Nepal’s poultry farmers struggle with illegal chicken imports

25.10.2016

Poultry farmers in Biratnagar, Nepal are struggling to survive due to illegally imports from bordering Indian towns. Although the government has imposed a ban on imports, the porous border has facilitated illegal trade. Farmers in border towns mainly Morang, Sunsari, and Jhapa are forced to buy chicken feed at steep prices and sell chicken at low price.

Naresh Thapa, a poultry farmer from Jhapa said the local market have been swarmed with chicken from India because of the government apathy towards curbing smuggling of chicken. The locals sayt middlemen are facilitating the smugglers to capture the Nepali market.
 


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