Promotion of Permaculture through training, Farmers field school and technical support for enhancing livelihood in Gaidakot, Nawalparasi, Nepal (Jan. 2006- Dec., 2011)

Permaculture is a land use and community building movement that strives for the harmonious integration of human dwellings, microclimate, plants, animals, soils, and water into stable, productive communities. The focus is not on these elements themselves, but rather on the relationships created among them by the way we place them in the landscape. A central theme in permaculture is the design of ecological landscapes that produce food. Emphasis is placed on multi-use plants, cultural practices, and the integration of animals to recycle nutrients and graze weeds.

Ecological services center has been working in the field of permaculture, promoting organic agriculture and sustainable livelihood of farm community through management of natural resources.  We have been working in Gaindakot since 2006 for promotion of permaculture practices for their sustainable livelihood. Contemporary system of growing crops was heavily dependent on agrochemicals. However, intervention have been made through introductory permaculture training in 2006 and its follow up training in 2007 that alternative livelihood options were introduced among community to increase their livelihood security.

This programme has been supported by the Sarimilla Trust and continued till 2011.