Nepal – Jajarkot Permaculture Programme (JPP)

(Source: Permaculture Activist)

The Jajarkot Permaculture Programme (JPP) is a small center based in Jajarkot, Nepal, aimed at revitalizing traditional farming techniques with enhanced sustainable methods for better results. This small organization is supported by ActionAid Nepal. The program works with the local community to increase food supply and improve production.

Program description

JPP has demonstration sites for presenting sustainable farm design with the incorporation of social programs. The first permaculture design course was conducted in 1995 by experienced farmers and permaculture experts. They taught fellow farmers how to increase yield with proper land use and efficient utilization of available resources to enrich fields without needing additional farm lands. The Center also provides training for income generating livelihoods: beekeeping, weaving, vegetable production and potable water systems.

Current agricultural initiatives are:

Agro-forestry

• Composting

• Farm system diversification

• intercropping

• Regenerative agriculture methods (green manures)

JPP extends its services by supporting human rights for minority groups and the poor. Their social development program includes support for small enterprises, adult education, along with access to better credit/saving systems and health facilities.

Contact Info:

Jajarkot Permaculture Programme (JPP)

P.O. Box 10908

Kathmandu,

Nepal

Tel: Kathmandu 270466 (off.), 272167 (farm)

Fax: +977(1)259833

Nepalganj (081) 22389

Surkhet (083) 29313

Email: jpp@mos.com.np

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