CONNECT’s business partner, STOS has added eight poultry farmers to their downstream supply chain. Demand for fresh poultry meat within Doti exceeds STOS’s ability to deliver from their existing downstream suppliers and the shortfall is met by importing poultry from Terai districts. Additionally, demand for subsidized poultry feed, a benefit STOS is able to offer to farmers in their supply chain, is strong and growing. Hence, with support from CONNECT, STOS are expanding and have identified eight farmers to join their supply chain.
Asin Sharma, CONNECT Coordinator
Mr Gopal Bhat is the biggest trader of meat in Doti. A humble man with a pleasant smile, you wouldn’t guess that he was once a police officer and a judo instructor.
Dr Suman Baidya, DFID Nepal was in Doti last month where he visited Shobha Traders and Order Suppliers (STS) to see their recently established sukuti production facility. STS, with support from CONNECT, is entering the sukuti business as a solution to the variable market price of fresh chicken meat. The first batches of STS sukuti were produced earlier this month.