Promoting Use of Locally Produced Jatropha Oil as a Sustainable Source of Rural Energy for Irrigation in Nepal

Duration: Jan 2009 to Sep 2010
Project Location: Siraha
Partners: Center for Integrated rural Commuity Development, Nepal (CIECOD-Nepal)
Focal Person: Ms. Mona Sharma
Status: Completed
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Nepal is largely an agriculture based country where 80% of the population depends on agriculture for income and employment. However, poor irrigation facilities and access is one of the major reasons for low agricultural productivity in the country. To address this issue, WI-Nepal, with the support of Sustainable Energy Project Support (SEPS) Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (WISIONS), carried out this project to promote the use of locally produced Jatropha oil as sustainable source of rural energy for irrigation in Nepal.