Nepal agricultural market development programme

SAWTEE was a co-facilitator in the project Nepal Agricultural Market Development Programme (NAMDP) since February 2018. The project, branded as ‘Sahaj’, was a bilateral initiative between the Government of Switzerland and the Government of Nepal. It was being jointly implemented by Swisscontact Nepal and Center for Environmental and Agricultural Policy Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED). One of the main objectives of NAMDP was to improve the regulatory and policy environment for the participation of the private sector in agriculture. To achieve this objective, SAWTEE provided research-based inputs, followed a market systems development approach, for the design, implementation and assessment of interventions in relevant policy areas. The initial project ended on December 2019 and date was extended for additional activities up to 31 May 2020.