In a country where 81% of the population relies on agriculture,  around 83 %  of them have limited or no access to crop protection inputs (CPI) which has direct effect on productivity. The farmers who do use CPIs have inadequate knowledge of its proper use which results in overuse of CPIs leading to health hazards.

The crop protection inputs sector, therefore, has a huge market potential to increase the productivity of smallholder farmers and improve their livelihoods.  However, the CPI importers have networks only in commercial and peri-urban areas, making it inaccessible for farmers of remote hilly areas. This has resulted in the absence of Crop Protection Inputs in remote areas which has forced farmers of these areas to survive on subsistence farming.

Samarth-NMDP aims to improve the accessibility of high quality crop protection inputs to smallholder farmers by improving the marketing and promotion systems of CPIs  throughout Nepal.  Simultaneously, Samarth is also working on enhancing the capacity of Agro-vets through trainings to spread awareness of the importance and proper use of CPIs to the smallholder farmers.

Interventions:

  • Better Marketing and Promotion of CPI
  • Enhance Capacity of Agro-vets and/or JTA
Working Districts: 

Related Resources

March 23, 2018

A brief overview of Samarth's Crops Protection Inputs sector as a whole, as at 2018.

March 23, 2018
Samarth-NMDP developed an intervention to enhance the capacity of agro-vets by strengthening the overall body responsible for delivering the training (PPD/PPOs). On analysing the underlying constraints contributing to poor productivity at the smallholder farmer level it was determined that information channeling on the use of CPI products and crop diseases were outdated as well as incentives being misaligned (sales being driven by company-based commissions for pushing the products in the market).
November 07, 2017

During Programme Year Five, from April 2016 to end March 2017, Samarth-NMDP has solidified its interventions and has been able to record some impressive results at all levels of the log frame. At the impact level, the programme has made significant progress since year 4, reporting a total of 183,463 beneficiaries to date, nearly doubling the programme results to date. One-fourth of the results reported to date come from the Crop Protection Inputs sector, and Pigs, Vegetables, and Fish sectors have all reached between 20-30,000 beneficiaries each.

November 29, 2016

Post disaster, deaths and injuries as well as damages to buildings and service delivery stations, greatly affected agriculture service delivery. As per the National Planning Commission report, the post disaster recovery needs for the period covering 2015-16 in agriculture inputs alone is estimated to be NRs 2,755 million.

May 03, 2016
Based on the approved interventions across ten sectors, the programme expects to generate additional income among 365,200 beneficiaries with net additional income of £19,799,700 within March 2018. Out of this, 96,500 beneficiaries have already realized net additional income of £4,167,700 by March 2016. In total, nine interventions (refer to annex I) have contributed to achieve this. As per the logframe, the programme expects to increase net additional income of 300,000 beneficiaries by £24,000,000.