Marketing Component of Bagmati Integrated Watershed Management Project

PROJECT LOCATION Kavre, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Makwanpur, Sindhuli Districts
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 2
OTHER STAFF 15
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR European Union/HMG/N
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 72
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 540
START DATE (Month/Year) June 2000
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) May 2003
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs.6,841,700
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Ram Prasad Dhakal worked as the Project Coordinator and was responsible for implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

BIWMP is an E.U funded project, which was implemented in Bagmati watershed area covering five districts, namely, Kavre, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Makawanpur and Sindhuli districts of the Country. The project aimed at establishing and providing financial support to marketing or multipurpose co-operatives at VDC level and co-operatives associations at the district level. The project implemented the marketing component, particularly the formation of 15 multipurpose co-operatives or 30 marketing co-operatives or the combination of both types of co-operative institutions to be financially viable within three years' period in the project area. Formation of co-operatives was one of the several activities under the credit component of BIWMP. Several other activities were linked to make the co-operative society a sustainable entity in BIWMP areas.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Awareness creation
  • Social mobilization
  • Formation of cooperative
  • Capacity building of enterprising groups
  • Institutional development of newly formed cooperatives through training and human resource development
  • Strengthening institutional linkages
  • Establishment of collection centers to facilitate marketing of produces and line of credit to cooperatives