A brief overview of Samarth's pig sector as a whole, as at March 2018.
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.
Samarth is constructing 15 community seed storage facilities in 3 districts: Makwanpur, Tanahu, and Lamjung, in response to the April/May 2015 earthquakes with support from UK aid.
Samarth built 1000 livestock sheds in 3 districts - 600 in Makwanpur, 300 Lamjung and 100 in Tanahun, in response to the April/Ma y earthquake with support from UK aid.
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.