- CAA has 532 active members
- Membership comprises farmer group 55%, co-operative 28%, traders 10%, and processors 7%.
- Six annual general meeting held, regular district meetings are being held.
- 76 market infrastructure subprojects approved and agreements signed between DDC and concerned user groups, all completed. Of the 76 subprojects, farm to market roads are 22, market shed 23, collection centers 17, storage/go down 3, small irrigation 9 and other 2.
- 100% of the completed market infrastructures are being managed by communities.
322 non-infrastructure subprojects approved, of which, 319 sub-projects are completed and 3 dropped.
- 77% of sub-projects include HVC promotion.
- 11% of sub-projects include quality control.
- One percent of sub-projects include equipment for product testing.
- 11% of sub-projects include agro-processing technology, equipment and machinery.
- CAA members participated in promotional activities such as observation visits -9 (Palpa 1 visit on commercial vegetable farming; Darjeeling 1 on tea; Dhupgadi (India) 1 on tomato and chilly farming; Pusha (India) 1 on honey production/marketing; Ludhiyana (India) 1 on national level agri fair; Bhagalpur (India) 1 on state level agri fair; Thailand 1 on OVOP and cooperative marketing), Bangalore International Agri fair-1, Chandigarh Agri fair-1, Pusa/Delhi Agri fair-1
General members participated in the fairs on agri-business organized in Siraha, Morang and Panchthar. One event of Trade Expo (Birat expo 2011) organized
Project organized an orientation program to CAA members on intellectual property right protection
- CAA members have been provided 3 events of skill based promotional training on home processing, branding and labelling
- 5 promotional activities and one national level workshop have been organised for HVCs promotion and industry networking. These include: tea farmers/processors/traders visit to India (April 2010), workshop on honey and visit to different markets for Producers (2010), one workshop on potato, chilli and tomato among different stakeholders (2010)
- Contract signed with 11 NGOs for development of subsistence stakeholders in 11 districts.
- A total 902 group formed and mobilized
- 165 HVC production pockets and 35 marketing points identified by the partner NGOs.
- NGOs and PMU assisted 23,379 households in implementing income generating activities.
- 902 farmer groups formed and mobilized.
- 5,684 landless people identified, organized into groups, and provided training.
- 378 groups adopting small scale commercial activities.
- Contract signed with 11 partner NGOs for promotion of semi-commercial stakeholders in 11 districts.
- 255 groups formed and mobilized
- 255 farmer groups (Semi and Other Stakeholders) graduate as marketing entities.
- Efforts have been made to affiliate 81 marketing groups and other agribusiness stakeholders with existing associations of key HVCs like ginger, cardamom and tea in project districts
- 57 cooperatives graduate as marketing entities.
- 81 quality improvement groups established comprising of 1704 households
- 15 groups comprising 375 households formed, capacitated and mobilized in improving post-production and quality improvements.
- 15 training events organized in post-harvest, value addition and quality improvement.
- 31 farmer groups/cooperatives received CAA Membership.
- 22 NGOs as service providers contracted as per demand
- 17 other service providers (training and logistics providers) shortlisted
- 749 commercial stakeholders oriented in gender, social mobilization, inclusion, and environment management.
- 21 group/cooperative based market information system (GMIS) established and functional.
- 21 group/cooperatives assisted in operating and maintaining the market information system.
- Consolidated district data systemized, integrated with centralized system and disseminated through AMIS website www.amis.gov.np, monthly bulletins, daily price e-bulletin, FMs Radios, SMS mobile phone service, Monthly TV program, weekly FM Radio, AMIS centre at APMCs-3 and DCCIs-4, GMIS Centers-17 and scrolling price notice board-2
- 43 project standardization training completed.
- 136 basic marketing development training completed.
- 39 training to partner NGO staff completed.
- 50 training to DADO staff completed.
- 90 events (24 training to CAA staff + 66 events to members completed).
No major issues were noted during the implementation. However, the following issues need attention:
- There is a growing concern among the CAA stakeholders about its long term sustainability. None of the Project related documents speaks about the operational modalities of CAA after the Project completion. So, these concern need to be addressed
- Continuation of market information system established by the Project even after the closure of the project
- Linking farmers' primary institutions (groups and cooperatives) with private sector/agribusinesses and service providers to facilitate increased value addition and achieving greater role in respective value chains