Welcome to Riverbed Farming Alliance

Riverbed farming, i.e. cultivation of crops on seasonal riverbeds, has shown to be a promising measure to alleviate poverty of the landless and landpoor households of the Tarai region in Nepal. Several governmental and non-governmental actors have initiated activities related to riverbed farming in different districts of Nepal.

In order to exchange experiences and to work towards a national riverbed farming strategy, the Riverbed Farming Alliance was initiated in 2011.

News & Events

On 10 January 2012 the Riverbed Farming Alliance members signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This Memorandum will support the collaboration and the implementation of common activities in 2012 and beyond.

Case Studies

Case Study 4: Pano Devi Mukhiya, Bokraha-1, Siraha

Pano Devi Mukhiya, 35, resident of Bhokraha Village Development Committee ward no. 1, is an extremely poor woman. Her husband added insult to injury when he divorced Pano Devi and married another woman. She needed a company in order to ward off social stigma and increased vulnerability. Out of compulsion, then 25 years old Pano Devi chose to marry a 65-year-old man. The old man had 0.5 hectare of land. 

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Case Study 1: Prithvi Chan Hemram (45), Majhare-8, Morang

Mr. Hemram was landless and depended largely on daily wages and share cropping. None of his children attended school and he had the burden of a loan of NRs. 30,000 with an interest rate of 36%.

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Contact

Riverbed Farming Alliance
c/o HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
GPO Box 688, Kathmandu/Nepal
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