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Belpata Dairy Cooperative

Dairy is a priority sub-sector for Dailekh and there is strong demand for milk and value added dairy products. Developing a scaled up commercial diary will enable inclusion of a wider base of milk producers in the value chain.

Programme activities will expand the milk producers supply chain in an inclusive manner with producers benefitting from scale-up of production and fair prices, demonstrating that commercial dairy is a viable business.

Milestones achieved during F.Y. 2016 - 2017 include:

  • 185 dairy farmers with buy back contracts
  • 38 dairy farmers in BDC's supply chain issued livestock insurance policies
  • 21 dairy farmers in BDC's supply chain opened bank accounts
  • Milk collection increased to 33.261 litres

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Belpata Dairy Cooperative holds AGM
by: RAP 3      on: 17 Jan, 2018

CONNECT's partner Belpata Dairy Cooperative (BDC) held its 8th Annual General Meeting  on 12th January, 2018. BDC members, Village Municipality Executive Committee members and RAP3 CONNECT representatives attended the AGM at which the financial report for the fiscal year 2073-2074 was presented. During the meeting it was agreed that the Executive Committee election will be held on 18 January, 2018.

CONNECT took the opportunity of the AGM to provide an update on CONNECT's partnership with BDC and the support offered to BDC and farmers in BDC's downstream supply chain.

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by: ruth      on: 23 Oct, 2017

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by: ruth      on: 21 Sep, 2017

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Dairy farmers in Dailekh purchase insurance
by: RAP 3      on: 11 Aug, 2017

Everest Insurance Company Ltd is granting livestock insurance to dairy farmers in Dailekh.  To date, 47 insurance scheme applications have been submitted and 25 farmers successfully completed the application process. By reaching this Government of Nepal subsidised scheme to small farmers CONNECT expects to reduce their risks significantly and encourage dairy farmers in our partner Belpata Dairy Cooperative's supply chain to invest in increasing herd sizes.