ADB Grant Targets Poor Nepalese Farmers

The Asian Development Bank has approved a USD20.1 million grant for a project that aims to improve the quality of life and increase the incomes of some 900 farmer groups in 10 communities of western Nepal, one of the country’s most underdeveloped regions.

The funding will go toward the Raising Incomes of Small and Medium Farmers Project. The initiative is expected to sharply increase the production of high-value crops in the target areas and boost the productivity of farmers, including a significant number of women, Ahsan Tayyab, head of the project administration unit in ADB’s South Asia Department, said in a news release.

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