PROJECTS

Organic Turmeric Cultivation & processing in Buffer Zone Area, Chitwan National Park – An Opportunity of Self-Reliance

Affiliated Parties: The Organic Valley Pvt Ltd and WWF – Hariyo Ban Program

With the objective of increasing the income of farmers along with capacity development through Turmeric Farming in Buffer Zone, The Organic Valley Pvt. Ltd along with WWF – Hariyo Ban II Program initiated the project,”Organic Turmeric Cultivation and Processing in Buffer Zone Area, Chitwan National Park – An Opportunity of Self Reliance.” Presently, turmeric farmers and traders in Nawalparasi are susceptible to extremely low margins due to presence of rampant fungi contamination, lack of domestic facilities for industrial extraction and distillation and traditional drying and processing techniques. Addressing to the issue, the project will enhance the capabilities of small holder’s farmers to set up processing unit, process the turmeric and export it to international market through reduced supply chain. This will also help both farmers and traders to get right price for their agriculture produce. Moreover, the intervention will instill technical skill of turmeric farming in the target farmers in producing high quality organic turmeric with high curcumin content. The export quality turmeric will be then meticulously branded and targeted for US organic market.

Beneficiaries: The project targets to capacitate 600 local farmers of Lamichaur, Nawalparasi out of which more than 80% of the farmers are women. The farmers of three different Buffer Zone Community Forest namely; “Kumarwarti Buffer Zone Community Forest”, “Krishnasar Buffer Zone Community Forest” and “Namuna Buffer Zone Community Forest” are targeted.

Activities: The project will carry out following activities;
1. Identification of the pocket areas through need and volume of production base.
2. Conduction of baseline survey of targeted beneficiaries.
3. Capacity building training on Organic Turmeric Farming
4. Seed Support to the farmers
5. Organic Certification on the land
6. Setting up of Processing Unit
7. Branding and Marketing of Turmeric produced in the project intervention area.
8. Monitoring and Evaluation

Project Area: Buffer Zone Area of Chitwan National Park – Nawalparasi.

Outcomes
• Income of farmers (listed beneficiaries) of Nawalparasi increased by 15% to 20%.
• Introduce and capacitate 600 farmers on Organic Internal Control System and facilitate on Organic way of Turmeric Farming.
• Procurement of all Turmeric (fresh) produced in the Buffer Zone area and process it in the processing unit established there.
• Employment opportunity created for locals of Nawalparasi in the processing unit.
• Farmers entitled to receive equitable benefits.

 

 

Ginger Processing Unit : A Leading venture in Nepal promoting Organic Spice Products

 

Establishment of a processing plant to increase the production by five times in value.

Investors of the Joint Venture Company (JVC):
I. The Organic Village Pvt. Ltd BV, Netherlands
II. The Organic Valley Pvt. Ltd.
III. Investors Home Pvt. Ltd
IV. Organic Mountain Flavour – Processing factory. The JVC will work under the name of Organic Mountain Flavor Pvt. Ltd. (OMF).

Major focus of the Project:
Improved the Ginger farmers income
Improved the women participation
Improved the International Marketing Structuring
Improved the product standard by quality processing

Goal of Project

  1.  To increase the ginger farmers possible income by about 40% to 60% of the Chhinchu – Jajarkot Road corridor and Surkhet – Dailekh Road corridor ( Lekhpharsha, Pamka, Ramghat, Dharapani, Chande, Baraha, Malneta, Awalching, Agri, Seri, Devsthal etc) through its production and marketing linkage with ginger producing groups and cooperatives for long term basis.
  2.  To promote the national and international marketing of Nepalese organic ginger product.
  3. To improve the participation and income of ginger farmers especially poor, women, Dalits and Janajatis through supporting in the production activities of organic ginger and creating additional employment opportunities in the project areas.
  4. To improve product standard by quality processing and sustainable market.

Objectives of project

  •  To enter into strategic partnership with foreign incorporation and institutions to boost its export.
  • To establish processing plants in centre and three regional level to increase its current production by five times in value,
  •  To conduct research for market expansion and new product development,
  •  To introduce new products to foreign and domestic market,
  •  To add value with the introduction of Mountain Products,
  •  To take a quantum leap in promoting technologies for renewable energy,
  •  To make arrangement for financing its infrastructure, working capital and facilities with grants and combination of additional equity and debt,
  •  To become one of the leading private sector organization by establishing a brand name as a dealer of organic and agriculture products by fifth year if initiating additional investment plan, or before,
  •  To realize a positive return on additional investment within the next 48 months or before

 

Target Groups

  1. Ginger farmers of the Chhinchu – Jajarkot Road Corridor and Surkhet – Dailekh Road Corridor.
  2.  Ginger farmers with special focus on poor, women, Dalits and Janaja

Project Approaches

  1.  Collection of ginger from farmers.
  2. Establishment of factory for ginger processing in the Surkhet region.
  3.  Export of 80% of the products to 3rd country.
  4.  Bring foreign investment.
  5.  Collaborate with producers as stakeholders.
  6.  Provide technical facilitation.
  7.  Purchase on contract basis.
  8.  Organic Certification Process.
  9.  Assurance of premium prices.
  10. Contract with farmers.
  11. Joint venture with 3 companies – national and international companies.