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Project: Agro Self-Employment for Partnership (ASEP) Project


Objective: Enhance employability in agriculture by training young people on demand-driven, market-oriented skills and promoting the transition to a greener, climate resilient and low-emission economy.


Sectors: Agriculture


The Agro Self-Employment for Partnership (ASEP) Project aims to pilot an integrated Public Private Partnership (PPP) approaches in agriculture sector introducing formal apprenticeship training offering opportunities for promoting the transition to a greener, climate resilient and low-emission economy and conduct training and employment services for youth job seekers and capacity building of the industries and their existing farm workers (farmers) in different marketable occupations.


A key focus preparing young participants with the skills they need to adapt to market demand and current supply in commercial-agri sectors. Youths are provided with skills development training in commercial-agri, livestock, poultry and fishery sector in province number 5 covering eight Municipalities of four districts (Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, East Nawalparasi and West Nawalparasi) of Nepal.



-       Excessive rainfall and flood causes problem in regular farm activity, nursery plant were destroyed, problem of harvesting of product in trainees’ field. Trainees have adapted and adopted alternative practices that are applicable to their farm, for example, they have constructed plastic tunnel for nursery rising. Milan Ghimire, Project Coordinator


-       “In order to support women and vulnerable groups in the project we focused on appropriate scheduling of learning, providing time to feed their babies for lactating mothers, and supporting their health whilst participating field work.” Milan Ghimire, Project Coordinator


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  • European Union

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