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.
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.
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.
In partnership with Hatemalo Seed Production Cooperative, District Agriculture Development Office, Village Development Committee and local communities 5 irrigation ponds have been completed in Malika, Dailekh. A public audit was conducted following the first harvest after the ponds were constructed, confirming that the cultivation area and seed production have increased by 46% and 85% compared to the previous season.