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Himalayan Permaculture Centre
Himalayan Permaculture Centre
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Neta, Madana VDCs, Surkhet, Humla districts, NP
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Himalayan Permaculture Centre

Project Type

Rural, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

HPC is a grass roots organisation implementing integrated community development programs in remote and marginalised regions of Nepal. It works farmer-to-farmer providing demonstration and training in sustainable agriculture and appropriate technology.

Project Description

HPC is a grass-roots farmer-led organisation registered with at district (CDO) and government (SWC) level in Nepal. It is made up of an alliance of community-based groups currently from 11 villages in Surkhet and Humla districts in Mid-Western Nepal, with staff and members who are all farmers, and have a wealth of experience in planning and implementing people-centered development programs in remote and challenging environments.

Over the past 30 years, an increasingly capricious climate combined with 10 years of conflict and nearly 3 years of sustained high food prices, has reduced the ability of Nepal’s poorest households to depend upon their land to meet their basic needs. The population growth increases the impact upon the environment, making such communities less resilient to future climate changes. Remote areas are especially vulnerable as the crops they produce are at more risk from climate change, while the costs of importing food to make up the deficit are also rising, and will continue to do so.

Indicators of poverty in Humla are some of the highest in Nepal: crop productivity, life expectancy, child mortality, distance from health facilities, literacy rates, school attendance, food security, etc. are all at the bottom of the list.

The project aims to be a model for introducing the concept of resilience into communities in its working areas, and for demonstrating those techniques and approaches required to maintain adequate food security.

The priorities of HPC’s work are to achieve agricultural productivity, good health, and resilient local communities and organisations in the most holistic, participatory and integrated way.


Himalayan Permaculture Centre (HPC) Reports

Follow latest activities from HPC, reports published 6-monthly

Posted over 10 years ago (1 comments)

HPC: Building Household and Community Resilience

HPC has completed it's first year of capacity building to implement this transition project in Humla and Surkhet, and is now planning a 3 year roll-out program to start in October 2012

Posted about 12 years ago (0 comments)
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