Hatcheries from eight districts are trained to provide water quality testing services to fish farmers

Half-day training on water test kit operation by the supplier to the hatcheries was held on 3rd and 5th June, 2016, at Fisheries Development Centers (FDC) of Bhairahawa and Janakpur respectively. The main aim of the program is to train the hatcheries to operate water test kits and interpret results so that they can provide the same service to farmers. 

Catalyzing the distribution of pure brood stock to private hatcheries

Even though seed is the single most important input for all fish farmers, very little had been done to retain the gene purity of the brood stock. This has led to in-breeding and cross-breeding of brood stock.  Small fish farmers who access low quality seeds face high mortality and poor growth rate of fish.

To catalyse the process, Samarth facilitated a public private partnership to develop a mechanism both for distribution of pure brood stock to private hatcheries and for cost sharing and monitoring.

Farmers of Nawalparasi Can Now Have Timely Access to Good Quality Seeds

In the fish sector, lack of access to quality seeds - hatchling, fry and fingerlings - has been one of the major problems for farmers across the country. Every season, smallholder farmers struggle to acquire timely and necessary quantity of seeds. This reduces the harvest period by up to a month which results in fish that are smaller in size at the end of harvest fetching lower price.

Early Agricultural Market Led Recovery in the Context of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

Functioning markets for goods, services and commodities are essential for development and growth. Hence, in the wake of a disaster, early market recovery is crucial in ensuring sustainable recovery. In Nepal, agriculture is an important sector, providing employment opportunities to 66 percent of the population and contributing to 35 percent in the GDP. It is therefore critical that agricultural markets be considered and supported in early disaster recovery following the recent earthquakes.
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