The agricultural and cultivation concept of the NEXUS Farming Company (NEFACO) in Nepal consists of providing sustainable food, water and energy for local and regional communities.
When it comes to energy supply and clean drinking water, the rural infrastructure in Nepal is dysfunctional. The inhabitants in the communities of the Terai region have health problems due to the presence of arsenic and bacteria in their water supply. Moreover, about 80% of the society in this region makes their living from farming. Although the soil is rich and has great potential, this region is also affected by climate change. This makes it difficult to build a sustainable lifestyle based on smallholder farming. NEXUS Centers have started to meet the basic needs of the local population and provide opportunities to create local employment. After gaining traction and expertise, we now offer opportunities to create more sustainable farming solutions and further increase economic independence
There are ten NEXUS Centers in operation in Nepal’s Chitwan district, which provide clean drinking water and other amenities to up to 40,000 people. Besides local hubs, we also have five NEXUS Centers in schools, which supply water and also help to raise awareness of sanitation and hygiene from a young age. All in all, we have created 27 direct jobs in the Chitwan district.
NEXUS Farming Company (NEFACO)
The NEXUS Farming Company is a national company that complements a previously missing part in the value chain by offering technical solutions (such as storage and transportation infrastructure), knowledge and training and coordination of market access. This in return will improve their access to the market, as well as the quality of their products and services and ultimately an increasement in revenues. It also connects local cooperatives and brings them into further contact with traders and processors of products. The concept of NEXUS Center NL is based on a franchise-like system: entrepreneurs from local villages are selected and trained to operate NEXUS Centers. This triple ‘bottom-up’ approach generates a social surplus for the entire community and is an example for the sustainable use of the available natural resources. The entire concept is aimed at making each NEXUS Center financially self-sufficient and ensuring fair conditions for all stakeholders involved. Find out how to become an investor and how to be part of this sustainable value creation project.