Press Release

GGGI Partners with MoLMAC, Madhesh Province, to Implement the KOICA-funded Climate Smart Agriculture Project in Nepal.

On 31st August, 2022, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Nepal in partnership with the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative, Madhesh Province, officially launched the climate smart agriculture project in the Terai flood plain funded by KOICA.

The project will run from 2022 to 2025 to support the widespread adoption of climate smart agriculture to reduce vulnerability and improve agriculture practice and productivity. The project will also focus on new green jobs creation, especially for women, returned migrant workers, and youth. The project will be jointly implemented by GGGI Nepal and Good Neighbors International (GNI) Nepal in ten municipalities of Dhanusha and Mahottari in Madhesh Province, in close coordination with the Government of Nepal.

During the event held in Janakpur, capital city of Madhesh Province, the project team successfully launched the project, signed MOUs with provincial and local governments and conducted an inception workshop (technical training) where 10 partner municipalities were present.

The launch event was chaired by H.E. Bijay Kumar Yadav, Minister, Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative, Madhesh Province. H.E. Jong-Suk Park, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Korea joined the event as a special guest, H.E. Pradip Yadav, Minister, Ministry of Forests and Environment was present as a chief guest, Dr. Pem Narayan Kandel, Secretary, Ministry of Forests and Environment and Dr. Namrata Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative, Madhesh Province also joined the event to celebrate the official launch of the project.

H.E. Jong-Suk Park expressed his confidence about the project, stating that it will help reduce climate change impacts, especially for the poor. He also reaffirmed Korea’s commitment to supporting the project and wished the project success. H.E. Pradip Yadav appreciated the collaborative approach of the project as it has partnered with both provincial and local governments. H.E. Bijay Kumar Yadav shared that the project aligns with the need of people in Madhesh Province and requested to expand it to all the districts and municipalities of the province.

After the remarks from distinguished guests, an MOU was signed by Dr. Lasse Ringius, Country Representative, GGGI and Dr. Namrata Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives. The inception workshop that followed was chaired by Dr. Namrata Singh. In the workshop, GGGI signed MOUs with 10 municipalities. Technical training sessions were successfully completed during the inception workshop attended by more than 90 participants.