Agricultural Component Implementation Unit(ACIU)
Agricultural activities will be implemented through the Agriculture Component Implementation Unit (ACIU) at Tikapur, headed by a Class II level Agriculture Component Coordinator, who will have Financial Management authority and operate the project account.
1.1 Functions of the ACIU
- Timely preparation of annual work plan and budget. The process adopted would be participatory and consultative to include the WUAs, local government and relevant local institutions.
- Ensure that planned activities are implemented on timely manner and safeguard measures are strictly adhered to.
- Prepare the terms of references for project employed experts and ensure that the required staff are hired on time, based on agreed selection criteria and a fair selection process and monitor their performance and outputs.
- Oversee, support and supervise extension activities such as the mobilization of farmer groups and cooperatives, agriculture trainings, setting up demonstrations, establishment and running FFS, cross-learning exposure visits and so on.
- Support in identifying appropriate sites for the establishment of collection centers, seed storage and cold storages in consultation with respective municipalities, WUAs, and the PIO to ensure that the sites selected are appropriate and there are no conflicts.
- Ensure that beneficiary selection for FFS, demonstrations, block production, training and visits are carried out through a fair and transparent process.
- Ensure that procurement of goods, services, and trainings are consistent with the World Bank policy and procedures.
- Prepare and submit timely trimester, semiannual and annual progress reports to the PIO, DOA, and Ministry of Agricultural, Land Management and cooperatives (MoALMC).
- Manage day-to-day project activities for smooth functioning of project activities.
- Take part and organize six-monthly implementation support reviews.
- Support the strengthening of community agriculture service centers of the three municipalities in the RJK command area.
- Work closely with the PIO and other concerned government agencies, NGOs/INGOs and private organizations, including the Water User Groups engaged in agriculture development in the project area.
1.2 Implementation Approach
Agriculture sub-component will adopt the following approaches while implementing approved programs and activities:
1.2.1 Participatory Extension Approach
Focus will be given to ensure active participation of beneficiary farmers in the planning, implementing and monitoring of project activities. Executive members of Water Users' Associations (WUAs), leaders of cooperatives and farmer groups will be involved actively while implementing planned activities. Joint monitoring of the field activities will also be organized at least twice a year. Such provisions are expected to develop strong ownership feeling among the WUAs and beneficiary farmers.
1.2.2 Collective Learning Platform
Collective learning platform will be made available to the farmers to establish better learning environment and adoption of acquired skills and practices. FFS and field based training learning cum demonstrations will serve as a collective learning platform, where farmers will have the opportunity to learn/discuss new practices, knowledge and skills related to topics of their interest and concern. The collective learning platforms will not only promote in adopting the new practices but also promote farmer-to-farmer learning and dissemination of new ideas and skills.
1.2.3 Climate Smart Agriculture
The project will borrow best practices in climate-smart agriculture and test/promote them in the project command area. The main purpose of CSA is to help farmers to tackle three main challenges: sustainably increasing agricultural productivity, adapting and building resilience to climate change, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Emphasis will be given to design and implement a program that minimizes the effects of climate change in food production system. The project will benefit from the Nepal Agriculture Research Council to secure and test drought and disease resistance cultivars and agronomic practices. In this context, the project will make use of recommendations made in the climate smart agriculture profile launched in 20172. To identify best CSA practices, the project will support applied research and development activities through the provision of Competitive Research Grant (see Section B4 for details).
1.2.4 Value Chain Approach
Value chain approach will be adopted to develop and foster vibrant linkages between the key value chain actors. The project will help farmers to ensure that they have access to financial services; input suppliers, technology, market and information services. Where possible, the project will assist the farmers to benefit from value addition opportunities through the establishment of processing and grading facilities, storage facilities so that farmers can add value on their products and secure premium price and store and sell their produce when the price is favorable. Project can provide machinery support for the production of banana chips, tomato ketch up, cucumber pickles etc. These processing units could either lead by groups/cooperatives or by private agri-firms.
1.3 Key Activities and Implemantation Process
|S.No.||Activities/program||Objectives||Process of implementation||Eligible clients|
|A||Capacity Development Program|
|A1||IPM-FFS program||To minimize unwise use of chemical pesticides
and to promote best crop
|B1||Block Demonstration program||To promote commercial cultivation of
cereals, vegetables, fruits, fish and mushroom
Private agri-firms, WUAs
|To improve availability of improved
seed and increase productivity
of the crops
||Groups and cooperatives
involved in seed production
|B3||Marginalized, poor and landless specific
|To improve income and
livelihood of poor and marginal farmers
||Poor, marginal and landless
farmers and their groups
|B4||Competitive research and
|To test, verify and
introduce improve technologies
||Research based organization as
NARC, IRRI, Agriculture Universities
and college etc
|C||Technology adoption Support|
|C1||Support on construction of poly houses,
agr-net house and green house
|To promote offseason commercial
cultivation of vegetables and flowers
||Farmers and agri-firms|
|D||Soil Management and
plant protection support
|To improve soil fertility and
manage the disease and insect pests
||All intrested farmers of
project command area
|E||Agricultural mechanization||To minimize the cost of production
and reduce drudgery of farmers
||Farmer groups, Agriculture
cooperatives, WUAs, Agri-Firms
|To store, improve quality and
price of vegetables and fruits
||Farmer groups, Agriculture cooperatives|
|G||Livestock production support||To promote Commercial production
of livestock commodities
||Individual farmers, Agri-firms|
||Individual experts with required qualification and work experience|
1.4 Safeguard Management Plan and Framework
- Environment Management Plan
- Biodiversity Management plan
- Social Management Framework
1.5 Monitoring and Evaluation And Reporting Mechanism
1.6 Grievances Redress Committee (GRC)
1.6.1 Rani Kulo Irrigation System
18.104.22.168 Badghar Level ( First tier)
|2||Binaya Chaudhari||Member Secretary||9824668656|
|4||Krishna Prasad Chaudhari||Member||9849467794|
|5||Chhote Lal Chaudhari||Member||9800683832|
22.214.171.124 Rani Kulo Branch Committee Level ( Second tier)
|1||Som Bahadur Shahi||Chairperson||9804622708|
|2||Som Prasad Chaudhari||Member Secretary||9815625329|
|3||Bharat Bahadur Saud||Member||9848433429|
|5||Dambar Gharti||Member||Rep. from Badghar|
126.96.36.199 Municipality ( Tikapur) Level ( Third tier)
|1||Keshari Rawal Bista||Chairperson||9858490016 ( V.Chair- TM)|
|2||Kumar Raj Shahi||Member||9851058627 ( Chair- RJKIS)|
|3||Lal Bir Chaudhari||Member||9848613229 ( Chair-Jamara)|
|4||Shri Pal Chaudhari||Member||9848453714 ( Chair-Rani kulo)|
|5||Sushila Sah||Member||Rep. from main Canal|
|6||Bimal Ram Dhewaju||Member||RJKIP|
|7||Jhapi Raj Ojha||Member Secretary||Rep. from Tikapur Mun.|
1.6.2 Jamara Kulo Irrigation System
188.8.131.52 Badghar Level ( First tier)
|1||Bir Bahadur Chaudhari||Chairperson||9848402215|
|2||Prem Bahadur Chaudhari||Member Secretary||9868770687|
|3||Chhedu Lal Chaudhari||Member||9848520537|
184.108.40.206 Jamara Kulo Branch Committee Level ( Second tier)
|1||Lal bir Chaudhari||Chairperson||9848613229|
|2||Man Bahadur Chaudhari||Member Secretary||9848562524|
|3||Bir Bahadur Chaudhari||Member||9848402215|
|5||Bharat Bdr Shah||Member||Office Secretary (Jamara)|
|6||Senior Sociologist (RJKIP)||Member|
220.127.116.11 Rural Municipality ( Janaki) Level ( Third tier)
|1||Uma Mahato||Chairperson||9858421120 ( V. Chair of JRM)|
|2||Ganga Ram Chaudhari||Member Secretary||Janaki Rural Municipality (JRM)|
|3||Rabi Lal Chaudhari||Member||Rep. form Kulariya BC|
|4||Bhakta Bahadur BK||Member||Rep. form Main Committee|
|5||Sita Devi Badaya||Member||Rep. form Main Committee|
|6||Somati Chaudhari||Member||Rep. From Kulariya|
|7||senior Sociologist (RJKIP)||Member|
1.6.3 Kulariya Kulo Irrigation System
18.104.22.168 Jamara Kulo Branch Committee Level ( Second tier)
|1||Rang Prasad Chaudhari||Chairperson||9868168623|
|2||Mohan Chaudhari||Member Secretary||9863941970|
|3||Hari Prashad Chaudhari||Member||9815693945|
|4||Ram Bahadur Chaudhari||Member||9812626639|
|5||Sukh Lal Chaudhari||Member||9815639224|
|1||Rabi Lal Chaudhari||Chairperson||9865615350|
|2||Sohan Lal Kathriya||Member Secretary||9848433128|
|3||Netra Prasad Jaisi||Member||9858426636|
|4||laxmi Kumari Chaudhari||Member||9865798460|
|5||Rang Prasad Upadhaya||Member||Rep. form Badghar|