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A potential export item to help further develop agriculture in Nepal but also benefit Canadians is a plastic measuring scoop. This scoop holds up to 3L and can measure dry or liquid substances (TSC, 2016). It also displays metric values which is helpful to Nepal because they are familiar with this system (Central Intelligence Agency, 2016). The measuring scoop can withstand extreme temperature which is an important factor when taking into consideration the various temperature changes across the country of Nepal (TSC, 2016). Measuring scoops are simple to understand and work with so the language barrier between Canadians and Nepalese wouldn’t have much of an effect on this product. The manufacturing company that makes this measuring scoop is Onward Cluthe. It operates twenty-four hours a day, five days a week, located in Kitchener, Ontario (Onward Cluthe, 2016). The plants parameter is about fifty-five thousand square foot and is home to about sixty employees on the floor (Turenne, personal communication, Oct 4, 2016). The staff also includes customer service reps and higher up leaders (Turenne, personal communication, Oct 4, 2016). This company has been around for over twenty-five years (Onward Cluthe, 2016). This assures reliability which is important to take into consideration when wanting to start up a new partnership.
Benefits to Nepal
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Many Nepalese could benefit from the use of this multipurpose scoop. It could help in the agricultural sector because farmers can use to measure precise medication quantities for livestock. This is imperative because an exact dosage is necessary for recovery. Too little could have no effect on the recovery of your animal and too much could make it sicker. Farmers could also use this multi-purpose scoop as an accurate measurement for silage ratios. This helps to maintain an animal’s proper nutrient intake during the dry season. It’s especially important to have proper supplies when dealing with animals in Nepal because livestock contributes significantly to the livelihood of majority of the rural Nepalese (Maltsoglou and Taniguchi, 2004). The possibilities of this product doesn’t stop there. Everyday Nepalese can use it when needing specific values for example when baking or dealing with oils. This means it could be sold at supermarkets, veterinarian clinics, pet supply and hardware stores in Nepal.
Benefits to Canada
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The company Onward Cluthe has had a positive annual revenue the last few years and seem ready to expand and take on bigger challenges (Turenne, 2016). As of right now Onward Cluthe doesn’t rely heavily on their production of measuring scoops in comparison to their bigger items (Turenne, personal communication, Oct 4, 2016). Establishing a partnership can transform their company. Measuring scoops could become their highest revenue producing product. They have the potential to expand their company by adding more moulding machines for production at an increased rate. With more machines comes more employees needed to get the jobs done. This is where Canada really profits. Even though Canada is a pretty well off country when talking in terms of the world about overall employment there’s always room to grow. The expansion of Onward Cluthe would provide more job opportunities for fellow Canadians.
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In more fortunate countries in the world such as Canada a measuring scoop might be considered a niche product. Canada is so technology advanced that measuring scoops aren’t used for animal feeding. Banhazi et al. suggests that one of the most significant costs for livestock is feed. Tools has been invented to electronically measure nutrition, these improve profitability, quality of commodities, and a reduction in waste (2012). For less fortunate areas like Nepal a measuring scoop would be essential for a large population. Many Nepalese families raise small amounts of livestock; a small manual measuring scoop would come in handy for their needs.
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