In July 2012, Joep Slaats from Holland and Operations Director of Norlha (www.norlha.org), a Swiss NGO that has been working in China, visited the Nepal Trust office in Kathmandu to discuss Norlha’s plans to expand their operations in Nepal and to explore potential collaboration.
Since then, Nepal Trust has been developing a major 3-year agriculture & food security program in Humla, which aims to support 325 farmers along the tourism trails to re-vitalize agriculture development and expand vegetable production and bee-keeping in the Humla area and stimulate local and international trade with Tibet.
The project has been approved by Norlha and in July 2013 Nepal Trust and Norlha signed the project agreement and local staff has been hired to implement the project.
All in all, this is a great achievement and positive opportunity for the Nepal Trust to further expand its activities in the agriculture and food security sector.
More information on Norlha and the project can be found by clicking this link.