About ASHA

Adaptation for Smallholders in Hilly Areas (ASHA) Project is an undertaking of Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE) with the financial support of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). This is a six-year climate change adaptation project (effective from 26 February 2015) which works in seven mid-western districts of Nepal namely, Dailekh, Kalikot, Salyan, East Rukum, West Rukum, Jajarkot and Rolpa. The ASHA Project intends to support vulnerable smallholders to improve their climate resilience.

Project Goal

  • 100,000 direct beneficiary households (70% of target HHs) reporting at least 25% improvement in HH asset index, as compared to baseline (disaggregated by gender, caste and ethnicity of HH-head)
  • 15% reduction in the prevalence of child malnutrition, as compared to baseline

Development Objective

  • 100,000 direct beneficiary HHs (70% of target HHs) moved down the CC vulnerability scale by at least one step (disaggregated by gender, caste and ethnicity of HH-head)
  • Each US$ one of ASAP financing leverages at least US$ two from other sources for LAPA implementation in at least 6 ASHA districts
  • 560,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2E) avoided and/or sequestered

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