In March 2012, HPC completed a year's strategic capacity building program (see background information on page here) that has seen 2 new solar-powered resource centres for demonstration, training and plant resources as well as creation up of farmers' groups in 11 local villages of Surkhet and Humla districts. More famers and staff have been provided with Trainers' Training and various other skills-development courses and there's a whole cache of them on ther way to being barefoot consultants. In addition many household and community nurseries are now operating, producing thousands of fruit and multi-purpose trees. Details of what's happened can bee seen on the "Reports" page, and there's piccies too.
The scale-up or roll-out phase of this project started in October 2012, whereby resources generated and established during the first year (demonstration and training facilities, farmer-trainers, etc.) are used to out-reach to more villages as a model, and strengthen the network of individuals, communities and organisations working towards similar goals. An additional 10 groups have been created in 10 new villages, with the previous groups tasked with extension and training with support from HPC staff and resources.
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