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About Us

Byabasaik Krisi Co-operative is registered in January 3, 2013 under the Co-operative Act 2048 with the following objectives:-

 

  • to establish a center for processing Pashmina and Yak wool to make mountain goats yak farming a multipurpose business in Nepal.
  • to process and market silk products made of pure Nepalese raw materials collected from various hilly regions of Nepal.
  • to motivate farmers towards organic farming.
  • to process and market cotton products in Nepal.
  • to market quality products locally through various sales outlets in Kathmandu valley as well as export to foreign countries.

 

At the outset Co-operative is working with only pashmina and yak wool products

25 founder members took initiation to establish this Co-operative and now there are 29 members including 7 members Executive Committee and 3 members Account Committee. In the first year of its operation cooperative collected raw materials from Upper Mustang from local collector. Now Co-operative has started collecting raw materials from different districts of the country. Cooperative is also using 100% pure Nepali silk as subsidiary material and producing silk fabric and other products as well.

 

The high mountain area of Nepal has ample opportunities to sustain the locals’ socio-economic needs through indigenous agricultural products. However, because of the declining trend in the production, locals are having burden in fulfilling their needs pressurizing them to seek alternative source of income be it migration from their place of origin to completely giving up the indigenous agricultural based production. Among the agribusiness in the region, rearing of high mountain cows and goats (yak and chyangra) for fur/wool is the major ones. However, in the recent years, because of the lack of enhancement in the quality of the wool and lack of linkages with the proper market, locals are not able to sell their product with profit. This time they are selling on nominal price to the local broker. This is de-motivating the locals to continue their indigenous agribusiness viable in the area. The locals are even shifting the genre of high mountain goat for fur to meat that is bringing the risk of complete extinction of high mountain goat which gives high quality fur. Hence, the project through co-operative and local groups would support the locals to enhance the quality of wool/fur so as to motivate them to continue the local production that would eventually enhance the livelihood of the people. This would not only promote the local livelihood, but also support the national production of high quality pashmina/fur products by providing quality raw materials. These raw materials were tested in labs of Nepal, and the outcome were found to be 12 to 14 micron. As Nepal has already acquired an international trademark on Pashmina called, ‘Chyangra Pashmina’, the product bearing the trademark would be sold both nationally and internationally availing the profit back to the farmers living on the high mountain. In order to mitigate these problems, this cooperative has been established.

 

Goal(s) of Co-operative

The overall goal of this Co-operative is to improve livelihoods of the rural poor in hills and mountains of Nepal by preserving the local culture and knowledge of rearing mountain goats  and yaks through a pilot project in the Karnail zone covering all seven districts-remotest areas of Nepal with no proper motor able road network.

 

Following are specific objectives:

 

  • To shift greater part of the Pashmina value chain in the domain of local rural farmers who raise mountain goats so as to increase their income, employment  and encourage them to continue with their age-old tradition by promoting local agricultural & livestock cooperatives.
  • To make aware to local farmers about importance of wool of Chyangra/Yak and teach them to simple processing of raw wool using local equipment.
  • To shift the country’s procurement of Pashmina /khulu  yarn from foreign nations to hilly and mountainous regions of Nepal which have plenty of potential to meet international demand
  • To improve access to finance for the rural farmers who engage in mountain goat and yak rearing through local cooperatives
  • To ensure the quality standard of Nepal’s International Pashmina brand of Chyangra Pashmina – is maintained in a sustainable way through use of high quality domestic yarn.

Board of Directors

Jyoti-Prasad-Adhikari

Jyoti Prasad Adhikari (Chairman)

adhikarijp@gmail.com
byabasaikkrishi@gmail.com
info@byabasaikkrishicoop.com

 

Jagadishswor Pokharel (Vice Chairman)
byabasaikkrishi@gmail.com

 

Bishnu Prasasd Dhakal (Secretary)
byabasaikkrishi@gmail.com

 

Susil Khanal (Treasurer)
byabasaikkrishi@gmail.com

 

Mrs. Uma Adhikari Devkota (Member)
byabasaikkrishi@gmail.com

 

Dhundi Prasad Bhattachan (Member)
byabasaikkrishi@gmail.com

 

Bhesh Nath Ghimire (Member)
byabasaikkrishi@gmail.com

 

Account Committee

Gopal Bahadur K.C (Coordinator)
byabasaikkrishi@gmail.com

 

Raj Bhakta Shrestha (Member)
byabasaikkrishi@gmail.com

 

Ms. Sita Tamang (Member)
byabasaikkrishi@gmail.com

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Process of Pashmina

Following process are considered for making pashmina:
Pashmina Wool Harvesting
Filtering Soft Wool
Drying
Opening Wool (packed together Wool)
De-hearing and Carding Wool (TOP...


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