The development of a walnut value chain should help to improve food security and the quality of life of the smallholder farmers in the region of Karnali in the Midwest of Nepal. 350 smallholder farmers will directly benefit from the project by being able to generate more income with walnut products. This applies especially to the women, who can save much time by using a „nut bicycle“ which has been developed by the ETH in Zurich and is being introduced to Nepal in the MITO project. Producing 12 kg of oil from 200 kg of walnuts will take only 5 days (compared to 2 months using the old production method) with the new nut bicycle.