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Kathmandu, Nepal, October 3, 2011—
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing training that can help small-scale poultry entrepreneurs and farmers in Nepal increase their revenues and gain better access to markets.
In partnership with two Nepalese poultry firms, Probiotech Industries and Avinash Hatchery, IFC conducted a Training of Trainers workshop for 20 local veterinarians in Kathmandu.
The three-day workshop included sessions on how to strengthen management capacity by improving financial literacy, business acumen, and developing technical skills that improve productivity. It also included technical sessions on poultry housing and brooding management, vaccination, bio-security, and broiler diseases.
A half-day field visit to Banepa in the Kavre district to work on brooding management was also part of the course. Training for farmers will commence from October 2011.
“About 95 percent of small-scale poultry entrepreneurs do not have any formal training on farm management,” said Anand Bagaria, Managing Director, Probiotech Industries Pvt. Ltd. “We are happy to join hands with IFC to build a pool of trainers to provide services to poultry entrepreneurs.”
IFC aims to improve the technical and facilitation skills of veterinarians and improve business skills of small scale entrepreneurs and farmers through such interactive workshops.
“Significant improvements will come from the broiler sector that is primarily run by small-scale farmers with limited access to adequate resources or modern systems of operations,” said Rajeev Gopal, IFC’s Resident Representative for Nepal. ”IFC is providing support to bring together industry and farmers in a mutually beneficial relationship which addresses these gaps.”
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