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Seeds of Hope - Agriculture Support Program in Nepal

The project: In collaboration with The Small World, YP Foundation is honored to participate in The Seeds of Hope program in 2023. This program was initially introduced in 2020 as a sustainable agriculture initiative in direct response to the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19. Since then, it has allowed families to continue to grow fresh produce and also extend support to women's groups and their families in villages across the rural areas of the Solukhumbu District in Nepal.

This joint effort reflects our shared commitment to addressing the challenges faced by

vulnerable communities and fostering sustainable solutions in the face of adversity.

The story: The YP Foundation is dedicated to fostering the empowerment of vulnerable communities, aspiring to guide them towards self-sustainability and independence. The Seeds of Hope program aligns with our belief of implementing strategic initiatives that go beyond immediate assistance, focusing on long-term solutions that enable communities to thrive on their own terms. Recognizing the severe threats to food security within vulnerable communities, this program is designed to address these challenges and promote sustainable agricultural practices.

Through empowering marginalized farmers and livestock keepers, remote communities are able to increase their supply and consumption of high-quality foods for healthier diets. This is achieved through the implementation of progressive tools, models (greenhouses), and

agricultural approaches, ensuring equitable access to nutritious foods. Local seed production is also supported thereby contributing to the reduction of food losses.

The results: In YP Foundation’s first year sponsoring The Seeds of Hope program, a total of 950 families, equivalent to 5700 individuals, have experienced positive impacts. Each participating family received a comprehensive package, which included more than 10 different garden seeds, training sessions led by an agriculture expert in sustainable farming techniques, the establishment of a greenhouse tunnel, and ongoing group support. The continued focus of this support encompasses agriculture techniques, greenhouse construction, and composting.

Families, empowered by the program have initiated income-generating activities by selling

excess produce to local markets and neighbors, thereby charting a path toward greater

self-sufficiency. This economic empowerment further solidifies the sustainability and success of the program, creating a positive cycle of growth within the community


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