Category: Programs

Core Programmes

NPG carry out different programmes on regular basis residing within its thematic areas.

Network and policy advocacy

NPG is being actively involved in policy influence in its working themes through efficient mobilization of its members and network. NPG has been organizing and facilitating the policy dialogues with the MoALD, DoA, NARC, Private Sector and Local Government authorities for enabling policy environment and implement related plans and programs that promotes organic/ecological agriculture and marketing systems, maintained agro-biodiversity and improvement of food security so as ultimately contributes for sustainable system and food sovereignty.

General Assembly and Convergence

NPG is creating a common forum to all the concerned stakeholders to interact and share their knowledge, skill, experiences on emerging as well as opportunistic issues on family farming, sustainable agriculture, food security and climate change. It has being organizing such an issue based discussion programmes at least once in a year.

With the theme, ‘Changing trends in Nepalese farming due to trade and global warming including many other issues’  NPG organizes convergence and technical workshops inviting multi stakeholders at different levels.


Training and Education

Permaculture and Sustainable Agriculture Courses:
NPG conducts Permaculture Design Course at least once in a year but also response the calls. Main purpose of this course is to develop the efficient human resources to expand the theme nationwide. Besides, the organization also carries out the following courses regularly upon the needs and the demand from different interested individuals and like-minded organizations:

  • Basic Permaculture Design Course
  • Permaculture Design Course
  • Advanced Permaculture Design Course
  • Trainings of Trainers (TOT) on OA and Permaculture
  • Homestead Gardening
  • Ecological Agriculture & Ecosystem
  • Integrated Watershed Management
  • Sustainable Agriculture Training
  • Organic Agriculture Training
  • Farm & Community Design


Upon the need and demand from the community and the like-minded organizations, NPG is being involved in promotional activities in relation to its working themes, such as, Permaculture model village and farm design, community and organizational need assessment etc.

Information and documentation

Proceedings, Newsletter, Farmers Hand Book and Research reports are the regular publications of NPG. Efforts have been taken to identify adopted technologies as well as pilot initiatives on organic agriculture for learning and doing. Building up database is in progress to facilitate the information support system. Information is being disseminated through radio program, media and various publications.

Projects & Programms

Current Project

  • Organizational Development; Community Based Solutions – Unrestricted General Support (Supported by Thousand Currents)
  • Policy Dialogue Bringing Together Policy & Practitioners for OA promotion in Nepal  (Supported by IFOAM International  and Government of Nepal)
  • Demonstrate the principles of Permaculture and Support the building of sustainable communities  (Supported by Permafund Permaculture Australia & Co-operatives in Kaski)
  • Strengthening Alliance of Farmers Organization and Civil Society Organization for  better agriculture system in Nepal. (Supported by National Farmers’ Association in Nepal)

Completed Project

  • Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in Nepal (PSAN)-(1998-2001) (Supported by United Mission to Nepal (UMN) and Inter -church Action Canada)
  • National workshop on food security, organic agriculture and local market development in Nepal (2005-2006) (Supported By EED, Germany)
  • Seed for Survival (SFS)- (2005-2006) (Supported by United Churches The Netherlands (UCN))
  • Promoting Organic Marketing and Certification System for Income enhancement (PROMS-I) – (2007-2008)  (Supported by EED, Germany)
  • Promoting Organic Agriculture for  Food Security in Nepal (POAF)- (2007-2008) (Supported by ICCO-Netherlands )
  • Livelihood Improvement Project (2008-2009) (Supported by World Vision International Nepal, ADP-Kaski)
  • Promoting Organic Agriculture for Food Security in Nepal (POAF-II)  2009-2010 (Supported by ICCO- Netherlands)
  • Promotion of Organic  Production and Marketing Systems through Policy Information and Advocacy (PROMS II, 2009-2010) (Supported by EED, Germany)
  • Promotion of Organic Production and Marketing Systems through Policy, information and Advocacy (PROMS III) 2011-2013 (Supported by EED, Germany)
  • Strengthening Policy Implementation on Organic Agriculture in Nepal (SPIOAN, 2014-2016) (Supported by BfdW, Germany)
  • Strengthen Agro Ecosystem Promoting Permaculture in Urban & Peri Urban Areas for improved Nutrion and Livelihoods. (2018- 2019) (Supported by Permaculture, Australia  )

Promoting organic production and marketing systems through policy, information and advocacy (PROMS III)


PROMS III is supported by EED, Germany”. The project aims at tackling the gaps and opportunities identified in the areas of policy implementation, research, education and extension, farming and marketing of organic agriculture (OA) in Nepal.

The PROMS III primarily builds on the learning, achievements and experiences of the PROMS I & II in the earlier years, with additional emphasis of extending benefits to the marginalized and small farmers. Taking the important and relevant recommendations into consideration, the project equates synergies with the programs of government, research institutions, vocational and university education, farmers’ organizations, business sector and other development actors.

Target Stakeholders


Project area 

Development Regions Terai Hills
Eastern Sunsari, Morang, Siraha Dolakha, Dhankuta
Central Chitwan Kathmandu, Dhading, Nuwakot, Rasuwa
Western Rupandehi Kaski,
Mid Western Banke, Bardiya
Far Western Kailali


The project activities are grouped under the following components and they are:

Study and Research

Facilitate the process of validating of facts for informed techniques through research while collaborating with NARC; facilitate standardizing the organic agriculture techniques and inputs, education and extension services in participation and collaboration of DoA, NARC, IAAS, HiCAST and CTEVT.

Capacity Building

Training to instructors of CTEVT, IAAS and HiCAST on organic agriculture based on the new curricula of organic agriculture; training to agriculture extension officers and workers on organic agriculture and organic certification

Information and Documentation

Document current knowledge, skills, expertise, technologies and other resources; identify adopted technologies as well as pilot initiatives on organic agriculture for learning and doing; identify innovative eco agro-enterprises and assess performances and interests in organic businesses; initiate building up database and facilitate the information support system; disseminate information through radio program, media and various publications;

Organic Agriculture Education

Review the vocational curricula being taught for junior technicians (JT) and junior technical assistants (JTA) by Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) involving Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS) and Himalayan College of Agricultural Science and Technology (HiCAST); design and develop organic agriculture curricula for them;

Group Partnership Development

Link organic growers with the major line agencies and development organizations; facilitate partnership cooperation between organic growers, organic certifiers, market outlets and business organizations; distinguish the organic products between domestic consumptions and export markets and link with investment potentials while facilitating with the banks and financial institutions

Advocacy and Policy

Create enabling environment for motivated actions to fill in the gaps in policies, strategies and practices; assess certification processes (ICS and PGS) while drawing learning from neighboring countries and promote implementation of ICS and/or PGS bringing in government supports – building up the certification incentive mechanism in consideration to poor and small farmers; facilitate formulation of the comprehensive guideline on NOAAB’s operation and advocate for institutional arrangements through the Department of Agriculture (DoA) to developing strategies, programming and implementation of OA related activities; Facilitate strengthening the National Coordination Committee for Organic Agriculture Production and Processing System (NCCOAPPS) established in MoAC;  Form advisory forum of like-minded specialized organizations and contribute in the policy formulation while facilitating top down–bottom up initiatives; facilitate streamlining legal and regulatory arrangements in creating enabling environment to practitioners of organic agriculture.