A brief overview of Samarth's pig sector as a whole, as at March 2018.
Samarth NMDP shared the experiences and learnings on different interventions under pig, fish and vegetable sectors in a half-day workshop organized by MDFN on 14th September, 2017.
This case study examines the work Samarth-NMDP had done in the pig sector to improve the sustainability and yield of quality pork production through the introduction of enhanced breeding methods.
Explore the interventions that Samarth-NMDP has undertaken in the pig sector which has cemented stronger linkages between farmers and the market, improved the quality of in-country pork and increased the benefit of smallholder farmers in terms of higher income and risk avoidance.
An infographic of the gradual progress and milestones in the pig sector after Samarth-NMDP's intervention to uplift the sector.
Samarth-NMDP had conducted the first ever frozen semen artificial insemination training for grandparent seed stock (GPS) farms that maintain pure breed of pigs on June, 2014 by importing exotic and superior breeds like Berkshire, Duroc, Large Black and Hampshire from Swine Genetic International, USA. The aim was to address the problem of excessive in-breeding, leading to low quality pigs throughout Nepal. Five GPS farms - government and private - have already started frozen semen AI.
Video on artificial insemination in pigs using frozen semen to aid pig entrepreneurs to produce pedigree pig breeds in Nepal.