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Farmers Receive Valuable Training

by 5m Editor
5 October 2011, at 9:22am

NEPAL - Farmers have recently enjoyed a workshop to help improve the technical and financial efficiency of their poultry enterprises.

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group (WB), has recently organised training for poultry farmers, according to Himalayan Times.

"It can help small poultry farmers of the country increase their revenues and gain better access to market," said the World Bank. The training was conducted in partnership with two Nepali poultry firms – Probiotech Industries and Avinash Hatchery.

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, biosecurity and broiler diseases, said the WB-issued press release.

Anand Bagaria, managing director of Probiotech Industries Pvt Ltd said: "About 95 per cent of small-scale poultry entrepreneurs do not have any formal training on farm management."

IFC said it aims to improve technical and facilitation skills of veterinarians and improve business skills of small-scale entrepreneurs and farmers through interactive workshops.

Rajeev Gopal, IFC's resident representative for Nepal, added: "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."