7. Jajarkot
  8. Humla
  9. Mugu
  10. Dolpa
Project Component
Component 1, Value chain Development:
Sub-components
  1. Inclusive and sustainable agriculture value chains
  2. Market-oriented infrastructure
  3. Rural financial services for value chain development
  4. Agriculture services support innovation and value chain development
Component 2
  1. planning, monitoring & evaluation and Knowledge management