Feed plays an important role in improving productivity in livestock sector. However, in most livestock sectors in Nepal, access to proper feed is a major constraint for its development. The feed market in Nepal is mostly concentrated in poultry which covers over 95% of the total domestic feed market.

Pig and fish sectors are the two most neglected livestock sectors in Nepal: Fish feeding is irregular and limited to food by-products resulting in high mortality and low productivity. There is evidence that proper feed can increase productivity of pond by 50%; Pigs are perceived as animals living on waste and are mostly fed with household wastes or by-products from breweries or flour mills in smallholder segments.

In order to address these constraints, Samarth-NMDP is facilitating market access to better feed to smallholder farmers in pig and fish sectors, by partnering with feed manufacturers to improve the supply and distribution of improved feed; provide appropriate feed and nutrition information to smallholders; and build high demand and supply  of feed through informative promotions.


  • Supply and Distribution of Better Feed
  • Supplement Feed for Pigs
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March 23, 2018

A brief overview of Samarth's Livestock Feed sector as a whole, as at 2018.


November 07, 2017

During Programme Year Five, from April 2016 to end March 2017, Samarth-NMDP has solidified its interventions and has been able to record some impressive results at all levels of the log frame. At the impact level, the programme has made significant progress since year 4, reporting a total of 183,463 beneficiaries to date, nearly doubling the programme results to date. One-fourth of the results reported to date come from the Crop Protection Inputs sector, and Pigs, Vegetables, and Fish sectors have all reached between 20-30,000 beneficiaries each.

May 03, 2016
Based on the approved interventions across ten sectors, the programme expects to generate additional income among 365,200 beneficiaries with net additional income of £19,799,700 within March 2018. Out of this, 96,500 beneficiaries have already realized net additional income of £4,167,700 by March 2016. In total, nine interventions (refer to annex I) have contributed to achieve this. As per the logframe, the programme expects to increase net additional income of 300,000 beneficiaries by £24,000,000.
January 06, 2016

Field assessments and surveys indicate outreach is 72,000 farmers and small scale entrepreneurs with an average net attributable income change (NAIC) across the portfolio of £25 per person. This is just shy of the outreach target for Year 3 (75,000) but below the £80 target for NAIC. 

January 06, 2016

Making Molehills out of Mountains

The benefits of mechanization to smallholders have been known ever since hand was first put to ard over eight thousand years ago.  Since then there has been a steady evolution of technology into the leviathan tractors we see today which incorporate satellite technology and automatic steering.