RAP 3 CONNECT, Dailekh has introduced the concept of crop insurance for the first time in the district. The insurance comes under the Enabling Environment component of CONNECT. This initiative from RAP 3 has been warmly welcomed by the farming community. At present MSME#9: Hatemalo Cooperative has begun the insuring at its MBC (Micro Business Cluster) level from the 29th of November 2017. 2 out of the 7 DSS (Downstream Supplier) have already insured their crops whilst the remaining are in line to do the same. Currently the insurance covers drought, heavy rain, hail, insects and pests. The remaining MBC’s are closely behind on the insurance. The initiative was with the combined cooperation of the DADO and RAP 3 CONNECT via Everest Insurance Company. At present the insurance is covering pea and potato seeds for farmlands over 9 ropanis.