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Background

High Value Agriculture Project (HVAP) in Hill and Mountain Areas is being implemented with the financial support of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The project agreement was signed on 5 July 2010 with the Government of Nepal. Ministry of Agricultural Development (MOAD) is the main implementing body of the project and the project is in implementation through the fiscal year 067/68.

Goal: The overall goal of the project is reduction of poverty and vulnerability of women and men in hill and mountain areas of the Mid-Western Development Region.

Purpose: The project purpose is to integrate the rural poor, especially women and marginal groups  in high value agriculture and NTFP/MAP  value chains and markets, and improve income, employment opportunities and ability to respond to market demand and opportunities based on marketing agreements with private agribusiness.