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Why Sponsor a Family Farmer ?Why Sponsor Women / Youth Entrepreneurs ?


We believe in what Mahatma Gandhi Said -

Join us and make an impact! Help bring about transformation in Nepal. As a charitable organisation, we are dependent on the kindness and generosity of our volunteers and donors to fund our projects. We are thankful for those who have supported the organisation over the years. You help Nepal Volunteers to make changes to the lives of thousands of underprivileged children and women in Nepal. We need motivated, passionate individuals to raise awareness and funds for our work. Besides volunteering, there are many ways to get involved.
“ If You educate & empower the Mother of a Family Farmer with skill & Seed Money then The Mother can educate ,empower & feed the whole Family & the whole Community and finally its Impact will be on the whole Nation & the Whole World.”

Hence,We believe that “Sponsoring a Family Farmer/youths/Women Social Entrepreneurs “plays a vital role and brings huge Impacts such as It helps us reduce unemployment ,Poverty,stops migration abroad and so on .

In Nepal ,more than 90% population are Family Farmers ,The Reality is that Women ,youths ,Family Farmers want to start up their own small business , enterprise so that their family members get involved in their own family farm or family small enterprises but the main obstacle is that They do not have seed Money to start up .They all have skills , labour ,idea and willingness to start us entrepreneurship in stead of going abroad .

US $ 1000 to 5000 amount as the Seed Money is enough to help a Family Farmer or a youth /Women Entrepreneur startup and convert their idea ,skill ,Labor & Natural Resources into a small medium Social Enterprises Which can feed the whole family .If Every family becomes self sustainable the whole community shall become selfSustainable Community & finally the impact will be that Nepal will become self Sustainable Nation .In this way this Sponsor a Family Farmer program helps achieve the UN 17 SDGS goal .

It is not necessary that this seed amount should be sponsored by alone ,We have created a Collective Revolving Sponsorship Fund from which the qualified Family Farmers ,youths ,women entrepreneurs are provided the seed money.So anyone who is willing to contribute in this Fund any amount he/she can sponsor .However if You want to sponsor any family Farmer directly that is more than welcome too .We will be helpful in connecting the family and assisting then with skills training , market and all requirements to help your family get successful in social enterpreneurship .

You can always remain in direct contact with the family you have sponsored so that you can get progress updates and whenever you visit Nepal your Family shall host you at their homeStay & FarmStay which will gives you an opportunity to see the impacts of your Sponsorship .This is amazing program if you believe in “ Lets unite & cooperate together to rebuild a better world “

Family farmers play a critical role in making agri-food systems more inclusive, sustainable, resilient, and effective. According to the FAO (2014), family farming employs 30% of the global workforce and accounts for over 80% of global food production. They also serve as custodians of biodiversity, landscapes, and cultural heritage. According to Lowder, Sánchez, and Bertini (2019), there are more than 600 million family farms in the globe today, with more than 98 percent of them occupying less than 20 hectares (HLPE, 2013).

Family farmers are among those most impacted by poverty and vulnerability, despite playing a crucial role in reforming agri-food systems to feed the globe sustainably (FAO, 2020). Family farmers, particularly small-scale food producers, women, youth, Indigenous Peoples, and ethnic minorities, are among those who face the highest levels of economic, financial, social, and environmental risks. More than 75% of the world's poorest people reside in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihood (FAO and IFAD, 2019a). More than 2.3 billion people won't have year-round access to enough food in 2021, and with the global new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic contributing to this five-year jump in only one year, the need to act is more urgent than ever yet more than 3 billion adults and children lack access to a healthy diet, mostly because it is too expensive. According to projected trends, the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 will likely be missed by almost 660 million people, 30 million of whom will be directly impacted by the pandemic's long-lasting consequences (FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO, 2021).

Family farming is a dominant practice of food production in Nepal. Around 70 percent (3 831 093) of households are involved (directly or indirectly) in family farming (Kaini, 2016). Most of the farmers of Nepal are smallholder farmers with 52.7 percent households having less than 0.5 hectare of land holding (CBS, 2011) and about 70 percent of landholdings is less than 1.0 ha size. Until the 1980s, over 90 percent of the total farming population depended on family farms for their livelihood and agriculture contributed 75 percent of national GDP. Although the current share of GDP from agriculture has reduced to 27 percent (MoF, 2019), the proportion of the family farming to total agriculture is about the same as the previous decade (Kaini, 2016).

What is Family Farming ?and Why Family Farming ?
KEY FACTS:
1. Family farms occupy around 70-80% of farmland worldwide.
2. Women hold only 15%.
3. More than 90% of farms are run by an individual or a family who rely primarily on family labour
# Family farmers are the agents of change we need to achieve Zero Hunger
# Concept of Family Farming -
Family Farming (including all family-based agricultural activities) is a means of organising agricultural, forestry, fisheries, pastoral and aquaculture production that is managed and operated by a family, and is predominantly reliant on the family labour of both women and men. The family and the farm are linked, co-evolve and combine economic, environmental, social and cultural functions. "With the launch of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028), FAO and IFAD reiterate our determination and commitment to support concerted actions to fulfil the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to step up interventions for a healthy, resilient and sustainable food system."

DO YOUR BIT! BIG OR SMALL, EVERY BIT COUNTS!
Let us put family farming at the centre to lead this transformation for this decade and beyond.

How can you support Family Farmers ?
  1. By sponsoring a Family Farm
  2. By volunteering in Family Farmers activities
  3. By Gifting Tools,Technology to marginalised family
  4. By Donating Resources/ Farm Materials
  5. By buying Family Farmers Production / Souvenir
What you get -
  1. You will get an Appreciation Letter,Thanks NotesFrom Sponsor Family.
  2. You can get connected with this Family directly and make Global Family connections and also observe their changes directly .
  3. In your Nepal Visit Your Sponsor Family will Host you.
  4. You will feel like you have your own Family in Nepal.