The dairy value chain study was undertaken in Barabardiya Municipality of Bardiya district. The municipality includes four former village development committees of north-western Bardiya and has 15,070 households with a population of 68,012. The main objective of this study was to assess the existing situation of milk production and marketing in the municipality and explore possibility of expanding milk market within and outside the municipality.
The team used value chain approach for this study and visited major dairy value chain actors in Banke and Bardiya districts. The major tools used for completion of the study were secondary literature review and analysis of reports, direct observations of records in collection centres and production units, focus group discussions, key informant interviews with major stakeholders, and rapid market assessment.