Yuva Vayus like Nirmala Kumari Dhakal, a dairy farmer from Dailekh, are receiving training, coaching and technical support with the aim of empowering them to be champions of commercial farming and advocates of long term commercial agreements.
Thanks to Roshan’s guidance, Prem is now able to calculate the per unit cost of production and keeps track of the businesses income and expenditure.
Krishna Budha is a seed producer and Yuva Vayu in RAP3 CONNECT partner Hatemalo Seed Promotion Cooperative’s supply chain.
Krishna lives with her husband in Taulibari, Tallo Dungeshwor, Dailekh. Her elder son is in Dailekh studying agriculture. She says proudly, “my son wants to help me in agriculture and seed production that’s why he is determined in studying agriculture. He doesn’t want to leave me or his home and go abroad like most lads in Dailekh do. He wants to invest his life in agriculture as I have.”
Damara has successfully made the shift to commercial production and now her husband is also in involved in cultivating ginger. They have plans to expand production further and increase their income in the future.
In 2017, staff from RAP3 CONNECT’s partner Organic Mountain Flavor Private Limited (OMF) visited Pavtira’s village and she heard about OMF’s contracts with fixed prices and additional support available including organic certification and small loans. Pavitra decided to join the farmer group and sign a contract with OMF.