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Lumbini-based dairy firm launches ‘Mohi’ buttermilk : Producer says traditionally, buttermilk, called mohi in Nepali, was favourite in villages but gradually fell out of favour to more popular foreign beverages, by Manoj Paudel (kp 20/05/2024)

Local govt promotes collective vegetable farming in Rukum (kh 18/05/2024)

Nepal’s agriculture, water resources under climate threat : The economic losses in farm and off-farm in the last five years, as reported by households, excluding significant infrastructure damages, amounted to Rs415.44 billion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/05/2024)

Illegal yarsa collectors taking risky routes to mountain grasslands give officials headache : 74 people have been nabbed in a month for using restricted and prohibited routes inside Shey Phoksundo National Park, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 11/05/2024)

Livestock farmers receive tree fodder’s seeds (kh 07/05/2024)

Drought drying up corn plants (kh 06/05/2024)

Time To Decriminalise Cannabis, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 05/05/2024)

People flock to Bajhang highlands for yarsagumba harvest : Local markets are buzzing with activity as people shop for stay in the mountains for months. Yarsagumba fetches up to Rs2 million a kilo in the district, by Basant Pratap Singh (kp 04/05/2024)

Farmers in Myagdi earn Rs 210 million from orange sales (kh 02/05/2024)

Nepal’s Siddha Devi Tea Estate wins ‘World’s Best Tea’ title (rep 01/05/2024)

DDC settles Rs 480 million dues, eases financial strain on farmers (kh 26/04/2024)

Alluring Dragon fruits farming in Syangja (kh 26/04/2024)

Decline in honey production frustrates farmers (rn 20/04/2024)

Prospects Of Berry Cultivation In Nepal, by Shyam Joshi (rn 19/04/2024)

Orange prices triple after cold storage: Tehrathum farmers reap benefits (kh 13/04/2024)

A Potential Avenue for the Production of Green Hydrogen-Based Urea Fertilizer in Nepal, by Shyam Raj Pokharel (rep 13/04/2024)

Farmers threaten to pour Nepali honey on Kathmandu streets (rep 13/04/2024)

Nepal scientists confirm old remedy for armyworm : Researchers at Agriculture University, Rampur develop a tube to grow wasps and fungus that destroy the pest, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 10/04/2024)

Dairy farmers to get one-third of outstanding dues by this week : The state-owned Dairy Development Corporation says it will clear Rs370 million in dues to the farmers by this week, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/04/2024)

Bajura women attracted towards potato cultivation, by Sher Bahadur Sarki (rn 08/04/2024)

Time To Adopt Climate-smart Agriculture, by Janak Adhikari (rn 05/04/2024)

Jumla farmers worry as damaged canals remain unrepaired, by Netra Shahi (rn 03/04/2024)

Farmers in Ilam begin to pluck tea leaves, by Kokila Dhakal (rn 03/04/2024)

Rai makes millions from flowers, by Nisha Rai (rn 03/04/2024)

Government sets minimum support price for winter paddy (kh 29/03/2024)

Chinese tea entrepreneurs demand over 100,000 kg of Ilam tea after monitoring visits (rep 23/03/2024), Chinese eye Nepali orthodox tea : Until mid-March, the export of orthodox tea to China jumped 88.31 percent. Insiders say the opening of Chinese market to Nepali tea is significant, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/03/2024)

Large cardamom price recovers to Rs2,075 per kg : Prices are expected to rise further, but since farmers have already sold their cash crops, they will receive little benefit, by Laxmi Gautam (kp 15/03/2024)

Campaign to build pesticide-free province gains pace (kh 14/03/2024)

Women farmers convince husbands to quit foreign jobs : Several women entrepreneurs in Gulmi have encouraged their husbands to take up professions they once deemed unworthy, by Gaganshila Khadka (kp 12/03/2024), The Gulmi way : The success of women entrepreneurs in the district offers lessons for the rest of the country (kp 13/03/2024)

Kailali farmers drawn to herbs production (kh 10/03/2024)

Hetauda Milk Distribution Project procures 20,000 liters from tarai as local demand requires strategic boost (kh 09/03/2024)

Preserve Mountain Agrobiodiversity, by Achyut Tiwari (rn 08/03/2024)

Troubled dairy farmers seek government support : The state-owned Dairy Development Corporation has sought bailout funds amounting to Rs300 million to pay the protesting farmers (kp 02/03/2024), Government and dairy association seal agreement : Protests put-off (kh 03/03/2024), Dairy farmers unhappy with ‘one-sided’ payment deal : Say they don’t trust the government and dairy associations citing numerous past instances of unfulfilled promises (kp 04/03/2024), Heed dairy farmers : The problems they face are multifaceted and can only be solved with collective effort of all those in the sector (kp 08/03/2024)

Reviving Nepal’s farms, naturally : Regenerative agriculture practices spread as farmers reject harmful chemicals, by Simon Crittle (nt 01/03/2024)

Backlog of huge quantity of powdered milk, butter creating problem to DDC in paying farmers (kh 01/03/2024)

Rethinking Nepal’s agriculture development : We must support producers by linking them with markets to transform agricultural value chains, by Padam Bhandari (kp 27/02/2024)

Dairy association applauds import ban, vows support for local production (kh 25/02/2024), Multi Stakeholder interaction on “Energy Efficiency in the Dairy Sector” held in Kathmandu (nlt 26/02/2024), White 'flood' on the streets : Nepali dairy companies have not yet made meaningful efforts to explore foreign market, by Achyut Wagle (kp 27/02/2024)

Cardamom price hike pleases producers in Taplejung (kh 24/02/2024)

Helvetas Nepal's InElam: Banana Revolution!, by Keshab Poudel (sp 23/02/2024)

Is Nepal’s dairy sector headed for recession? The state-owned Dairy Development Corporation and private dairy firms have yet to pay farmers around Rs6 billion citing sharp drop in consumption, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/02/2024)

Chitwan farmers protest by pouring milk on streets (kh 18/02/2024)

A big threat to the farm sector, by Lakshya Deep Devkota (ae 15/02/2024)

In Sindhuli, dairy gives farmers, especially women, a new hope : On Tuesday, Nepal and South Korea decided to establish Kamalamai Municipality as the ‘Korea-Nepal Model Dairy Village’, Korea’s first attempt to build a dairy village overseas, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/02/2024)

Agricultural insurance fails to attract farmers in Sudurpaschim (kh 14/02/2024)

Accord Priority To Agriculture Sector, by Lok Deep Thapa (rn 09/02/2024)

Orange production up in Solukhumbu (kh 09/02/2024)

Farmer Ratan Sah cultivates vibrant cauliflowers in Siraha (kh 07/02/2024)

Nepali farmers reap bonus on India’s rice export ban : Though rice mills have been offering higher prices to buy paddy from Nepali farmers, for consumers it’s bad news, by Shankar Acharya (kp 02/02/2024)

Govt builds integrated agriculture and livestock services centers with Rs 1 billion investment (rep 28/01/2024)

Policy Dilemma In  Agriculture Sector (rn 26/01/2024)

Conserving agricultural biodiversity : Agrobiodiversity keeps crops from harmful diseases and pests, and helps increase beneficial insects, by Ram Krishna Shrestha and Bal Krishna Joshi kp 19/01/2024)

The occupation of Tundikhel : Residents and activists protest Kathmandu mayor’s decision to further constrict the last of Kathmandu's open space, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 19/01/2024)

Harnessing Synergies in Agriculture through Systems Thinking, by Sushil Thapa and Nityananda Khanal (rep 18/01/2024)

Only 15 percent of the arable land in Baglung has irrigation facilities (rep 13/01/2024)

FAO and ICIMOD sign MoU to strengthen climate-resilient agri-food system transformation in Bhutan and Nepal : ‘The collaborative effort aims to tackle pressing issues such as climate change, land degradation, water scarcity, feminization, and agrobiodiversity loss’ (nlt 12/01/2024)

Living off the land, by Kamal Raj Dgungel (ae 11/01/2021)

Dairy farmers call for timely payment (kh 11/01/2024)

Chitwan fields in yellow bloom as mustard makes a strong comeback : This fiscal year, the area under mustard farming increased to 21,850 hectares, returning to its 1998-99 level, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 11/01/2024)

Myagdi farmers rake in over 1.5 crore rupees with orange sale (kh 08/01/2024)

Nepal’s paddy production soars to record level (kh 08/01/2024), 5.72 million metric tons of paddy harvested (kh 09/01/2024), Despite El Niño effect, Nepali farmers reap bumper paddy harvest : The country produced an all-time high of 5.72 million tonnes of paddy, amounting to nearly Rs200 billion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/01/2024), Harvesting hope : The country should now focus on commercialising paddy production, targeting the urban population (kp 10/01/2024)

Price of cardamom increases threefold (kh 07/01/2024)

Lamjung witnesses decline in orange production (kh 06/01/2024)

Rukum Paschim produces honey worth Rs 25 million (kh 05/01/2024)

Winter brings bumper honey harvest in Nepal's mountains, but no markets : Beekeepers and government officials say despite the export potential, the influx of adulterated honey into the market is harming the reputation of the original organic product, by Mahesh KC (kp 04/01/2024)

Tea exports decline in first five months of 2023/24 (ae 04/01/2024)

After orthodox tea, Nepal’s CTC to get its own trademark : Experts say effective standards would benefit local producers who are compelled to sell their produce at lower prices because of low quality (kp 03/01/2024)

Tea production stops with onset of winter (rep 02/01/2024)

Disease destroys ginger; farmers demand compensation (rn 30/12/2023)

Remove limitation of land in agriculture: UML Vice Chair Pandey (kh 28/12/2023)

Govt sets minimum support price for wheat at Rs 3,650 per quintal (kh 28/12/2023)

Farmers await compensation for livestock losses due to lumpy skin disease (ae 27/12/2023)

Changes in precipitation patterns affecting crop production and food security in Nepal, interview with Sangam Shrestha (rep 24/12/2023)

Cardamom production increases in Ilam (kh 22/12/2023)

Transforming Nepali women’s farming—one drop at a time, by Shivani Chemjong (ae 21/12/2023)

Govt sets sugarcane purchase price at Rs 635 per quintal (kh 20/12/2023), Government hikes sugarcane price by Rs25 to Rs635 per quintal
The government on Wednesday increased the price of sugarcane by 4 percent year on year
(kp 21/12/2023)

Ginger farmers elated as price goes up, by Bomlal Giri (rn 20/12/2023)

Govt to purchase paddy worth Rs 2 billion from farmers (rep 19/12/2023)

Sugarcane farmers disown govt decision on support price (kh 15/12/2023), Sugarcane farmers protest in Sarlahi demanding floor price : They demand a minimum of Rs750 per quintal for this season’s harvest and release of last year’s subsidy pay, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 17/12/2023), Government decides to provide subsidy to sugarcane farmers : The decision comes on the heels of protest by farmers seeking payment (kp 18/12/2023)

Villages struggle as hydel projects leave Kalanga River dry : Farmers in several village of Kedarsyun Rural Municipality are grappling with water scarcity, and mourners cannot take ritual dips after cremating body, by Basant Pratap Singh (kp 14/12/2023)

30% families in Karnali self reliant on agricultural (rn 14/12/2023)

Soaring demand and falling yields propel large cardamom price to double : Nepali traders expect the spice to break price records in the upcoming months, by Laxman Gautam (kp 13/12/2023)

Tea industry in a crisis, say stakeholders (rn 10/12/2023)

Farmers worried over cauliflower price fall (rep 10/12/2023)

Govt, CIMMYT forge a decade-long partnership to advance agricultural science (rep 07/12/2023)

Bumper harvest elates orange farmers : Farmers in Ribdikot and Rainadevi Chahara sold oranges worth Rs50 million and Rs100 million, respectively, this season, by Madhav Aryal (kp 04/12/2023)

Misleading Statistics of Livestock in Nepal, by Krishna Prasad Acharya (rep 27/11/2023)

Rice production declines in Sarlahi (kh 27/11/2023)

Sugarcane farmers wait for last year’s subsidy as new harvest begins : Farmers say government has added fuel to the fire and the sit-in episode demanding payments may repeat this year too, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/11/2023)

Farming for the community : A foundation on the outskirts of Kathmandu is making life better for a community using a holistic approach and multifaceted projects, by Ayse Turcan (kp 25/11/2023)

Orange farming up in Gandaki Province (rn 25/11/2023)

Dr Katrin Hagen: We have to invest more on women’s projects in farming (interview) (ae 24/11/2023)

Jhapa produces 81 varieties of paddy in single block (rep 24/11/2023)

Worry over marigold flower wilting in field (kh 21/11/2023), Tihar flower sales reach Rs 240 million, Marking a Rs 200 million dip from last year (kh 24/11/2023)

Banana worth Rs 40 million imported for Chhath in Janakpurdham alone (rep 17/11/2023) [???]

Solarising Nepal’s irrigation canals : Improving access to solar energy can transform irrigation, boosting Nepal’s commercial agriculture, by Nilhari Neupane and Shisher Shrestha (kp 09/11/2023)

Lemon producers in Syangja wait for appropriate market (kh 02/11/2023)

Nepal’s first Holstein calf expected to be born in Feb : Nepal received 100 heifers and eight bulls as a gift from South Korean farmers under the Milky Way project last December, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/11/2023)

Betel nut farmers struggle amid market woes, by Rabin Bhattarai (ae 31/10/2023)

Demand of loans for agricultural purposes  declines by 10 percent in last 10 years (rep 28/10/2023)

Anbukhaireni rural municipality opts for avocado farming (rep 27/10/2023)

National Goat Research Program exports improved breed to 54 districts (rep 26/10/2023)

Govt explores int'l markets for dairy products amidst sales challenges (rep 24/10/2023)

Fish raising transforms lives of subsistence farmers : Siyari in Rupandehi accounts for 30 percent of the country’s total fish production, by Sanju Paudel (kp 21/10/2023)

Farm subsidies ending up in wrong hands, report says : The probe panel said that more than 70 percent of the subsidies in Lumbini province had been misappropriated, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 20/10/2023)

Livestock farmers in Taplejung highlands start winter descent to protect herds from cold : The farmers also aim to profit from selling sheep and goats, which are in high demand for Dashain feasts, by Ananda Gautam (kp 18/10/2023)

Hailstones damage crops, vegetables in Darchula : Chhangru in Vyas Rural Municipality is the hardest hit. Farmers complain of government indifference to compensating them, by Manoj Badu (kp 17/10/2023)

Untimely rainfall disappoints farmers (kh 17/10/2023)

Farming and our climate discourse : Rural farmers don’t have access to climate experts who can help them with remedies, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 16/10/2023)

Egg producers suffering economic slowdown effects : To boost consumption, farmers and the Nepal Veterinary Association are holding programmes to raise awareness about the nutritious values of eggs, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 15/10/2023)

Agriculture Minister Bhusal stresses on launching summer paddy plantation campaign (kh 13/10/2023)

Sugarcane farmers waiting anxiously for cash subsidy : The government has promised to pay sugarcane growers a cash subsidy of Rs70 per quintal, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 12/10/2023)

Sindhupalchok emerges as coffee heartland : Around 2,150 households in all 12 local units of the district are engaged in coffee farming, say officials, by Anish Tiwari (kp 11/10/2023)

As economic woes deepen, poultry farmers face hardships in business (kh 10/10/2023)

Jumla gets its first apple processing and grading machine (rep 02/10/2023)

Monsoon exit delayed: farmers urged to postpone harvesting plan (rn 02/10/2023)

Karnali farmers say they can’t do without chemicals : The government launched the ‘Organic Karnali’ plan without providing alternatives to the farmers. This has hurt output, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 01/10/2023)

Organic Uncle: Innovator Of Sustainable Agriculture, by Pragya Pokhrel (rep 29/09/2023)

Vegetables with excessive amounts of pesticide residue destroyed : Officials had suspended pesticide testing in vegetables for around two months due to lack of funding, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/09/2023)

Breaking barriers in agriculture : Implementing and scaling innovations in mixed farming systems is possible only with inclusive policies, by Sanju Koirala and Nilhari Neupane (kp 24/09/2023)

Apple production declines in Dhorpatan area (rep 24/09/2023)

Free artificial insemination scheme benefits Kavre farmers : The rural municipality has assigned five veterinarians to provide the service, which started on July 30, in all six wards, by Jyoti Shrestha (kp 24/09/2023)

Weak monsoon dampens prospects for Nepal’s agriculture sector : Met office says 1,249.3 mm rain, 84.9 percent of season’s average, has fallen since June, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/09/2023)

Retain Youth For Agricultural Development, by Balaram Chaulagain (rn 22/09/2023)

Karnali government to give 17 types of subsidies to farmers (kh 17/09/2023)

Food crisis looms large in Nepal, by Sabitri Dhakal (ae 14/09/2023)

Jumla exports 21,000 metric tons of apples (kh 13/09/2023)

Several Tarai districts witness below-average monsoon rainfall : With only 60 percent of land cultivated so far, locals from areas affected by severe dry spells are worried about a food crisis (kp 12/09/2023)

Farmers feel drought heat even before monsoon exit : Experts blame El Niño as cardamom fields in Palpa and paddy fields in Kailali are parched in the rainy season, by Madhav Aryal and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 07/09/2023)

Nepal's cultivable land area shrinks by 300,000 hectares to 2.2 million hectares over the past decade (rep 07/09/2023), Agriculture Census 2021/22: Agricultural land in the country has decreased over the past decade (ae 08/09/2023)

Foreign employment returnee finds niche in mushroom farming (rep 07/09/2023)

Farmers receive credit cards to buy farm inputs : The cards issued to farmers in Diktel Rupakot Majhuwagadhi Municipality, Khotang have a credit limit of Rs200,000, by Dambar Singh Rai (klp 06/09/2023)

Land equity for food security : Food insecurity will continue to rise if the government fails to protect agricultural land, by Jagat Deuja (kp 04/09/2023)

Indigenous crop varieties nearing extinction on large scale from Myagdi (rep 03/09/2023)

Cane farmers protest auction of Shree Ram Sugar Mills : The mill was put up for auction by Nepal Bank Limited a month ago after the mill failed to repay loans, by Shiva Puri (kp 03/09/2023)

Make way for Makalu Coffee : As cardamom productivity declines, one rural community in eastern Nepal has a new cash crop, by Hanna Wells (nt 01/09/2023)

Time to Rethink Our Agricultural Innovation Laws, by Samagya Pradhan (rep 29/08/2023)

‘Farmer credit card’ comes into effect (kh 28/08/2023)

How Koshi farmers turn sand dunes green : Around 3,100 bighas were covered with sand from the 2008 Koshi flood making them unfit for cultivation of traditional crops such as paddy, wheat and maize, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 27/08/2023)

Youth of Sindhuli into commercial dragon fruit farming (rep 27/08/2023)

Ropeway brings cheers to farmers in Rukum (East) (kh 25/08/2023)

Apple growers in highlands celebrate bumper harvest : Farm incomes have more than doubled after the roadless villages were connected to the highway network, by Aash Gurung, DB Budha and Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 24/08/2023)

Nepal records 92 percent paddy plantation so far (kh 22/08/2023)

Onions likely to get costlier in Nepal after India imposes export duty : India imposes the export duty in an attempt to dampen domestic prices ahead of key state elections later this year (kp 21/08/2023) [It's the same every year! Is Nepal really not suitable for growing onions?], Onion disappears from market as India slaps export tax : Nepal imports almost all its onion requirement from India, and the tax has created shortages in the domestic market, by KLrishana Prasain (kp 23/08/2023)

Agriculture 2.0: Revolutionizing Nepal’s farm sector, by Twinkle Oli and Ram Datta Bhatta (ae 21/08/2023)

Palpa farmers reap windfall from dragon fruit farming : Most of the farmers learnt how to farm dragon fruit with the help of the internet, by Madhav Aryal (kp 18/08/2023)

87 percent paddy plantation, seven percent less than last year (kh 15/08/2023)

UN-HABITAT’s rooftop farming program promoting urban agriculture in Lalitpur : The initiative aims to promote urban agriculture for ensuring access to healthy food and improving food security for vulnerable households in urban areas (nlt 14/08/20233)

Farmers rushing harvest before rain cuts off road : If Karnali Highway is closed, the apples will rot in the orchards, say farmers in Jumla, by DB Budha (kp 10/08/2023)

Low water level in Gandak Canal adds to Nepali farmers misery, by Kranti Sah (ae 09/08/2023)

Drought parches Nepal’s agricultural heartland : Government statistics show that paddy transplantation in Madhesh has been progressing at a slow pace for lack of rain, by Sunita Baral, Shankar Acharya and Awadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 08/08/2023)

Smart Krishi, an all-in-one app for farmers : It produces information necessary for farmers in the form of videos and texts, such as the format of business plans and proposals, government notices and agriculture news, by Subin Adhikari (kp 05/08/2023)

Oranges worth Rs 290 million produced in Tanahu last year (rep 05/08/2023)

Call to promote millet farming (ae 04/08/2023)

Commercial fruit farming thrives in Myagdi : Farmers in the district earned Rs220 million by selling 3,690 tonnes of oranges in the last fiscal year, officials said, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 04/08/2023)

Gorkha villages are buzzing with hornet farming : Farmers say hornet larvae, considered a delicacy by locals, sell like hot cakes, for Rs1,000 per mana, around half a litre, by Hariram Upreti (kp 03/08/2023)

Irrigation for rural development : Small-scale farmers can diversify their crops and improve yields through better irrigation, by Nirman Shrestha and Tikaram Adhikari (kp 02/08/2023)

Fear of food crisis as multiple problems hit paddy production : Lumpy skin, low monsoon rainfall and slow transplantation have raised possibility of a reduced harvest, experts say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/08/2023), Rice for thought : Coming months will be challenging for farmers, consumers and national economy as a whole (kp 01/08/2023)

Fishery Research Station finds commercial pearl farming feasible, by Smita Adhikari (ae 31/07/2023)

Grain drain : Covid, climate and conflict have combined to make hunger more acute in Nepal, by Chandra Kishore (nt 28/07/2023)

Revitalising agro extension system: For effective service delivery, by Padma Singh (ht 28/07/2023)

Farmers heavily rely on Indian fertilizers for cultivation (rep 27/07/2023)

Earthworm production raises farm income : Earthworm manure has become the first choice among those doing terrace or roof farming, by Sanju Paudel (kp 26/07/2023)

Vegetables, fruits worth Rs 6.29 billion imported via Kakadvitta (kh 26/07/2023) [?????], Nepal imports millet worth Rs 510 million from India (kh 26/07/2023) [?????]

Nepal Tea Collective—now available in the Nepali market : Since 2016, the New York-based company has been distributing orthodox Nepali tea all over the US markets and to buyers from more than 42 countries (kp 25/07/2023)

Making Nepali farmers happy : A mix of farmer-managed and groundwater-based irrigation systems could be fruitful, by Shisher Shrestha and Nilhari Neupane (kp 24/07/2023)

Dairy farmers lose as sales drop : The government raised the price of milk paid to farmers, making dairy products costlier, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 23/07/2023)

Myagdi villagers swarm into forests to pick red mushroom : The locals earn between Rs100,000 and Rs500,000 annually from mushrooms, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 23/07/2023)

Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Urban Development in Nepal, by Ambika P Adhikari and Keshav Bhattarai (rep 22/07/2023)

Delayed monsoon, lumpy skin disease affect paddy plantation (ht 22/7/2023)

Vegetables rot on the farmland as landslide triggered by monsoon rainfall affects road transport (rep 22/07/2023)

Nurturing agricultural growth: Justification of agro-credit, by Pralhad Giri (ht 20/07/2023)

Agriculture growth through investment : Sustained investment in the sector depends on commercialisation and technological advancements, by Pralhad Giri (kp 20/07/2023)

Lumpy skin and El Niño threaten farm output : Nepalis are grappling with high inflation, and a drop in production could hurt people in the low-income bracket, experts say, by Krtishana Prasain (kp 16/07/2023)

Farmers distressed as lumpy skin disease kills their cattle : Cows, buffalos and even yaks have been infected, and thousands have died, officials said, by Binod Bhandari et al. (kp 15/07/2023), Lumpy skin outbreak affects paddy transplant (rn 15/07/2023)

Government raises minimum support price for paddy : The support price has been raised by more than 7.5 percent for the harvest of the next fiscal year (kp 13/07/2023)

Mugu locals shift to duck farming : Farmers make more than Rs40,000 per trimester by selling ducks in the local market, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 11/07/2023)

Sarlahi witnesses only seven percent of paddy plantation (kh 10/07/2023), Only 10 percent paddy plantation in Mahottari district (rep 10/07/2023)

Nepali mangoes dominate market with bumper production this year (ht 10/07/2023)

90 percent paddy plantation completed in Baitadi (kh 08/07/2023)

Late monsoon affects plantation (ht 08/07/2023)

Fast-spreading cattle disease threatens food security : Experts have warned of a possible drop in the paddy harvest and dairy output this year due to the lumpy skin disease, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/07/2023)

27 percent paddy plantation till date (kh 07/07/2023)

Farmers in Gorkha switch to tractors from oxen : They say using a tractor is cost-effective and time-saving compared to using the traditional method of ploughing the field, by Hariram Upreti (kp 06/07/2023)

Municipality provides grant to farmers for milk production (kh 05/07/2023)

asture posture in times of climate change, by Kedar Karki (ae 03/07/2023)

Government aims to promote domestic vegetables, fruits producers: Finance Minister (rn 02/07/2023)

Yarsagumba collectors happy as prices move up : Gathering yarsagumba is the primary source of income for locals in Nepal's mid-western region, by Mahesh KC (kp 01/07/2023)

Industrialization From the Ground Up:Small Farmers Could Be the Catalyst, by Shivaram Pd. Koirala (sp 30/06/2023)

National Paddy Day (Asar 15) being observed today (kh 30/06/2023), National Paddy Day : Festival Of Food Security, by Laxman Kafle (rn 30/06/2023)

Rethinking food crisis responses in South Asia : Investment should be stepped up in customized climate-resilient agriculture for long-run sustainability and ensuring the smallholders' access to modern technologies and inputs, by Devesh Roy, Shahidur Rashid and Anjani Kumar (nlt 29/06/2023)

Are land and economic mobility connected? Individuals whose parents are involved in agriculture which is the lowest ranked occupation have low chances of moving towards higher ranked occupation even though they are endowed with higher land value, by Ashesh Shrestha (nlt 28/06/2023)

Mango farmers say government should set floor price : Traders claim the price of mangoes has plunged this year due to a glut in production but farmers say middlemen reap huge profits, by Bharat Jarghamagar and Sima Tamang (kp 25/06/2023)

Cold stores get cold response from farmers : Millions of rupees was spent on constructing the warehouses without conducting a proper assessment and viability study (kp 23/06/2023)

Prioritise Agriculture Development, by Lok Deep Thapa (rn 23/06/2023)

Large cardamom likely to see sharp fall in output : The Federation of Large Cardamom Entrepreneurs say the output this year may drop 40 percent-on year, mainly due to drought and pest infection, by Ananda Gautam (kp 21/06/2023)

Curb Arable Land Abandonment, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 20/06/2023)

Throwing vegetables on the road becoming a habit : Sunday’s tomato spectacle shows that cartels seek to charge high prices in the name of farmers, experts said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/06/2023), Farmers fail to sell tomatoes priced at Rs 4 per kg, dump over 92,000 kg in Kalimati (Photo Feature) (rep 19/06/2023)

How will Nepal handle marijuana cultivation?, by Tapendra Karki (rep 16/06/2023)

Permaculture breathes new life into ghost towns : Dhankuta is seeing a revival as people start returning to their villages, thanks to a new way of farming, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 16/06/2023)

Youths in Kavre seek their fortune in animal husbandry : Young farmers say they need training programmes to begin commercial animal husbandry, by Jyoti Shrestha (kp 16/06/2023)

Is the term “Organic” misappropriated or misrepresented in Nepal?, by Kiran Mainali (rep 13/06/2023)

Gandaki province to execute artificial insemination for improving animal breeding (kh 12/06/2023)

Apple turning fruitful for Bajura farmers, by Sher Bahadur Sarki (rn 11/06/2023)

Court directs cooperative manager to return Rs 5.9 million to depositors (kh 07/06/2023)

Demand for Nepali tea rises to fill India's output gap : Indian tea estates are going through a lean period as the tea bushes there have reached the end of their life cycles, traders say, by Parbat Portel (kp 07/06/2023)

Farmers prosper by growing fruits on riverbanks : They have found out that they can grow crops with less manure and less water in the sandy soil on the banks of the Doda river, by Kamal Panthi and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 04/06/2023)

Farmers dissatisfied with govt decision to scrap Cotton Development Board (kh 03/06/2023)

Community seed bank in Nawalpur helps preservation of indigenous crops (kh 03/06/2023)

Reviving Cultivation Of Finger Millet, by Achyut Tiwari (rn 02/06/2023)

‘Highly anticipated’: Activists stoked as government announces feasibility study plan for medicinal marijuana : The herb has, for ages, been part of Nepali life as it was consumed as spice, medicine and made into clothes, by Anup Ojha and Timothy Aryal (kp 01/06/2023)

Reviving Nepal's agriculture : Mixed farming can boost Nepal’s income, food security and resilience to climate change, by Nilhari Neupane and Sanju Koirala (kp 018/06/2023)

Sahaj Challenge Fund Round 3 launched to promote agribusiness : The project is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Nepal Agricultural Market Development Programme (kp 27/05/2023)

Nepal imports agricultural products worth Rs 250 billion in 10 months (rep 24/05/2023)

Large cardamom exports hit record Rs6.36 billion in 9 months : Nepal is the world’s largest producer of the high-value spice followed by India and Bhutan, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/05/2023)

Karnali fishermen fear eco damage may ruin livelihood : Many locals have seen their incomes rise substantially from fishing with the opening of the Karnali corridor, by Basanta Pratap Singh and Arjun Shah (kp 21/05/2023)

Dharche’s honey-hunting tradition lives on : Honey hunting on the Gorkha cliffs is a skill passed down the generations, by Hariram Upreti (kp 19/05/2023)

Growth crawls to 1.4 percent in Bagmati province, Nepal’s economic hub : In the current fiscal year, Gandaki province's economy is estimated to grow at 3.26 percent, the highest economic growth among all seven provinces (kp 18/05/2023)

Insurance companies halt agri-insurance : Insurers say they face difficulties as government subsidies for agricultural insurance are delayed, leading to difficulties in the settlement of claims (ae 17/05/2023)

Clear the arrears : Most farmers across the country are ignorant about the importance of agri-insurance (ht 17/05/2023)

Coffee farm yields extra income for farmers in Kavre : According to Khanikhola Rural Municipality, farmers have been cultivating coffee commercially for the past two years in most of the villages, by Jyoti Shrestha (kp 16/05/2023)

Drought hits cardamom plantation in Taplejung (kh 14/05/2023)

Drought hits maize crop in Udaypur (kh 14/05/2023)

The possibility of pine nut export in Nepal (ae 11/05/2023)

Farming sector reels from problems despite significant government investment : Over half of the arable land in Dadeldhura, Doti, Achham, Baitadi, Darchula, Bajhang and Bajura has turned into pastures, by DR Pant (kp 07/05/2023)

Milk import ban may be lifted to prevent shortages : The Department of Livestock Services says milk production is rising at the rate of 4 percent annually, but demand has been growing at 8 percent, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/05/2023)

Forecasts of less rain this year alarm farm sector : The climate outlook for the 2023 southwest monsoon season shows that most of Nepal may receive below-normal rainfall, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/05/2023)

High costs, low earnings driving poultry farmers out of business : Many entrepreneurs say they stopped production after not getting a fair price for their products and feed prices soared continuously, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/05/2023)

1.3 million hectares of cultivable land left barren (kh 01/05/2023)

Dolpa to open Yarsagumba collection from May 15 (kh 30/04/2023)

Unlocking Rural Agricultural Revitalization in Nepal, by Alok K Bohara (rep 30/04/2023)

Modern equipment gives corn farming a much-needed boost : The cost of corn farming has nearly halved and the yields have gone up in double-digit using the precision planting machine, by Shankar Acharya (kp 30/04/2023)

Return migrant opens flourishing farmhouse resort in his village : Located 3 km south of Dumre Chowk in Tinahu Rural Municipality, the eco farmhouse allows visitors to observe local farm life, by Sanju Paudel (kp 29/04/2023)

Nepal’s Agriculture Cooperative Central Federation wins FAO partnership award : The award recognises commitment to improving the lives of local communities and promoting sustainable development (kp 29/04/2023)

Electricity tariff-free for irrigation in Gandaki (kh 29/04/2023)

Dolakha farmers earn additional money selling nettle leaves : The medicinal value of nettle is driving up the demand in the market, they say, by Kedar Shiwakoti (kp 27/04/2023)

Bird flu-affected farmers receive compensation (rep 27/04/2023)

Farmers turn to Walnut as cash crop : Around 150 farmers in Galkot wards 1, 4 and 10 planted around 10,000 saplings of walnut last month in around 32 hectares of land, by Prakash Baral (kp 26/04/2023)

Manang locals set out for highlands to collect yarsa (kh 26/04/2023)

NDA discusses matter of dealing with milk-related problems (kh 25/04/2023)

Nepal’s tea industry going through tough times : Many small tea growers have switched to other crops due to the state’s unfriendly tea policy, insiders say, by Arjun Rajbansi (kp 21/04/2023)

Nepal’s dairy sector flags severe milk shortage : The state-owned DDC and privately-owned Nepal Dairy Association and Dairy Industry Association have requested the government to lift the ban on imports of skimmed milk powder to prevent shortages, by Pawan Pandey (kp 19/04/2023)

Baglung farmers forced to sell crops at low prices due to lack of marketisation : They believe they could have earned up to 4 times more with proper support infrastructure, by Prakash Baral (kp 16/04/2023)

Farmers suffer as chemical fertilisers get stalled in warehouses : The agriculture inputs company says the chemical fertiliser distribution has been stalled since a district-wise quota has not been fixed by the provincial government, by Shankar Acharya (kp 15/04/2023)

Help Farmers Reduce Debt Burden, by Namrata Sharma (rn 12/04/2023)

Rolpa farmers waiting for payment for produce (kh 11/04/2023)

Farmers suffer as floods wipe out farms in Jumla annually : The irrigation channels damaged by the floods last year have not been repaired, by DB Budha (kp 10/04/2023)

Agros Woes : After our government encouraged fruit growing in orchards many Nepalis imported apple saplings from far off Serbia and replanted them in Mustang, by Hemang Dixit (sp 07/04/2023)

Agricultural revolution in Nepal : Opportunities, Challenges And Way Ahead, by Madhav Subedi (rn 07/04/2023)

Vegetable farming gives fine returns (kh 04/04/2023)

Decline in honey sales worries farmers in central Nepal : Cheaper and counterfeit honey in the domestic market is hurting the business, they say, by Ramesh Kumar Pudel (kp 30/03/2023)

Hope and despair in Suntala Superzone : Spoilage loss inhibits plan to buttress value chain of mandarin oranges in Syangja, by Dinesh Kafle (kp 29/03/2023)

Microfinance and ongoing movement in Nepal Looking for the right direction, by Bharat Ram Dhungana (ht 27/03/2023)

Disease-resistant Jumli Marshi rice being readied for cultivation : The rice variety is grown at the highest elevation in the world of 3,050 metres above sea level in far-western Nepal, by DB Budha (kp 27/03/2023)

Israeli farm techniques add new twist to Kalash Dairy : The large-scale farm produces compressed natural gas and compost manure, besides producing dairy products, by Shankar Acharya (kp 24/03/2023)

Pheasant farms thrive in western Nepal on rising demand : The wildfowl farmers say they are receiving big orders from institutional buyers, mostly from luxury hotels in India, by DR Panta (kp 23/03/2023)

PMC distributes agriculture equipment to farmers on subsidy (kh 22/03/2023)

Government rolls back decision to increase fertiliser prices : The decision came on a day when Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal was set to face yet another vote of confidence in Parliament (kp 21/03/2023)

Farmers worry about dwindling market for locally produced seeds : Production is also on a downward trend despite increased acreage to produce seeds, by Mahesh KC (kp 19/03/2023)

Women Farmers in Nepal : Vanguard of Rural Economy, by Kiran Mainali (rep 14/03/2023)

Mango production in Saptari expected to increase this year, by Devram Prasad Yadav (rn  14/03/2023)

Subsidy reduction likely to result in price rise of chemical fertilizers (kh 14/03/2023), Nepal hikes chemical fertiliser prices to curb subsidies : Nepal’s chemical fertiliser subsidy bill is likely to shoot up to a record Rs38.50 billion this fiscal year as import prices have swelled tremendously (kp 14/03/2023), Farmers announce protests against the government's decision to cut subsidy on fertilizers (rep 15/03/2023)

Tanahun farmers get improved corn seeds (kh 10/03/2023)

In Nepal, farm women are becoming entrepreneurs : Women are experiencing increased responsibilities and workloads, especially in situations where there is climate-driven out migration of men and young people, by Subin Adhikari (kp 08/03/2023)

Small tea growers criticise electricity demand charges : Tea farmers allege that the Nepal Electricity Authority has made the tariff regulations without having an adequate study of the industry, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 06/03/2023)

Taking Nepali tea to the world : Nepal is uniquely positioned to cash in on growing demand for orthodox and speciality tea in the international market, by Nischal Dhungel (kp 05/03/2023)

Farmers in Jumla find stable income in potato farming : Though marketing is not an issue, better roads would boost the sales, farmers say, by DB Budha (kp 05/03/2023)

Tea, and coffee development offices lack funds to help farmers in east : Farmers lament the government has not prioritised tea and coffee development programmes, by Laxmi Gautam (kp 04/03/2023)

Agricultural Land Use in Nepal : Challenges and Opportunities, by Jagat Deuja (kp 03/03/2023)

Chitwan farmers find their calling in sunflower farming (kh 02/03/2023)

American armyworm attack maize crop in Jhapa (kh 01/03/2023?

Farmers to face fertilizer shortage next year too (rep 28/02/2023)

Bardiya farmers switch to fishery as income doubles : Many farmers have left cultivating traditional cereal crops and dug ponds instead for fish farming, by Kamal Panthi (kp 27/02/2023)

Farmers earn 200 million rupees from cardamom (kh 26/02/2023)

Biofertiliser (Jholmal) : A Solution For Soil, Human Health, by Tanka Dhakal (rn 24/02/2023)

Myagdi farmers find their calling in potato cultivation (kh 23/02/2023)

New Technology Can Revolutionize Agriculture in Nepal, by Basu Gautam (rep 22/02/2023)

Farmers get grant for milk production (kh 21/02/2023)

Parbat exports orange worth around Rs 300 million (kh 20/02/2023)

Egg farmers want government to support business : There is a great distance between the egg producer and the egg consumer, insiders say metaphorically as they call for fair prices, by Ramesh Kumar Paudeal and Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 20/02/2023)

Farmers of Lamjung find their calling in black cardamom farming (kh 16/02/2023)

When is the next rain? Beyond the environmental toll, droughts amplify inequalities and threaten livelihoods, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 13/02/2023)

Ensure market for domestic agro products: ANPF (kh 11/02/2023)

Nepal exports tea worth Rs 38 million (kh 07/02/2023)

Tea producers demand chemical fertilizers (kh 06/02/2023)

Ensuring Fair Prices for Agriculture Produce (rep 04/02/2023)

Biodynamic agripreneurs : A new organic farming approach that helps revive soil health is spreading across Nepal, by Sanjib Chaudhary (nt 03/02/2023)

Mushroom farming turns rewarding to Nawalparasi farmers (kh 03/02/2023)

Fertiliser subsidies likely to hit record Rs39 billion : Despite spending so much on fertiliser subsidies, the expected rise in food production has not happened, officials say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/02/2023)

20 tons of cardamom produced in Parbat (rn 03/02/2023)

Climate change worries trans-Himalayan farmers (ht 02/02/2023)

Farmers demand an increase in milk price (kh 31/01/2023)

Organic matter matters : The indigenous knowledge of Nepali farmers about compost quality is worth emulating, by Dinesh Panday (kp 29/01/2023)

Bhojpur farmers feel encouraged to expand orange farming (kh 28/01/2023)

Oranges stored in cooling center rot in Syangja (kh 26/01/2023)

Winter rainfall makes wheat farmers happy : Farmers who have planted wheat are happy to witness the first winter rainfall this year, but mustard, potatoes and lentil growers are largely worried as water has inundated their farmland, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 26/01/2023)

Chiraito herb hits all-time high of Rs1,000 per kg : Tibet used to be the largest buyer of the plant; but after China closed the border, traders turned their attention to India, by Ananda Gautam (kp 25/01/2023)

Nepal is a Bourbon coffee country, report says : The coffee-genotype DNA sequencing research report released by the EU-Nepal Trade and Investment Programme has recommended that Nepal diversify the genetic landscape in order to mitigate the risk of having a single uniform genetic background (kp 24/01/2023)

Kiwi farmers worried as prices plunge : Many kiwi growers have started to keep the fruit in cold storage to sell them in the off-season which yields them better income, by Kedar Shiwakoti (kp 23/01/2023)

Fewer farmers growing sugarcane because of payment hassles : The sugarcane acreage has decreased from 78,609 hectares in 2017-18 to 64,354 hectares in 2020-21, government’s data shows, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/01/2023)

Sugarcane farmers suffer due to delayed minimum support price announcement : The harvest season started in mid-November, but the government still has not set the floor price, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/01/2023) [It's the same every year!], Government announces sugarcane minimum support price : The government has fixed the support price of sugarcane at Rs610 per quintal for this year’s harvest season (kp 19/01/2023), Sugarcane farmers not happy with support price fixed by govt (rn 21/01/2023)

8 Lakhs earning a year from honey bee farming (rn 13/01/2023)

Red rot affects sugarcane farmers' income in Parsa and Bara : When the affected sugarcane is split open, the inner region is reddish in colour with intermittent white traces across the cane length, by Shankar Acharya (kp 12/01/2023)

hokana strives to revive its famed mustard oil heritage : Mills in this traditional Newar village pressed the finest cooking oil, which any housewife in the valley would swear by, by Subin Adhikari (kp 10/01/2023)

Sweet potato for hunger alleviation, by Ajay Dhungana (ae 10/01/2023)

‘Goat farming turns lucrative income source’ (kh 09/01/2023)

Tehrathum farmers happy with the operation of cold storage (kh 07/01/2023)

National agriculture census reaches final stage (kh 07/01/2023)

Gandaki province produces oranges worth Rs 2.7 billion this year (kh 06/01/2023)

Commercializing Mountain Agriculture in Nepal, by Kiran Mainali (rep 05/01/2023)

Nepali farmers line up to sell paddy while imports surge : As per Birgunj Customs, Rs5.25 billion worth of Indian paddy entered Nepal between November 21 and December 30, by Bharat Jargha Magar and Shankar Acharya (kp 04/01/2023)

Nepal has a chance to become self-reliant on fine rice production (ae 03/01/2022)

Cabbage exports to India soar as organic trend catches on : Nepal exported 11,673 tonnes of white cabbage worth Rs136.17 million to India in the first five months of the fiscal year, according to customs data, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/01/2023)

Power to the farmer : Agriculture could provide Nepal with the growth in electricity demand it desperately needs, by Bishal Thapa (kp 30/12/2022)

Farmers likely to harvest 5.48 million tonnes of paddy : The paddy harvest will produce 3.52 million tonnes of rice after milling while Nepal requires 4 million tonnes annually to feed its population, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/12/2022), Nepal grows 6.94 percent more paddy, still faces shortfall of 480,000 tons this year, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 30/12/2022)

Pest management, the organic way : Chemical insecticide use can be discouraged by introducing organic pest management techniques, by Utkal Sapkota (kp 30/12/2022)

Priority on preserving indigenous crops (kh 29/12/2022)

Nepali farmers battle twin problems of climate change and contagion, by Monika Malla (rep 29/12/2022)

Sugarcane farmers in Rautahat forced to sell their produce at lower prices : With sugar mills in the area shutting down and the minimum support price of sugarcane not fixed, helpless farmers find themselves at a crossroads, by Shiva Puri (kp 28/12/2022)

Farmers forced to store ginger in pits : Despite being an indigenous technique, it risks rotting, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 27/12/2022)

Cows imported from South Korea distributed to farmers (kh 27/12/2022), With Holstein cows, Sindhuli looks to boost dairy sector : The baby cows are part of a gift from South Korea of 101 Holstein heifers and 20 high genetic-worth breeding bulls, by Sangam Prasain (kp 31/12/2022)

NPC’s study opposes foreign investment in primary sector of agriculture (kh 26/12/2022)

Lapsi cultivation boosts incomes in Parbat : A local factory manufactures pickle and other products from the fruit which are sold domestically and also exported, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 26/12/2022)

Low price threatens future of large cardamom farming : Nepal is the world’s largest producer of large cardamom, by Ananda Gautam (kp 20/12/2022)

Cucumber farmers making good income (kh 20/12/2022)

Vertical farming: Why it is relevant for cities like Kathmandu and elsewhere : The traditional labor-intensive farming system in land and water-scarce Kathmandu definitely cannot fulfill the growing demands of the densely populated city, by Niyati Shrestha (kp 20/12/2022)

Sugarcane farmers demand Rs705 per quintal minimum for this season’s harvest : The crushing season began in mid-November, but farmers are still waiting for the government to publish the floor price, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/12/2022)

Excessive use of chemical fertilisers lowers paddy output in Parbat : Farmers have been using a large amount of chemical fertilisers to increase their agricultural output, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 18/12/2022)

Only 20 percent of the arable land irrigated (kh 17/12/2022)

Baglung produces oranges worth Rs 240 million (rep 16/12/2022)

Roads allow Karnali’s farm products to reach overseas : The region’s crops have also found fans in Kathmandu where cereals from distant districts have become trendy, DB Budha and Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 15/12/2022)

Orange growers in Kavre distressed by drop in output : Ageing plants and poor maintenance of orchards are major causes for the reduced output, agri experts say, by Jyoti Shrestha (kp 14/12/2022)

Palpa sees a boom in paddy production (kh 12/12/2022)

Coffee farming getting intl market, more youths attracted to farming (kh 11/12/2022)

Biodynamic Agriculture and Pest Management, by Dipak Khanal (rep 09/12/2022)

Paddy production hit after flooding becomes more frequent in Bhajani : Nearly 20,000 families were affected by the floods and inundation in several districts in September. The floods inundated houses and paddy fields belonging to around 9,000 families in Bhajani alone, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 09/12/2022)

Farmers’ income waxing in Myagdi from beekeeping : Those engaged in the occupation say they are now able to send their children to better schools in cities and towns, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 09/12/2022)

Rejoicing with bees in old age: Amrita Rawal, by Golden Buda (rep 09/12/2022)

Farmers choose hybrid varieties of rice for higher yield : The farmers there have shifted to growing hybrid varieties because of their high productivity in recent years, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 09/12/2022)

Farmers orgs demand implementation of support price for paddy (kh 08/12/2022)

Veggie trade in the eastern hills seesaws with the seasons : Sankhuwasabha, Tehrathum and Dhankuta districts export cabbages valued at more than Rs500 million to India annually, by Chandra Karki (kp 06/12/2022)

No soil, no food : One of the critical problems the world is facing is soil degradation from nutrient loss, by Menila Kharel (kp 05/12/2022)

Chitwan records rise in paddy production (kh 04/12/2022)

Wine company to purchase Kiwi from farmers (kh 03/12/2022)

It's a hard life for low-wage Nepali tea workers : The tea industry is one of the oldest and largest export-oriented sectors in the country, but it has no social protection scheme, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 01/12/2022)

Syangja farmers elated with increase in orange production (kh 30/11/2022)

Rice productivity up in Jhapa (kh 28/11/2022)

Seoul gifts Holstein heifers, bulls to boost dairy sector : Milk output of the breed exceeds 30 litres a day, over three times what improved variety of cows in Nepal now yield, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/11/2022)

India's wheat export ban weighs on Nepali industries, by Sangay Sherpa (ht 25/11/2022)

Birgunj receives 2,500 tonnes of urea : As farmers rush to plant their winter crops with the chill setting in, several districts across the country are reporting shortages of chemical fertiliser, particularly urea, by Shankar Acharya (kp 25/11/2022)

Industrializing Nepal’s farming, by Upendra Gautam (ae 24/11/2022)

Climate change hits apple output in Mustang, by Tara Chapagain (ae 24/11/2022)

Illegally imported fish affects market of local produce, by Sangay Sherpa (ht 18/11/2022)

7,500 tonnes fertiliser arrives in Birgunj, Bhairahawa (rn 16/11/2022)

Farmers destroy illegally imported fish in Bharatpur (kh 15/11/2022)

Orange farmers prosper after switching to avocados : The number of farmers growing avocado in Dhankuta increased from 1,963 to 4,926 in four years, according to officials, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 15/11/2022)

Farmers forced to sell paddy at cheaper price as govt delays fixing its price, Yogesh Rawal (rep 09/11/2022), Govt increases support prices of paddy by up to Rs 226 per quintal at the farmers’ price (rep 09/11/2022)

Import restrictions on Nepali tea: A potential blessing in disguise : Nepali producers are still facing difficulties in trading outside India as Nepali tea doesn’t have a single lab to test the standard of tea before exporting, by Sindhuj Thapa (nlt 07/11/2022)

Govt to invest Rs 10 billion at local, provincial levels to increase agricultural production, by Dilip Poudel (rep 07/11/2022)

Delay in fixing floor price of paddy: farmers bear the brunt (rn 07/11/2022)

Farmers dependent on India for potato seeds, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 06/11/2022) [???]

Seedless paddy worries farmers (kh 03/11/2022)

Sherpas spend nine months in Chaurikharka for managing livelihood expenses (kh 02/11/2022)

Farmers in Taplejung busy in harvesting cardamom (kh 02/11/2022)

Insect infestation damages paddy crops in Palpa : Plant feeders have infested farms in Madi, Rampur, Argali and Kachal, known as the district's food basket, by Madhav Aryal and Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 25/10/2022)

Darchula shepherds face hardship as track on Nepal side yet to be repaired : Villagers, including those in Chhangru and Tinkar, are forced to use the Indian road to move their cattle, by Manoj Badu (kp 23/10/2022)

Fortified rice to be produced to fight malnutrition : The Department of Food Technology has proposed raising the recommended micronutrient content for fortified rice, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/10/2022)

Climate crisis is brewing in farming belt, by Shankar Prasad Khanal (ae 20/10/2022)

Experts insist on organic farming for better public health (kh 20/10/2022)

Nepali tea growers breathe easier after India lifts ban on blending : Shipments plunged after India’s move last November in a bid to protect its domestic industry, by Pawan Pandey (kp 20/10/2022)

Government mute spectator as extreme weather hits farmers : As climate change-induced disasters increase, thousands of people face the risk of hunger, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/10/2022)

Pyuthan self-sufficient in flower production (rn 18/10/2022)

Farmers busy harvesting rice surviving excessive rain (rn 16/10/2022)

Excessive rainfall inflicts loss on farmers (kh 12/10/2022)

Subsidised solar irrigation pumps: Not benefitting needy farmers, by Kashi Kafle and Aditi Mukherji (ht 12/10/2022)

Seed security: A path to secured agriculture sector in Nepal : The government should focus on incorporating private and community sectors and create a competitive environment with business culture for seed production, by Niyati Shrestha (nlt 03/10/2022)

Equitable, resilient and sustainable food system : Nepal has no choice but to increase its agricultural production by enhancing land and irrigation water productivity, by Khem Raj Sharma (kp 03/10/2022)

Youths start commercial organic farming in Sindhupalchok (rn 01/10/2022)

Transport costs dear for Bajura apples (rep 30/09/2022)

Transforming SFDP And Building Strong Grassroots Level Institution For Poverty Alleviation, by Shivram Prasad Koirala and Nav Raj Simkhada (ae 27/09/2022)

Cardamom price declines, farmers become worried (rn 25/09/2022)

Whiteflies destroy seed-bearing paddy in Nawalparasi East (kh 24/09/2022)

Success story of a mother: How farming changed her destiny (kh 23/09/2022)

Prospects Of Agroforestry In Nepal, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 20/09/2022)

Poultry products manufacturing industry established (kh 20/09/2022)

Drought and heat wave take toll on paddy crop : Nepal's harvest in the fiscal year 2022-23 is doubtful due to a combination of climatic and man-made factors, experts say, by Rupa Gahatraj (18/09/2022)

Kalikot produces 7,200 metric tons of apple (kh 14/09/2022)

How does an agricultural country fail in agriculture? Nepal has more productivity and opportunities for economic growth in high value cash crops, compared to cereal crops. But the farmers and government have not used this opportunity, by Rishab Tuladhar (nlt 13/09/2022)

Farmers worry over disease in sugarcane (kh 13/09/2022)

Nepali industries hit after India taxes paddy, rice (kh 10/09/2022) [Nepal urgently needs to become independent from the import of agricultural products!], India’s export tariff on rice sparks food inflation fears in Nepal : The paddy harvest is doubtful as Nepal suffered a shortage of chemical fertiliser during the transplantation period, experts say, by Sangam Prasain and Krishana Prasain (kp 10/09/2022)

Retain Youths For Agriculture Development, by Balaram Sharma Chaulagain (rn 10/09/2022)

Farmers’ attraction to jute farming waning (kh 04/09/2022)

Woman earns Rs. 45,000 a month from cow farming, by Ramesh Bishwokarma (rn 31/08/2022)

Fertiliser shortage, drought, heat wave threaten farming future : Import-dependent Nepal may have a hard time as key producers like China and India have adopted a protectionist policy and restricted food and fertiliser exports, experts say, by Sangam Prasain and Mohan Budhaair (kp 30/08/2022)

Palpa emerging as lime growing district : Farmers are giving up traditional cereal crops and turning to growing fruits because it is more lucrative (kp 27/08/2022)

How barter stores are sparing farmers marketing hassle : They take agricultural and forest products from the farmers and give them daily essentials in exchange, by Dipendra Baduwal & Gaganshila Khadka (kp 21/08/2022)

A dry spell in mid-monsoon pushes hundreds in Banke to migrate to India : Last year, unseasonal and extreme precipitation damaged ready-to-harvest paddy, while this year, paddy saplings and other crops have dried up due to a dry spell, by Arjun Poudel (kp16/08/2022)

Cardamom export plunges by 31% (rn 14/08/2022)

Bhojpur farmers seeking market for milk (kh 12/08/2022)

In hot water amid looming India import curbs, tea growers seek government help : India is largest buyer of Nepali tea and more stringent requirements for certificate of origin would be disastrous for domestic producers, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/08/2022)

Apple farming no more in pocket areas in Mustang, new areas emerging as apple farms (rn 10/08/2022), Climate change altering apple farming (ht 11/08/2022)

New maximum levels for heavy metals in food products fixed : Nepal will implement the standards after they have been approved by the World Trade Organisation, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/08/2022)

Delayed paperwork freezes Rs60 m of farmers’ subsidy : Sugarcane farmers can’t get their money because the mills have not submitted purchase details to the government, by Nabin Poudel (kp 07/08/2022)

Land left barren due to over flooding (kh 06/08/2022)

To bee or not to bee : A rise in demand for wild honey internationally has led to a steep decline in Himalayan giant honeybees, by Nabin Baral (nt 05/08/2022)

Farmers’ groups given grants for goat farming (kh 05/08/2022)

Manang sells Yarsagumba worth Rs 235 million (kh 04/08/2022), Yarsa yield falls in Sankhuwasabha : Hardly any Yarsagumba is found in Silichong while Yarsagumba harvest has significantly plunged in Makalu in the past few years, say pickers, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 05/08/2022)

The bitter side of Nepal’s sugar economy : The general population of Nepal has been facing the brunt of the challenges faced by the sugar economy in the form of frequent shortages and price hikes of sugar, which is an essential product in Nepali households, by Ayushma Maharjan (nlt 01/08/2022)

Garlic not getting good market value (rep 01/08/2022)

Jumla apples being sold raw in the market (kh 31/07/2022)

Indiscriminate use of pesticides taking toll on farmers in Tarai : There’s a lack of awareness and monitoring, which impacts not only those who use the chemicals but also those who consume the produce, experts say, by Om Prakash Thakur, Shiva Puri & Krishana Prasain (kp 31/07/2022), Don’t touch that : Farmers have been using harmful pesticides unaware of the dangers (kp 01/08/2022)

Farmers relieved with light rain (kh 30/07/2022)

Farmers reduce acreage for lack of adequate fertiliser : Drop in production could lead to food shortages and higher prices in a country already reeling from inflation, experts say, by Sangam Prasain, Shankar Acharya and Rajesh Mishra (kp 29/07/2022) [Neglect of duty on the part of the government!]

No clarity on Rs500 billion microfinance fund meant for lending to farmers : Officials say they are working on a concept paper on how to make the scheme proposed in the budget for this fiscal year work for farmers, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/07/2022)

Nepal’s import of agricultural products jumps more than double to around Rs 379 billion in the past seven years (rep 28/07/2022)

Karnali sees drop in agriculture yields (kh 28/07/2022)

Surkhet, which once imported seeds, now exports them, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 28/07/2022)

Can’t import food forever : We should work hard towards improving food security domestically (kp 27/07/2022)

Farmers' group in Syangja making good income from maize seeds (ht 25/07/2022)

Less being invested in agriculture sector (ht 24/07/2022)

Dragon fruit plants start yielding fruits in Pyuthan (rn 24/07/2022)

Subsistence Farming Still Matters in Nepal, by Sourav Dhungana (kh 22/07/2022)

‘Agriculture is hit hardest by climate-induced losses and damages, planned and proactive responses must be directed to build resilience of farmers’, interview with Ngamindra Dahal (nlt 20/07/2022)

Drought hits paddy in Tarai (ht 18/07/2022), Scant rainfall frets farmers in Madhes (kh 19/07/2022)

Agriculture, Livestock and Medicinal Herb Insurance Directive to come into effect from July 17 (kh 16/07/2022)

Arable land being rapidly eroded, by Arjun Oli (rep 15/07/2022)

Agriculture loan rises by 20% (rn 15/07/2022)

Nepal’s tea sector suffering from shortage of chemical fertiliser : Lack of adequate fertiliser could cause a 30 percent drop in tea output this year, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain and Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 13/07/2022), Tea and empathy : Nepal’s tea industry is under pressure due to the unavailability of fertilisers (kp 14/074/2022)

New provisions to compensate crop failure (ht 10/07/2022), Succour to farmers : "The effectiveness of the amended Seeds Act will be known only when it is put into practice" (ht 11/07/2022)

Fertilisers shortage dampen joy of farmers, by Kiran Lama (ht 08/07/2022)

Import of agro products exceeds export (kh 05/07/2022)

Nepal exports coffee worth Rs 106.6 million in 11 months of running fiscal (kh 05/07/2022)

Farmers in Doti begin rice plantation despite shortage of chemical fertilizer (kh 03/07/2022)

Farmers prosper after growing chillies to be free of marauding monkeys : Asparagus and chilli are in great demand in the cities. Farmers hope to earn Rs9 million from the crops this year, by Madhav Aryal (kp 03/07/2022)

Nepal’s dependency on rice increasing, annual import touches Rs 50 billion : Rice, the staple crop of the country, is grown in around 1.5 million hectares of land and it requires around 6 million metric tonnes of rice annually to feed around 30 million population of the country (nlt 02/07/2022)

Sufficient rain leads to quicker plantation (kh 02/07/2022)

Relief support to flood-affected farmers of Kailali (kh 02/07/2022)

Call for subsidy to agro products (kh 02/07/2022)

Climate change hits Himalayan rice :Nepali farmers come together to preserve local seed varieties that can cope with climate induced crop failures, by Erica Wu (nt 01/07/2022)

Nepal sets ambitious target for food sufficiency : The government plans to reduce crop imports and increase domestic production despite a lack of irrigation and fertiliser, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 01/07/2022)

How heat waves hit women farmers : Heat waves are concerning from a gender perspective, as research in Nepal, India and Bangladesh shows, by Heather Randell and Emily M L Southard (kp 30/06/2022)

Crippling fertiliser shortage clouds Paddy Day celebrations for thousands of farmers : If farmers can't get chemical fertilisers on time due to government bungling, they face reduced harvests and incomes, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/06/2022)

Faulty assurances : Nepal turned into a net food importer from an exporter after the 1980s due to abysmal farm policies, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 29/06/2022)

Nepal imports vegetables worth over Rs 34 billion in 11 months : Potatoes worth Rs 7 billion and onions worth Rs 5 billion imported (kh 27/06/2022) [Nepal is really not able to grow enough vegetables by itself?]

Kanepokhari farmers make income by selling pumpkins (rn 25/06/2022)

Lack of rainfall worries farmers in Salyan (kh 23/06/2022)

Perennial problem of fertilizer shortage hits Dhanusha (kh 23/06/2022)

Tired of waiting, farmers start planting paddy without chemical fertilisers : Farmers across the country are desperate for chemical fertilisers to arrive as early onset of monsoon brings abundant rain to prepare the fields for paddy transplantation, by Madhav Dhungana, Sanju Paudel & Nabin Paudel (kp 20/06/2022)

Desperate farmers seize fertilisers in Dhading : The smuggled farm inputs were being escorted to Kathmandu when people intercepted trucks and ran away with sacks, by Sarita Shrestha (kp 19/06/2022)

Why Nepal should legalize cannabis : If alcohol, which possesses far greater health risks than cannabis, is being traded and consumed so liberally why not legalize the use and production of cannabis which has high economic value?, by Birendra Madai (nlt 17/06/2022)

Purbanchal Poultry Farm facing a loss of Rs 1.2 million daily due to padlock (kh 17/06/2022)

Challenges to food production : We will need more than just enhanced seeds and mechanisation to sustain agriculture, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 15/06/2022)

Turkey farmers face off against the pandemic : A few years ago, turkey farming seemed like a lucrative business idea, but with Covid-19 and a general lack of policies, the sector seems to have given out before it could take off, by Marissa Taylor (rec 14/06/2022)

Enforce Farmers’ Pension Scheme, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 14/06/2022)

Nepal’s land use legislation is flawed: What should be done? The land-use legislation in Nepal aims to increase agricultural productivity. But the policymakers have failed to realize that the effectiveness of reform depends upon the ability of farmers to engage in productive agriculture, by Ayushma Maharjan (nlt 13/06/2022)

Confusion engulfs budget plan to set up Rs500 billion fund for farm financing : Central bank says it was unaware of such plan. Bankers, who have already lent hundreds of billions to the sector, are concerned about who will regulate the microfinance fund, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/06/2022)

Money grows on trees here : An enterprising couple has made Palpa the lemon capital of Nepal , by Sahina Shrestha (nt 10/06/2022)

Pesticides sprayed from the drone, farmers of Chitwan excited with mechanisation (rn 06/06/2022)

Nepal scrambles to secure fertilisers as paddy season begins : Minister in Delhi as India seeks details from Kathmandu to tide over crisis of essential farm inputs like urea and DAP, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/06/2022)

Chitwan exports 174,800 ltr of milk per day, by Basanta Dhungana (kp 02/06/2022)

Nepal will be self-sufficient in agriculture within a year: Agriculture Minister Yadav (rep 28/05/2022) [????? Politicians should be held accountable for what they say!]

Fertiliser shortage haunts farmers ahead of looming paddy season : Fertiliser shortage is major problem repeating every crop season in the past several years, by Binod Bhandari and Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 25/05/2022) [It is the same every year, no matter which incompetent government is in power!]

Wheat harvest likely to fall below forecast due to rain : Production is likely to rise by less than 1 percent to 2.02 million tonnes, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/05/2022)

Govt urges pig farms to be on high alert : Highly contagious African swine fever ravages six farms in valley (ht 21/05/2022)

Banana farmers in Nijgadh devastated after storm destroys their crops : Farmers had planted banana on 1,200 bighas, and the storm wiped out crops on 150 bighas, by Laxmi Sah (kp 13/05/2022)

NARC preserves more than 18,000 varieties of 300 crops (kh 11/05/2022)

Farmers high and dry as local units fail to help : Local governments only care about construction of roads and bridges, neglecting agriculture, voters say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/05/2022)

Additional investment in agriculture demanded (kh 04/05/2022)

Above-normal rains could come as a boon, but fertiliser crisis may dampen farmers’ hopes : As the economy faces a crisis, the situation is unlikely to improve with concerns stemming from high food prices, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/05/2022)

High time 'ban on marijuana goes up in smoke' : Nepal closed its marijuana dispensaries in 1973, but now lawmakers are seeking to lift a cultivation ban to create a new export revenue stream (ht 30/04/2022)

Forest cover may have increased but agricultural land is shrinking : Farmlands have shrunk by 2.1 percentage points with the expansion of built-up area from 2000 to 2019, latest data suggest, by Pawan Pandey (kp 25/04/2022)

Nepal imported fruits worth over Rs 11 billion in the first nine months of current FY (rep 25/04/2022) [?????], Country imports fruits worth over Rs 11 billion while arable land remains uncultivated (kh 25/04/2022)

Seventh agriculture census beginning today (kh 19/04/2022)

Farmers demanding payment of sugarcane stop sugar exports (rep 16/04/2022), Farmers halt sugar supply (rn 18/04/2022)

How remittance is fuelling agricultural risks and unplanned sprawl : In 1989, the urban cover occupied just 221.1 sq km of the Tarai, but this had increased to 930.22 sq km by 2016. Agriculture’s share in the GDP has fallen markedly over a decade, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 14/04/2022)

Boost Agriculture Productivity, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 12/04/2022)

Cooperatives in agricultural transformation : Having the right people at the governance and management levels is critically important for the success of cooperatives, by Padma Singh (kp 11/04/2022)

Middlemen rake it in while farmers and consumers suffer : Kathmandu residents pay high prices for vegetables, but growers get little of the money, by Pawan Pandey (kp 09/04/2022)

Tea farmers hamstrung by closure of processing plant : Farmers with shares in the factory have been demanding that it be revived and operated in a transparent manner, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari and Chandra Karki (kp 05/04/2022)

Karnali emerges in new avatar as exporter of cereals : Farmers here grow foxtail millet, proso millet, kali marsi rice, buckwheat and varieties of beans, all of which are shipped to Kathmandu, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 03/04/2022)

Monkey, maize and man : Farms in Syangja’s Putalibazaar are under assault from gangs of roving monkeys that destroy all the crops, leaving farmers with little to harvest, by Dinesh Kafle (kp 26/03/2022)

Getting high on High Mountain Tea : Rebranding Nepali tea, putting it on the world map, by Sonia Awale (nt 25/03/2022)

Sugar mills begin cajoling farmers after suffering sugarcane shortage : Factory owners have been visiting farmers to encourage them to plant sugarcane by offering different schemes, farmers say, by Krishana Prasain and Shiva Puri (kp 19/03/2022)

Farmers opt for potato cultivation in group (kh 18/03/2022)

Conservation tillage: For agricultural independence, prosperity, by Angel Kattel (ht 16/03/2022)

Apple farmers in Jumla go commercial as sales jump : After Jumla became linked to the national road network that eased access to market, farmers say their income has increased severalfold, by LP Devkota (kp 13/03/2022)

Farmers Bearing Losses In Paddy To Get 36% Compensation In First Installment (rn 13/03/2022)

Bohara holds a Master’s degree and excels in agriculture, by Mahesh Kumar Mahar (kp 10/03/2022)

Sugarcane production sees huge downfall as sugar factories linger to pay farmers on time (rep 04/03/2022)

New Dairy Industry Comes Into Operation (rn 28/02/2022)

Commercial farming empowers women from a Musahar community in Siraha : Self-employed women from the community are now able to send their children to school, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 27/02/2022)

Farmers prosper making betel leaf plates and bowls : Betel nut trees provide multiple benefits—everything from leaves to nuts can be sold, farmers say, by Parbat Portel (kp 25/02/2022)

Severe fertiliser crisis looms as government continues to fumble : Sources say that government will not be able to meet even half of the chemical fertiliser requirement which may trigger farmer protests during the proposed local elections in May, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/02/2022), So what's new? Bogus promises represent the callousness with which those at the top function (kp 23/02/2022)

Gandaki govt selects 70 animal firms in Baglung for grants (kh 20/02/2022)

The water and food nexus : Despite Nepal's vaunted water resources, there isn't enough for growing more food, by Khem Raj Sharma (kp 17/2/2022)

Promoting Contract Farming, by Khilendra Basnyat (rn 16/02/2022)

Ginger farmers face hard times after market crashes : Production has plunged by 95 percent in Palpa district which is famed for the spice, by Madhav Aryal (kp 15/02/2022)

Battle against the fall armyworm : The larval stage of the pest is the most devastating period causing drastic crop losses, by Yubak Dhoj GC (kp 14/02/2022)

Mustard production likely to increase (kh 13/02/2022)

Betel leaf farming proving fruitful (kh 13/02/2022)

Tea exports plunge by a third in the first half of the fiscal year : Traders blame the fall on Indian policy discouraging the Nepali product in response to lobbying by Indian tea producers, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/02/2022)

Farmer incomes soar after construction of cold stores : Vegetables like potato and fruits such as oranges and lemons, along with other food items, sell for high prices in the off season, by Birendra KC (kp 05/02/2022)

How Nepal, a country of farmers, became a food importer over the years : Nepal spent nearly $1 billion on buying food from India alone in a year as agriculture stumbles due to faulty policies. Food import bills have grown 78 times in two decades, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/02/2022), Diversifying trade : The embargo highlighted the need to reduce our dependency on products of the agricultural sector (kp 03/02/2022),
Let’s grow our own : The state cannot remain a mute spectator when market-driven imports are causing a dent in the economy (kp 04/02/2022)

Why Nepali tea could not ‘grow’ : The high cost of organic certification also poses a big challenge to tea farmers, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 03/02/2022)

Widening agriculture trade deficit : Inadequate and ineffective service delivery is a significant impediment to agricultural development, by Padma Singh (kp 31/01/2022)

Farmers demand hike in milk price (kh 31/01/2022)

Karnali To Provide Allowance To150 Shepherds (rn 30/01/2022)

Youths Run Goat Farm With Rs. 18 Million Investment (rn 30/01/2022)

Amid Shortage Of Inputs, Sunsari Farmers Still Pursue Potato Farming, by Jay Krishna Yadav (rn 30/01/2022)

Late blight disease destroys potatoes in Khandachakra (kh 29/01/2022)

A case of sheer govt negligence: Over 7,000 tons fertilizer dumped to rot at Birgunj dry port, by Narayan Neupane (rep 24/01/2022), Rotten fertiliser : How can we expect agriculture growth in the country when the concerned officials do not take decisions on pressing issues? (ht 26/01/2022)

Quick and effective decisions : The government should show how its policy decisions can create changes on the ground in favour of farmers, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 20/01/2022)

The grass is greener : By helping them understand the importance of balanced feed, a Nawalpur-based grass resource center is providing farmers with the means to grow and balance their own livestock feed, by Sanjb Chaudhary (rec 20/01/2022)

Use Of Machine Makes Crushing Sugarcane Easy, by Dhyan Kulung (rn 20/01/2022)

Migration Hits Agriculture, by Namrata Sharma (rn 19/01/2022)

Battling climate change: Soil protection is the key, by Ritu Joshi (ht 19/01/2022)

The bitter struggle behind sweet sugar: Is the industry on the verge of collapse? Sugar mills are crushing farmers instead of sugarcane, while the successive governments stand as mute spectators secretly serving the crony capitalists while ignoring the farmers who are fighting for justice (nlt 17/01/2022)

Nepal reeling under fertilizer shortage as China reluctant to supply it on time : 38,500 metric tons of fertilizer stuck in China, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 17/01/2022)

Sugarcane farmers begin harvest after new rate fixed : The government has increased the minimum support price of sugarcane by 8.39 percent to Rs590 per quintal. The price includes a government subsidy of Rs70 per quintal paid to sugarcane farmers, by Sunita Baral (kp 16/01/2022)

National Dairy Development Board recommends increasing price of milk by Rs 10 per liter (kh 16/01/2022)

Lockdown, unseasonal floods and loss in quality dealt triple blow to paddy farmers : Paddy procurement by the state-owned food supplier in Parsa and Kailali has either been cancelled or postponed due to poor quality of crop, by Ganesh Chaudhary and Shankar Acharya (kp 15/01/2022)

Nepal's blossoming honey industry crushed by wild weather (ht 14/01/2022)

Farmers urged to use chemical fertilizers wisely, by Narayan Prasad Neupane (rn 09/01/2022)

Panchthar Farmer Produces Tomatoes For 16 Months From Same Plants (rn 08/01/2022)

Sugarcane price up 8 percent to Rs590 per quintal : From 2018, the government started fixing the floor price of sugarcane in a bid to end constant confrontation between sugarcane farmers and sugar producers (kp 07/01/2022), Govt Fixes Minimum Support Price Of Sugarcane At Rs. 590 Per Quintal (rn 07/01/2022)

Improve productivity : With a significant drop in rice production this year, import bills for the staple food will see a whopping increase (ht 05/01/2022)

Government admits sugar mills still owe Rs80 million to farmers : Himalayan Sugar Mill, Annapurna Sugar Mill, Lumbini Sugar Mill and Indira Sugar Mill have not paid sugarcane farmers for their crops, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/01/2022)

Farmers worry over marketing of kiwifruit (kh 04/01/2022)

Govt blames ‘odd situation’ in int’l market for its failure to import chemical fertilizers on time (rep 03/01/2022)

Nepal’s paddy production down by around 500,000 tons this year due to torrential rain (rep 01/01/2022), It’s paddy that will put further pressure on economy : Nepal’s paddy harvest is expected to shrink to a five-year low to 5.13 million tonnes. Experts say reduced output may cause inflation and prompt more imports, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/01/2022)

Farmers in upper Bhojpur happy with snowfall (kh 01/01/2022)

Sugarcane farmers to protest again for overdue crop payment : The agitating farmers had called off their protest last year following an assurance from the government that the delinquent mills would pay them within 21 days, by Krishana Prasain and Shiva Puri (kp 01/01/2022)

Dependency on maize seeds increasing: seeds worth around Rs 7 billion imported in four months (kh 31/12/2021)

Sugarcane farmers to launch fresh protest from mid-Jan after failing to receive previous years’ dues (rep 27/12/2021) [There is obviously still no state interest in finally putting an end to the criminal practices of the sugar mills!]

Farmers complain of fertilizer shortage during wheat sowing season (rep 26/12/2021)

Money from coffee cherry skins : After removing the coffee beans, the cherry skins are pulped and dried to make cascara tea, by Sanjib Chaudhary & Nagendra Bastakoti (kp 24/12/2021)

Left in the lurch, Nepali sugarcane farmers struggle to stay in business : WTO says India violated trade rules when it offered excessive subsidies to the production and export of sugar and sugarcane, by Krishana Prasain and Shiva Puri (kp 18/12/2021)

Sharp rise in poultry feed mars farmers (kh 17/12/2021)

Winter harvest likely to be hit as fertiliser shortage harasses farmers : As farmers rush to plant their winter crops, several districts are reporting they are short of plant nutrients, particularly urea, by Sanju Paudel, Shankar Acharya & Bhawani Bhatta (kp 12/12/2021)

Urea Fertilizer Imported On Subsidy Allegedly Misused (rn 09/12/2021)

Cultivation Of Boro Paddy Starts In Jhapa (rn 09/12/2021)

Farmers yet to receive relief for destroyed paddy (ht 09/12/2021), Compensate on time : The farmers should be compensated quickly so that they have some money for the next plantation season (ht 09/12/2021)

Illegal cultivation of marijuana on the rise in Sindhuli, by Anil Bhandari (rep 06/12/2021)

Farmers upset by government delays in buying their paddy : They say the holdup is messing up their crop plans, and they need the money to buy fertiliser and seeds for their winter crops, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 05/12/2021)

Farmers leave ginger in fields due to lack of fair price (rep 04/12/2021)

Fertiliser crisis could spell economic disaster, experts warn : Essential farm nutrients could be in short supply in Nepal amid global shortages, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/12/2021)

Inflation Causes Major Crisis For Fertilizer: Minister Yadav (rn 01/12/2021)

Cash grant guidelines for flood-hit farmers approved : According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, it will take one more month to complete the cash distribution process. The maximum compensation amount is set at Rs55,000 (kp 29/11/2021)

Farmers scramble for fertiliser as planting season fades : A global shortage of nitrogen fertiliser is driving up prices to record levels, prompting countries like Nepal to delay imports, by Binod Bhandari (kp 27/11/2021)

Agroecology, Nepal’s answer to climate change : The answer to addressing climate impact is to regenerate the most important ecosystem of all: the soil, by Zachary Barton (nt 26/11/2021)

The honey hunters of Dolakha : Honey hunting has come to be seen as one of the last symbols of a wild Himalaya, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 26/11/2021)

Wheat seeds distributed to Kailali farmers (kh 21/11/2021)

Coffee prices in Nepal stagnate while global market sees record multi-year highs : According to the National Tea and Coffee Development Board, there are 31,340 coffee farmers in Nepal, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/11/2021), Coffee production falls, coffee worth Rs 100 million imported (rep 18/11/2021)

Export growth of Nepali coffee encouraging despite adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic (rep 16/11/2021)

How climate change is affecting Solukhumbu’s potatoes : Changing weather patterns, a possible consequence of climate change, have already stopped apple farming in the region and are now threatening potato production, by Marissa Taylor (rec 15/11/2021

Delay in compensation makes farmers worry (kh 13/11/2021)

Production of cardamom drops (ht 13/11/2021)

Farmers in Far West hit by chemical fertiliser shortage : Due to escalating global prices, the government company responsible for supplying imported fertilisers is having a hard time finding sources, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 12/11/2021)

Planting indigenous crops to build climate resilience : In Kaski, agriculturalist Kushal Poudel is planting indigenous crops to keep age-old farming techniques alive while also adapting to the changing climate, by Nisha Rai (rec (12/11/2021)

Nepal unbans import of genetically modified crops : The move has sparked protest with scientists and lawyers questioning the government’s intention behind allowing controversial products into the country, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/11/2021), No backdoor entry : Food security arises from an unequal distribution of resources rather than a paucity of food itself (kp 12/11/2021)

Relief to be provided to farmers based on extent of damage to crops (kh 09/11/2021)

Mustang earns Rs 350 million selling Himalayan goats (kh 07/11/2021)

Rampant import of Marigold results in heavy wastage of local flowers this festival (kh 07/11/2021), Flower business rebounds on festive celebrations : According to the Floriculture Association Nepal, the total flower trade during the four-day Tihar festival amounted to Rs152 million, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/11/2021)

Lumbini Province is self-sufficient in food production, officials say : The province produced 2.51 million tonnes of food, resulting in a surplus of 445,000 tonnes, according to officials, by Madhav Aryal (kp 04/11/2021)

Govt to give up to 65% in subsidy to paddy farmers (kh 29/10/2021), Nepal announces record Rs5.52 billion payout for paddy farmers : A guideline for the identification of farmers and relief distribution criteria will be formulated within five days as per the Cabinet decision, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/10/2021)

Farmers cultivate marijuana, citing lack of viable alternatives (ht 27/10/2021)

Tihar flowers likely to be in short supply due to rains : Garlands hold huge cultural significance during the festival as sisters put those made of makhamali and marigold flowers around their brothers’ necks, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/10/2021)

Paddy damage by freak rains estimated at Rs8.26 billion : According to preliminary estimates by the Agriculture Ministry, 325,258 tonnes of ready-to-harvest paddy in 85,580 hectares were either submerged or swept away in seven provinces, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/10/2021), Protect paddy farmers : Ease of access to compensation makes all the difference for the farmers hit by the deluge (kp 26/10/2021)

200 hectares of paddy crop damaged in Myagdi (kh 23/10/2021)

Paddy Crops Worth Over Rs. 7.2 Billion Destroyed: Ministry, by Laxman Kafle (rn 23/10/2021)

Rains inflict 30 percent loss to paddy crops output in Chitwan (kh 21/10/2021), Heavy loss of crops : The unusual rainfall is likely to create a food crisis even in the Tarai region, which is the bread basket of the country (ht 21/10/2021)

Baglung sees commercial farming of dragon fruit (kh 21/10/2021)

Maoist Center Chair calls for setting up agriculture assistance fund (kh 20/10/2021)

Unexpected autumn rains dampen good paddy harvest hopes _ Erratic and extreme weather patterns as a result of climate change have damaged paddy crops across the country, which could have a profound impact on Nepal’s economy, by Abup Ojha (kp 20/10/2021)

Sindhuli farmers expecting bumper sweet orange harvest : The citrus fruit is cultivated on 1,345 hectares in the district; last year, output amounted to 8,881 tonnes, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 20/10/2021)

Rains damage ripepaddy crops in several districts (kp 19/10/2021)

Cold store proves a boon to fruit farmers in Dhankuta : The refrigerated warehouse has allowed growers to keep their harvest for months and sell it at a fair price, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 12/10/2021)

Farmers encouraged to grow Basmati rice commercially : The aromatic rice is not grown on a large scale, and Nepal has been importing it from India. The rice import bill stood at Rs50.48 billion in last fiscal year, by Sangam Prasain and Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 04/10/2021)

Jhapa jute farmers stare at an uncertain future as crop productivity falls : The country used to be a major exporter of jute to Europe, and the golden fibre was a major source of foreign exchange, by Parbat Portel (kp 01/10/2021)

In Mahottari, reclaiming riverbeds for farmland : Turning fertile riverbeds into leasehold farms have helped farmers increase incomes but it doesn’t safeguard them from the hazards of climate change, by Marissa Taylor (rec 28/09/2021)

Beyond Pesticides, by Santosh Khadka (rep 27/09/2021)

Large cardamom prices rebound on higher demand : The price of the spice reached a one-year high of Rs1,000 per kg in the eastern commercial hub of Birtamod, as per local traders, by Ananda Gautam (kp 26/09/2021)

Delayed announcement of minimum support price of paddy no help for farmers : Usually, the rate is declared well in advance for farmers to plan their crops before the start of the planting season (kp 25/09/2021)

Coffee by-product valorisation: Prospect in tea and liquor, by Laxman Neupane and Mahendra P Joshi (ht 16/09/2021)

Cereal crop production up, vegetable production down in Karnali (kh 15/09/2021)

Govt to construct large model agricultural production center in each province (kp 10/09/2021)

Taplejung cardamom gets good price (kh 10/09/2021)

Juicy, Cheap, Organic Apples From Karnali Overwhelm Market In Nepalgunj, by Siraj Khan (rn 09/09/2021)

Organic push threatens tea growers in eastern hills : Many growers have stopped applying chemical fertiliser as part of the organic push but they are not getting the organic manure on time, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 05/09/2021)

Fertiliser crunch hits Bara farmers hard (ht 03/09/2021)

Goat farming flourishes with Nepalis eating more meat : An estimated 100,000 goats are sold during the Dashain festival in Kathmandu, according to the Department of Livestock Services, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 23/08/2021)

Cannabis destroyed, by Dhan Bahadur Budha (rep 22/08/2021)

How to make fertilisers in Nepal : Producing mineral fertiliser by recycling waste is one way to address endless shortages, by Surendra Pradhan (kp 12/08/2021)

Think different, think small : What a small-scale farmer has is land handed down by ancestors, and there has been no policy to make farming in such terrains sustainable, by Dinkar Nepal (ae 12/08/2021)

NARC and IRRI partnering in Hybrid Rice Technology Transfer Project (kh 10/08/2021)

Flower industry wilts as social events are scaled back, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/08/2021)

Excessive use of pesticides in green vegetables (kh 08/08/2021)

4,800 hectares of land to be used for coffee plantation in Pakhribas Municipality (rep 07/08/2021)

Wildlife rampage displaces farmers from occupation (kh 05/08/2021)

Agricultural Credit: Problems & Prospects, by Babu Kaji Thapa (rn 05/08/2021)

Commercial vegetable farming: Is it the answer for Dadeldhura?, by Lipy Adhikari and Abid Hussain (ht 04/08/2021)

Rolpa farmers begin climate-smart agriculture (kh 03/08/2021)

Harvesting yartsa gunbu during the pandemic, by Binaya Pasakhala and Kesang Wangchuk (rep 03/08/2021)

Sugarcane farmers resort to agitation again after government breaks promise : Farmers say sugar mills still owe them Rs250 million that includes the subsidy amount given to them by the government, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/08/2021)

Link farmers with traders: To increase farm revenue, by Kashi Kafle and Tisorn So ngsermsawas (ht 30/07/2021)

Sugarcane farmers in capital once again to protest as sugar factories fail to clear their dues (rep 29/07/2021)

Land Reform: Lacking Holistic Approach, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 28/07/2021)

Dubbed an ‘agricultural country’, Nepal lacks Agriculture Act (kh 26/07/2021)

Dairy farmers receive grant (kh 26/07/2021)

Paddy transplantation pace nearly as fast as last year : Nepali farmers have transplanted paddy on 88.75 percent of 1.37 million hectares, Agriculture Department says, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/07/2021)

Nawalpur sees rise in winter paddy harvest (kh 19/07/2021)

Genetically Engineered Crops : Boon or Bane, by Santosh Khadka and Rabin Basnet (rep 17/07/2021)

Changes in Farming System, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 11/07/2021)

Nepal still importing rice, sending out over Rs 26 billion a year (ae 08/07/2021)

Chunwang’s garlic finds better market this time (kh 04/07/2021)

Farmers boost yield by using System of Rice Intensification : Average productivity soared to 7 tonnes per hectare in Morang, compared to the national average of less than 4 tonnes, by Binod Bhandari (kp 03/07/2021)

Nepal wants to be an agriculture-driven economy but future of the sector is in crisis : Share of agriculture in the country’s economy has been plummeting. Although 60 percent of Nepalis still depend on agriculture, it accounts for just 25 percent of the GDP, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/06/2021)

Paddy farmers happy as fertiliser arrives in time : The ban on the transportation of plant nutrients was lifted in the first week of June, just as farmers were preparing to transplant paddy, by Sanju Paudel (kp 28/06/2021)

Milk worth Rs118 million wasted due to supply disruptions, farmers say : Lockdown forces farmers and cooperatives to dump milk as ghee and milk powder could soon expire for lack of buyers, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 26/06/2021), Milk producers in Chitwan bear huge loss during prohibitory order (kh 28/06/2021)

Jumla’s organic agri-products being exported to Canada (rep 23/06/2021)

COVID-19 prohibitory measures end in huge loss for Bhaktapur vegetable farmers (kh 21/06/2021)

Jobless people turn sandbowls into lush fields : Nepal’s vast riverbeds, mostly unused, have huge potential to be utilised for the poverty alleviation of thousands of landless families, by Amrita Anmol (kp 21/06/2021)

Climate change and farming : Lessons from Gandaki, by Tanushree Thapa (ht 18/06/2021)

What’s in the agriculture budget : The government’s financial plan has also emphasised the digitisation of agriculture, by Shankar Sapkota (kp 16/06/2021)

Who moved my rice? Rice keeps the country together. Let’s come together to help farmers grow more rice (kp 15/06/2021)

Paddy transplantation begins amid fertiliser shortage fears : Officials at Agriculture Inputs Company say that sales resumed last week but stockswould not last long at any depot or cooperative due to panic buying, Sangam Prasain, Bhawani Bhatta and Mohan Budhaair (kp 15/06/2021) [This surprises the Oli government every year!]

Army’s foray into agriculture sector sparks debate : There should be a clear distinction between what a national defence force should and should not do, observers say, by Anil Giri (kp 12/06/2021)

Promotion of self-sufficiency in agriculture highlighted (kh 10/06/2021)

Agro-Strategy Tailored To Protect Ecosystem, by Shankar Sapkota (rn 09/06/2021)

Farmers face getting wiped out for lack of market access : Vegetable growers are forced to destroy their produce due to lack of transportation, by Krishana Pasain (kp 03/06/2021)

Fertilisers not on ‘essential commodity’ list as paddy farmers wait anxiously : Decision to block supply can have an overarching effect, as it may hit paddy crop, and slash economic growth in turn, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/05/2021), Always a shortage : There is something seriously wrong when farmers face a lack of fertiliser every year (kp 04/06/2021), Nepal all set to sign fertiliser supply deal with India : The five-year agreement will assure supply of 30 percent of Nepal’s annual fertiliser requirement, officials say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/06/2021) [And for the remaining 70 per cent, farmers will have to wait for months as usual!]

Non-chemical ways to fight pest : An unceasing stream of biotic and abiotic stresses threaten food security  and health, by Yubak Dhoj GC (kp 02/06/2021)

Farmers given paddy seeds in subsidy (kh 01/06/2021)

Nepali Dairy Sector: A Critical Review, by Tek bahadur Thapa (rn 01/06/2021)

Lockdown disrupts dairy sector as sales suffer, feed becomes scarce : With hotels and restaurants shut, farmers can’t sell their milk because there are no buyers. Residents also do not want to come out of their houses to buy milk due to risk of infection, by Chandani kathayat, LP Devkota and Biplab Bhattarai (kp 27/05/2021)

Nepal Holds Potential For Precision Farming, by Monika Parajuli (rn 26/05/2021)

Imported potatoes appear in highlands as winter drought decreases yields : Taplejung district, long known as a heartland of potato cultivation, now imports the vegetable, by Ananda Gautam (kp 23/05/2021)

Agriculture growth: It is about the market, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (ht 21/05/2021)

Getting the priorities right : Nepali farmers need a guaranteed market more than easy loans and subsidised inputs, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 18/05/2021)

Vegetables rot in fields as lockdown paralyses market : Groceries are allowed to open briefly in the morning and sales are at minimum level, traders say, by Pratap Bista and Krishana Prasain (kp 17/05/2021) [This is an expected consequence of the totally ill-conceived pandemic policy of the incompetent Oli government!], COVID-19 hits dairy industry: 1.9 million liters of milk wasted daily, by Sabina Karki (kh 17/05/2021)

Farmers bearing burnt of restrictions (ht 09/05/2021)

FDI In Agriculture : Opportunities & Challenges, by Mukunda Raj Kattel (rn 03/05/2021)

Dry winter causes crop failures in most of Bajhang : Winter crops production was down by over 90 percent in most farmlands this year, according to officials, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 28/04/2021)

Wheat harvest likely to be less due to long dry winter : The drought is expected to have lessened the yield by 8 percent to 2.09 million tonnes, officials said, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/04/2021)

Hit by delayed first flush, tea growers worried about later harvests : The first flush, the most lucrative of four harvests, had almost halved because of the winter drought, by Krishana Prasain and Biplav Bhattarai (kp 26/04/2021)

Apple farmers in Manang grow new varieties at higher altitudes, by Aash Gurung (kp 21/04/2021)

Farmers who lost fertile lands to Koshi floods find hope in fruit farming : Villagers learn new techniques to turn sand covered land into fruit orchards, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 17/04/2021)

Production of major crops up in Sudurpaschim (kh 16/04/2021)

Fertiliser woes : One way to substitute imported fertilisers is to push for anure-based fertilisers until we have a fertiliser plant of our own (ht 08/04/2021)

Bhaktapur opens country’s largest vegetable market (rep 07/04/2021)

Nepal under severe drought condition : Winter crops affected, by Shankar Sharma and Binod Pokharel (ht 30/03/2021)

Rediscovering millets : The grain can potentially improve the nutrition and health security of a large population, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 26/03/2021)

Nepal self-sufficient in egg and meat  production, government says : According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the country produces 1.61 billion eggs and 548,000 tonnes of meat annually, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/03/2021)

Empowering women farmers : Agricultural mechanisation is the key, by Pratigya Silwal and Subha Khanal (ht 25/03/2021)

FDI in agriculture : The biggest obstacle to bringing FDI into the country is finding enough land to start an agro enterprise (kp 24/03/2021)

Encouraging entrepreneurship in the hinterlands : Authorities need to invest in education to produce trained junior technical assistants, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 22/03/2021)

Farmers and markets : The govt must invest heavily to modernise the agriculture sector by introducing modern technology and know-how (ht 19/03/2021)

Re-arranging the response to climate change impacts in Nepali agriculture, by Somsak Pipoppinyo (rep 18/03/2021)

Farmers may not face fertiliser crisis this year with record-high imports in the pipeline, officials say : But there are worries about fulfilling demand for fiscal year 2021-22, beginning mid-July, as global prices of the vital farm inputs have shot up, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/03/2021)

As ginger prices plunge in India, Nepali farmers face huge losses : Farmers say the government has taken no initiative to seek alternatives to the Indian market; About 90 percent of  the ginger produced in Nepal is exported to the Indian  market, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 14/03/2021)

Potato farmers all smiles because of steady prices : Sindhupalchok district produces 65,750 tonnes of potatoes annually, according to the agriculture office, by Anish Tiwari (kp 13/03/2021)

Nepal’s tea exports thrive despite pandemic : Shipments to Germany alone were worth Rs52.7 million in the first half of the fiscal year, officials say, by Parbat Portel (kp 12/03/2021)

3,400 tonnes of urea fertiliser arrive from Bangladesh (ht 11/03/2021)

What is lacking in Nepal’s land reform initiative? Although land reform has been a priority area of the government, land use planning has always remained under the shadow of revenue collection and land distribution, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 11/037202)

One Door Information System For Farmers In The Offing (rn 27/02/2021)

Harnessing the sun to pump water : Solar irrigation can help Nepal’s subsistence farmers improve yield, cope with the climate and Covid crises, by Usha Manandhar (nt 26/02/2021)

Citrus greening is killing orange trees, harvest drops by half : Farmers faced a pest problem as the winter was slightly warmer this year, experts say, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 22/02/2021)

School programme helps students generate income : Students can take interest-free loans to start farming, by Chandani Kathayat (kp 21/02/2021)

AICL in hot water for awarding Rs 1.36bn contract to under-qualified firm (ht 18/02/2021)

Sugarmills face shortage of raw materials : Farmers increasingly abandon sugarcane farming for other sweeter options (ht 18/02/2021)

Apple Farming Lures Humla Farmers (rn 17/02/2021)

Nepal’s unreliable vision for seeds : Availability of good quality seeds is a prerequisite to increase crop production. But seed supply system of Nepal is not reliable and farmers have always complained about unavailability of quality seeds, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 16/02/2021)

Sugar industries are not getting sugarcane, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 14/02/2021)

Novel project seeks to promote Nepali tea in the world market : Stakeholders expect the project, estimated to cost around Rs175 million, to  provide significant support by way of technical assistance, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 11/02/2021)

Agro minister seeks report on status of Kalimati market (ht 10/02/2021)

Agriculture Needs Sweeping Reforms, by Narayan Prasad Ghimire (rn 07/02/2021)

Rupandehi housewife grows all her vegetables on her rooftop : Bhandari says she doesn’t need to buy vegetables and fruits from the market anymore, by Sanju Poudel (kp 02/02/2021)

Poultry market takes hit after bird flu is detected in Kathmandu Valley : Officials says poultry products from areas other than where the flu was detected can be consumed, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/02/2021)

Modern agriculture: How sustainable?, by Sushil Pokhrel (ht 01/02/2021)

Stakeholders ready to help cardamom farmers (ht 31/01/2021)

With less Chiuri flowering, beekeepers’ income plunges : Honey production has gone down by as much 60 percent due to much fewer flowers on the chiuri trees and changing flowering timings, say beekeepers, by Pratap Bista and Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 31/01/2021)

MoALD to begin farmers' listing from mid-February (ht 29/01/2021)

Pesticide use on vegetables continues but more is being used to fight climate change impact : Nepal is among countries using least amounts of pesticides but impact on health is among the highest in the world since farmers do not follow norms, officials and experts say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/01/2021)

How is farm-size linked with productivity? Nepal has no option other than to increase productivity of small farms. Land policies should also give a significant support to small family farms, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 27/01/2021)

Why Nepal should allow FDI in agriculture : The country needs foreign capital and technology to lift it out of subsistence farming, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 27/01/2021)

Ostrich farmers fall on hard times after tourism fades : Hotels and restaurants are still shuttered, resulting in a massive drop in meat demand, farmers say, by Amrita Anmol (kp 27/01/2021)

Agricultural products lead export growth : Export revenues swelled by 15.46 percent mainly due to a rise in shipments of cardamom, tea and medicinal plants, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/01/2021)

Sugarcane farmers  to resume protest  to get paid in full : Both the government and the sugar mills are refusing  to disclose the details of the payments made so far, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/01/2021)

There are few studies showing that foreign investment in farming stimulates growth : Do we want FDI in agriculture?, by Arun GC (kp 21/01/2021), Agri sector associations announce protests against foreign investment : 15 associations say their investments would be at risk and there is no guarantee foreign capital will create more jobs (kp 24/01/2021)

Way to address the concerns of sugarcane farmers, by Ayushma Maharjan (rep 21/01/2021)

Sugar mills are gradually clearing years-long dues, government says, but farmers contest the claim : With the deadline for payment on Monday, sugarcane farmers say they want to know how much each farmer has been paid. There are also differences on how much is actually owed, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/01/2021), Sugar mills fail to clear outstanding dues within govt deadline (ht 19/01/2021)

Commercial Mushroom Farming Makes Gurung Forget Foreign Employment, by Prakash Chandra Bhattarai (rn 17/01/2021)

Sugarcane farmers yet to recover due payments (ht 12/01/2021)

Concerns raised about foreign investment in agriculture, but it is needed, stakeholders say : Amid fears that small farmers could be hit hard, officials say 75 percent of such production must be exported and the technology that will come along will be helpful, by Sangam Prasain and Kishana Prasain (kp 09/01/2021), Seed the future : The government has to rethink agricultural sustainability and food security (kp 11/01/2021), FDI In Agriculture Sector Should Be Allowed With Conditions: Experts, by Mukunda Gaire (rn 12/01/2021)

Fertiliser buffer stocks to be created  to ensure regular supply to farmers : Each province will have a reserve of 25,000 to 30,000 tonnes which will be used in times of crisis, officials say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/01/2021)

Farmers in Chitwan’s Madi turn to fishery to avoid wildlife incursions : The government declared Madi a fish block under the Prime Minister agriculture project, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 06/01/2021)

Decision to allow FDI in agro sector slammed (ht 06/01/2021), Welcoming FDI in Nepali agriculture, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (ae 08/01/2021)

The rising popularity of herbal tea : Not long after the pandemic hit, many new companies cropped up and old companies remodelled themselves  to meet the demand for a piping hot, niche commodity—herbal tea, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 05/01/2021)

Historic tea estate of Nepal shrinking (ht 03/01/2021)

Lumbini Sugar Mill Starts Clearing Payment Dues After Owner Got Arrested (rn 03/01/2021), , Sugar factories ‘show interest’ in paying cane farmers after the arrest of Lumbini Sugar Mills owner, by Rekha Bhusal (kh 03/01/2021) [Obviously, this is the only language these criminals understand!]

Farmers in Thasang, Mustang benefit from irrigation project : The construction of an irrigation canal at Jhomo Phant in Tukuche has made it possible for people to return to their villages and start farming, by Pratiksha Kafle (kp 02/01/2021)

MoALD preparing to build agro markets at all govt levels (ht 02/01/2021)

Supreme Court orders sugar mills to pay farmers within a month (kp 02/01/2021)

Chitwan farmers are happy after switching to potatoes, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 01/02/2021)

Orange Farmers Becoming Millionaire In Tanahu: Orange Worth Rs. 50 Million Sold From Two Villages, by Amar Raj Naharki (rn 01/01/2021)

'Garden Of Green Vegetables' Turning Into Concrete Jungle: 30 Percent Farmland Lost To Residential Area In Madhyapur Thimi Municipality, by Mahima Devkota (rn 01/01/2021)

Cane farmers complain about delayed payment from mills : The government made a deal on Monday and said their payments were being processed, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/01/2021)

Sugarcane farmers call off their protest as government promises payment in 21 daysThe four-point agreement also includes the formation of a technical committee to solve the longstanding problems of the farmers. A similar deal was made in January, by Krishana Prasain (kp 29/12/2020), Broken promises : Farmers have become disillusioned because of debts and policy corruption (kp 30/12/2020), Cane farmers to revoke pact signed with government, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 30/12/2020)

Paddy harvest hits record high for 4th straight year : Farmers gathered 5.62 million tonnes of paddy this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/12/2020)

Mills clear nearly 50 per cent dues of sugarcane farmers (ht 26/12/2020)

Agricultural scheme encourages people to take up farming, by Pratiksha Kafle (kp 25/12/2020)

Declining cardamom price dejects farmers (ht 25/12/2020)

Geographical Indication: With reference to Basmati rice, by Nina Regmi (ht 24/12/2020)

NHRC calls for paying outstanding dues to sugarcane farmers (ht 23/12/2020), Protesting sugarcane farmers fear being elbowed out of public view : The farmers from the Tarai have been holding a sit-in to demand payment for their crops sold to sugar mills, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/12/2020)

Sugarcane farming declines in Mahottari (ht 23/12/2020) [This reaction has been overdue for long!]

Farmers in Doti, Kailali worried over lack of market for produce (ht 21/12/2020), No market for oranges grown in Doti (rep 21/12/2020)

11 agro industries registered in last five months (ht 21/12/20209

Protesting farmers unconvinced they will be paid soon despite assurances from the government (kp 20/12/2020)

After diseased orange trees die, farmers worry about income loss and some have even started to migrate : Orange trees, which take four years to bear fruit, have been dying in Tanahun and neighbouring districts for lack of micronutrients, by Anup Ojha (kp 19/12/2020)

Shree Ram Sugar Mills starts clearing dues : Rs 319.1m deposited; Rs 77.3m transferred to farmers’ accounts (ht 19/12/2020)

House panel wants sugar mills to clear all arrears within a week : The House committee directs the government to take action against mills  showing laxity in settling farmers’ dues, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/12/2020)

Police issues arrest warrant against operators of four sugar mills (rep 17/12/2020)

Paddy production projected to rise to 5.6 million metric tons this year (rep 17/12/2020)

Five species of Nepali cardamom identified (kh 15/12/2020)

The bitter story of sweet sugarcane: Farmers not paid for past seven years (rep 13/12/2020), Sugarcane farmers are back in the Capital as Oli administration broke its promiseThe government failed to make sugar mills pay the farmers their dues despite an agreement. They saw no option and came to Kathmandu to protest demanding payments, by Krishana Prasain (kp 14/12/2020), Bitter pill : The government must ensure that sugarcane farmers are paid in full immediately (kp 15/12/2020), ugarcane farmers refuse to sit for talks as the government dilly-dallies : Home and industry ministers show lukewarm response to farmers, with one promising ‘lawful action’ against mill owners and the other saying infiltration by ‘middlemen’, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/12/2020), Sugarcane Farmers Continue Their Sit-In Protest In Kathmandu, by Shanti Lama (rn 16/12/2020)

Farmers dissatisfied as govt sets floor price of sugarcane at Rs 544.33 per quintal (rep 12/12/2020)

Powering Nepal’s agriculture, by Bishal Thapa (ae 11/12/2020)

What’s the cause behind fertilizer shortage? What can be done?, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 10/12/2020), Nepal to claim geographical indication right on Basmati paddy, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 10/12/2020)

Paucity of fertiliser hits farmers hard (ht 08/12/2020)

Nepal’s agriculture lost more than 12 billion rupees during pandemic, by Dilip Poudel (rep 06/12/2020)

Nepali large cardamom growers and traders cheer rebound in prices : The price has reached Rs875 per kg, up from Rs750 last year, and is expected to rise further, traders said, by Krishana Prasain and Ananda Gautam (kp 05/12/2020)

Paddy farmers throng government depots to sell staple : State-owned Food Management and Trading Company is offering farmers Rs500 per quintal more than the prices offered by traders this year, by Mohan Budhair (kp 04/12/2020)

Dairy industry struggles to survive despite easing of restrictions : Producers are continuing to lose more than Rs1 billion monthly, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 03/12/2020)

Sugarcane farmers threaten agitation if the price is not raised : The Ministry of Agriculture says they have recommended retaining last year’s minimum support price, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/12/2020)

Farmers have hard time selling rice (ht 30/11/2020)

Baskuna Village In Myagdi Becomes Orange Village, Every Household Earns Up To Rs. 7 Lakh A Year, by Thakur Prasad Acharya (rn 30/11/2020)

Middlemen causing loss to farmers (ht 27/11/2020)

Farmers in the eastern hills produce oranges worth Rs1 billion : The hailstorms in April and May and the extended  monsoon in September had affected orange yield  which is expected to drop 25 percent this year, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 26/11/2020)

Floor prices for coffee raised by 5 percent : The new pricing will ensure a 22 percent profit for farmers, excluding their cost of production, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 24/11/2020)

Respect farming: No food, no life, by Shristi Khanal (ht 24/11/2020)

Sugarcane farmers to hit the street (ht 22/11/2020)

'A 10-Year-Old Kiwi Plant Gives More Income Than Food Grains Produced In 10 Ropani Land': Story Of A Kiwi Farmer, by Nabin Shishir BK (rn 22/11/2020)

State-owned chemical fertiliser supplier says there will be no scarcity this winter : Recurrent shortages of the crop nutrients have been the bane of Nepali farmers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/11/2020)

Apple farmers in Karnali hit by crop failure : Drought during the flowering period and hailstorm during the fruit-bearing period affected output, farmers say, by Tularam Pandey (kp 20/11/2020)

COVID Lockdown Makes An Offer: Hotelier Youth Translates Childhood Aspiration Into Action, Becomes Buffalo Farmer, by Thakur Prasad Acharya (rn 20/11/2020)

Vegetable Farming Only In Four Ropani Land: Net Saving Two Lakh Rupees A Year, by Nabin Shishir BK (rn 19/11/2020)

Higher tea prices push up Nepal’s export earnings : Tea exports see a steep jump of 150 percent to Rs2.18 billion. Shipments in the first quarter of the last fiscal year amounted to Rs871 million, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/11/2020)

Sugar producers propose three-tierpricing system for sugarcane : Under this plan, high-quality sugarcane will be priced at Rs546 per quintal, medium at Rs536 and low at Rs526, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/11/2020)

Fruits worth nearly Rs 3 billion imported for Dashain, Tihar and Chhath (kh 14/11/2020) [Nepal should be able to produce enough fruit itself!]

Walnut production makes Humla farmers rich (kh 14/11/2020)

Pandemic hits floriculture hard : Floriculture Association Nepal says businesses lost Rs750 million due to the pandemic, by Anup Ojha (kp 13/11/2020)

Youths Start Buffalo Farming In Rs. 30 Million, Make Five Lakh Rupees As Profit A Month, by Chitra Mijar (rn 12/11/2020)

Sugarcane farmers demand clearance of dues (ht 11/11/2020), Farmers’ woe : This has happened largely because the government has failed to crack down on the industrialists for duping the farmers (ht 12/11/2020)

Horticulturists optimistic about getting a good sale in Tihar, by Sabina Karki (kh 11/11/2020)

Paddy harvest likely to equal last year’s bumper level due to monsoon boost : Agriculture experts say Nepal had a chance to reap a record harvest because of a timely monsoon and abundant farm labour, but the government blew up the opportunity by failing to ensure a strong fertiliser supply mechanism, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/10/23020)

Sudurpaschim’s agriculture subsidy plan for returnees falls short : Eighty thousand migrant workers have applied for the government grant prepared for only 5,000, by Arjun S#hah (kp 09/11/2020)

Domestic production to meet flower demand (ht 09/11/2020)

The future of mountain farming : With a disjointed development plan that heavily benefits the rich, there aren’t many people left to continue farming, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 06/11/2020)

Power of data: To enhance food security : Agricultural advisory services are essential for helping Nepali farmers cope with the effects of climate change. As farmers cannot identify crop and livestock problems on their own, they have to rely on a sparsely distributed agriculture extension service, by Faisal M Qamer and Abdu Rahman Beshir (ht 06/11/2020)

Sixty per cent paddy harvesting completed (ht 06/11/2020)

Ilam tea farmers in mood to quit tea farming (kh 05/11/2020)

Commercial kiwifruit farming luring farmers in Bhojpur (ht 02/11/2020)

World Bank approves $80 million project to boost Nepal’s agriculture sector, post-Covid-19 recovery (kp 30/10/2020)

Villagers help harvest paddy of coronavirus infected family in Tanahun : At a time when Covid-19 patients are facing stigma in different parts of the country, people from four villages in Vyas set an example of community solidarity amid this crisis, by Anup Ojha (kp 30/10/2020)

Paddy farmers in West Nawalparasi get lower prices as lockdown hits supply chain (kp 29/10/2020)

Drought and hunger drive Nepal farmers to India, defying COVID ban (ht 21/10/2020)

Can job creation and productivity increase happen together?, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 20/10/2020)

Fish farming is catching on in Khotang : Many farmers are switching to rearing fish because it provides a higher return compared to other types of farming, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 17/10/2020)

Yak farmers urge preservation, promotion of yak farming (ht 16/10/2020)

Kiwi farmers in eastern Nepal told not to harvest fruits until they are fully ripened : Local authorities have decided to keep a close watch as premature picking may harm their market value in the future, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 15/10/2020)

Piecemeal approach : Our agriculture sector will remain stagnant as long as we continue to depend on subsistence farming (ht 13/10/2020)

Cane farmers demand payment of outstanding dues from sugar mill : The Sugarcane Producers Association says that Shree Ram Sugar Mill in Rautahat, which closed two months ago, has Rs410 million in outstanding dues to farmers, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/10/2020), Honour thy farmer : Sugarcane producers are deep in debt as the government looks away (kp 13/10/2020)

COVID-19 Impact: Nepal Unlikely To Become Self Reliant On Fish, Meat And Milk (rep 10/10/2020)

We can’t keep importing food : Increasing dependence on the market to supply food may not be feasible in the days ahead, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 09/10/2020)

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development begins preparations for farmers’ survey (ht 08/10/2020)

Why Small Farmers Are Failing, by Binaya Ghimire (rn 06/10/2020)

Lockdown causes tea exports to soar as people stay home guzzling the brew : Tea shipments from Nepal jumped 147 percent year-on-year in the first two months of the fiscal year, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/10/2020)

Hail wallops apple production in Karnali, by Lalit Bahadur Budha (ae 02/10/2020)

Want Fresh Orange Round The Year? A Farmer In Syanga Offers: Come Anytime, Pluck Oranges From Plant, Take Them, by Arjun Kafle (rn 29/09/23020)

Why the agro supply chain couldn’t be saved : Revamping the ecosystem of the agricultural value chain requires  concerted efforts, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 28/09/2020)

Rukum (West) Produces More Food Grains Against Demand (rn 25/09/2020)

Nepal’s orthodox tea gets its own trademark : The trademark includes the words ‘Nepal Tea Quality from the Himalaya’ and is the country’s first brand of agri produce, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 24/09/2020), Tea farmers and traders sceptical about trademark implementation : Stakeholders highlight the system of getting organic tea certified, which costs more  than Rs 500,000, as a major obstacle to widespread adoption of the new brand, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 27/09/2020)

Cabbage exports to India hit Rs 500 million annually : The cabbage harvest season has started in the eastern hills, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 23/09/2020)

Of onions and potatoes : The need for Nepal to become self-sufficient in vegetables cannot be overemphasised. (kp 18/09/2020), Nepal Spending Billions In Onion Import, by Laxman Kafle (rn 20/09/2020)

Potato prices hit new highs as rain disrupts harvests : Palung potato, the most sought after variety, costs Rs110 per kg, up from Rs90 two weeks ago while Mude potato now costs Rs100 per kg, up from Rs80, by Krishana Prasain (kp 17/09/2020)

Youths Make A Lakh Rupee A Month As Income By Goat Farming, by Gyanu Pangeni (rn 14/09/2020)

Massive slump in demand during the peak season has the nursery industry on edge : If sales do not pick up, thousands could lose their jobs and nurseries will shut down, operators warn, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 13/09/2020)

Farmers against government’s land bank law (ht 10/08/2020)

Juicy Marpha Apples All Set To Reach Market (rn 08/09/2020)

Uncertainty in fertiliser distribution riles farmers, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 05/09/2020), Feeding plants to feed people : News stories of farmers not getting fertiliser on time and annual shortages keep appearing in the media, by Arun GC (kp 06/09/2020)

Is Nepal ready for organic farming? Jumping into organic farming immediately without having sufficient inputs and resources, technical services and pest and disease management solutions will be like running into the darkness, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 04/09/2020)

The fertiliser conundrum–governments ponder over it every paddy season and forget after harvest : An agreement with India to procure fertiliser expired in 2017. Since then farmers have been deprived of timely supply, as authorities have failed to explore other options, by Sangam Prasain and Anil Giri (kp 03/09/2020)

Ilam tea farmers in protest mood (kh 01/09/2020)

Livelihoods of hundreds of fish farmers in Province 5 at stake : As a result of travel restrictions, farmers in the region say they are unable to transport produce to the market or purchase feed and many of their fish are dying, by Sanju Poudel (kp 30/08/2020)

Farmers get raw deal as middlemen take the lion’s share : Ginger, tea and cardamom growers are forced to sell their produce for whatever prices they can get due to obstacles in exporting agro products to India, by Parbat Portel (kp 28/08/2020)

3,000 tonnes of urea fertilisers arrive (ht 27/08/2020)

Promoting Farmers' Cooperatives, by Ut6tam Maharjan (rn 25/08/2020)

Corona wallops farming in eastern Nepali hills, by Sitatam Guzragain (ae 21/08/2020)

We reap what we sow: The country must come up with a comprehensive agriculture strategy (kp18/08/2020)

Farmers complain of urea shortage nationwide, government says it’ll get the fertiliser within a week: Any delay would cripple production despite the gains of having 98 percent cultivation, the highest in the last five years, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/08/2020)

Govt’s failure to ensure timely fertiliser to hit paddy yield (ht 15/08/2020)

Tea Workers Warn Of Launching Agitation (rn 13/08/2020)

Why legalize marijuana? As marijuana is easier to cul­tivate than other crops and its use is globalizing, lifting the ban will create economic opportu­nities for both farmers and traders, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 13/08/2020)

Improving agriculture extension service, by Pankaj Parajuli (ht 10/08/2020)

Farmers fear hunger as floods worsen pandemic woes in western Nepal (ht 08/08/2020)

Paddy plantation completed in country (ht 03/08/2020)

Nepal’s overall imports have gone down but agriculture import continues to expand, hitting record Rs 250 billion: Experts say import-promoting policies, high production costs, change in consumer behaviour and lack of restrictions on import are to blame as the government fails to support farmers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 28/07/2020), Go local: The government must create a support system for local farmers rather than continue to import agro products (kp 29/07/2020)

Tea growers set to reap virus bonanza as prices soar amid lower production: According to domestic producers, tea prices in Nepal are expected to increase by 25 to 30 percent, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/07/2020)

Timely rains and plentiful labour promise a good paddy harvest: But experts say that a shortage of chemical fertilisers may play spoilsport, by Sangam Prasain and Bhusan Yadav (kp25/07/2020)

Police in Bardiya crack down on farmers importing fertilisers from India: Farmers, on the other hand, are troubled further, as many of them had taken loans to purchase the fertilisers, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 19/07/2020) [This sounds like a totalitarian regime!]

Has Nepali agriculture collapsed? Agricultural growth has remained low and erratic because of high dependency on monsoon owing to weak irrigation facility, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 18/07/2020)

Grass is greener in Nepal: Half-a-century after it was criminalised during the hippie era, activists in Nepal are trying to get cannabis legalised, by Sonia Awale (nt 10/07/2020)

Nepali ginger farmers face plunging prices as virus hits export trade: Nepal is the world's third largest producer of the highly prized spice after China and India, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 08/07/2020)

Food, Farmers And COVID-19, by Namrata Sharma (kp 08/07/2020)

Lockdown Results In Huge Loss To Tea Estate (rn 02/07/2020)

Agriculture post-COVID-19: There is no doubt that COVID-19 will result in mass unemployment in non-agricultural sectors. This could bring a vast majority of youths back into agriculture sector, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 02/07/2020)

On National Paddy Day, Oli champions agriculture but farmers don’t share his optimism: Beset by an armyworm invasion, the Covid-19 lockdown, and a shortage of chemical fertilisers, farmers are not confident about yields this year, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/06/2020)

G9 banana more disease-resistant but less marketable, farmers say: Most banana farmers in Chitwan grow the Malbhog variety which is yellow and sells well, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 30/06/2020)

After fall armyworm havoc and Covid-19, locust invasion is new threat to food security: Massive invasions like those in Pakistan and African countries could spell catastrophe for Nepal where food production is already low, experts say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal and Sangam Prasain (kp 28/06/2020), Govt caught flat-footed as locusts enter country: Prediction of experts failed because the wind changed direction with onset of monsoon, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 28/06/2020)

Growing apples in the Tarai? Innovative farmer shows it can be done: Gurung’s Lumbini Organic Farm and Research Centre produces 28 kinds of fruits, by Sanju Poudel (kp 26/06/2020)

Farmers more worried about finding fertiliser and workers than the virus: The paddy transplanting season is underway, and Province 1 has reported better-than-expected progress, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 25/06/2020)

250,000 tonnes of fertiliser distributed (ht 24/06/2020)

Agriculture stakeholders stress infrastructure development (ht 22/06/2020)

Nepal must be smarter in its approach to agriculture: What could be more bizarre than an agrarian economy ignoring its rampant soil erosion?, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 19/06/2020)

Tea production likely to drop by 25pc this year (ht 18/06/2020)

What is missing in budget for agriculture? Budget of this fiscal year has no concrete programs to address food deficit, which is going to be a major challenge for Nepal, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 18/06/2020)

Government announces 8 percent increase in minimum support price for paddy crop: This is the first time the floor price has been announced, coinciding with the onset of monsoon.(kp 18/06/2020)

Solar farming can revolutionize Nepal’s farming, by Sharad Sharma and Tapendra Chand (rep 16/06/2020)

Bardiya farmers are being forced to buy unnecessary variant of fertilisers: Farmers are turned away from shops for refusing to buy two kinds of fertilisers, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 14/06/2020)

Lockdown-hit tea farmers complain about low prices for green leaves: The tea factories have fixed the price at Rs20 to Rs30 per kg for this year, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 12/06/2020)

Govt says 100,000 tons of imported chemical fertilizers en route to Nepal while rainy season is at doorstep (rep 11/06/2020) [??]

10 per cent local veggies still not getting market (ht 10/06/2020)

Neck blast disease destroys Chitwan's spring paddy crop: Chaite paddy is grown on about 5,000 hectares in Chitwan, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 07/06/2020)

Farmers in Bardiya brace for a poor paddy plantation season amid a scarcity of seeds and fertilisers: The Covid-19 pandemic has affected both production and supply lines, leading to shortages of seeds and chemical fertilisers as plantation season begins, by Janak Raj Sapkota and Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 06/06/2020)

Five policies for agriculture: Is the government well prepared to purchase the entire quantity of the produce that farmers are unable to sell due to low prices? Will there be adequate budget and storage facilities?, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 06/06/2020)

Nepal launches domestically developed hybrid maize variety: Farmers plant corn on 954,000 hectares, most of them using imported seeds, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 05/06/2020)

Agriculture: Can it provide relief to returnee migrants and vulnerable populations?, by Kashi Kafle and Marie-Charlotte Buisson (ht 03/06/2020)

Locust upsurge can cost high if not curbed in time: Locust can revisit Nepal after 70 years, by Sabina Karki (kh 31/05/2020), Taskforce says less threat of locust infestation in Nepal (ht 03/06/2020)

Farming falls on women's shoulders: But their work and contributions tend to be invisible to policymakers and academics, by Subarna Malla Singh (kp 31/05/2020)

Chitwan farmers finally receive relief money after fake paddy seeds devastate harvest: Farmers in Chitwan incurred a loss of Rs 119.48 million in lost harvest due to fake Garima seeds, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 30/05/2020)

Govt announces farmer-focused programs to promote agriculture, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 28/05/2020)

How to capitalize on agriculture? Promise of generating employment through agriculture revolution won’t be realized if we continue to ignore the factors that have been deterring people from taking up farming, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 28/05/2020)

Paddy plantation season is here but there isn’t enough fertiliser: Nepal does not have adequate stocks of chemical fertiliser, with imports stuck at Kolkata for the last two months due to the lockdown, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/05/2020)

Fall armyworm wreaks havoc on maize fields in Salyan: Agri-technicians estimate that maize grown on 30 hectares of land is infested, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 24/05/2020), Armyworm severely affects maize production (ht 26/05/2020)

MoALD preparing to introduce Agriculture Act (ht 24/05/2020)

Budget needs to focus on agricultural production to check increasing dependency on food imports (ht 21/05/2020)

Paddy-whacked: The agriculture sector needs immediate attention from the government to make use of the coming monsoon (kp 19/05/2020)

Policies and programmes for fiscal 2020-21 focus on boosting the agriculture sector: Farming to be made an attractive occupation by increasing agricultural investment, by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/05/2020)

Sugarcane farmers face double whammy (ht 15/05/2020)

Supply Chains To Benefit Farmers, by Mukti Rijal (rn 14/05/2020)

Returning migrant workers can be lured into profitable commercial agriculture, experts say: But, opportunities in other sectors should also be explored based on their skill sets as all migrant workers won’t be interested in agriculture, they say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/05/2020)

Small farmers face difficulties supplying produce to Kalimati market (ht 12/05/2020)

Mugu villagers swarm into nearby forests to pick wild mushrooms: Locals say they earn enough money from the annual harvest to get them through the year, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 07/05/2020)

Agricultural Feminisation In Nepal, by Namrata Sharma (rn 06/05/2020)

Direction for rent waiver falls on deaf ears (ht 06/05/2020)

Farmers In Kathmandu Valley Fringe Busy In Farm Activities Amidst Lockdown (rn 04/05/2020)

Farmers In Bardiya Hit Hard By Lockdown (rn 03/05/2020)

Lockdown restrictions loosened as worries about food shortages rise: Agriculture Inputs Company in Dhangadhi starts distributing chemical fertiliser to farmers, by Mohan Budhair (kp 02/05/2020)

Poultry farmers in distress with trade stopped dead in its tracks: Without subsidised insurance premiums and bank loans, the poultry business could collapse, chicken raisers said, by Sanju Poudel (kp 01/05/2020)

Post-COVID-19 Economy: Economists Call On Government To Prioritise Agriculture (rn 30/04/2020)

Govt Asks Farmers To Continue Agricultural Activities (rn 30/04/2020) [What does it mean under lack of transport?]

MoALD issues safety directive for farmers (ht 29/04/2020)

‘MoALD must prioritise production and supply’ (ht 28/04/2020)

Vegetable imports banned to promote local products and keep virus at bay: Officials are working to bring fresh produce directly from the farmers' fields to consumers, by Durga Lal KC (kp 27/04/2020)

Farmers likely to raise price of eggs after lockdown (ht 26/04/2020)

A normal monsoon this year could boost agricultural output, if only farmers weren’t under lockdown: A labour shortage due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a potential shortage of chemical fertiliser could offset any potential gains from the monsoon, say economists, by Sangam Prasain and Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 25/04/2020)

Lockdown adversely affecting vegetable farmers in Dhangadhi: While the farmers are compelled to throw away their vegetables due to lack of buyers given the lockdown, consumers are compelled to buy vegetables from middlemen at exorbitant prices, by Mohan Budhaair.(kp 25/04/2020)

Reducing Virus Impact On Agriculture, by Dinesh Chandra Devkota (rn 22/04/2020)

While produce rots in Nepal’s fields, food imports continue from India: Vegetables are piling up on Birgunj farms even as 15 to 20 trucks laden with vegetables arrive from the south every day, by Bhusan Yadav and Sangam Prasain (kp 21/04/2020)

Attracting Nepali Labour Migrants To Agriculture, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 20/04/2020)

Vegetables worth millions rotting in farms amid lockdown in Dhading (ht 20/04/2020)

Tea farmers miss first flush production due to extended lockdown: The local government has not stepped in to help distraught farmers who face financial ruin, by Parbat Portel (kp 19/04/2020)

MoALD forms rapid response team (ht 18/04/2020)

Huge quantity of green tea leaves go to waste in Jhapa (rep 18/04/2020)

Nowhere to sell or buy: Transit support from farm to market would have solved the problem to a great extent, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 16/04/2020)

SC summons authorities over petition over lockdown stranded (rep 15/04/2020), Dairy products worth Rs 5b lying unsold due to lockdown: Sales down by 70%, says NDA (rep) [It would have been an outstanding task of the government to apply safe und intelligent ways to avoid such waste!]

Farmers in Tarai turn to stubble burning as they cannot sell straws to India: The ongoing lockdown has hit the farming sector across the country hard in the peak springtime harvest season, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 13/04/2020)

Tea industry falls prey to COVID-19: 'No demand for organic orthodox tea from int'l buyers', by Bhim Chapagain (rep 13/04/2020)

Egg producers faced Rs 600m loss in last two months (ht 13/04/2020)

Lockdown results in losses worth Rs 2 billion for dairy sector: Farmers are left with unsold milk as shops selling dairy products and grocery stores have closed, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/04/2020)

Fall armyworm destroying corn in Banke and Bardiya: Farmers are worried to control the pest because of unavailability of pesticides due to the lockdown, by Kamal Panthi (kp 12/04/2020))

Farmers are selling their produce for a pittance even as customers are paying exorbitant prices: The lockdown has meant that farmers are unable to travel to Kathmandu to sell their produce, relying instead on middlemen who are maximising profits, by Aditi Aryal (kp 11/04/2020)

Relief for virus-hit farmers soon (ht 09/04/2020)

Lockdown leaves some dairy farmers without fodder, by Upendra Lamichhane (rep 09/04/2020)

Grow your own: When it comes to staples, Nepal needs to get back to its roots (kp 09/04/2020), Food during the coronavirus crisis: Governments are responding to the health emergency as they rightly should, but ensuring food supply is equally vital, by Arun GC (kp 09/04/2020)

Winter crops lie unharvested in the fields as the lockdown forces farmers indoors: There are many who say that farmers should be allowed to work in the fields, as there is little danger of contracting Covid-19 while working five or six feet apart, by Sangam Prasain (kp 06/04/2020) [Is there a need for other evidence of the government's high level of incompetence? The people may not get the virus, but anytime sooner or later they may die from hunger!], Lockdown brings the poultry industry to a standstill: Farmers in Sarlahi buried 9,000 chickens, and many other farmers were compelled to do the same, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/04/2020), Poultry entrepreneurs warn of chicken scarcity after lockdown (rep 06/04/2020), Neither the market for milk, nor the provision of fodder: Grievances of dairy farmers, by Sabina Karki (kh 06/04/2020)

Time to revive agriculture: The government should take this crisis as an opportunity to revive agriculture of the country, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 05/04/2020)

Milk goes to waste as dairy factories stop buying it for lack of sales: The cooperative's regular buyers—Himalayan Dairy, Dairy Development Corporation of Kathmandu and Fishtail Dairy of Pokhara—have not been picking up milk for the past week, by Narayan Sharma (kp 04/04/2020)

Farmers forced to destroy produce due to lack of market (ht 04/04/2020)

First flush of green tea goes to waste due to lockdown, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 02/04/2020)

Poultry entrepreneurs facing daily loss of Rs 220 million due to lockdown, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 01/04/2020)

Jhapa’s tea plantation farmers face the brunt of lockdown: Mechinagar municipality has asked the tea estate administration to provide food supplies to the workers; the tea estate itself hasn’t said anything about it yet, by Parbat Portel (kp 01/04/2020)

Farmers face nationwide lockdown heat (ht 28/03/2020), Vegetables become scarce and costly as transporters stay away due to virus fears: Prices have increased by up to 200 percent, according to the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market Development Board, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/03/2020)

Strawberry fields in Tarai producing good harvests: The Golyan Group started commercial strawberry farming on 25 bighas in Bhagudubba, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 27/03/2020)

Farmers leave fields fallow after not getting subsidised fertiliser: The Agriculture Knowledge Centre could not purchase farm inputs for lack of working procedure, officials said, by Shankar Acharya (kp 23/03/2020)

Khaniyabas locals attracted toward commercial vegetable farming, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 22/03/2020)

An army of worms: As the temperature warms up, the invasive fall armyworm could make a comeback, by Bandana Pradhan (kp 22/03/2020)

Bamboo becomes source of income for locals of Tikapur, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 21/03/2020)

Farmers in Gorkha face difficulties to irrigate their fields as Daraudi river deepens: Many farmers of Gorkha Municipality especially those in Ward No. 5 are facing difficulties to irrigate their fields as the water level of the Daraudi river has decreased over the years, by Hariram Upreti (kp 21/03/2020)

Electronic system to keep tabs on fertilizer stocks at depots (rep 19/03/2020)

Heavy rains, frost damage coffee plants, by Janardhan Ghimire (rep 18/03/2020)

Low big cardamom prices worry farmers, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 17/03/2020)

Seti Technical School helping farmers increase agricultural products and identify livestock diseases: Seti Technical School has also been launching various campaigns to support the local community. A few months ago, teachers and students of the school conducted vasectomy and tubal ligation operation on stray dogs, by Mohan Shahi (kp 17/03/2020)

Shifting paradigm in farming, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 16/03/2020)

Use of chemical pesticide declines in Kavre, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 15/03/2020)

Agricultural subsidies: Why they need improving, by Santosh Pathak (ht 11/03/2020)

Sugarcane farmers postpone second phase of protest over coronavirus fears: The growers said they had lost faith in both the factories and the government for not honouring the deal reached between the three parties, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/03/2020)

A local unit in Parbat decides to provide subsidy in livestock farming to check the migration and enhance production: The provincial government of Gandaki has put Bihadi on its list of proposed agricultural and industrial villages, by Agandghar Tiwari (kp 09/03/2020)

The start of a sustainable urban food system: Green Growth links producers to the consumers directly, by using new media technology, by Himendra Mohan Kumar (kp 09/03/2020)

Fruits drop but our hopes don’t: Researchers and farmers should join forces to find ways to protect Nepal's citrus crop from pests, by Milan Chauhan (kp 06/03/2020)

After delayed opening, Shreeram Sugar Mill closes again after two weeks: The factory owes Rs 250 million to sugarcane farmers in outstanding payments for their crops, by Shiva Puri (kp 05/03/2020)

Bill seeking legalisation of cultivation and consumption of medical marijuana registered in Parliament: The bill, registered privately by a ruling party lawmaker, seeks to reverse a 50-year
proscription on the cultivation, consumption and sale of marijuana
, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/03/2020)

Jhapa farmers are growing tobacco, a crop more profitable than paddy: Tobacco is being sold at Rs 3,000 per 40kg with a kattha of land being good enough to produce 80kg of tobacco, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 01/03/2020)

Bagmati to issue Rs 150 million grant for fishery development: The province will be self-sufficient in fish production in two years, officials say, by Pratap Bista (kp 28/02/2020)

In Salyan, agriculture grants fail to reach farmers: While the budget allocated to them is being misused, most farmers in the district remain unaware of the grants meant for them, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 27/02/2020)

Citrus industry generates more than Rs 770 million in economic activity: The orange harvest in Gulmi and Arghakhanchi was worth Rs550.5 million while Myagdi produced oranges valued at Rs220.1 million, by Birendra KC and Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 27/02/220)

Grow your own plants: Importing fruit plants for commercial production should not be encouraged because our quarantine and monitoring systems are weak, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 25/02/2020)

Farmers hit hard after maize crop fails in Bara (ht 22/02/2020)

What onions and garlic tell us about our food system: Numerous examples seen in the recent past serve as an alarming reminder of just how food insecure we are, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 21/02/2020)

Why agricultural subsidies have failed to benefit needy farmers: Farmers are in need of various forms of support but people outside the target group are profiting due to the irregularities in the distribution of grants and subsidies, by Dipesh Khatiwada (kp 20/02/2020)

Poultry farmers picket the office of the Department of Commerce: Poultry raisers demand action against hatcheries and feed factories for hiking prices, Krishana Prasain (kp 19/02/2020), Hatcheries hike price, poultry farmers cry foul, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 19/02/2020)

Infrastructure development discourages agriculture production in Doti: Those families who were self-reliant are now completely dependent on the market for their daily supplies, by Mohan Shahi (kp 18/02/2020)

Government may lift restriction on milk powder import (ht 16/02/2020)

Dhading women attracted to mushroom farming, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 16/02/2020)

Apple production area in Jumla continues to expand, by Dhan Bahadur Budha (rep 16/02/2020)

Valley’s pig keepers are not just making a living. They are also contributing to organic waste management: Pig farmers are collecting leftover foods from hotels, restaurants and boarding houses to feed their animals, by Anup Ojha (kp 15/02/2020)

Building an information bridge for Nepal’s farmers: Rajan Bajracharya quit a secure job to help farmers with relevant data through a mobile-based app, by Naresh Newar (nt 14/02/2020)

Myagdi goat farmer earning Rs 2 million annually (rep 12/02/2020)

Absence of agriculture technician in local units hits Makwanpur’s agriculture sector: Farmers in the district choose to cultivate cannabis and opium because they don’t know what type of food crops to grow in their fields, say farmers, by Pratap Bista (kp 11/02/2020)

Government forms yet another panel to study paddy crop failure (rep 11/02/2020)

MoALD to promote organic farming (ht 09/02/2020)

Benefits of soilless farming: The challenges facing soil-based agriculture led to the invention of soilless agriculture. Soilless cultivation has become possible through the use of hi-tech, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 09(02/2020)

Compensation for failed Garima paddy eludes farmers (ht 06/02/2020)

Sugarcane farmers plan all-out protest to get their money: They will converge on the capital with their cooking utensils and mattresses on March 17, the struggle committee said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 03/02/2020)

High cost of accreditation discourages organic farmers, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 01/02/2020)

Sugar mills ignore floor price set by government, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 01/02/2020)

Farmers let down by sugar mills to return to protests (rep 30/01/2020)

Nepali tea manufacturers hold their stocks as prices crash: The price of CTC tea has plunged by 50 percent to IRs 65 per kg over the year, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 29/01/2020)

Peeved over payment dues, disgruntled sugarcane farmers begin a second phase of their agitation: The sugar mills were supposed to clear all their dues by January 21, but to date, they still owe more than Rs800 million to the farmers, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/01/2020)

Organic farm fest to begin on Friday (ht 27/01/2020)

Chicken for the meat and chicken for the soul: Himalayan Free Range, a local start-up develops “Jurelli”, a disease-resistant chicken breed that grows 40 percent faster, by Himendra Mohan Kumar (kp 27/01/2020)

Agriculture Knowledge Centre in Baitadi faces human resource crunch: Darchula locals also have to travel to Baitadi to seek government services, by Manoj Badu (kp 26/01/2020)

Exodus of youths leaves arable land uncultivated (ht 26/01/2020)

Cane farmers begin second phase of protest (ht 25/01/2020), Sugarcane farmers divided over recovering due payment (ht 26/01/2020)

Let us grow yams: Though yam has several nutritional benefits, this crop has remained neglected and underutilized in Nepal, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 23/01/2020)

Today is the last day for sugar mills to clear overdue payments to farmers: But there is little chance that the sugarcane growers will get their money, officials said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/01/2020), Deadline arrives but sugar mills still owe farmers Rs800 million: Farmers have been duped by sugar mill owners in the past but this time they were betrayed by the government too, they say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/01/2020), Govt fails to fulfil its promise to sugarcane farmers (ht 22/01/2020), Sugar producers deceive farmers yet again: Pay farmers only Rs 160 million despite making promises to clear over Rs 1 billion in dues by Tuesday (rep 22/01/2020), Government to freeze financial transactions of sugar mills for failing to pay farmers: Despite a government sanctioned agreement to clear all dues by January 21, farmers are still owed Rs 800 million by sugar mills, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/01/2020), Bank accounts of three sugar mills to be partially frozen: No action against industries that are in contact with farmers, by Arpana Ale Magar  (ht 23/01/2020)

Nepali farmers adopt new practices, but only for a short time: Farmers go back to their old ways once the development project and experts leave, by Karan Kunwar (kp 19/01/2020)

Modern technology helps Marchwar farmers earn more, by Mohammad Habib (rep 19/01/2020)

A buffalo farmer in Bhaisepati, by Upendra Lamichhane (rep 18/01/2020)

Potato farmers to incur losses of Rs 1 billion due to winter rains ,by Kamal Khatri (rep 18/0/2020)

Eroded farms: impediment for growth: Soil conservation should be a top priority for an agricultural country like ours but our priorities are misplaced, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 17/01/2020)

Farmers advised to move court in Garima paddy crop failure case (ht 17/01/2020)

Ten days since agreement, sugarcane farmers have little hope of getting paid: Farmers should have received half their dues by now but sugar mills still owe them Rs 800 million of the more than Rs1 billion, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/01/2020)

Indigenous crops facing extinction in the hills of Sudurpaschim: Local farmers are no longer interested in growing indigenous crops, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 15/01/2020)

Apple production up in Manang district (ht 15/01/2020)

Multibillion-rupee strategy to revamp agriculture is disowned, directionless, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 14/01/2020)

Yak cheese and butter production on the rise in Rasuwa: Local farmers sold yak cheese worth Rs 69.62 million and Rs 12.4 million worth of yak butter in 2019, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 13/01/2020)

Remote Dolakha village starts farming of kiwi fruits, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 13/01/2020)

Dairy Cooperatives in Chitwan venture into fodder production: The factory can produce one tonne of fodder per hour, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 12/01/2020)

Soil and fertiliser testing laboratory established in Makwanpurgadhi Rural Municipality: At the laboratory, the farmers can get soil tested for nutrient deficiencies and ascertain fertiliser requirements, by Pratap Bista (kp 11/01/2020)

Commercial banana farming more profitable than vegetables, by Mohammad Habib (rep 07/01/2020)

Plight of sugarcane farmers shows the priority government accords to them: Although the government has now pledged to make sugar mills pay farmers their dues, analysts are sceptical whether the agreement will be followed through, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 06/01/2020), The sugarcane episode is part of a much bigger trend—the decline of democracy: Policies, disguised as legitimate efforts to serve the public interest, are designed to serve financial interests, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 06/01/2020)

A women-run cooperative is turning a Lamjung village into a ‘model agriculture village’: The cooperative, which focuses on organic vegetable farming and animal husbandry, has 11 women in its management committee, by Aash Gurung (kp 05/01/2020)

How we failed on onion: Nepal has suitable climate and other resources required to produce onion. Nepal can even export onion. Why are we not able to do that?, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 05/01/2020)

Call to invest in high-value crops for export benefits (rep 05/01/2020)

Broiler parent stocks worth Rs 540 million imported in five months, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 05/01/2020)

Nepali farmers gather bumper paddy harvest of 5.55 million tonnes: Experts say the government might have manipulated the data to show it is on track to achieve its ambitious 8.5 percent growth target, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/01/2020) [??]

‘If I lose my land, I will hang myself’: Owed more than Rs1 billion by sugar mills, sugarcane farmers are afraid their creditors will begin seizing their land, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/01/2020),
Arrest absconding mill operator: Govt (ht 01/01/2020), Stop the sugar scam: For years, the sugar cartel has been duping everyone–from the poor farmers to the country’s prime minister (kp 02/01/2020), Govt to make mill owners pay farmers’ dues (ht 02/01/2020), Clear the dues: Instead of lifting the farmers out of poverty, the unscrupulous ways of doing business only pushes them deeper into debt and destitution (ht 03/01/2020), Sugarcane farmers end protest as government promises payments: Farmers and Industry Ministry reach a deal on setting up a task force to study an automated pricing system for sugarcane, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/01/2020), Solidarity with sugarcane farmers (rep 05/01/2020)

Government to promote commercial herb farming (ht 01/01/2020)

House panel tells government to make sugar mills pay farmers their money: Protesting cane growers from Sarlahi say they have not been paid for five years, by Krishana Prasain (kp 31/12/2019), Sugarcane farmers high and dry as mills delay payment since years, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 31/12/2019)

Dismal outcome: Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project (rep 31/12/2019)

Bank on maize: In the decentralized governance structure, each local government can have its agricultural policies based on local needs to make agriculture prosperous and rural lives comfortable, by Dinesh Panday (rep 30/12/2019)

Sugarcane farmers march to Kathmandu as their dues keep on piling: There are around 15,000 farmers engaged in commercial sugarcane farming in Sarlahi alone, by Krishana Prasain  (kp 30/12/2019)

Paddy output falls to lowest in 3 yrs: Likely to affect overall agro output, economic growth, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 30/12/2019)

Back to the roots: Output-based incentives in farming could make Nepal a food sufficient country, by Uttam Khanal (kp 30/12/2019)

Apple farming in Karnali paving way for prosperity, by DB Budha (rep 30/12/2019)

Fall armyworm ravages cornfields at an alarming rate in central plains: The nonnative insect was spotted for the first time in May in Gaidakot of Nawalparasi, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 29/12/2019)

Livestock service business to be made systematic (ht 29/12/2019)

Lack of organic certification hits Nepal's tea exports: Shipments were down 24 percent year-on-year to Rs1.16 billion in the first four months, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/12/2019)

‘Limited impact of faulty Garima seeds’ (ht 28/12/2019)

Police destroy 20,000 marijuana plants in Parsa: The District Police Office has been formulating a phase-wise programme to give continuity to the campaign, by Shankar Acharya (kp 28/12/2019) [Nepal could make big profits on the medical world market with controlled cultivation!]

Sugar mill yet to resume operation (ht 27/12/2019)

Govt keeps floor price of sugarcane unchanged at Rs 536.36 per quintal (rep 27/12/2019)

Future of maize: Introduce hybrid varieties, by Dinesh Panday (ht 26/12/2019)

Pro-agricultural programme fails to yield desired return: The ministry has allocated Rs5 million this year to continue last year’s projects, by Hari Gautam (kp 24/12/2019)

Coffee sector performing below potential due to archaic ways: Government incentives to farmers can help boost output, experts say, by Himendra Mohan Kumar (kp 23/12/2019)

Buoyed by prospects, West Rukum locals embrace nettle: The natural fibre is being traded at a price of Rs 125 per kilogram, by Hari Gautam (kp 22/12/2019)

Bringing youth in agriculture: The general misconception in Nepal is that education is not important in farming. Unless such misinformation is corrected, food production will not be boosted up, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 22/12/2019)

DoLS calls livestock farmers for talks (ht 21/12/2019)

Develop Agriculture by Retaining Youths, by Balaram Chaulagain (rn 20/12/2019)

Improved variety of wheat seeds remain unsold in Surkhet, by Ganesh Bishu (rep 18/12/2019)

A rundown of tea and its types by a professional tea taster: Teas other than CTC are slowly but surely gaining popularity, but here’s what you need to know before you experiment, by Sumeru Sambahangphe (kp 13/12/2019)

Bringing new technology to Nepali farmers: Improved agriculture knowledge centres can spearhead commercial farming in the country, by Umed Pun (kp 13/12/2019)

Paddy output in Province 2 down 17 percent: Experts cite delayed monsoon, fertiliser shortage and pest attacks for the fall, by Ajit Tiwari. (kp 12/12/2019)

Yak rearing in peril in Ramechhap district (ht 11/12/2019)

Paddy farmers say buyers don't pay the minimum support price: The market determines the prices based on demand and supply, said a trader, by Binod Bhandari (kp 10/12/2019)

Govt prepares to reduce subsidy for farmers under PM Agri Modernisation Project (ht 10/12/2019)

Why Rs 155 million ‘Mission Onion’ failed, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 10/12/2019)

Government launches focused program for certain farm products (rep 08/12/2019)

There is no loss in agriculture, says a Banke farmer, by Kamal Khatri (rep 08/12/2019)

Dried apples, a profitable product for Jumla farmers, by Dhan Bahadur Budha (rep 08/12/2019)

Decentralising governance to improve the economy: Mustang apples are a brand of its own. But producing them on a commercial scale mandates an autonomous local government, byJagannath Adhikari (kp 06/12/2019)

Voices from the kitchen: The onion episode tells us that we should grow our own vegetables, as we used to, by Anustha Shrestha (kp 06/12/2019)

Farmers expect orange biz boom this season: The eastern hilly region is seeing a 30 percent increase in production of the sweet fruit, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 05/12/2019)

Fall Armyworm ruin hundreds of bighas of corn fields across Sarlahi: Individual pest control efforts failing for lack of intervention from the state; farmers worry this will affect district’s overall crop output, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 03/12/2019)

‘Cheaper chicken imports affecting poultry farmers’ (rep 03/2/2019)

Sugarcane famers to get subsidy, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 01/12/2019)

Guranse farmers earn good income growing kiwi: Commercial agriculture has allowed farmers in the conflict-hit village to rebuild their lives, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 27/11/2019)

Marketplace mismanagement hits farmers in Janakpur: The market has been in disarray since the dissolution of the market management committee, by Shyam Sundar Shahi (kp 26/11/2019)

Sweet orange farmers happy after getting rid of pests: The Chinese citrus fly began invading farms in Sindhuli four years ago, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 26/11/2019)

Sugarcane farmers deprived of payment, subsidy, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 25/11/2019)

Buoyed by good returns, farmers pick garlic over wheat: The farmers who used to plant garlic over small areas have now started expanding their farms after receiving around 22 quintals of seeds at subsidised rates, by Hari Gautam (kp 24/11/2019)

FMTC planning to purchase 35,000 quintals of paddy, by Arjun Oli (rep 24/11/2019)

Coffee farmers call for policy to boost output amid rising demandNepal produced 530 tonnes of coffee in the last fiscal year, according to the National Tea and Coffee Development Board, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/11/2019), Palpa coffee farmers demand government support for boosting growth, by Mukti Neupane (rep 19/11/2019)

NTCDB sets coffee support price (ht 18/11/2019)

Coffee worth Rs 98 million imported in last fiscal (rep 18/11/2019)

Solukhumbu farmers turn to Akbare chili farming (rep 18/11/2019)

Agriculture grant misused in Province 5, by Binod Pariyar (rep 17/11/2019)

Japan to implement phosphorus-efficient paddy in Nepal: The two countries have signed a pact on research collaboration in the farm sector, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/11/2019)

Ram Singh, guardian of Jumla apples, by Dhan Bahadur Budha (rep 14/11/2019)

Adding spice to life: Two recent studies on large cardamom farming in Nepal and Sikkim offer new knowledge, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 13/11/209)

Can Nepal export citrus fruits?, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 11/11/2019)

Sugarcane farmers still await payments, government subsidy (rep 10/11/2019)

Govt starting Rs 500m 'Youth in Agriculture' program from December (rep 10/11/2019)

Mushroom farming, boon for Dadeldhura youth, by Pushkar Bhandari (rep 10/11/2019)

Paddy farmers complain they are not getting the minimum price: The government has fixed the lowest price that can be charged for Mota Dhan at Rs25.32 per kg, by Nirmala Khadayat (kp 09/11/2019)

‘Agriculture for Youth’ project to start soon (ht 09/11/2019)

Tarai farmers face crop failure due to fake paddy seeds: The Garima variety of seeds sold to farmers in Kailali and Kanchanpur produced only empty grains, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 08/11/2019)

Should Nepal still continue to ban cannabis? The country needs to understand the history of its trade and consumption, and how the larger public feels about the issue, by Raju Adhikari (kp 08/11/2019)

Producer and supplier to be held accountable: Following faulty seed supply, government certain to miss paddy production target this year, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 06/11/2019)

Dailekh farmers forced to queue for days to get compensation: The farmers had to stay up to five days in a queue to receive the amount from the bank, by Jyoti Katuwal (kp 05/11/2019)

Officials say paddy output may shrink and stall economic growth: Farmers were hit by a delayed monsoon, fertiliser shortage, supply of fake seeds and armyworm invasion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/11/2019)

To reduce the trade deficit, Nepal has to rely on agriculture: In the short term, the hydropower and agricultural sectors offer Nepal’s best hope, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 03/11/2019)

Unknown disease ravaging banana plantations in eastern Nepal: Farmers are planning to send samples to Indian laboratories to identify the disease, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 03/11/2019)

Govt forms panel to compensate farmers for low paddy yields (rep 01/11/2019), MoALD to provide compensation to victim farmers (ht 02/11/2019)

Floriculture attracts youths in Tanahun, by Binod Dhungana (rep 31/10/2019)

Agriculture Knowledge Centre starts legal action against the dealer who sold fake paddy to farmers in Chitwan: In total, fake Garima brand paddy was planted in 906 bighas of land in Chitwan, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 26/10/2019)

Cabinet announces minimum support price of paddy: The minimum support price of common paddy has been hiked to Rs26.73 per kg and ‘mota dhan’ at Rs25.32 per kg, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/10/2019)

Armyworm destroys paddy in Banke (ht 24/10/2019)

Farmers await compensation as Garima paddy bears no rice (ht 23/09/2019)

Farmers compelled to sell paddy at lower rate (ht 22/10/2019)

Cattle pregnancy cost may get cheaper with local kit: Cattle ‘Rapid Pregnancy Detection Kit’ may hit the market in six months time, by Anshul Krishan (kp 21/10/2019)

After maize, armyworm destroys paddy and millet (rep 21/10/2019), American armyworm wreaks havoc in Province 1 (ht 22/10/2019)

Farmers still awaiting Rs 8.5m government grant, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 21/10/2019)

Milk farmers better off due to better marketing, supply to Kailali, by Puskar Bhandari (rep 19/10/2019)

Farmers to get pension: Khanal (ht 18/10/2019)

Achieving zero hunger: Nepal requires strategies in place to fix the potholes, and support enhancing production-based food systems, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 18/10/2019)

Sera Jyula area in Bajura eroded by Budhi Ganga River: At least 2,000 ropanis of arable land in Sera Jyula have been swept away by the river, according to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre, by Arjun Shah (kp 18/10/2019)

Agriculture Ministry proposes to hike paddy floor price by 7 percent this year: The ministry has recommended a minimum support price of Rs26 per kg for common paddy, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/10/2019)

Fall armyworm outbreak worries Dharan farmers (ht 17/10/2019)

Nepal becoming self-reliant in flowers (kp 15/10/2019)

Door-to-door milk delivery does the magic for Tanahun farmer, by Binod Dhungana (rep 15/10/2019)

Hybrid rice promises to change the face of paddy cultivation in Nepal: Yields per hectare may see a three-fold increase and could lower Basmati rice imports, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/10/2019)

Sustainable agriculture: Thinking beyond subsidies, by Sramika Rijal (ht 14/10/2019)

Farmers in Chitwan anxious as their fields remain barren: A hybrid variety of paddy named Garima failed to produce any grains, farmers say, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 14/10/2019)

Italian apple gives new hope for Jumla farmers,by Dhan Bahadur Budha (rep 13/10/2019)

Insurance coverage of farm sectors surge 58 percent: The government currently offers subsidy equivalent to 75 percent of the premium amount, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/10/2019)

Pokhara Metropolis runs Farmer’s Market to cut out middlemen: Farmers complained that they are forced to sell their produce at lower—and often unremunerative—rates to middlemen, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 06/10/2019)

Modern machine eases work for yak farmers, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 05/10/2019)

Agricultural subsidies: Are they effective?, by Kiran Timilsina (ht 18/09/2019)

Local apples not selling in Panchthar (ht 17/09/2019)

Middlemen eat into profit of Jumla apple farmers, by Ganesh Bishu (rep 17/09/2019)

Coffee production below par, despite high market potential, by Muki Prasad Neupane (rep 17/09/2019)

Mugu farmers face difficulties to sell apples this year due to bad road conditions: Regular landslides and mudslides mean vehicles rarely use the only road that connects the district with the rest of the country, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 16/09/2019)

Preparations for agriculture census begin, by Ashok Sujan Shrestha (rep 14/09/2019)

Armyworms destroy seasonal crops (ht 13/09/2019)

Monsoon irony: Instead of agriculture, the government’s priority lies somewhere else – on multi-billion-rupee mega infrastructure projects (ht 11/09/2019

Nepal’s growing reliance on imported hybrid seeds risks devastating consequences: A majority of seeds used by farmers across Nepal for both grains and vegetables come from outside the country, and scientists say that’s not good news, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 07/09/2019)

Farmers hit as feed prices jump but egg prices remain unchanged: Egg producers claim they are being shortchanged by distributors, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/09/2019)

Ilam farmers hopeful of better kiwi fruit harvest, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 05/09/2019)

Resource crunch mars Mountain Agricultural Research Institute, by Dhan Bahadur Budha (rep 04/09/2019)

Lack of rain hits Tanahun farmers hard (ht 03/09/2019)

Eastern hills yet to see large-scale potato farming, by Gururaj Baskota (rep 03/09/2019)

Paddy transplantation falls due to delayed monsoon: ‘Production might fall by 25,000-30,000 tons’, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 02/09/2019)

Yak farmers suffer as their livestock remain uninsured, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 01/09/2019)

Cultivable land declines in Chilime watershed area, by Himnath Devkota (rep 01/09/2019)

Herders elated by solar panels to light yak sheds, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 29/08/2019)

Fall armyworm destroys maize (ht 28/08/2019)

Governing agriculture: We need to make agriculture governance system effective through the backup of strong organizational set-up and human resources, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 28/08/2019)

Host plant resistance: Way to avoid agrochemicals, by Yubak Dhoj GC (ht 16/08/2019)

Buoyed by apple sales, farmers in Mugu turn croplands into orchards: With the expansion of rural transportation, traders have been hauling apples from the district to sell the fruit in cities such as Nepalgunj, Surkhet and Kathmandu, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (rep 25/08/2019)

Police destroy 1,300 cannabis plants (rep 24/08/2019) [Other countires, including the USA, make big profits by growing such plants!]

No family in Chitwan settlement has enough grains to last all year round: Out of 574 households, only 260 can produce food grains which last only for three months, by Rajesh Kumar Paudel (kp 23/08/2019)

Farmers in Tirahut, Saptari worry after paddy fields dried up: Boring machines purchased at Rs 13 million lies unused, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 23/08/2019)

Fall Armyworm destroying harvest in Ramechhap: Villagers urge local unit to adopt immediate pest control measures, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 21/08/2019)

More than 94 percent of the paddy acreage planted: Analysts said the country could still see a significant drop in production, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 20/08/2019)

Beekeeping programme in Chitwan announces survey on availability of bee pasturages: In Chitwan, areas like Tori, Bayar, Padke, Rudilo, and Tikauli, with their abundance of fields, are popular floral havens for bees, by Pramita Dhakal (kp 19/08/2019)

Bad roads and middlemen sapping farmers’ income in Parbat: Despite having chemical-free yields, farmers are compelled to sell their products to traders at a cheaper rate due to the dismal condition of rural roads, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 18/08/2019)

Govt to provide 50 pc investment to agri businesses run by youths (ht 18/08/2019), Govt brings Rs 500 million subsidy program to attract youths to farming, by Diulip Paudel (rep 18/08/2019)

Farmers receive Rs 875m grant from DoA (ht 17/08/2019)

Land tillers face difficulties in the absence of land certificates: The tillers have been deprived of the government’s housing grant and loans to rebuild their homes, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 16/08/2019)

Sweet surrender: The government cannot allow  sugar mills to mislead it again (kp 15/08/2019)

Dairy farmers price gouged by cooperatives: Middlemen are taking the lion's share of the profit, by Amrita Anmol (kp 15/08/2019), Agriculture ministry forms task force to fix milk price (ht 15/08/2019)

‘Agriculture sector has failed to attract youth’ (ht 13/08/2019)

Lalitpur city unveils Nepal’s first seed vending machine: The state-of-the art technology provides 36 varieties of seeds of vegetables and flowers, by Anup Ojha (kp 12/08/2019)

‘One House One Kitchen Garden’ programme a success in Chhatreshwori: The local authority urges people not to go to those houses as guests that do not have a kitchen garden, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 11/08/2019)

Restructuring agriculture project. While restructuring Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project, due consideration should be given in selecting appropriate organization for its implementation, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (kp 08/08/2019)

Arable land is shrinking, and so is paddy cultivation: New data shows this year will see the lowest paddy cultivation in the last two-and-a-half decades, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/08/2019)

Agriculture and poverty: So long as we fail to retain agricultural workers the much-hyped agenda of poverty alleviation through massive agricultural production will remain a far cry, by Balaram Chaulagain (rep 04/08/2019)

How climate change is altering apple farming across Mustang: Hotter temperatures and erratic rainfall are wreaking havoc on—and redrawing the agricultural map in—Nepal’s apple capital, by Chase Brush (kp 03/08/2019)

Perennial fertilizer shortage hits farmers hard, by Binod Subedi (rep 01/08/2019)

Paddy transplantation 80% complete, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 01/08/2019)

Pest management: Alternatives to chemicals, by Yubak Dhoj GC (ht 31/07/2019)

Alarm bells are ringing as agro imports bill reaches Rs220 billion: Agro experts say Nepal started importing cereals eight years ago, which has now reached a staggering figure of Rs51.80 billion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/07/2019), Dependency on India for vegetables continues amid insufficient local production, by Arjun Oli (rep 30/07/2019)

Damages to agro, livestock in Province 2 at Rs 3.59bn till date (ht 28/07/2019)

Rapid encroachment in Chure takes a toll on farmers: Locals say the authorities have not taken any measures to control deforestation, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 25/07/2019)

Paddy plantation completed on 64 per cent of arable land so far (ht 25/07/2019)

Digitalizing farming: Digitalizing farming process by providing farmers access to the internet can help solve most of the problems facing Nepali farmers, including improving competitiveness in farming, by Ajaya Kusum Adhikari (rep 25/07/201)

Tea farming starts in Dhading, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 25/07/2019)

Rediscovering hidden treasures of neglected crops: While they sound like a breed that can be obtained through say, genetically modified crops, these future smart foods are actually our traditional crops, by Arun GC (kp 23/07/2019)

Farm equipment worth Rs 46.8 million distributed: Agriculture Knowledge Center, Kavre, provided subsidy of 20-80% to farmers of Kavre, Sindhupalchowk, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 23/07/2019)

Getting rid of harmful chemical pesticides: The Nepal government has been reducing the use of chemical pesticides with various programmes, by Yubak Dhoj GC (kp 22/07/2019)

Cardamom farmers say not getting reasonable price: Current price ranges from Rs 28,000 to  Rs 30,000 per 40 kg (ht 22/07/2019)

Farmers receive subsidised power tillers in Dhangadi (ht 19/07/2019)

Late monsoon, followed by heavy rains, leads to poor paddy transplantation: Farmers have finished planting paddy on only 40.46 percent of the country’s paddy acreage so far, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/07/2019), Paddy plantation completed across 40pc of arable land so far (ht 18/07/2019)

On plantation campaign: Fruit tree plantation is good and necessary initiative for Nepal but we cannot achieve it within a single year. We at least need three years, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 18/07/2019)

Farmers start transplanting paddy  despite lack of chemical fertiliser: The Agriculture Ministry said there could be a shortage of around 20,000 tonnes of diammonium phosphate, by Sangam Prasain and Deo Narayan Sah (kp 17/07/2019)

40 per cent fisheries destroyed in Bara district (ht 17/07/2019)

Report on organic farming promotion gathering dust, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 17/07/2019)

MoALD hopeful on meeting paddy production goal: Floods damage agro products worth Rs 815m in Province 1; Data from rest of the provinces yet to be collected, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 16/07/2019)

‘Kisan Call Center’ does not get calls from farmers, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 16/07/2019)

Farmers urge government to continue chemical testing on imported produce, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/07/2019)

Next bottle of red? Maybe from Dhading.Though most Nepali wines are sweet and fruity, producers are moving towards bold and robust flavours, hoping for a boom, by Thomas Heaton and Krishana Prasain (kp 13/07/2019)

Killing us softly: Pesticides and other chemicals used during the production of vegetables and fruits often do more harm than good, by Kribina Pathak (kp 12/07/2019)

Keeping 45 years of culture alive: The Pradhananga brothers in Bhaktapur are using their father’s techniques  to make yoghurt that is still winning hearts in the Valley, by Thomas Heaton (kp 12/07/2019)

Bird flu-hit farmers get Rs 81.08 million in compensation, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 11/07/2019)

'Women home-based workers play significant role in cardamom production' (rep 11/07/2019)

Inadequate rainfall hits paddy plantation: Plantation completed on only 23.76 pc of arable land, a drop of 29.19 pc from last year (ht 10/07/2019)

Nepal continues to import pesticides at an alarming rate, government data shows: Country imported just 50 tonnes of pest-killing chemicals in 1997. Today, it imports  more than 600 tonnes, a majority of which comes from India, by Sangam Prasain (kp 10/07/2019)

Farmers concerned as drought delays paddy plantation in Khotang (rep 09/07/2019)

MoALD to form price fixation commission for major crops (ht 08/07/2019)

Paddy transplantation completed on 15% of fields so far: Delayed monsoon blamed, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 08/07/2019)

Sugar mills putting the heat on the government to extend import quota: Domestic sugar producers want two months’ extension, claiming that they have over 100,000 tonnes of unsold suger in stock, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 07/07/2019)

Drought-hit farmers perform puja for rain (ht 06/07/2019)

India tightens Nepal’s tea exports, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 06/07/2019)

Drought hits Ramechhap farmers (ht 04/04/2019)

Tea farmers dump green leaves on the road: Farmers, factory owners at odds again over quality of leaves, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 04/07/2019)

Sugar mills in central Tarai owe Rs7 billion to cane farmers Farmers preparing to launch a protest against tight-fisted mill owners, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 03/07/2019), Sugarcane farmers  announce protest (ht 03/07/2019)

Nepal commercial coffee farming survey 2018/19: 1,573 tons of coffee cherries produced in 973 hectares (rep 03/07/2019), Coffee farming: We cannot reap benefits from the coffee business unless we start growing it on a large scale and attract the private sector in it (ht 04/07/2019)

Kavre, Lalitpur and Syangja lead in commercial coffee farming (ht 03/07/2019)

An incurable disease has been invading citrus orchards: The fruits on the affected trees are smaller, of poor quality, and drop prematurely, by Sameer Pokhrel (kp 02/07/2019)

Agriculture Ministry seeks Rs250 million to upgrade testing labs: None of the border points is properly equipped to test imported vegetables and fruits for chemical contamination, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/07/2019)

With no rains, maize dries up in Khotang (rep 02/07/2019)

Animals dying in cattle conservation centre: Locals are worried of possible disease outbreak due to poor disposal of animal carcasses, by Pratap Rana Magar (kp 01/07/2019)

Think beyond planning: Though Nepal is predominantly an agrarian country in terms of both socio-culture and economic structure, agriculture sector has never been at the top most priority for development, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 01/07/2019)

Chitwan farmers use modern equipment to transplant paddy, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 01/07/2019)

More than 50 percent land in Province 5 fallow becauseof insufficient rain (kp 01/07/2019), Drought delays paddy plantation (ht 01/06/2019)

The environment and pest management: Insect pests are considered to be a good indicator of human-driven climate change, by Pragya Adhikari (kp 30/06/2019)

Rice import up even as paddy production increases (ht 30/06/2019)

Rice Key To Food Security, by Bhola Man Singh Basnet (rn 30/06/2019)

Bhojpur farmers attracted to insuring livestock (ht 28/06/2019)

Monsoon mystery: Monsoon rain is a lifeline to an agriculture-based economy like Nepal, where with poor irrigation system farmers have to rely on the mercy of the sky, by Chhering Yonzon (rep 25/06/2019)

Govt yet to fix price of paddy, farmers at the receiving end: By not fixing the price the govt has  contradicted its target of making the country self-reliant in paddy (ht 25/06/2019)

Modernise farms: Compared to the countries of the region, Nepal’s investment in agriculture is low, which shows that it is not a priority of the government (ht 25/06/2019)

Rural farmers travel to Kathmandu for fertilisers, only to return empty-handed: Failure to import sufficient fertilisers has meant Nepal is reeling from critical shortage, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/06/2019)

Banking on land: Land banks that accept land deposits and lend out plots is an idea whose time has come, by Arun GC (kp 24/06/2019)

High returns drive Baglung farmers to growing cardamom: Nepal is the world’s largest producer of large cardamom, accounting for half of the global production, by Prakash Baral (kp 24/06/2019)

Rituals over results: Development is best gauged in term of success and smiles of farmers, who cultivate rough and rocky terrains while navigating treacherous trails day in and day out, by Baburam Neupane (rep 23/06/2019)

Search and destroy: The fall armyworm has to be eradicated as it can cause immense damage to crops, by Yubak Dhoj GC (kp 23/06/2019)

Urbanisation and lack of resources worry farmers, by Jitendra Sah(kp 22/06/2019)

Late monsoon and shortage of chemical fertilisers likely to affect paddy output: With Finance Ministry delaying funds and authorities failing to act promptly, fertiliser imports won’t be available for the current plantation season, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/06/2019)

Gift a goat: Help is at hand for Mustang’s nomads recovering from a harsh winter that killed much of their livestock (nt 21/06/2019)

Farmers worry as monsoon stalls over Bay of Bengal: Weathermen say the rains will likely arrive this weekend. However, it will take a few more days for it to spread all over Nepal, by Sangam Prasain and Nirmala Khadayat (kp 20/06/2019)

Agricultural extension: Keeping up with the times, by Yubak Dhoj GC (ht 19/06/2019)

Dangers of forced merger: Moving toward a regulatory driven forced merger will be dangerous and detrimental to stability of Nepal’s banking system, by Pravesh Rijal (rep 19/06/2019)

Erratic pattern: Agriculture in Nepal is suffering from years of under-investment, limited research, scant inputs and lack of technology and services for farmers, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 16/06/2019)

Farmers hit by fertiliser shortage: Frantic farmers in most of the districts in Province 5 said if nothing is done, food production may drop, by Manoj Poudel, Kamal Panthi, Sanju Poudel and Rupa Gahatraj (kp 16/06/2019)

Nawalparasi farmers at receiving end as sugar mills delay payment, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 13/06/2019)

Yes we Cannabis: Despite a long and storied history of cannabis in Nepali culture, the cultivation and consumption  of marijuana remains illegal, punishable by harsh jail terms and steep fines. Some people say it’s high time that changed, by Leena Dahal (kp 08/06/2019)

Farmers in Syangja to get cold storage facilities: They currently have no means to store their unsold produce thus incurring heavy financial losses, by Pratikchya Kafle (kp 08/06/2019)

Something fishy in new Nepal farm: Aquaponics is organic, requires no land and is powered by fish poop, by Hrijata Dahal (nt 07/06/2019)

Amendment bill for providing compensation to farmers (ht 03/06/2019)

Don’t call it Darjeeling, it’s Nepali tea: The Himalayan country’s growers are in the budding stages of a loose-leaf revolution, by Max Falkowitz (kp 30/05/2019)

Livestock production data found to be flawed, by Rudra Pangeni and Zenith Shah (rep 29/05/2019)

Farmers elated as govt tightens livestock imports, by Mohammad Habib (rep 29/05/20199

Integrated pest management: The method offers an entry point to organic production systems for a healthy society, by Yubak Dhoj GC (kp 28/05/2019)

Agriculture’s share in gross domestic product shrinks to 26.98 percent: Survey, by Sangam Prasain (kp 28/05/2019)

Of communists and farmlands: It is not the exodus of the youth to foreign jobs, but the communist government’s neglect of land reforms that has undermined agriculture, by Abhi Subedi (kp 26/05/2019)

Mustang farmers in want of support to resume cattle farming, by Santosh Pokharel and Sushil Babu Thakali (rep 26/05/2019)

Gandaki likely to record over 7 percent growth rate, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 24/05/2019)

Nepal Krishi, Bayer BioScience to pilot hybrid paddy seeds project, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/05/2019) [?? Greetings from Monsanto???]

Good agricultural practices: The future of farming, by Arati Joshi (ht 22/05/2019)

MoALD proposes programmes worth Rs 68m to improve sugarcane farming (ht 22/05/2019)

In Makwanpur, Chepang households turn to beekeeping but see little returns: Without a direct farm-to-market connection and government support, most bee farmers remain at the mercy of traders, by Samuel Chhetri (kp 20/05/2019)

Sarlahi sugarcane farmers begin relay hunger strike: Demand sugar mills to settle outstanding dues, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 20/05/2019)

Youth engagement in agriculture: If there are high-paying jobs in the country, youths will have no reason to go abroad, by Nabin Bhandari (kp 20/05/2019)

Agriculture studies help generate skilled manpower in Parbat, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 20/05/2019)

Labor and employment minister promises minimum wage to tea laborers in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 18/05/2019)

Growing Plants Organically, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 17/05/2019)

Experts recommend long-term strategies for organic farming (ht 16/05/2019)

Agricultural education: Nepal is a farm country, and graduates and experts are vital to achieving prosperity, by Umed Pun (kp 15/05/2019)

Dhading farmers face shortage of chemical fertilizers: Say paddy production will be affected this year, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 15/05/2019)

PMAMP delights maize farmers in Parbat district, by Arpana Ale Magar (kp 15/05/2019)

Dearth of technicians: Greenhouse farming in Nepal has been more of a bane than a boon because of a dearth of technicians (ht 14/05/2019)

Road to commercialization: If Nepal is to speed-up agricultural commercialization process for both import substitution and export promotion, there is no better way than consolidation of farm lands, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 14/05/2019)

Farmers seek irrigation in Tanahun vegetable zone (ht 14/05/2019)

Low wages and ill-treatment make a bitter brew for tea workers: Thousands of tea workers have gone on an indefinite strike, casting shadows on the once lucrative business, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 13/05/2019)

Lack of technicians in high-tech greenhouses in Kaski hits output, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 13/05/2019)

Vegetable farming getting popular in Jumla, by DB Budha (rep 11/05/2019)

Swipe my card: A digital voucher system will ensure that farm subsidies reach the target group, by Arun GC (kp 10/05/2019)

Cereal import bill hits record high despite bumper harvests, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/05/2019), Perverse situation: The country’s cereal import bill hits a record high despite bumper harvests (kp 10/05/2019)

Taplejung reeling under shortage of chemical fertilizers, by Khagendra Adhikari (rep 09/05/2019)

Losses to tea industry from workers’ strike top Rs 1 billion, by Arjun Rajbansi (kp 08/05/2019), Tea workers intensify protest demanding implementation of minimum pay, by Yuvraj Bibas (rep 08/05/2019), Protesting tea workers in Jhapa say they are starving, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 10/05/2019)

Yarsa collection begins in Manang (ht 06/05/2019)

Ground work begins for coffee super zone in five districts, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/05/2019)

Rubber farming possible in eastern Nepal: Agro Ministry (ht 05/05/2019)

Tea estates in Ilam bear the brunt of workers protest, by Biplab Bhattarai (kp 03/05/2019)

Regulatory body to be set up to oversee organic farming, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/05/2019)

MoALD does not have any new plan for next fiscal (ht 02/05/2019)

Eggs selling below cost of production, farmers say, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 02/05/2019)

Sugar mills in Sarlahi fail  to pay farmers yet again: Sugar factories still owe Rs8 billion to farmers for this season’s harvest, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 02/05/2019)

Farmers to entrepreneurs: Unless Nepali farmers become entrepreneurs, commercial agriculture will not be sustainable in Nepal, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 02/05/2019)

Bitter sugar policy: Nepal can become self-reliant in sugar provided that the government comes up with a farmer-friendly policy (ht 01/05/2019)

Sugar import restrictions extended till mid-July, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/04/2019)

UN Capital Fund launches Nepal Innovation Challenge: The initiative aims to modernise the country’s farming sector (kp 30/04/2019)

Pesticide use blamed for rising number of cancer patients (ht 30/04/2019)

Chemical fertiliser crunch hits farmers hard (ht 29/04/2019)

Climate change affecting food production in Karnali (ht 28/04/2019)

Tea export down in first eight months of fiscal year (ht 25/04/2019)

Fruit nursery works wonders for Khotang farmer (rep 23/04/2019)

Sugar mills lobby to continue import restriction again: However, consumer rights activists say it’s a foul play to increase the market price, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 22/04/2019)

19pc growth targeted in paddy production (ht 22/04/04/2019)

Farmers in Bhojpur frustrated with low market price of cardamom, by Akson Rai (rep 20/04/2019)

Fish imports sink 30pc as domestic production swells, by Shankar Acharya (kp 17/04/2019)

Coffee production rises, full potential untapped (ht 17/04/2019)

Riverbed farming: If riverbed farming is well executed, thousands of landless families can be lifted out of poverty within a couple of years (ht 17/04/2019)

Tea production likely to decline 10 percent due to labour unrest, by Parbat Portel (kp 16/04/2019)

Citrus greening: Nepal’s groves under threat, by Kiran Timilsina (ht 15/04/2019)

‘No point in spending more for administrative work of PMAMP’ (ht 13/04/2019)

Rs 507 million worth of crops, livestock affected due to windstorm: Report (ht 12/04/2019)

Bumper cane harvest likely to turn bitter for farmers, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 11/04/2019)

Apple farmers of Jumla turn to insurance to cover risks, by DB Budha (rep 11/04/2019)

Progress of foreign aided agri projects dismal in first eight months (ht 09/04/2019)

Sugar mills tricked me into restricting imports: PM, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 09/04/2019)

Reducing food loss: Nepal lacks specific policy to address food loss. Most programs focus on boosting agricultural production and increasing farm productivity, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 02/04/2019)

Tea estate workers in east demand minimum wages, by Parbat Portel (kp 02/04/2019)

With bees in danger, Nepali beekeepers look to safeguard their hives and explore export: The world has kept a close eye on bees for a long time, but it might be time for Nepal to check its own population to safeguard the country’s future, by Thomas Heaton (kp 30/03/2019)

Wheat harvest expected to exceed 2 million tonnes, set new record, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/03/2019)

Agriculture in distress: Is agriculture-led growth possible in Nepal?  Only if we follow the Chinese experience of the reforms in agriculture through farmland consolidation, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 19/03/2019)

Private sector rues foreign direct investment in dairy industry: Experts say private firms want to maintain their longstanding ‘cartel’ in the sector, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/03/2019)

‘Commercial farming through co-ops important’ (ht 02/03/2019), Small farmers urged to get organized through cooperatives for lowering production cost (rep 02/03/2019)

The price of rice: Nepal’s paddy production is so important that the strength of the country’s economy rises and falls depending on harvests, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 01/03/2019)

The silent sufferers: Labor-intensive agriculture increases women’s workload in the farms and the overworked women farmers face many health issues, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 01/03/2019)

Exploitation in the hills: Nepali tea estate workers have been cheated by their companies and the government, by Anurag Devkota (kp 01/03/2019)

‘Farmers should work together to get reasonable price’ (ht 01/03/2019), Small Farmers’ Summit kicks off (rep 01/03/2019)

Nepal’s milk heartland rebounds: Four years later, Kavre’s quake-affected dairy farmers are back in business with new fodder cultivation, by Lisa Choegyal (nt 01/03/2019)

Growing number of farmers getting into vegetable farming in Pyuthan, by Shamsher Bikram GC (rep 28/02/2019)

Everest Tea Garden likely to resume production soon (kp 27/02/2019)

2nd Small Farmers’ Summit to kick off on Thursday (rep 26/02/2019)

Agriculture Ministry seeks Rs100 billion in fresh investments, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/02/2019)

Moringa: For food, for climate, by Akash Bajagain (ht 25/02/2019)

The spice of life: Large cardamom is an important source of livelihood for rural people in the mid-hills, by Dharmendra Kalauni (kp 24/02/2019)

Udayapur farmers strike gold with ginger cultivation, by Dilli Ram Khatiwada (kp 24/02/2019)

Sugarcane farmers begin protest against government (rep 19/02/2019)

ADBL out to promote banana farming: Promises easy loans for Tikapur farmers, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 19/02/2019)

Provide interest subsidy to farmers rather than grants: Study (ht 18/02/2019)

Four years later, Nepal farmers rise from the rubble: One day Kathmandu’s cappuccinos will be made with beans grown by Nuwakot’s earthquake-hit farmers, by Lisa Choegyal (nt 15/02/2019)

Mukunda Ranjit: Meet the scientist who saved potato, by Deepak Adhikari (kp 13/02/2019)

Cultivating green thumbs: Urban agriculture boosts food security, keeps the environment clean and creates jobs, by Arun GC (kp 13/02/2019)

Chitwan egg producers rue low prices, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 12/02/2019)

Farmers forced to sell sugarcane on credit: Mills yet to pay farmers last year’s dues, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 11/02/2019)

Cane farmers victorious after sugar mills agree to provide floor price, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 10/02/2019)

Rise against the clock: Proactive research and analysis are needed to effectively address future nutritional problems, by Ramu Bishwakarma (kp 05/02/2019)

Sugarcane farmers face difficulty in getting government subsidy, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 04/02/2019)

Women run the fields: Agriculture in Nepal is experiencing rapid feminisation - why isn’t legislation catching up?, by Maina Dhital (kp 03/02/2019)

Making agriculture smart: If we are to make smart agriculture program successful, we first need to make our agriculture institutions smart, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 03/02/2019)

National lab gets accreditation to test farm goods, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/02/2019)

Middlemen taking lion’s share of farmers’ cut in large cardamom trade, by Ananda Gautam (kp 02/02/2019)

‘Capacity of agri sector needs to be enhanced’ (ht 01/02/2019)

Snowfall brings happiness to farmers (ht 31/01/2019)

Farmers not getting right price for vegetables: Farmers selling cabbage at Rs 2 per kg while consumers paying ten times the price, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 29/01/2019)

Hetauda plans Rs1 billion milk powder production plant, by Pratap Bista (kp 27/01/2019)

Farmers worried as sugarcane dries up in fields, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 27/01/2019), Farmers’ dues amount to Rs 60 million (rep 27/01/2019)

Farmers face shortage of chemical fertiliser, by Shankar Acharya (kp 26/01/2019)

Conservation agriculture: Misperceptions and challenges, by Rabin Thapa (ht 24/01/2019)

Organic tea farmers deprived of state facilities (ht 22/01/2019)

Golyan Group diversifies investment to agriculture sector Acquires 209 bighas of land in Jhapa for modern agriculture, establishes Mato brand, by Umesh Poudel (ht 22/01/2019)

Urea in short supply in wheat planting season, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 22/01/2019)

Coffee imports value 42pc more than value of exports, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/01/2019), With growing consumption, country's coffee prospects look bright (rep 21/01/2019)

Govt pays Rs 758m in interest subsidy for agro-livestock loans, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 20/01/2019)

Govt starting riverbed farming program in three districts, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 20/01/2019)

How rice became a staple—and why that’s unsustainable: Nepal’s reliance on rice over traditional nutrient-rich grains is costing the country billions every year, and making people unhealthier, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 19/01/2019)

Government to study prospects of producing compost fertilisers (ht 15/01/2019)

Mills demand sugar price hike, stops crushing cane: This comes after the government raised the sugarcane floor price to Rs536.56 per quintal last week, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 13/01/2019), Sugar mills lobby ‘strongly’ to hike price (kp 14/01/2019), Mill operators raise sugar price citing rise in cost of sugarcane: Set factory price of the sweetener at Rs 78 per kg (ht 15/01/2019), Sugar mills want price hike despite favourable policy; Farmers worry that sugarcane may rot in their fields  if they fail to sell the produce to factories on time, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 16/01/2019), Sugar mill starts crushing sugarcane for this season, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 17/01/2019)

Bee tourism can create plenty of buzz, by Chandra Karki (kp 13/01/2019)

Govt develops tool to track agro spending to tackle climate impact (rep 11/01/2019)

Two heads better than one: A pluralistic approach in agriculture extension is needed to remove extreme poverty, by Nabin Bhandari (kp 10/01/2019)

Raising the yield: Raising yields on existing farmland is the only way forward for high and sustainable agricultural growth, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 10/01/2019)

Mustang farmers welcome heavy snowfall, by Sunil Babu Thakali (rep 10/01/2019)

Sugarcane floor price left unchanged at Rs536.56, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/01/2019), Cane farmers threaten to protest, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 04/01/2019), Sugar mill owners slam hike in cane floor price, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/01/2019), Farmers, sugar mills continue bickering over sugarcane price (rep 06/01/2019)

Orange farmers worried over dwindling production, market, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 03/01/2019)

Prez stresses modernisation of agriculture (ht 03/01/2019)

Seed supplier compensates rice farmers for crop failure, by Anil Bhandari (rep 02/01/2019)

Agri minister seeks detailed report of all super zones (rep 02/01/2019)

It’s time for Nepal to adapt to organic farming, interview with Shinzo Tanabe (kp 31/12/2018)

Wheat seed crunch hits farmers hard (ht 30/12/2018)

Of farmers and fields: Every winter, an escapist and idealist inside me gets transported to those fields of eternal bliss, beauty and bounty of yesteryears, by Babu Ram Neupane (rep 29/12/2018)

New bill aims to regulate production and use of pesticides (ht 29/12/2018)

Nepal set to fall short of farm production target, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/12/2018)

More investment needed to boost farm production: Agri secy (rep 27/12/2018)

Agriculture ministry projects 8.39% growth in paddy production (rep 25/12/2018), Nepal expected to harvest record 5.6m tonnes paddy: Based on the average price of Rs21 per kg, the projected paddy harvest is worth more than Rs115 billion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/12/2018)

Farmers in far west worried due to shortage of fertilizers, by Pushparaj Joshi (rep 22/12/2018)

Sugarcane drying up as factories, farmers haggle over prices, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 21/12/2018)

Apiculture brings cheer to rural bee farmers: Locals started to reap economic benefits after  they started processing the honey, by Pratap Bista (kp 19/12/2018)

Paddy production seen increasing to 5.4 million tons, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 19/12/2018)

Farmers seek Rs 9b in crop damages: Agriculture ministry says has no funds (rep 17/12/2018)

Mechanization challenges: Inconsistent government policies, inaccessibility of credit in remote areas and scarcity of machinery are among the major challenges of agriculture mechanization, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 16/12/2018)

Wheat seed crunch hits Saptari farmers (ht 15/12/2018)

Milk producers ordered to apply hygiene practices, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/12/2018)

Five times more applications received for model farmer’s grants (rep 08/12/2018)

Farmers relieved as NFC offers better price for paddy, by Arjun Oli (rep 08/12/2018)

Inching towards invasion: The importance of developing an effective pest prevention mechanism cannot be overstated, by Arati Joshi (kp 06/12/2018)

Small tea factories rue organic certification, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 03/12/2018)

Subtle venom: Pesticide poisioning continues to pose dangers to the agricultural industry, by Dharmendra Kalauni (kp 02/12/2018)

Small tea farmers set up own factories, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 29/11/2018)

Revolutionizing agriculture: Nepal aims to achieve a double digit growth in the next five years. But this won’t be possible without agricultural revolution, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 29/11/2018)

Copyrighting seeds: Plant variety protection laws are one of the important concerns for agrarian Nepal, by Saurav Ghimire (kp 23/11/2018)

Fight against epidemics: Poultry experts show red card to Newcastle; Animal husbandry provides 150,000 jobs across Nepal, by Nayak Paudel (kp 21/11/2018)

Organic honey: Bee farmers in rural Makwanpur say no to harmful chemicals, by Pratap Bista (kp 19/11/2018)

Nepali coffee prices hiked to support farmers: The Prime Minister Agriculture Modernisation Project has announced Gulmi, Syangja, Arghakhachhi, Pyuthan and Palpa as coffee super zones, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 18/11/2018)

Tarai laborers ease labor shortage in Chitwan, by Sabita Shestha (rep 18/11/2018)

Orange harvest in eastern Hills up 50 percent, by Pradip Myangbo (kp 16/11/2018)

Despite good prospects, cheese production dwindles at government facility, by Himnath Devkota (rep 14/11/2018)

Cardamom price plunge worries farmers (ht 14/11/2018)

Refocus on agriculture: Government should bring policies to bring back our  youths and engage them in gainful agricultural enterprises, by Kabi Adhikari (rep 13/11/2018)

Govt farming project reaps great results, by Arjun Rajbansi (kp 13/11/2018)

Farmers switch back to organic fertiliser, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 12/11/2018)

A village’s journey from opium to vegetable and livestock farming, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 11/11/2018)

Marijuana farming rife in Saptari district, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 06/11/2018)

Protecting plant breeder’s right: Protection of new varieties of plant is an exclusive right provided to plant breeders for introducing specific plant variety done by crossing varieties, by Abhigya Pant (repm 06/11/2018)

Floriculture, a neglected sector with high prospects: Entrepreneurs; 12th Godavari flower expo concludes with Rs 6.2 million turnover (rep 05/11/2018)

Farmers urge govt to set base price for sugarcane soon (ht 05/11/2018)

Poultry farmers stare at huge loss as chicken price falls: ‘Middlemen profiting at the expense of farmers, consumers’, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 05/11/2018)

Province 1 expects bumper paddy harvest, by Dev Narayan Sah (kp 04/11/2018)

Gundu flourishes with flower farming: Bhaktapur village becomes a model in supplying Makhamali, by Anup Ojha (kp 03/11/2018)

Flower expo in full bloom at Jawalakhel, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/11/2018)

Beehives in Pyuthan insured for first time, by Guru Prasad Bhandari (kp 01/11/2018)

Vegetable farming changes fortunes of Chepangs, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 01/11/2018)

Sugar producer arrested for not paying Rs 473m to farmers, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 01/11/2018)

Farmers rue delay in procuring paddy, accuse influential traders lobby, by Mohan Budhayer (kp 31/10/2018)

Farmers upset as dairies decrease milk collection, by Nabin Poudel (kp 30/10/2018)

Self-sufficiency in flowers in 5 years: FAN; 12th Godavari Flower Exhibition from Thursday (rep 30/10/2018)

400 model farms to be developed in Gandaki (ht 30/10/2018)

Nepal poised to harvest largest ever paddy crop, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/10/2018)

Sugar mills start settling cane farmers’ outsanding dues, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 29/10/2018)

Maggot outbreak leaves farmers worried (ht 27/10/2018)

Craze for maize: Youths need to be included in the mainstreaming of maize improvement research programmes, by Dinesh Panday (kp 25/10/2018)

Hurdles in horticulture: If Nepal is to benefit from World Trade Organization, it must make horticultural products competitive by removing all the constraints, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (kp 25/10/2018)

Large cardamom farmers worried by slow demand, by Ananda Gautam (kp 24/10/2018)

Farmers using banned pesticides in Dhankuta (ht 24/10/2018)

Women farmers strike gold with herb farming (kp 22/10/2018)

Brick kilns being set up in arable land (kp 22/10(2018)

Jumla sells apples worth Rs180 million, by LP Devkota (kp 15/10/2018)

Changing things around: Focus on high-value products and commercialisation will make us agriculturally independent, by Kantilata Thapa (kp 14/10/2018)

Curious case of sugar quota: The case for sheltering sugar mills behind a quota, or a tariff, wall in order to safeguard the livelihoods of sugarcane farmers rests on shaky grounds, by Paras Kharel (rep 11/10/2018)

Farmers demand restriction on import of Indian bananas, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 10/10/2018)

Diversity is good: Conservation of agrobiodiversity is a step forward towards ensuring food security, by Puja Tandon (kp 09/10/2018)

Sugar mills told to pay farmers within 5 days (kp 09/10/2018), Shree Ram Sugar Mills trying to bypass govt’s 5-day deadline to pay farmers, by Madan Thakur (rep 13/10/2018)

A lot at steak: Recognising the impacts of the meat industry is important to save the world, by Aadesh Subedi (kp 07/10/2018)

Rain destroys paddy in Kailali (ht 26/09/2018)

Why agriculture programs fail: If we do not ensure effective implementation, even the best of agriculture programs fail. Government needs to assess implementability of new projects beforehand, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 26/09/2018)

Tea industrialists seek amendment to Labor Act, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 25/09/2018)

Shortage of fertiliser hits Bara farmers (ht 22/09/2018)

Slowdown in agricultural growth will delay prosperity: Prime Minister Oli (kp 21/09/2018)

Gandaki mulls importing 10,000 cows to become self-reliant on milk: Provincial govt seeks central govt’s nod for foreign investment, by Bishan Kshetri (rep 20/09/2018)

NFC performance not up to the mark: Agri ministry officials; The commission used 86 percent of the total budget allocated for Fiscal Year 2017/18 (rep 17/09/2018)

Food output declines in Dadeldhura, by Panta (kp 16/09/2018)

Jhapa farmers attracted towards commercial marigold farming (ht 16/09/2018)

Lack of scientists affects agricultural research (ht 15/09/2018)

Local goat-farming investments surge: Locals have been switching to investing in goat farming, often disregarding jobs in other well-paying sectors, by Anish Regmi (kp 11/09/2018)

Sugar industries at crossroads: Focusing on measure such as increasing import duty may not solve the crisis Nepal’s sugar industries are facing at the moment, by Krishna Sharma and Maheshwar Giri (rep 10/09/2018), PMO directs supplies ministry to halt sugar import: • Move to help farmers, sugar mills; Consumers to pay higher price for domestic produce, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 10/09/2018)

Farmers in Dhading: bemoan lack of fertiliser, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 08/09/2018), Farmers continue to reel under shortage of chemical fertilizers, by Dilip Poudel (rep 08/09/2018), Chitwan farmers facing fertilizer scarcity (rep 09/09/2018)

Rising demand gives boost to fish farming, by Pawan Yadav (kp 06/09/2018)

Fertile lands left fallow in lack of workers, by Shanker Bikram GC (rep 06/09/2018)

Tea workers intensify protests in Dhankuta (kp 04/09/2018), Tea workers launch protest demanding implementation of minimum wage, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 06/09/2018)

Apple price reaches Rs 60 per kg in Jumla, by DB Budha (rep 03/09/2018)

Making the most of Marsi: The rice qualifies to receive the benefits of Geographical Indications protection, by Sudeshna Thapa (kp 02/09/2018)

Road connectivity promotes agro products of Jumla, by DB Budha (rep 01/09/2018)

Bumper paddy crop expected this year (kp 31/08/2018)

Apple harvest expected to start early in Manand: In the last fiscal year 2017-18, Manang produced 910 tonnes of apples on 89 hectares of land, by Aas Gurung (kp 31/08/2018)

BIMSTEC and agriculture: As Nepal is chairing the BIMISTEC Summit, it should take initiatives in developing inclusive value chains of exportable agriculture commodities, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 23/08/2018)

Middlemen in veggie trade to be eliminated , by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/08/2018), Kalimati veg market partially closed to protest govt action, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 22/08/2018), Destroy mafia-controlled syndicate at Kalimati market (rep 22/08/2018)

Tenant farmers encircle Land Reform Office demanding land rights, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 22/08/2018)

Chinese traders eying Nepali cardamom, by Khagendra Adhikari (rep 20/08/2018)

Women take over farming: Male out-migration and gender norms driving feminisation of agriculture in Madhes, by Krishna Kumar Sah (kp 16/08/2018)

Milk spilled on road in protest (ht 16/08/2018)

Paddy plantation at over 95 percent, fastest in recent years (kp 16/08/2018)

Parsa farmers complete paddy transplantation (rep 13/08/2018)

Dairy farmers in Chitwan set to protest: It is the first protest in nearly eight years by dairy farmers; There are 156 dairy cooperatives in Chitwan alone. About 100,000 farmers supply milk to these cooperatives, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 12/08/2018)

Sugarcane farmers criticize government for slashing cane prices: Even after VAT rebate of Rs 5.28 a quintal, sugar mills offer farmers Rs 11 less (rep 11/08/2018)

Paddy price hiked to Rs2,460.57 per quintal (kp 10/08/2018)

92 percent paddy plantation completed (rep 09/08/2018)

Chemical fertiliser crunch hits farmers hard in Saptari (rep 09/08/2018)

Pesticide poisoning: Ways to deal with it, by Rakesh Ghimire (ht 08/08/2018)

Agro products import bill crosses Rs200b, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/08/2018)

Nepali factories struggle to find green tea leaves: Indian mills are offering more for Nepali tea leaves due to its good flavour, by Biplav Bhattarai (p 06/08/2018)

Most workers in tea industry are temporary: Only 3,244 of over 3 million workers permanent: Survey, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 06/08/2018)

Paddy plantation 90pc complete in Nepal districts (kp 05/08/2018)

Cane farmers to receive subsidy of Rs60 per quintal, by Rajesh Khanal and Navin Poudel (kp 05/08/2018)

Good monsoon: Paddy acreage likely to swell due to good rains (kp 04/08/2018)

Farmers face financial ruin amid egg glut, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 04/08/2018)

Women in agriculture: Agriculture sector is being feminised but their contribution is still undervalued, by Arati Joshi (kp 02/08/2018)

Oxen rest in sheds as tractors do the job, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 01/08/2018)

Foreign aid in agriculture: Although agriculture is a prioritized sector in policy document and donors are involved in its development, it stands at seventh position to receive foreign aid, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 31/07/2018)

Sale of artificially ripened mangoes rampant in valley (kp 31/07/2018)

Farmers in Province 1 upset by dwindling prices, slower sales, by Giriraj Banskota (rep 30/07/2018)

Rethinking organic farming: Natural farming is not just about cultivating without the use of chemicals, by Melina Kharel Dhungel (kp 29/07/2018)

‘15 % growth rate needed to meet agro target’: Experts say growth target impossible to meet going by country’s records, by Aparna Ale Magar (rep 29/07/2018)

Tea for global market: As Nepal has increasingly been exporting tea, it must strive to develop it as a brand, by Nanu Jha (kp 29/07/2018)

Project halts milk purchase, causes chaos, by Rabindra Upreti (kp 29/07/2018)

Paddy transplantation to be finished in 2 wks (kp 26/07/2018)

Culture and agriculture: Understanding the link, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (ht 26/07/2018)

Farmers face fertiliser shortage once again, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 26/07/2018)

Govt raises MSP for paddy: Common paddy has been raised to Rs2,460.57 per quintal while ‘mota dhan’ is now Rs2,331.22 (kp 25/07/2018)

Demand for Nepali organic tea risind; Local production cannot meet international demand: Tea producers, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 25/07/2018)

Factories may not buy sugarcane due to glut: The declaration follows a government warning last June that sugar mill owners who do not make timely payments to sugarcane farmers will be arrested (kp 24/07/2018)

Dairy farmers protest against price cuts, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 24/07/2018), DDC cuts incentive to milk producers (rep 24/07/2018)

Farmers complete transplanting paddy on 72 percent of fields (kp 23/07/2018)

Inadequate rainfall worries Jhapa farmers, by Yubaraj Bibash (rep 23/07/2018)

Reversing migration: The trend of leaving villages, mostly by youths and new generation, is the major cause behind the arable rural lands becoming barren fields, by Prakash Acharya (rep 21/07/2018)

Transplantation speeds up after incessant downpour (kp 18/07/2018)

Urbanisation eats up fertile fields in Kailali, by Mohan Budhayer (kp 18/07/2018)

Mugu apple farmers expect bleak harvest, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 16/07/2018)

Nepal commercial tea cultivation survey 2018: Tea farmers expect govt to fix floor price (kp 15/07/2018)

Goat farming brings joy to farmers in Salyan, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 15/07/2018)

Ginger price falls even after India allows unhindered export, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 154/07/2018)

Only five percent of tea farmers take loans to expand business: Report (rep 14/07/2018)

Farmers worried as India halts tomato exports via Kakarbhitta, by Bhim Chapagaian (rep 14/07/2018)

Paddy transplantation lower in eastern Tarai, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 12/07/2018)

Junar farming in Dindhuli: Technicians bringing citrus fly infestation under control, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 12/07/2018)

Trout farming becomes big business in Helambu, by Anish Tiwari (kp 11/07/2018)

Little-known Marsi rice is suddenly in high demand, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 11/07/2018)

Binging on foreign food: It is worrying that our cereal import bill is higher than the farm budget of Rs40 billion (kp 10/07/2018)

Jhapa farmers quitting tea farming: Say green leaves not fetching good prices, by Yubaraj Biswas (rep 10/07/2018)

Farmers lament inability to export produce to India, by Bhim Chapagain and Giriraj Baskota (rep 09/07/2018)

Kailali farmers struggle to find chem fertilizers, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 06/07/2018)

60 hectares of land turns into fish ponds (kp 05/07/2018)

Together on agriculture: Nepal should seek Indian support in seed production and marketing, agriculture mechanization and development of agriculture-related infrastructure, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 05/07/2018)

Paddy farmers scramble as monsoon explodes (kp 04/07/2018)

Sugar mill defies govt order to pay farmers, by Shankar Acharya (kp 03/07/2018)

Mango prices soar as production falls, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 02/07/2018)

Farm equipment rental service to be started in all provinces, by Binod Subedi (brep 02/07/2018)

Local government registering Boddhichitta plants, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 01/07/2018)

Lack of irrigation infrastructure holding back export potential: Two-thirds of arable land lacks irrigation infrastructure, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 01/07/2018)

Farmers uninterested in raising broiler chicks, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 01/07/2018)

Paddy plantation completed on 20 percent of fields, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 01/07/2018)

Rice (Paddy) Day, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 30/06/2018)

Seed bank established to save indigenous crops: The bank supplies up to 5 kg of seeds at a subsidised rate to locals of Masta and Bhatekhola rural municipalities, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 30/06/2018)

Will celebrations lead to higher paddy output?, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 30/06/2018)

Story of rural woes: Rural people look less motivated in agriculture in many hilly areas. Lack of irrigation and easy access to loan has made the matter worse, by Prakash Acharya (rep 30/06/2018)

Agricultural ministry unveils 100-day work progress report (rep 28/06/2018)

Land owners, tenants told to end dual ownership, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 28/06/2018)

Banana farmers adopt new tech to up yields, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 27/06/2018)

Cane farmers end protest as mill agrees to clear dues, by Santosh Singh (kp 27/06/2018)

29 tons of coffee exported from Gulmi, Palpa, by Mukti Prasad Neupane (rep 27/06/2018)

Transforming agriculture: The country’s widely touted farm sector is falling behind because it lacks priority, by Kiran Timilsina (kp 25/06/2018)

Women’s beekeeping joint venture makes their dream come true, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 25/06/2018)

Dhankuta declared ‘avocado capital’, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 25/06/2018)

Rasuwa farmers embrace new technology (rep 25/06/2018)

Agriculture Ministry launches land governance mobile app (ht 25/06/2018)

Goat cheese sees surge in demand (kp 24/06/2018)

Ginger farmers, traders thrilled as prices double, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 23/06/2018)

Green leaves production down by half, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 23/06/2018)

Ilam tea becoming a popular drink in Japan, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 20/06/2018)

Apple production falling in Jumla, by DB Budha (rep 20/06/2018)

Milk holiday declared amid excess supply (kps 19/06/2018)

Sugar mill pays farmers below official rates, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 18/06/2018), Sugar mills the next target of Home minister (rep 19/06/2018), Defaulting sugar mills to face stern action, by Santosh Singh (kp 21/06/2018), Sugar mills ordered to prepare payment plan (kp 25/06/2018)

Milking strategy: Despite sufficient dairy technicians, the DDC is neither running in profit nor has strategic vision for management, by Nanu Jha (kp 17/06/2018)

Ground apple farmers rue lack of market access, by Mohan Gurung (rep 17/06/2018)

Failing on agriculture: Government has decided to set up model agriculture farms in all seven provinces. Will these farms be established and operated in time?, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 17/06/2018)

Fish imports from India hits local farmers (ht 17/06/2018)

Mushroom venture pays dividend for farmers: Makwanpur produces 2 tonnes of mushrooms daily. The produce is supplied to Birgunj, Narayangadh, Butwal and Pokhara. Mushrooms can fetch up to Rs125 per kg, by Pratap Bista (kp 17/06/2018)

Arghakhanchi farmers made Rs 3b from dairy and meat, by Arjun Bhushal (rep 16/06/2018)

Dairy, vegetable and fruit farming transforming lives in Baskuna (ht 16/06/2018)

Farmers forced to sell paddy at low prices (ht 15/06/2018)

Lifting livelihoods by lifting water: A pump invented by a young Nepali engineer has shown it can transform Nepal’s farms, by Sabina Devkota (nt 15/06/2018)

Don’t waste food: Reducing spoilage is as important as boosting farm output to ensure food security, by Arati Joshi (kp 15/06/2018)

Pesticide-free vegetable growers find o buyers, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 14/06/2018)

Small farmers express displeasure with budget (rep 13/06/2018)

Solar incubators make hatching easier in rural areas, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 13/06/2018)

Young country, fallow lands: As youths migrate and arable land lay fallow, question remains: who is going to farm?, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 12/06/2018)

Women and livestock: Let’s recognise their roles, by Kedar Karki (ht 11/06/2018)

Early monsoon rains bring cheer to economy, farmers: Economists say achieving a growth rate of 8 percent in the next fiscal year is attainable on farm sector growth, by Sangam Prasain (kp 10/06/2018)

Mango production in Saptari expected to double this year, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 09/06/2018)

Crop losses for farmers likely to reach Rs6.4 billion, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 06/06/2018)

Losing the land: Soil erosion and degradation, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (ht 05/06/2018)

Road to Karnali: Apple growers going commercial, by Kalendra Sejuwal and LP Devkota (kp 04/06/2018)

Mills fail to pay cane farmers yet again, by Nabin Paudel (kp 03/06/2018), Sugar mill takes excuse in budget to halt farmers' dues, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 03/06/2018), Errant sugar mill owners
will get slap on the wrist
, by Santosh Singh (kp 13/06/2018)

Rani-Jamara-Kulariya irrigation project: Farmers in Tikapur see increased productivity, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 01/06/2018)

Technology in agriculture: Make a shift, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 30/05/2018)

Grain production to be doubled to 20 million tonnes in next five years (kp 30/05/2018) [??]

Paddy output drops due to land plotting, by Parbat Portel (kp 29/05/2018)

Cardamom farming on the rise in northern Dhading, by Sarita Shrestha (repm 29/05/2018)

Bumper harvest in India may affect Nepali farmers: Price fall unlikely to benefit consumers, as only middlemen and traders stand to gain much, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 27/05/2018)

Farmers rag on AIC for inflating fertiliser prices, by DR Panta (kp 27/05/2018)

No fear of fertiliser shortage, AIC says (kp 24/05/2018)

Self-reliance plans: Govt first needs to identify the areas where country can take economic benefits from high-value, low-volume cash crops (ht 24/05/2018)

Farmers padlock sugar mill in Mahottari, by Rabindra Upreti (kp 23/05/2018)

Dairy cooperatives cut milk purchases in five districts: Farmers at receiving end (rep 23/05/2018)

Govt to discourage import of finished agro goods, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 23/05/2018)

Poultry farmers lose Rs7.068 million to bird flu (ht 22/05/2018)

Better output: Past subsidy programmes in agriculture have had mixed results, but the government still has a role to play to strengthen agro-output, by Nanu Jha (kp 20/05/2018)

Storm leaves banana farmers reeling in Bara, by Pawan Yadav (kp 19/05/2018)

ICT in agriculture: Need of the hour, by Kantilata Thapa (ht 18/05/2018)

Import duty on rice may be hiked to 15pc (ht 16/05/2018)

Landless communities turn fallow lands into burgeoning farms (rep 16/05/2018)

Agriculture partnership: The scope and benefits, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (ht 15/05/2018)

Banana crop destruction: Hailstorm leaves thousands of bunches on the ground, by Nabin Poudel (kp 13/05/2018)

Women woes: Even as the importance of women in agriculture in Nepal has increased, they continue to be undervalued, by Kantilata Thapa (kp 13/05/2018)

Rs70m milk plant to be set up in Chapagaun, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/05/2018)

Farming roadmap: Local units should encourage farmers to unite under cooperatives and produce goods at a large scale so that they can sell their products at competitive prices (ht 08/05/2018)

New agro roadmap envisions mechanised, modern farming, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/05/2018)

Floor price of tea leaves  fixed for the first time, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 07/05/2018)

Something fishy: Humans need protein in their diet and fish are a healthier and viable alternative to meat in Nepal, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 06/05/2018)

From the fields: Women can add value to climate change-friendly farming practices and technologie, by Menila Kharel Dhungel (kp 06/05/2018)

Wheat harvest in Kanchanpur goes up to 78,061 tonnes, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 06/05/2018)

Kanchanpur veggie farmers export Rs1 million worth of produce daily, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 05/05/2018)

Australian goats cross bred successfully in Nepal, by Hari Gautam (kp 04/05/2018)

Hailstorm, rain destroy apple crops in Jumla, by LP Devkota (kp 03/05/2018)

Israel ‘ready’ to establish agricultural training centre in Nepal (kp 02/05/2018)

Feeding the billions: Global food security can be ensured by sharing knowledge and experience among partners to promote irrigated agriculture, by Rajendra Prasad Adhikari (kp 02/05/2018)

Farm insurance fails to attract farmers, by Madhav Aryal (kp 02/05/2018)

Jomsom apples insured against bad weather (kp 02/05/2018)

Unknown group cuts down 3,100 banana trees (kp 02/05/2018)

Hailstorm destroys veggie worth Rs48m, by Madhav Aryal (kp 01/05/2018)

Citrus fly infestation worries junar farmers , by Anil Bhandari and Manju Upreti (rep 01/05/2018)

Outmigration turns arable land barren, by Giru Prasad Bhandari (kp 29/04/2018)

Rain and hailstones bring nightmares to farmers, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 29/04/2018)

Maize production down 40 percent in Sarlahi, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 29/04/2018)

Apple farmers delighted as road reaches village, by Tula Ram Pandey (kp 28/04/2018)

The waste land: Drought and migration are leaving barren vast areas of Nepal’s terrace farm, by Mukesh Pokhrel (nt 27/04/2018)

Nepal on course to reap record harvest, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/04/2018)

Lack of irrigation: Farmers cancel plans to plant spring paddy, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/04/2018)

Agricultural lands lie fallow, by Arun Bam (rep 21/04/2018)

Commercial farming of turkey and ‘laukat’ begins in Jumla, by DB Budha (rep 21/04/2018)

Nepal exports Rs2b of tea (kp 20/04/2018)

22 tonnes of improved wheat seeds produced: Due to the lack of improved varieties of seeds, Nepal’s agriculture has been suffering from low productivity particularly in the cereal crops (kp 19/04/2018)

Animal husbandry fails to woo highland youths, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 18/04/2018)

Parsa wheat farmers facing huge losses, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 18/04/2018)

Four agriculture projects spent nearly Rs 2 billion for consultant services: OAG (rep 18/04/2018)

Farmers making big money after switching to herbs farming, by Arjun Oli (rep 17/04/2018)

Wheat harvest: Output set to hit 3-yr high, by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/04/2018)

Federating agriculture: A deep, extensive and rigorous exercise is needed to offer a fresh impetus for agricultural development in federal set up, by Mandip Rai and Nabin Sharma (rep 15/04/2018)

UNCDF supports transforming agriculture with digital technology (ht 12/04/2018)

21st Flora Expo set to kick off on April 13: Flower sales in Nepal surged to Rs1.71 billion in the last fiscal year with sales recording a double-digit growth in recent years. Cut flowers are useful for decorative purposes at homes, offices, hotels and resorts (kp 11/04/2018), 21st Flora Expo kicks off in Kathmandu (rep 14/04/2018)

Action against defaulting sugar mills: Police arrest manager of Eastern Sugar Mill (rep 11/04/2018)

Kapilvastu to become self-reliant in fish, by Manoj Poudel (kp 10/04/2018)

Govt to provide incentives to farmers: Poudel (ht 08/04/2018)

The weather effects: Weather phenomenon is beyond technology’s control but it is possible to adapt to or mitigate its effects if information is available on time, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 08/04/2018)

Tea tasting event held in Everest region (rep 08/04/2018)

‘Nepal Tea’ logo unveiled (kp 07/04/2018)

Sindhupalchok wheat production plunges, by Anish Tiwari (kp 07/04/2018)

Indu Shankar sugar mill starts clearing its dues owed to farmers, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 07/04/2018)

Nepali coffee gets rave reviews (ht 04/04/2018), Brewing success: While farmers can brew success with coffee cultivation, the country can earn foreign currency by exporting these humble beans (ht 05/04/2018)

Jumla beans, buckwheat lie unsold in NFC warehouse, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 04/04/2018)

AIC up to its neck in unsold fertiliser (kp 03/04/2018)

Milk production in Sindhupalchowk returns to pre-quake level, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 02/04/2018)

Cardamom production in Taplejung up by 400 tons (rep 02/04/2018)

Farmers pin irrigation hopes on new govt, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 01/04/2018)

Unplanned settlements resulting in loss of arable land in Jumla, by DB Buda (rep 01/04/2018)

Long winter drought hits Ilam’s tea crops (kp 30/03/2018)

Large cardamom tops list of agro exports (kp 28/03/2018)

Farmers prefer buying rice to planting spring paddy, by Madhav Aryal (kp 26/03/2018)

Agriculture modernisation: Basic things should be fixed first, by Krishna Sharma (ht 26/03/2018)

Sugar mill operators to start paying farmers from April 5 (rep 26/03/2018), Farmer’s death fast against non-payment enters third day, by Aman Koirala (kp 27/03/2018), Closure of sugar mill affects Rautahat farmers, by Madan Thakur (rep 27/03/2018), Sugarane farmers call off protests, by Aman Koirala (kp 28/03/2018)

Govt set to form cardamom promotion body (ht 23/03/2018), Govt mulls formation of large cardamom dev board (kp 24/03/2018)

Mixed blessings in Mustang: Climate change has unleashed floods, but also allowed apple and vegetable farming in what used to be a desert, by Mukesh Pokhrel (nt 23/03/2018)

Demand for Basmati spikes rice import bill by 21pc to Rs17b (kp 19/03/2018)

Making farming rewarding: Existing provision of land- ownership and land management has rather encouraged landowners to leave their land uncultivated, by Jagannath Adhikari (rep 19/03/2018)

Farmers receive no subsidy from govt, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 17/03/2018)

Red gram farmers upset after prices plunge 70pc, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 17/03/2018)

Should we still focus on woman farmers? The answer is yes, because attitudes and practices at the policy formulation and implementation level are still gendered, by Gitta Shrestha (kp 16/03/2018)

Vegetable zone set up in Dhankuta (ht 16/03/2018)

Tea talk: Technical skills of tea farmers and producers must be enhanced to boost exports (kp 13/03/2018)

Makwanpur self-sufficient in meat, egg production (ht 12/03/2018), Sugarcane farmers protest demanding Rs80 million, by Navin Poudel (kp 13/03/2018)

Sugarcane farming loses steam due to price uncertainty, by Navin Poudel (kp 11/03/2018)

Large-scale rice mills of Kailali left in ruins, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 11/03/2018)

Floriculture business booms alongside rapid urbanisation, by Naresh Neupane (kp 10/03/2018)

Nepali ginger traders eye Italy as potential market, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 07/03/2018)

Nepali tea industry lacks technology, expertise, by Biplov Bhattarai (kp 07/03/2018)

Farmers at receiving end as govt drags feet on sugarcane price, by Dilip Poudel (rep 07/03/2018)

Climate change firsthand: Farms are being affected by crop diseases and pests that were unknown in the past, by Dharmendra Kalauni (kp 04/03/2018)

Large cardamom price in freefall, down 68pc, by Parbat Portel (kp 01/03/2018), Nepali large cardamom being pushed out of world markets (kp 02/03/2018)

New technology to breed only female calves (ht 01/03/2018)

Use of pesticides still rampant in Damak, by Yubraj Bibash (rep 01/03/2018)

Can Nepal compete? As Nepal has comparative advantage in hill agriculture, more agriculture research centers should be established in the hills, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 01/03/2018)

Ground apple farmers upset with slow sales, by Dilli Ram Khatiwada (kp 28/02/2018)

Growth potential: Agro sector has enough room for growth to absorb remittance money as investment and the youth as entrepreneurs and labour, by Binayak Basnyat (kp 27/02/2018)

Pesticides kill: One of the best ways to discourage overuse of pesticides is educating farmers about their negative impact on human health and environment (ht 27/02/2018)

Syangja farmer using aquaponics to grow vegetables, by Mohan Gurung (rep 27/02/2018)

Ilam farmers’ response to agro insurance ‘lukewarm’, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 26/02/2018)

MoAD to control excessive pesticide use in veggies, fruits (ht 26/02/2018)

Solar water pumps up incomes for farmers (kp 22/02/2018)

Credit flow to agri sector jumps 30 percent: Lending, however, still below regulatory requirement (rep 21/02/2018)

Tea tourism: Promoting Nepali product, by Youbaraj Gautam (ht 21/02/2018)

Lack of irrigation affecting farm productivity, say Siraha locals, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 21/02/2018)

Chemical use erodes soil fertility, by Bedraj Poudel (kp 21/02/2018)

Kailali, Kanchanpur emerge as new poultry-farming hub, by Mohan Budhair (kp 20/02/2018)

Political will must for farmers’ pension scheme (ht 17/02/2018)

Climate smart approach to benefit both farmers, private sector, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 17/02/2018)

Shree Ram Sugar Mills owes farmers Rs 400m, by Madan Thakur (rep 17/02/2018)

Ginger in a pickle: Understanding export rules, by Rajan Sharma and Sudhir Shrestha (ht 16/02/2018)

Sugarcane production likely to fall (ht 16/02/2018)

Establishment of tea auction centre stalls: Farmers say such a centre will guarantee them appropriate prices for their produce, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 15/02/2018)

Farming profession: There is need of attitudinal fix, by Krishna Sharma and Praval Sharma (ht 15/02/2018)

Houses in Dhadingbesi decorated with beehives, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 15/02/2018)

Building a local food regime: With a federal structure, there is a high chance that meaningful interventions could come from the bottom-up, by Man Bahadur BK (kp 13/02/2018)

Agricultural fair slated to open on Thursday (kp 13/02/2018)

Protection for Indian farmers to further erode Nepal’s competitiveness (rep 11/02/2018)

Unacknowledged irrigators: Smallholder women farmers are not acknowledged by water institutions, by Gitta Shrestha, Floriane Clement and Patrick Drown (kp 08/02/2018)

What ails our projects?, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 08/02/2018)

Ginger farmers breathe sigh of relief after India lifts ban, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 07/02/2018)

Cheap imports force rice mills to close, by Shankar Acharya (kp 06/02/2018)

Subtle poison Modern farming techniques may have increased yield, but  use of pesticides have brought farmers health problems, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 04/02/2018)

Province 2 sugarcane farmers defy odds: Cane farmers are much happier than paddy and other crop producing farmers as it requires less work, but yields more money, by Aman Koirala (kp 04/02/2018)

Nuwakot farmers happy growing strawberries, by Krishna Thapa (kp 03/02/2018)

Dependence on foreign farm goods spinning out of control, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/02/2018)

Nepali ginger finds alternative market in Bangladesh, by Raju Adhikari (rep 01/02/2018)

Interest rate of subsidized agro loans to go up (rep 01/02/2018)

SC tells govt to restrict pesticide use in vegetables (rep 31/01/2018)

Potato farming, new source of earning of villagers, by Hari Krishna Hautam (rep 31/01/2018)

Ginger farmers stand to lose Rs500m, by Pradip Menyangbo (kp 29/01/2018)

Sugar the pill: Raising customs tariff can be one of the options to protect both the farmers and the sugar mills owners (ht 25/01/2018), Sugar mill owners urge government to hike customs duty on sugar (ht 29/01/2018)

Farmers most numerous among cancer patients, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 25/01/2018)

Mega T to disrupt farm mechanisation in Nepal (kp 23/01/2018)

Fruit and flower 'mega market' construction misses deadline: Only 20 percent work completed so far, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 23/01/2018)

Winter crops affected by cold wave in Tarai, by Pawan Yadav (kp 22/01/2018)

IRRI to hand over solar bubble dryer to Nepal (kp 22/01/2018)

Easier days for potato farmers as traders reach farms to buy, by DB Budha (rep 20/01/2018)

10k tonnes of organic fertiliser unutilised, by Shiva Puri (kp 19/01/2018)

Agrarian crisis: Small farmers at receiving end, by Krishna Sharma (ht 19/012/2018)

Govt to set up orange zone up in Jajarkot, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 19/01/2018)

Paddy production down by 1.5% to 5.15 million tons, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 18/01/2018)

Foreign dependence on agri goods shoots up, by Raju Adhikari (rep 17/01/2018)

Large cardamom farmers demand dev board, by Chandra Karki (kp 16/01/2018)

Small-scale farmers quitting tea farming, by Raju Adhikari (rep 16/01/2018)

Bajura district becoming self-sufficient in vegetables (ht 16/01/2018)

Govt makes a pitch for low-risk bio-pesticides (kp 15/01/2018)

Ginger acreage shrinks with prices in free fall: the price of the spicy root has plunged to Rs25 per kg from up to Rs190 per kg two years ago, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 15/01/2018)

Indian, Chinese fruits dominate Nepali market, by Kushal Basnet (rep 13/01/2018)

Maize output to hit all-time high of 2.55 million tonnes: Maize yields are expected to increase 6 percent to a record 2.67 tonnes per hectare, by Sangam Prasain (kp 12/01/2018)

Collective trademark for Nepali orthodox tea (ht 12/01/2018)

Meat production fails to keep pace with demand (ht 12/01/2018)

MoAD okays Coffee Development Strategy (ht 11/01/2018)

Locals suspect conspiracy against jute mill in Biratnagar (ht 10/01/2018)

Irrigation facility restored in Dhading: After harvesting paddy, farmers are preparing to plant potatoes and wheat (ht 10/01/2018)

Dhankuta produces Rs520m worth of milk (kp 10/01/2018)

Paddy output expected to remain near record high, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/01/2018)

Farmers spill milk on road to protest against DDC, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 09/01/2018)

Use of harmful pesticides ‘massive’ in country, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 08/01/2018)

Nepal to use brand new logo to promote tea abroad, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 08/01/2018)

Bhojpur farmers vexed by falling productivity, by Bidhya Rai (kp 08/01/2018)

OBOR and agriculture: OBOR can help Nepal achieve Sustainable Development Goals through agriculture development as agricultural cooperation has started to flourish among OBOR countries, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 07/01/2018)

 Orange production plummets by 20 percent in Khotang (rep 07/01/2018)

High pesticide use pushing beekeeping toward extinction, by Chhabi Lal Tiwari (rep 07/01/2018)

Mountain goats taken to lowlands (ht 05/01/2018)

Jhapa’s paddy super zone output less than stellar, by Arjun Rajbansi (kp 04/01/2018)

Use of pesticides still rampant, by Kushal Basnet (rep 03/01/2018)

Tomato farmers taking home upto Rs1m daily, by Aman Koirala (kp 03/01/2018)

Sugar mill inoperational (ht 02/01/2018)

Paddy cultivation affected due to lack of irrigation (ht 31/12/2017)

The future farmers: The team behind Aeroroots, a company that uses a revolutionary system of growing plants, are an example of how innovation and entrepreneurship can solve even the most pressing problems, by Bibek Subedi (kp 31/12/2017)

Nepal to receive 35k tonnes of fertiliser, by Shankar Acharya (kp 31/12/2017)

Herbs emerging as major income source in Karnali (rep 30/12/2017)

Cow farming project in Jumla collapses, by DB Buda (rep 30/12/2017)

Fertilizer shortage worries farmers (kp 29/12/2017), Siraha farmers facing fertiliser shortage (ht 29/12/2017)

Riding coffee’s Third Wave: Something is brewing in Nepal as the coffee fad morphs into a culture, by Sikuma Rai (nt 29/12/2017)

Food safety: Challenges in dairy industry, by Anjani Kumar (ht 29/12/2017)

Locals stop outsiders from grazing bees, by Pratap Bista (kp 26/12/2017)

Sugarcane farmers in distress as mill fails to pay for three years, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 26/12/2017)

5,794 farmers get Rs 6.46b in subsidized loans (rep 26/12/2017)

Ilam’s ‘orange capital’ becoming history, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 26/12/2017)

Paddy output shrivels 9pc in eastern region, by Deo Narayan Shah (kp 24/12/2017)

Yak cheese output hits 33.9 tonnes in Rasuwa, by Balram Ghimire (kp 23/12/2017)

Country becomes self-sustained in eggs (ht 22/12/2017)

Fertiliser shortage hits farmers in Western Tarai, by Kamal Panthi (kp 21/12/2017)

Mills not buying sugarcane at agreed rate, say farmers, by Madan Thakur (rep 21/12/2017), Mills start purchasing sugarcane: Farmers wanted Rs562 per quital; Mills refused; Both sides agree to Rs531 (kp 24/12/2017)

Paddy production projected to drop to 5.15 million tons: Tarai floods, late monsoon blamed (rep 20/12/2017)

Paddy production surges by 13 percent in Khotang (rep 19/12/2017)

17 applications received for agri tourism grant (rep 19/12/2017)

Farmers adopt climate-smart agriculture to combat drought. by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 18/12/2017)

Farm harvests 215,000kg of apples worth Rs32 million, by Aash Gurung (kp 17/12/2017)

Loan flow to three agri sectors rises substantially, by Kushal Basnet (rep 17/12/2017)

Fish farmer in Pokhara swimming in success, by Purna BP (kp 16/12/2017)

Sugar mills agree to buy sugarcane at Rs 531 per quintal (ht 16/12/2017)

Area of cultivated land in a decreasing trend, by Kushal Basnet (rep 16/12/2017)

Paddy farmers hit as floor price announcement delayed, by Kamal Panthi (kp 14/12/2017)

Cartels control vegetables prices in Kalimati market: Farmers, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 14/12/2017)

Hill farmers thrilled by snowfall, rain (rep 13/12/2017)

Bearing little: Mandarin orange presents great business proposition in mid-hill and over 300 pockets have been developed, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 13/12/2017)

Mude’s potato output doubles to 2k tonnes, by Anish Tiwari (kp 11/12/2017)

Agriculture mechanization: Rental market, by Krishna Sharma (ht 11/12/2017)

No takers for govt's agro-tourism promotion grant, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 11/12/2017)

Fertiliser shortage hits Saptari farmers (ht 09/12/2017)

MoAD finalises paddy support price: Ministry has set Rs 2,200 for thick, Rs 2,400 for medium-sized variety (ht 09/12/2017)

DDC to launch powder milk within a month, by Dev Narayan Sah (kp 07/12/2017)

Power tillers make life easier for Gajuri farmers (rep 06/12/2017)

Yak cheese production on the decline: Production has halved over the past three decades, by Arpana Ale Magar (kp 05/12/2017)

Lamjung farmers grade cardamom, by Aash Gurung (kp 04/12/2017)

Urban nutrition gardening: Multi-boons, by Sophiya Uprety (ht 04/12/2017)

In defence of the cannabis plant: Nepal should follow the emerging western trend of marijuana and hemp legalisation: It would benefit the economy, by Bimal Rawal (kp 03/12/2017)

Meeting to fix sugarcane price ends inconclusively (ht 02/12/2017)

Cane farmers get paid after one-year delay, by Dev Narayan Sah (kp 28/11/2017)

Failing on vegetables: Nepal’s vegetable imports ballooned to nearly Rs 12 billion this year compared to Rs 7.55 billion last year, by Ganesh Gurung and Mahendra Subedi (rep 28/11/2017)

A useful poison? Regulations for pesticide use, safety, and management have to be adopted to safeguard against potential health risks, by Anil Shrestha (kp 26/11/2017)

Earthquakes aid farm mechanisation process, by Pratap Bista (kp 26/11/2017)

The ginger kick: With investment and the right environment, ginger promises  sustainable results to support national economic growth, by Ayushma Basnyat (kp 26/11/2017)

‘Farmer field school’ to boost cardamom haul, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 26/11/2017)

Government yet to fix support price for paddy: 80pc of harvesting of the cereal crop already completed across country (ht 24/11/2017)

Paddy production up ... and so is rice import (ht 23/11/2017)

Farmers sigh with relief as fertiliser shipment arrives, by Shankar Acharya (kp 22/11/2017)

Coffee board targets doubling production: Having devised a new export strategy, the board aims to increase annual production to 1,000 tonnes in the next five years (kp 21/11/2017)

Paddy minimum support price not fixed citing elections: The Supplies Ministry says that the Cabinet had sent back the proposal it had submitted last week citing provincial and federal elections (kp 21/11/2017)

Down to earth: The soil must be revived through balanced use of chemical and organic fertilisers, by Menila Kharel (kp 19/11/2017)

Strategy to boost farm sector, improve nutrition introduced (kp 18/11/2017)

Paddy harvest in East set to increase by 10 percent, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 17/11/2017)

Fertiliser shortage worries farmers in Bardiya, by Kamal Panthi (kp 16/11/2017)

Promises not to keep: Political parties have set ambitious target of economic growth through agriculture development but they are silent on how to achieve it, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 14/11/2017)

Nepal gearing up to draft agroforestry policy: If adopted, it will be second country in the world to have such framework (kp 05/11/2017)

Minimum support price: Harvest has started but govt still discussing MSP, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/11/2017)

Fish farming gets govt boost in Morang (kp 02/11/2017)

Modern beekeeping key to Chepang makeover, by Pratap Bista (kp 01/11/2017)

Paddy output likely to increase by 8pc, by Anish Tiwari (kp 29/10/2017)

Commercializing agriculture: Although rice is the main crop of Nepal, there are many reasons why it cannot compete against Indian rice, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 29/10/2017)

Farmers demand sugarcane price at Rs562 per quintal, by Nabon Poudel (kp 28/10/2017)

Middlemen accused of taking lion’s share, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 28/10/2017)

No fertilisers in west (ht 27/10/2017)

Project to help farmers raise goats for pashmina: According to the Commerce Ministry, it plans to provide subsidies of up to 80 percent to help farmers rear an estimated 100,000 goats (kp 26/10/2017)

Fertilisers stuck at port as planting season nears, by Shankar Acharya (kp 26/10/2017)

Apiculture brings sweet success to farmers, by Durga Lal KC and Ghanshyam Gautam (kp 25/10/2017)

Farmers forced to borrow as mill delays payment, by Binod Bhandari (kp 20/10/2017)

Floriculture flourishes in Illam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 19/10/2017)

Draft farm bill envisages starting contract farming (kp 17/10/2017)

Cardamom price slump hits farmers (ht 17/10/2017)

Marigold sales likely to hit 1.1m garlands, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 17/10/2017), Florists fear market will fall short of marigold this Tihar, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 18/10/2017)

Agricultural recovery plan: ‘Govt’s package will cover tenant farmers’ (kp 16/10/2017)

Mugu supplies 300 tons of apples, by Suman Malla (rep 16/10/2017)

Paddy production projected to grow to record 5.4 million tons, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 16/10/2017)

Farmers likely to face fertiliser shortage in winter, by Shankar Acharya (kp 16/10/2017)

Whole village lured into vegetable farming, by Chabilal Tiwari (rep 16/10/2017)

Striking gold with floriculture in Nepal, by Purna BK (kp 15/10/2017)

Cardamom farmers demand scrapping of CEF (ht 14/10/2017)

11th Chrysanthemum flower expo opens (kp 13/10/2017), Nepal becoming self-reliant in flowers (ht 13/10/2017)

Sustainable farming: Agro-forestry in Nepal, by Sachin Gahatraj (ht 13/10/2017)

Farming timetable goes haywire due to floods, by Jitendra Sah (kp 11/10/2017)

Vegetable farming brings prosperity in Takure hill: Locals demand road for market access, by Amar Khadka (rep 11/10/2017)

Apple production increases in Mustang, by Bishan Chhetri (rep 10/10/2017)

Govt imposes VAT on tractor imports, by Binod Bhandari (kp 09/10/2017)

Farmers in Parbat to get transportation subsidy, by Chhabi Lal Tiwari (rep 09/10/2017)

Flower imports on the wane as production rises; Nepal will be self-sufficient in flowers soon: FAN. by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 08/10/2017)

Strength in diversity: It is important to enable farmers to meet diverse market needs and to tackle changing climates, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 08/10/2017)

Labour shortage: Plucking leaves no more workers’ cup of tea, by Chandra Karki (kp 07/10/2017)

Sustainable practices: Agro-biodiversity has to be promoted and conserved if our food system is to withstand climatic and market shocks, by Aadesh Subedi (kp 06/10/2017)

Plastic tunnel farming takes off in Parbat, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 06/10/2017)

Returning migrants find farming more lucrative, by Madhav Aryal (kp 05/10/2017)

Agricultural recovery package: Online petition drive in support of tenant farmers (kp 03/10/2017)

Prices of Mustang apples double on high demand, by Prakash Baral (kp 03/10/2017)

Market linkages must to be self-reliant on meat, dairy (ht 27/09/2017)

The hidden, dark side of Mustang apples, by Binod Tripathee, Hanashyam Khadka and Prakash Baral (kp 26/09/2017)

Focus on farming: The government must address the needs of smallholder farmers to raise the economy, by Aadesh Subedi (kp 24/09/2017)

Flood recovery plan set to exclude tenant farmers: While the government announced a Rs 1.25 billion agricultural recovery package, this aid is unlikely to reach farmers because they lack formal documentation certifying tenancy, by Petert Gill and Bhola Paswan (kp 23/09/2017)

As prices drop, Jhapa tea farmers struggle to break even, by Raju Adhikari (rep 21/09/2017)

Ministry to endorse coffee development strategy (ht 20/09/2017)

Flood-hit farmers to get relief money before Dashain (kp 20/09/2017)

Bad roads hinder Jumla apples’ potential, by LP Devkota (kp 20/09/2017)

Storm, rainfall damage banana crop worth Rs 18 million in Rupandehi, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 20/09/2017)

Agriculture economics: Technological support, by Nirajan Mainali (ht 19/09/2017)

Missing pros: Retaining skilled and professional manpower in agriculture is a major challenge in Nepal, as in other SAARC countries, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 18/09/2017)

Land of milk and honey: Developing the livestock sector means enabling millions to escape the poverty trap, by Kedar Karki (kp 17/09/2017)

Sugar mill agrees to make part payment to farmers, by Bed Raj Poudel (kp 16/09/2017)

Agro trade fair for investment and employment starts (ht 15/09/2017)

Impractical bank loans: There are several barriers that discourage private investment in agricultural products, by Udayan Regmi (kp 12/09/2017)

Fertiliser crunch hits farmers hard in Morang (ht 12/09/2017)

Karnali apple supply increases this year, by DB Buda (rep 10/09/2017)

Boer goats distributed to farmers in Pyuthan, by Guru Prasad Bhandari (kp 08/09/2017)

Back to the land: These migrants decided to remain in Nepal after finding out they can earn more farming vegetables, by Sonia Awale (nt 08/09/2017)

gro trade and investment expo slated for September 14 (kp 07/09/2017)

Crops worth Rs 84 million damaged in Kailali (ht 06/09/2017)

Agriculture conference to promote commercialisation (ht 06/09/2017)

Feast and famine: Nepal’s growing dependency on farm imports should be assessed with food security, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 05/09/2017)

Farmers struggle to find fertiliser, by Shankar Acharya (kp 03/09/2017)

Apple production declines in Rasuwa (rep 03/09/2017)

Help wanted: The farm sector can create immense employment opportunities for jobless youths, by David Kainee (kp 01/09/2017)

Milk production in Chitwan increases (ht 31/08/2017)

Floods take toll on agriculture, livestock in Morang (ht 30/08/2017)

Forest, farm producers’ workshop begins (ht 29/08/2017)

Mere hogwash: Providing free paddy seeds makes no sense when the  monsoon is about to recess and no maize and wheat can be grown in  inundated and sandy fields (ht 29/09/2017), Flooded fields: More than 20 districts in Tarai have suffered damages from recent floods and agriculture has been worst-hit, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 29/08/2017)

Paddy plantation down by 5 percent (rep 29/08/2017)

Govt announces Rs1.25b aid for flood-hit farmers (kp 28/08/2017)

Farming in a time warp: Technology has pervaded every sphere of life in Nepal - except the agriculture sector, by Menila Kharel (kp 27/08/2017)

Veggies worth Rs100m destroyed by floods, by Nabin Poudel (kp 25/08/2017)

Floods leave 8pc of paddy fields unplanted (kp 24/08/2017), Paddy plantation update (ht 24/08/2017)

Lack of fries hurting fish farming prospects (kp 24/08/2017)

Livestock farming: To enhance the economy, by Kedar Karki (ht 24/08/2017)

High returns lure farmers to growing ashwagandha. by Madhav Dhungana (kp 22/08/2017)

Risk of pesticide: Exercise caution, by Dharmendra Kalauni (ht 22/08/2017)

Surviving the flood: Hazards of floodwaters could carry into future crop cycles in the absence of proper initiatives (kp 18/08/2017)

Floods claim more than 69,600 livestock in Tarai districts (ht 18/08/2017)

Fertilisers damaged by floodwaters in Morang (ht 18/08/2017)

Floods swept away crops worth Rs 8bn: MoAD gearing up to announce subsidy packages for affected farmers, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 17/08/2017)

Farmers face huge loss as landslide damages a section of Koshi Highway, by Siddharaj Rai (rep 16/08/2017)

Crisis brewing: Farm lands are lying barren while many districts are turning into food deficit areas, by Dharani Kumar Sharma (kp 15/08/2017)

Floods shave Rs2.9b off farm sector: Govt (kp 15/08/2017)

Paddy seed sowing’ campaign aimed at flood-affected districts in the offing (ht 15/08/2017)

Floods, landslides to hit agri output, raise food prices (kp 14/08/2017)

Agro import bill close to hitting Rs200b mark: The country’s dependency on imported food has been ballooning out of control, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/08/2017)

Eastern Sugar Mill continues to delay farmers’ payment, again, by Dev Narayan Sah (kp 09/08/2017)

Agricultural sector: Local climate impacts, by Ramila Bhandari (ht 09/08/2017)

Ruined crops: Unless remedial measures are taken the damage caused by industrial pollution would get worse (ht 09/08/2017), Rautahat farmers stage chakkajam (ht 10/08/2017)

DDC’s Biratnagar plant doubles output capacity (kp 08/08/2017)

Farmers resort to chakkajam against industries in Rautahat (ht 08/08/2017)

Value of the chain: Market’s cutthroat competition made farmers at the bottom of the chain vulnerable. The concept of value chain addressed the weakest link in it, by Deepak Adhikari (rep 07/08/2017)

‘Investment in climate change adaptation yielding results’: Some farmers reported five-fold increase in their income over a three-year period with the increase in climate finance investment (kp 07/08/2017)

Yak dairy products find market in China, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 07/08/2017)

Govt to extend Rs150m in districts facing scant rainfall (kp 07/08/2017)

MoAD to support drought-hit farmers (ht 06/08/2017)

The rise of organic roofs: Tapping into the potential of rooftop farming as an alternative to pesticide contaminated vegetables, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 06/08/2017)

Govt’s fish farming project flounders: The project’s plan was to prepare fish pond in 99 hectares of land, monitor the fish farms and provide training to farmers willing to start a fishery, by Shiva Puri (kp 03/08/2017)

Cabbage farmers, traders stand to lose Rs100m, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 03/08/2017)

US project helps farmers, businesses earn Rs17b (kp 02/08/2017)

Weak monsoon affects paddy plantation (ht 02/08/2017)

Restructuring agriculture: All agriculture related ministries and line agencies should work together on restructuring agriculture. But they are working in isolation, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 31/07/2017)

‘Nepal Tea’ set to be trademarked soon (kp 31/07/2017)

Beekeeping paves way to self-dependence, by Bira Gadal (rep 31/07/2017)

Modern farming ups yields, cuts costs: Mechanised agriculture gains steam in Sunsari n Farmers cut production cost by around 30pc, increase yields by nearly 25pc, by Bedraj Poudel (kp 30/07/2017)

Drought halts paddy plantation in Sindhuli (ht 30/07/2017)

An orchard for a roof: How Badri Gauli transformed his barren roof into a food jungle and inspired his community to follow suit, by Anup Ojha (kp 29/07/2017)

Paddy output likely to fall in 5 Tarai districts: Minister Yadav forms committees to recommend immediate, mid-term and long-term solutions to address the problem; Apart from insufficient rainfalls, the problem has been compounded by massive outflow of youths to foreign lands, creating shortage of labourers to carry out agricultural activities in these districts
 (kp 29/07/2017)

Ill-timed canal construction hits rice plantation (ht 29/07/2017)

MoLD aims to raise meat, milk output (ht 27/07/2017)

Paddy transplantation at over 68 percent: Transplantation normally extends until mid-August in the Tarai, the country’s grain basket (kp 26/07/2017)

Large cardamom: Drop in price puts producers in dilemma, by Chandra Karki (kp 25/07/2017)

PM agri project raises farmers’ access to modern farm tools, by DR Panta (kp 23/07/2017)

Insufficient rainfall hits rice farmers (kp 22/07/2017)

Chitwan farmers go for tissue cultured banana, by Shiva Puri (kp 21/07/2017)

Govt may hike milk price as production cost rises (ht 21/07/2017)

Paddy transplantation slows as monsoon takes a break (kp 20/07/2017)

Nursery works wonders for Baglung farmer, by Sangam Gharti Magar (rep 20/07/2017)

Ginger exports to India resume after a hiatus of 19 days, by Raju Adhikari (rep 20/07/2017), Ginger exports to India back on track, for now, by Pratap Bista (kp 22/07/2017)

Country faces deficit of 100k litres of milk daily (kp 18/07/2017)

Only 39 per cent paddy planted in east (ht 18/07/2017)

Rs 233 million under agriculture modernization project frozen, by Upendra Yadav (rep 18/07/2017)

DDC setting up 2 more dairy production centres (kp 17/07/2017), Upgrade of Biratnagar Milk Supply Scheme expected to eradicate 'milk holiday', by Muna Sunuwar (rep 17/07/2017)

Large cardamom farming in Parbat gets govt boost, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 16/07/2017)

Bara farmers get subsidy for 5 tractors, 4 pick-ups, by Upendra Yadav (rep 16/07/2017)

Farmers using most pesticide on eggplant, capsicum, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 16/07/2017)

Delay in insurance payment distresses Panchthar farmers (ht 16/07/2017)

Banke self-sufficient in meat products, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 15/07/2017)

Sun and Water: Irrigating rain-fed farmlands will curb migration and cut poverty, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 14/07/2017)

Rice self-sufficiency: Many of the estimated 1,700 varieties of rice that have evolved to suit the country's micro-climates and soils are now in danger of becoming extinct, by Sean Shoemaker (nt 14/07/2017)

250 tonnes of ginger stranded in Makwanpur, by Pratap Bista (kp 14/07/2017)

Only 23 pc paddy planted in Ramechhap (ht 14/07/2017)

Only 21 pc paddy plantation in east (ht 13/07/2017)

Baglung exporting milk worth Rs 25m, by Sangam Gharti Magar (rep 23/07/2017)

Paddy plantation completed on 42pc of arable land (ht 12/07/2017)

Goat farming changes lives of Baitadi farmers, by Bira Gadal (rep 12/07/2017)

Honey producers fail to meet even domestic demand, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 12/07/2017), Beekeepers boycott ongoing Honey Fair (ht 13/07/2017)

Single farm to grow Rs50m worth of apples, by Aash Gurung (kp 08/07/2017)

Late monsoon delays paddy transplantation, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/07/2017)

Paddy transplantation reaches 40pc in Parsa, by Shankar Acharya (kp 06/07/2017)

Gorkha farmers relieved as irrigation canals start flowing again, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 06/07/2017)

Potato farmers in Jumla find market at their doorsteps, by DB Buda (rep 06/07/2017)

Low vegetables consumption hits Makwanpur farmers, by Ashok Sujan Shrestha (rep 05/07/2017)

Revolutionise agriculture: Newer technology and higher productivity - not good monsoon - should contribute to farm sector’s growth (kp 04/07/2017)

Apple processing plant opens in Jumla, by DB Buda (rep 04/07/2017)

Drought damages crops in Mugu, water sources drying up, by Suman Malla (rep 04/07/2017)

Cooperatives and agriculture: Cooperatives could be part of the solution to the problem of Nepal’s very small farms, by Sophie Kemkhadze (kp 04/07/2017)

Israel returnees transforming country’s agriculture sector (ht 02/07/2017)

Farmers in Kaski prefer using hand tractors, by Santosh Subedi (rep 02/07/2017)

Plantation completed in only 3% of rice fields in Rautahat, by Madan Thakur (rep 01/07/2017)

Another bumper harvest predicted, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/06/2017)

Patent rights and farmers: Innovation in agriculture is key to increasing productivity and the global food supply, by Rishi Chapagai (kp 29/06/2017)

MoAD sets paddy production target of 5.4m metric tonnes (ht 29/06/2017), Govt targets rec