NP07 Building Climate Resilience and Reintegrating Economically Displaced Workers Through Climate Smart Agriculture in Terai Flood Plains Nepal

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO6 Enhanced adaptation to climate change
Start Date Q2   June 29, 2022
End Date q4 December 31, 2025
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 5,990,000
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD)
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 420,000
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
Name of consortium members, if any Good Neighbors International (GNI) Nepal (implementing partner)
Thematic Area
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth

Project Overview

Nepal’s Terai flood plain is hard hit by recurrent climate emergencies and a humanitarian crisis induced by returning economically displaced migrant workers. In order to address the double crisis, this project aims to significantly increase the resilience of farmers and migrant workers by identifying, demonstrating, incubating and investing in sustainable, climate smart agriculture practices. The project supports widespread adoption of climate smart agriculture in 10 local governments, reduces vulnerability and improves economic security for 5,300 farmers and workers, creates 2,440 new jobs for women, youth and returned migrant workers, and unlocks USD 20M of green investment. For this, project interventions aim to achieve the following objectives: 

  • Objective 1: Improving emergency management in the agriculture sector to protect lives and livelihoods; and  
  • Objective 2: Strengthening resilient agriculture planning and implementation; and  
  • Objective 3: Building and financing climate smart agriculture businesses for job creation and long-term resilient green growth. 

The project is being implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Co-operatives in ten municipalities of Dhanusha and Mahottari districts of Madesh Province.  

Project Outcome and Output

The project has recognized two Outcomes that will be achieved through the following Outputs. 

Outcome 1: 10 local governments are prepared to respond to climate emergencies, particularly flood and drought, protecting the livelihoods of community members and creating 1,100 jobs for women, youth and returned migrant workers.  

  • Output 1.1: Capacity and systems of local governments to manage agricultural climate risk improved   
  • Output 1.2: Local governments plan, adopt and implement climate smart agriculture.

 Outcome 2: Local farming communities adopt market-oriented climate smart agriculture, spurring investment of USD 1.56 million into 112 agribusinesses, creating 1,340 new jobs for women, returned migrant workers and youth and leveraging an additional USD 20 million in scale-up financing. 

  • Output 2.1: Conducive business and knowledge environment for climate smart agriculture created    
  • Output 2.2: Investment in climate smart agriculture increased for job creation and competitiveness 

Project Highlights

KOICA-GGGI Climate Smart Agriculture Project Brochure: Downloadable in English    Downloadable in Nepali 

Terai Agribusiness and Enterprise Challenge Fund (TAECF) Application Package – Incubation Program (2023)

  1. TAECF Brochure –  Downloadbale in English     Downloadable in Nepali
  2. Project Concept Note Template : Download here
  3. Required Documents: Permanent account number (PAN) certificate, Enterprise registration certificate, Latest taxation certificate if applied under enterprise categories, Citizenship certificate of owner or representative of organization
  4. Full proposal Template: 1. Technical Proposal  2. Financial Proposal  3. MEL Plan   4. Workplan 5. Environment and Social Check List