Promoting Agriculture, Health & Alternative Livelihoods (PAHAL)

Narrative description of the Project

Promoting Agriculture, Health, and Alternative Livelihoods (PAHAL) is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FfP). The project’ sees goal to strengthen livelihoods, improve nutritional status, and increase the capacity of vulnerable households to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in rural communities.

SAPPROS Nepal is leading the Water Component Activities. The main activity is the multiple use of water in all of the program districts, for effective utilization of the resource. Effective water services are essential to improving food utilization practices and preventing health shocks. Ensuring good water management increases income and contributes to food access.

Objective of the programme

To strengthen livelihoods, improve nutritional status, and increase the capacity of vulnerable households to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in rural communities.

Propose Technologies and Targets:

Particulars Targets Beneficiaries HH
Per project Total
Gravity MUS 83 30 2490
Farmers managed irrigation or drinking water / Rehabilitation 14 20 280
Solar MUS 2 40 80
Hydram 1 30 30
Recharge/ Percolation Ponds 28 15 420
Rain water harvesting tanks 14 20 280
Plastic ponds 83 15 1245
Thai Jars 14 5 70
Wallowing pond 14 40 560
Ferro cement Lining Tank 14 30 420
Source/ Point protection 14 20 280
Check dams 14 30 420
Barsha pump 5 30 150
Low head solar lifting 5 20 100
Snow pack 1 20 20
Total 306 615 12,835

Project Duration  :
October 2016-August 2019

Funding Agency    :
USAID/Mercy Corps

Funding Amount  :
NPR 7,140,574

Beneficiary HH     :
12,835

Project Area           :
Achham, Baitadi, Dadeldura, Doti, Bajhang, Bajura, Dharchula, Dailekh, Surkhet, Jajarkot, Salyan, Rukum, Rolpa, and Pyuthan