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Prospect of FACT Trajectory in Nepal

17-02-2017 The successful results of implementing the FACT methodology by Agriterra in NACCFL and CTCF to access the grants and influence in policy advocacy.

NACCFL is national federation of 750 agricultural cooperatives having members of 750,000 household farmer members. CTCF is national federation of 92 tea cooperatives having members of 5721 household tea farmers. Both NACCFL and CTCF are largest cooperatives network in Nepal. Government of Nepal and donor organizations value inputs from NACCFL and CTCF in making strategic decision, policy making and budget related to agriculture and cooperatives sector.

Agriterra is working with Nepal Agricultural Cooperative Central Federation Limited (NACCFL) and Central Tea Cooperative Federation (CTCF) for around 4 years. Key focus in the last year has been introducing the FACT methodology. In 2016, NACCFL and CTCF with their members have reaped the benefit of using FACT methodology to access the grants and influence in policy advocacy. The result of policy lobby and advocacy in 2016 are given below:

 

NACCFL Results

S.N.

Beneficiaries organizations

Purpose

Funding organisatons

Amount (Euro)

1.

Small Farmer Agriculture Cooperative Limited, Bauniya

Commercial farming

Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) Nepal

80.000

2.

NACCFL

Construction of Multipurpose Cooperative Training Center

MoAD Nepal

60.500

3.

District Agriculture Cooperative Union (DACU) Morang

Construction of Cold store facility

MoAD Nepal

45.000

4.

District Agriculture Cooperative Union (DACU) Makwanpur

Construction of Irrigation facility

Winrock International

4.500

5.

NACCFL

Promotion of family farming program in Nepal

 

MoAD Nepal

28.570

6.

NACCFL

Rice processing plant, cold storage, capacity development program etc.

MoAD Nepal (Approved)

560.000

7.

NACCFL

Junior Technical Assistance (JTA) services

Government of Nepal (expected)

800.000

8.

NACCFL received Financial support and technical assistance from CECI for farmers basket program

9.

Government has considered NACCFL as a serious stakeholder/discussion partner for drafting new cooperative law.

 

CTCF Results

S.N.

Beneficiaries organizations

Purpose

Funding organizatons

Amount (Euro)

1.

CTCF

Cultivation improvement training

UNNATI

31.400

2.

27 cooperatives

Plantlet, tea nursery and processing factory

National Tea and Coffee Development Board (NTCDB) and local government

346.300

3.

6 Cooperatives

Soft loan

YSESEF and from Nepal Rastra Bank

103.350

4.

21 Cooperatives

Establishing and upgrading processing factory

UNNATI project (expected)

900.000

5.

CTCF is core team member for preparing 5-year strategic plan of tea development sector in Nepal

6.

CTCF and 3 DTCFs (Ilam, Panchthar, Terathum) prepare proposal to International Labor Organization (ILO) on the base of FACT Approach and lobbying by FACT Approaches.

7.

CTCF has been conducting regular lobby and advocacy to Governments and other donor agencies to allocate the budget in organic certification, organic inputs and crop insurance in tea sector

8.

CTCF participated various discussion regional and national meeting of auction tea market.

9.

CTCF has been requesting the government's offices of revenue to make custom duty exemption.

 

NACCFL and CTCF realized that enhancing FACT as a tool is an integral part of a broader initiative for Farmer Advocacy Consultation to ensure that any policy proposal that the organization prepares take root in the reality, needs and concerns of members.

Nearly half a dozen ministries, including Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture Development, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, and Ministry of Irrigation, that have the largest chunk of budget have failed to spend. They hold some 44 percent of the total budget, according to Finance Secretary Shanta Raj Subedi. (Source: Republica, national daily newspaper, 06 February 2017).

In this perspective, strengthening capacity of NACCFL and CTCF in policy lobbying and advocacy will support to access that unspent budget of government and favorable policy change.


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