Net-working in poor mountaineous rural areasSeptember 17th, 2011 | Posted by in 01. EXPERIENCE SHARING
Referred to lesson learn from NCRC program in India, and our commitment with the EDM in the regional seminar, we plan to provide this service to our partners in October 2011. We expect to design our net-working service that fits main characteristics of our partners in poor mountaineous rural areas as follows:
1- Almost of our clients’ activities are small-scale cultivation and animal husbandry (e.g 3 pigs, 50 chickens, 1000m2 rice farm, …). Because of small scale and limited diversity of their products, it would be not useful for them to joint the net-working just to sell small volume of their products.
2- However, for farming activities, farmers regularly need to buy the inputs for their agro-activities and the local market does not always supply the good quality inputs. To promote the wider options for buyers, we intend to invite some aro-product suppliers, whole sellers, local authority (agro-sector) and our agro-technician to join the net-working so it will be more beneficial for both farmers and suppliers.
Based on these characteristics of our partners, we will create the net-working database with the categorised information about the producers, whole buyers & sellers of agro-inputs and products (physically in form of card book) that will be kept and updated by Credit Officer. Each member of the net-working will have one card with their contact information and brief description of their products/services.
We would lik to seek your valuable comment on how to develop this services in the mountaineous rural area in consideration of above charateristic
Many thanks in advance for your contributive comments/ ideas.
Anh Chi Em Program