Slaughterhouses Create Market Linkage and Market Assurance to smallholder farmers

Before Samarth’s initiation, small slaughterhouses were non- existent in Nepal. Although, there had been some effort by the government to build large slaughterhouses in Thankot and in Hetauda, impractical design and lack of ownership by the private actor had led to failure in the operation of the slaughterhouses. This study focuses on the program's effort to support to establish micro slaughterhouses with modern equipment and to establish backward linkages with smallholder farmers and forward linkages with processors in Kathmandu on a cost-sharing basis.

Building Back Better: Strengthening post disaster agriculture inputs service delivery

Post disaster, deaths and injuries as well as damages to buildings and service delivery stations, greatly affected agriculture service delivery. As per the National Planning Commission report, the post disaster recovery needs for the period covering 2015-16 in agriculture inputs alone is estimated to be NRs 2,755 million.

Slaughterhouses create Market Linkage and Market Assurance to smallholder farmers

Majority of small pig farmers of Nepal are from marginalized underprivileged groups.  As per the agriculture census of 2011, there were 5, 40,000 households rearing pigs (mostly less than two) in Nepal. When the pig program of Samarth-NMDP was launched in 2012, there were only 40 registered pig farms. Today, there are more than 1200 registered pig farms scattered around the hills and the plains of Nepal.

First slaughter-shed in Dharan ensures hygienic and quality pork

VRC slaughter-shed, the first of its kind in the eastern region of Nepal, was inaugurated amidst a small function in Manglabarey, Dharan, on 28th May, 2016 by the Regional Directorate of Livestock Services Dr Sudarshan Prasad Regmi. Smallholder pig farmers of surrounding areas will be the sole providers of pigs for this slaughter-shed based in Dharan – the largest city in terms of pork consumption. 

Farmers of far-west benefit from the sub-trader model

A market assessment conducted by Samarth-NMDP in the far-western region of Nepal confirmed that poor linkage between smallholder farmers and the market is a major constraint in the sector, particularly in the hills and mid-hills of Nepal. Traders operating in these districts typically collect vegetables only from those farmers close to their collection points. Farmers of remote villages have no option but to walk for hours to reach the main market.

Introducing GMP in the raw milk supply chain to catalyze the commercialization of the dairy sector

A study on raw milk supply chain, supported by Samarth-NMDP and conducted by Dairy Industry Association (DIA) and Central Dairy Cooperative Association Nepal (CDCAN), confirmed the need for improvement in the quality of raw milk for the commercialization/industrialization of the dairy sector. Key stakeholders of the sector were unanimous on the necessity of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) across the entire value chain of milk production as a prerequisite to maintain the quality of milk.

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