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.
The CONNECT team in Dailekh, Kushal Hamal and Birsha Nepali alongside Bhawana Dairy Chairperson, Tulsi Regmi delivered training on cost of production, price setting, sales strategy and RAP3's Code of Conduct to 6 Yuva Vayus (YV) in Dullu.
Belpata Dairy Cooperative (BDC) have signed a one-year agreement with Bhawana Dairy, Dullu to operate as a satellite processing facility. It is necessary for BDC to have a facility in Dullu, a strategic location accessible to 50 + dairy farmers. BDC anticipates that with the facility in place, their daily production will increase by 400 litres. Signing a contract with Bhawana Dairy for the collection of 50 litres per day is a first step towards realising this ambition.