DESIGNING AND EVALUATING INNOVATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SMALLHOLDER FEMALE LIVESTOCK COOPERATIVES IN NEPAL
Target: Womens' cooperatives engaged in collective marketing and female Community Animal Health Workers
Budget: USD 1,233,989
Project area: Heifer's current working districts (32 districts)
Project period: October 2016 - September 2020
Goal: To design, implement, and rigorously evaluate three highly innovative and potentially transformative interventions to improve goat value chain functionality in rural Nepal. This is a research project with the agenda that develops and evaluates innovations in management of producer cooperatives, training of CAHWs, and production of animal feed and forage, addressing the key constraints on meat goat production.