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Shreenagar Agro Farm

Shreenagar Agro Farm (SAF), established in 2002, provides ‘one stop solutions’ to a network of over 3,700 smallholder farmers, of which nearly 50% are women. SAF’s feed manufacturing plant and hatchery farm is located in Rupandehi district of Province 5 and their products are currently marketed in Province 3, 5, 6 and 7. SAF runs an agri-service center at their factory premises which provides technical services for farmers. They also have contract farming arrangement with most farmers with a buy back guarantee of eggs and ready birds.

In 2018, SAF established the Shree Kisan Innovation Hub, a women-driven knowledge platform designed to promote agriculture innovation ecosystem development and skills development in Nepal. Working closely with other public and private sector organizations, the Hub specialises in agribusiness incubation, policy advocacy, scaling-up innovations, and knowledge transfer. Drawing on its partnerships with national and international academia, private sector and NGOs, SAF launched its partnership with UKaid Skills for Employment Programme (सीप) in November 2019, to introduce market-relevant poultry, livestock and entrepreneurship training using classroom and field-based settings in Province 5.

In collaboration with national and international poultry/livestock firms and academia, SAF is ensuring improved accessibility to quality, market-relevant trainings. To date, with support from UKaid सीप, 367 farmers/agri-entrepreneurs/job seekers have been skilled in poultry, livestock, cattle, aquaculture and agri-entrepreneurship modules. These market-relevant training courses aims to ensure increased incomes and productivity for at least 1,500 farmers, entrepreneurs, and agri-businesses by December 2020 (pre-COVID scenario); this partnership has the potential to train and enable employment and entrepreneurship for about 4,500 youth by 2022. (Read more...)