Agriculture and Livestock Volunteering in Nepal

Agriculture and Livestock Programme in Nepal

The level of poverty and food insecurity are visible problems that we will see during our volunteer work in Nepal. This is especially true for people living in rural or remote areas. In the villages in Nepal, most of the people are engaged in agriculture and livestock as a means of livelihood, so families have a small piece of land that they cultivate to generate the necessary resources for their families.

Seeing the needs of these communities, and with the aim of providing them with support, the volunteer programme for agriculture and livestock farming in Nepal has been created.

These families usually grow rice, maize, wheat, potatoes, sugar cane, cotton and tobacco. They also raise cows, goats, chickens and buffaloes. We hope that as a volunteer you will help them in the activities related to agriculture, and if you have knowledge in any of these areas you will be able to pass on your knowledge to these people. Apart from these activities, volunteering in agriculture and animal husbandry in Nepal will give you the freedom to help the children of the families by teaching them, organising educational and didactic games, listening to music and enjoying fun activities that help them develop their skills.


WHAT WILL I DO AS A VOLUNTEER IN AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK FARMING?

In order to meet the objectives and efficiently support these families through the agriculture and livestock volunteer programme in Nepal, we need volunteers who are ready to put their knowledge of agriculture and activities related to the cultivation and maintenance of vegetable gardens to the test, as well as being in good physical condition.

If you are part of this programme, you will be involved in carrying out some of the following activities:

  • Irrigation of fields
  • Cutting crops
  • Removal of wild plants
  • Support in fertilisation treatment of crops
  • Care of farm animals (if any)
  • Harvesting of fruits and vegetables (at specific times)
  • Supporting the children and women of the families in educational matters.
  • Support in the creation of handicrafts
  • Other activities as requested by project staff or farmers

WHEN CAN I VOLUNTEER IN AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK FARMING?

ARRIVALS

  • This project is open all year round. It regularly does not close for public holidays (this may vary).
  • You can arrive any day of the week, however we recommend that you arrive on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, as it makes it easier to join the project.

TIME AND PLACE OF ARRIVAL

  • You should arrive at Kathmandu Airport (KTM), where you will be picked up by the assigned local coordinator.
  • Scheduled pick-up times at the airport are from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE FOR AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK VOLUNTEERS?

During your participation in the agriculture and livestock volunteer programme in Nepal, you will live with one of the families selected by the organisation. The volunteer host homes are equipped with:

  • Cosy common areas
  • Shared rooms and bathrooms
  • Laundry facilities for hand-washing clothes

The distance from the accommodation to the projects is not more than 15-20 minutes walking.