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Completed Programmes

Farmers’ Rights Programme (FRP)

After the successful completion of the three-year programme titled “Securing Farmers' Rights to Livelihood in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya (HKH) Region”, SAWTEE, in collaboration with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, implemented the second phase of the project from July 2004 to June 2007. The major objective of FRP II was to protect and promote farmers' rights in the HKH region in the context of liberalization, globalization and WTO agreements. This programme was conducted in five South Asian countries, namely Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It was supported by the Ford Foundation, New Delhi and Novib, The Netherlands.