Yuva Vayus start Village Animal Health Worker Training

By ruth on May 16, 2018

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Belpata Dairy Cooperative (BDC), in collaboration with Madhya-Paschim Technical School and RAP3 CONNECT is delivering Village Animal Health Worker (VAHW) training to Yuva Vayus (YVs) in its supply chain.  The training programme was inaugurated by Rural Municipality Chairperson , Mr .

After completing the 45 days training programme, the Yuva Vayus are expected to share their knowledge with their communities and provide technical services to other farmers in BDC's supply chain.

Read more about Yuva Vayus and Belpata Dairy Cooperative.

PACC renew contract with Regmi Mandi

By RAP 3 on May 2, 2018

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CONNECT’s partner Pawan Agriculture Collection Center (PACC) have renewed their contract with Regmi Mandi for a further 5 years. With CONNECT’s support PACC have agreed to supply Regmi Mandi 865 MT of fresh vegetables annually including 150 MT of cabbages, 100 MT of cauliflower, 180 MT of potatoes, 150 MT of tomatoes, 80 MT of cucumber, 50 MT of onion, 30 MT of beans, 25 MT of bitter-gourd, 20 MT of brinjal, and 30 MT of pumpkin.

Student entrepreneurs start copy book business

By RAP 3 on April 30, 2018

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Students in Dailekh have started a copy book business!!  The student members of Narayan Campus Future Entrepreneurs’ Club, which was established in partnership with RAP3 CONNECT, have started selling Narayan Campus branded copy books on campus.  Students negotiated credit with a local stationery shop, purchased copy books and added Narayan Campus branding before setting up a stall on the campus to sell their product to staff and students.   

The club expects to make 500 NPR profit that they will re-invest to scale the business.

Work starts on pond irrigation in Dullu, Dailekh

By RAP 3 on April 18, 2018

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Work has started on irrigation ponds in Dullu, Dailekh.  Hatemalo Seed Promotion Cooperative (HSPC) are investing with CONNECT, Dullu Municipality and local communities in four new irrigation ponds that will benefit farmers in HSPC’s supply chain, increasing both cultivation area and seed production.  Last year, HSPC invested in three new ponds and repaired two others in Malika, Dailekh to the benefit of 159 farmers in their supply chain.

DC visits Dailekh

By RAP 3 on April 10, 2018

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DC, Laxman Bhakta Dahi Shrestha visited Dailekh from 19 – 25 March, 2018 to inspect the works of RMG’s, SMG’s and Term Maintenance contractor accompanied by the RTL, GE and IoW. He urged the contractor involved in Term Maintenance to carry on the works as per specification and speed up the progress. All six SMG’s advance payment was also carried out during his stay at Dailekh. DC visited 60DR001 and 60DR004 that have Term Maintenance implemented.  Work Order 4 is nearing its completion date and the photograph shows the location of a retaining gabion wall at Chainage 18+500 in 60DR001.

In addition to the Term Maintenance, the DC also visited 60DR010 and 60DR031 where SMG have been implemented. He reviewed the progress status and the standard of work being carried out by the SMGs in those road corridors. SMG is currently implemented in 3 road corridors namely 60DR010, 60DR031 and 60DR033 through 6 groups.

Dailekh welcomes its new DCO

By RAP 3 on April 10, 2018

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District Coordination Officer (DCO) Mr. Narayan B. Kunwar arrived at DCC Office Dailekh. RAP3 welcomed the new DCO along with the DCC & DTO. A small introduction and welcome program was organized to familiarize the new DCO with all members and staff of the DCC, DTO & RAP3 DTA. Padam Sapkota, Program Officer (PO) of DCC Dailekh delivered the welcome speech to the newly arrived DCO. Mr. Kunwar arrived in Dailekh on the 1st of April and joined the office a day later. Mr. Kunwar emphasized that the DCC will work according to the new role it has in the district and adapt to the new working environment of the federal system. He requested all those present to accept and adapt to the newly implemented federal system and perform their duties with utmost sincerity. All the attendees congratulated him on his arrival and wished him a successful tenure.

Student entrepreneurs start copy book business

By ruth on April 4, 2018

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Students in Dailekh have started a copy book business!!  The student members of Narayan Campus Future Entrepreneurs’ Club, which was established in partnership with RAP3 CONNECT, have started selling Narayan Campus branded copy books on campus.  Students negotiated credit with a local stationery shop, purchased copy books and added Narayan Campus branding before setting up a stall on the campus to sell their product to staff and students.   

The club expects to make 500 NPR profit that they will re-invest to scale the business.

Seed producers in Dailekh to benefit from 4 new irrigation ponds

By RAP 3 on March 28, 2018

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RAP3 CONNECT, in partnership with Hatemalo Seed Promotion Cooperative (HSPC), Dullu Municipality and the local community, are investing in the construction of 4 irrigation ponds in Dullu, Dailekh.  The ponds will benefit HSPC's downstream suppliers in Bhairav, Chipchipe, JanaSahayogi and Vinadi.  Investment committed is NPR 4.57 lakhs from HSPC with NPR 12.19 lakhs from CONNECT, NPR 6.09 lakhs from Dullu Municipality and NPR 10.62 lakhs from the local community.

Last year, HSPC along with CONNECT, District Agriculture Development Office, Village Development Committee and local communities completed 5 irrigation ponds in Malika, Dailekh (pictured).

Yuva Vayus renew contracts between farmers and the businesses they supply

By RAP 3 on February 20, 2018

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Yuva Vayus, CONNECT's response to the traditional social mobiliser, have been working with CONNECT field staff in Dailekh to renew contracts between downstream suppliers and the businesses they supply. 

Yuva Vayus (YVs) are members of the Micro-Business Clusters (MBCs) that make up MSME Partners’ downstream supplier networks. They are high potential individuals who have volunteered to take a leadership role in mobilizing, activating, energizing and nurturing their MBCs for long term economic growth. You can learn more about Yuva Vayus here.

There are currently 147 YVs in Dailekh, across three of CONNECT's MSME partners' supply chains - Belpata Dairy Co-operative, Hatemalo Seed Promotion Coo-operative and Pawan Agriculture Collection Centre.   The YVs conduct regular meetings with farmers in their MBCs, act as a point of contact between the businesses and farmers and disseminate the training they receive to other farmers in their MBCs. 

We expect YVs to lead the contract renewal process next year as they cement their role as leaders and as a link between their MBCs and the businesses they supply.

Yuva Vayus in Dailekh graduate level two

By RAP 3 on February 14, 2018

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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.

 

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