IFC Inclusive Business Case Study
Agriculture is the economic backbone of Nepal. It contributes more than a third of the country’s gross domestic product and is the primary and often the only source of income for Nepalis who live in remote areas. These small farmers typically cultivate less than one acre of land and find it difficult to expand their farms and increase their incomes due to a lack of training, inputs, and finance.
Agribusinesses like Probiotech, a leading processor and producer of animal health and nutrition products in Nepal, have a big stake in the success of small farmers. Probiotech works with these farmers at both ends of its value chain, both of which present unique opportunities and challenges.
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