With over 85% of a population of nearly 29 million working as subsistent farmers, Nepalis have inadequate land to produce enough food for their families, and use pesticides with little knowledge or training. HELP's agriculturalists train hundreds of farmers in their communities to do pesticide free farming and integrated pest management. Recognized as one of the most effective farming programs, we use Effective Micro-organism, a sustainable method for improving production while enriching the soil. Utilizing Group Representatives, extension agents who we have trained extensively in farming and veterinary care, HELP is able to provide in-community teaching and follow up, start farmer cooperatives, and improve livelihood and nutrition for thousands of families.
Donate here to provide an agriculture training for 20-30 farmers (cost $125 -200 per training)
Animals reflect the wealth of a farmer, and the death of a costly water buffalo may mean malnutrition or starvation for the children. HELP's veterinary and animal husbandry workers provide training in goat raising, poultry farming, swine farming, water buffalo care, and more. Providing immunizations, preventive care, and simple medications, once a farmer receives training, his income often doubles and triples. Extension workers follow up in the field to insure animals stay healthy.