Agriculture is the single largest employer in Nepal, providing livelihoods for nearly 70 percent of the population. However, many local farmers struggle to make a profit and produce an adequate supply of food for their communities.
As a volunteer on the Sustainable Agriculture project, you’ll provide support to small-scale local farmers, helping to improve livelihoods for farming communities and implementing more resilient practices.
Volunteers are placed with a local farming family to provide assistance on a farm, learning traditional Nepalese techniques and practices while also introducing knowledge of newer farming methods and market opportunities. You can expect to be involved in tasks such as clearing land, cultivating and harvesting crops, caring for and moving livestock, and general farm maintenance. If you’re someone who loves the outdoors and you’re looking for hands-on volunteer work, this is a great project for you.
For those with prior knowledge or experience, there is also scope to introduce new ideas on how to manage farms from a business standpoint, with the aim of providing support to increase their financial security.
Please note that volunteers should have basic knowledge in related subject areas, such as economics, agriculture, micro-enterprise, accounting, business or entrepreneurship. Volunteers are also required to have a reasonable level of fitness and volunteer on the project for a minimum duration of 3 weeks.Apply now