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Winrock’s extensive legacy in Nepal dates back to the Agricultural Development Council, founded by John D. Rockefeller 3RD in 1954, which provided graduate-level fellowships to outstanding students, strengthened academic institutions and supported research initiatives in agriculture and natural resource management. More recently, Winrock’s varied project work has centered on improving smallholder farming practices, broadening access to water services and providing literacy training. Our work has focused particularly on women and the especially disadvantaged — a caste in Nepal known as Dalits, which were formerly considered “untouchable.” Currently, Winrock continues to improve food security by increasing incomes through improved agriculture production, especially among women.