The project Strengthening Agriculture Value Chain (SAVC) was successfully implemented by LI-BIRD in Kalimati Rural Municipality and Bangad Kupinde Municipality of Salyan district, and Lishankhupakhar Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchowk district. The project aimed to enhance the income of smallholder farmers through the development of agriculture value chains, with a specific focus on fresh vegetables and potatoes. Its primary objective was to tackle challenges in rural areas, including the accessibility of agricultural inputs, the provision of quality technical assistance, the creation of market opportunities for producers and contributing to generate self-employment.
The project supported six cooperatives (three each in Salyan and Sindhupalchowk) to establish and operate one-stop shop as a local mechanism to provide multiple services such as quality agriculture inputs, technical assistance to the beneficiaries, aggregation and market linkage of agriculture produce and facilitating finance and insurance service linkages. Furthermore, the project also supported six cooperatives to strengthen their governance and management capacity and developing business plans of cooperatives to operate and sustain one-stop shops. In total, the project reached out to 1,535 households covering a total population of 6,300.
The inspiring stories booklet is the compilation of successful evidences that showcase the tangible results generated by the project during its implementation period spanning from January 2021 to June 2023. It comprises 10 key success stories capturing the changes observed at farmer’s level, at groups level and at cooperative level including successful operation of the one-stop shop.