Yuva Vayus in Dailekh graduate level two

By RAP 3 on February 14, 2018


Yuva Vayus (YVs) in Pawan Agriculture Collection Centre (PACC) and Belpata Dairy Cooperative's (BDC) supply chains have graduated to level 2 having completed training, increased their production and maintained regular contact with farmers in their MBCs and the businesses they supply.

In addition to principles of MBC management PACC YVs recevied training on production of seasonal and off-seasonal vegetables, pest management and control, and vegetable marketing and management and BDC YVs received training on quality milk production, shed maintenance, and marketing of milk.



Benefits of Rural Roads: Post construction for DRCNs in Dailekh

By RAP 3 on February 8, 2018


DTA Dailekh had an official visit from the Senior Economist Dr. Kamal Banskota accompanied by Mr. Indu Raj Joshi to analyze the benefits of rural roads in Dailekh. The duo visited Dailekh on the 4th of February and were in field visit on the 5th and 6th.  The visit was directed to understand the direct and the indirect impacts of road infrastructure development on the rural community.  The visitors had an informal meeting with the DTA team. The meeting was focused on the identification of pocket areas where substantial economic development was observed through the road infrastructure development. The team also interacted with the DCC and Act LDO Mr. Padam Sapkota to assess the direct impact of RAP through its various phases in the district.

Term Maintenance speeds up in Dailekh

By RAP 3 on January 31, 2018


After the issue of Work Orders 5 and 6 on 24th of January 2018, significant progress has been observed in the two road corridors of the Term Maintenance Pilot Project. The Intern Engineer and IoW have carried out the successful completion of the trial section. The DTA has made payments for Work Order 1 and Work Order 2 along with the advance payment for work Order 3 and 4. Work Order 3 and 4 comprising specific maintenance works is ongoing at a rapid pace. In Addition to this the DTA has issued Work Order 5 and 6 addressing the road safety works. As of now, the DTA has issued Work Orders of approximately NRs 9.99 million rupees compared with national bid value of NRs 10 million rupees.

SMG orientation and contract sign

By RAP 3 on January 30, 2018


DTA Dailekh has successfully conducted orientation program to Special Maintenance Groups (SMGs) in Dadaparajul, Naumule and Gaganpani on 24th, 25th and 26th January 2018 respectively in the presence of local level government representative and group member of each group. The contract has been signed between DTA Dailekh and SMGs. SMGs also committed about bringing of the gabion boxes from the Headquarters within January and will start the work by the 2nd week of February. Line and level will be provided by DTA soon in every road regarding the SMG’s Work. The total of six SMGs continued to the roads 60DR010, 60DR031 and 60DR033.

Radio Debate for Development

By RAP 3 on January 30, 2018


On 27th January 2018, Radio Dhurbatara F.M. 89.8 MHz has organized a ‘Radio Debate For Development’ program in Narayan Municipality ward no.4, Bhaisekhor, Dailekh in coordination with Antenna Foundation Nepal and RAP3. Most of the development stakeholders of the district were present in the program.  RTL Rajendra K. Shrestha responded the query from the audience related to RAP3 activities. The public participation was huge from different part of the locality. DTA Dailekh has frequently coordinating with Antenna Foundation for awareness of the people in development of the district through radio program ‘Bikash Ko Bato’.

Latest bikash ko bato episode discusses the benefits of livestock insurance

By RAP 3 on January 29, 2018


In their latest episode, Bikash ko Bato discusses the benefits of livestock insurance.  The Government of Nepal has endorsed livestock insurance, offering subsidised policies to encourage uptake among rural farmers.  RAP3 CONNECT is supporting dairy farmers in our partner, Belpata Dairy Co-operative's supply chain to take out insurance policies with Everest Insurance. 

Listen online: soundcloud.com/afn-antenna/bikash-ko-bato-026

Narayan Campus' FEC welcomes KUSOM students

By RAP 3 on January 25, 2018


Members of the Narayan Campus Future Entrepreneurs' Club (FEC) welcomed Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) students at their campus earlier today.  Four KUSOM MBA students traveled to Dailekh to complete their Rural Enterprise Service placements, an MBA course requirement, facilitated by CONNECT. 

This cross learning event provided an opportunity for students to share their ideas for and experiences of doing business; FEC members presented their plans for a club run business and the KUSOM students shared their experience of offering consultancy services to local businesses in Dailekh.  

Belpata Dairy Cooperative holds AGM

By RAP 3 on January 17, 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.

Yuva Vayus in Dailekh attend pest management training

By RAP 3 on January 12, 2018


CONNECT partner Hatemalo Seed Promotion Cooperative (HSPC) has been delivering training to Yuva Vayus in their supply chain.  HSPC delivered training on seed and vegetable production best practice, disease and pest management and vegetable seed management.  Yuva Vayus are expected to lead by example, implementing their new learning and sharing best practices with seed producers in the farmer groups they represent.

Read more about Yuva Vayus.