The Agriculture Component Implementation Unit (ACIU) was created (under the Department of Agriculture [DoA]) at Tikapur. This implimentation arrangement will carry out a series of agriculture-based activities in the project cultivable command area(CCA) building on the capacity developed by Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Scheme Phase 1.
Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Scheme Phase 2 will support a value chain approach to internalize the gains made in Phase 1. It will also help to sustain agricultural production through the promotion of climate-smart agriculture and livestock practices, crop diversification, postharvest support (storage, grading, and marketing), farmer training, production and block demonstrations and FFS, and other adaptive processes.
The agricultural activities will be aligned with the Agriculture Development Strategy(ADS) of Government of Nepal by focusing on high-value crops, taking advantage of the irrigation improvements.