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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 record 5.4m tons of paddy in FY2017/18 (rep 29/06/2017)

Road to riches: Agriculture has the potential to spur development in our hills and mountains with their vast agro-climatic variations, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 28/06/2017)

Kavre farmers benefiting from e-plant clinics, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 28/06/2017)

Food-in-mouth: Until 1980s Nepal was a rice-exporting country and agro products accounted for three-fourths of exports, by Ajaya Kusum Adhikari (rep 27/06/2017)

Nuwakot farmers attracted toward trout farming, by Bhagwati Lama (rep 27/06/2017)

Rice and food security: Serious constraints, by Bhola Man Singh Masnet (ht 26/06/2017)

Promotion of hydroponic farming stressed (ht 26/06/2017)

Black frost destroys apples in Jumla, by DB Buda (rep 26/06/2017)

Six districts in Nepal ‘highly food insecure’ (kp 25/06/2017)

Nepal sees milk deficit of 200,000 liters per day, by Santosh Subedi (rep 24/06/2017)

Promoting Sustainable Farming, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 23/06/2017)

Demand for pork meat surges 30pc in Pokhara (kp 21/06/2017)

Baglung pig, poultry farmer inspires many, by Sangam Gharti Magar (rep 21/06/2017)

Use of illegally imported paddy seeds on the rise, by Laxmi Sah (kp 20/06/2017)

Production of all male fry tilapia begins in Chitwan, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 19/06/2017)

Ginger farmers in peril, fail to diversify exports, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 19/06/2017)

Dry spell likely to affect crop production in Ramechhap (ht 19/06/2017)

Ilam tea farmers face worker shortage, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 18/06/2017)

You reap what you sow: Agriculture might be the backbone of Nepal’s economy, but does it get the attention it deserves?, by Mohan Guragain (kp 17/06/2017)

Govt increases subsidy on agro tools, seeds (ht 17/06/2017)

Delayed monsoon causes crops to wilt in Ramechhap, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 16/06/2017)

Nepali tea corners Darjeeling brew: Orthodox teas are high-quality teas that are brisk and more nuanced than ordinary CTC tea, which leaves a bitter aftertaste, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 15/06/2017)

Banana farmers strike gold as demand spikes, by Shiva Puri (kp 15/06/2017)

One man's effort to preserve indigenous paddy varieties, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 14/06/2017)

Litchis start arriving in Khotang markets (rep 14/06/2017)

Raising Tibetan Mastiffs boosts farmer incomes: Villagers living in the north of Phidim, the headquarters of Panchthar district, have started raising dogs along with the regular goats and yaks, by Shaiman Rai (kp 13/06/2017)

Yarsagumba collection: surges in Bajhang, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 12/06/2017)

Cardamom farming: A success story from Kavre, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 12/06/2017)

Jumla farmers start growing Italian Fuji apples, by DB Buda (rep 12/06/2017)

Fish as food: High-tech aquaculture should be expanded to feed the country’s teeming millions, by Nanu Jha (kp 11/06/2017)

Nepal Coffee trademark listed in 7 more markets: The brand is in the process of being registered in Australia and the US, as per the association. The government has so far spent Rs5 million on the registration process (kp 11/06/2017)

Veggie farming raises rural living standards, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 06/06/2017)

Fall in Chiraito price hurting farmers (kp 05/06/2017)

Herbs worth Rs542m exported to India, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 04/06/2017)

Fertiliser crunch hits farmers (ht 02/06/2017)

Farmers to get subsidy on milk next fiscal (ht 02/06/2017)

AgriBusiness Boot Camp a blueprint for success (kp 01/06/2017)

Contribution of agriculture in GDP plummeting constantly (ht 01/06/2017), Downward trend: Both the plans, programmes and policies for the agricultural sector have been defective and their implementation has been disappointing (ht 02/06/2017)

Tea cultivation in Ilam being studied (ht 01/06/2017)

Who is going to farm? A lot of rural land is lying fallow, raising food security concerns and leading to an erosion of agro-civilisation, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 31/05/2017)

Farmers to get cold storage facility in Dang (kp 31/05/2017)

Sindhupalchok rosemary farmers left high and dry, by Anish Tiwari (kp 31/05/2017)

Let NARC do its job: Research should be a top priority if the farming sector is to be modernised, by Dhruva Joshy (kp 30/05/2017)

Human resource crunch affecting Ilam's tea business, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 30/05/2017)

Farm sector’s growth rate to hit 9-year high (kp 20/05/2017)

Bumper harvests drive vegetable prices down, by Poonam Regmi (kp 27/05/2017)

NFC buys 106 tonnes of beans, buckwheat (kp 27/05/2017)

Florists smell sweet scent of success: Florculture industry booms asdemand for fresh flowers surge, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 26/05/2017)

NFC to buy 4,000 tonnes of wheat from farmers (kp 25/05/2017)

Dairy farming much better than foreign employment, by Birendra KC (kp 22/05/2017)

Palpa’s love affair with maize and self-reliance, by Madhav Aryal (kp 22/05/2017)

Fertile lands turning into concrete jungle: Report (ht 21/05/2017)

Shrinking family farms: They are not only the provider of food but also the keeper of agro-ecological traditions, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 21/05/2017)

Chasing the monsoon: We should build knowledge of changing climatic patterns and help farmers adapt to the changes (kp 19/05/2017)

Fish farming gaining popularity in Ilam, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 18/05/2017)

Govt imports milk from India due to low local production (ht 17/05/2017)

Arid manifestos: Political parties know agriculture is still very important for Nepal yet it is low in priority in their election manifestos, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 17/05/2017)

Kanchanpur exports vegetables worth Rs1m, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 16/05/2018)

Wheat harvest to reach 1.87m tonnes, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/05/2017), Wheat production rises by 12 percent in far-western region, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 15/05/2017)

Fertiliser imports from India to s begin early : AIC (kp 15/05/2017)

Yarsa collection date advanced due to polls, by Manoj Badu (kp 13/05/2017)

Wheat output likely to rise despite hailstorm, by Shankar Acharya (kp 09/05/2017)

The future of farming: Caesar Rana and Prakash Dahal were teachers inspiring entrepreneurs to come up with revolutionary ideas. Now, with aeroponics, they might have just found one themselves, by Bibek Subedi (kp 06/05/2017)

Over 50pc chemical fertilisers imported ‘unofficially’ (ht 03/05/2017)

Plastic tunnel farming cheers tomato growers, by Birendra KC (kp 02/05/2017)

Better yield brings joy to tea estates, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 02/05/2017)

Tea exports jump record high to Rs2.4b (kp 01/05/2017)

Govt plan to establish fishery zone hits snag, by Amrita Anmol (kp 01/05/2017)

High altitude poultry farm strikes gold, by Binod Tripathi (kp 30/04/2017)

Arable land turns barren in Nawalparasi as real estate business booms, by Nabon Poudel (kp 30/04/2017)

Retailers, middlemen join forces to squeeze farmers, by Anish Tiwari (kp 30/04/2017)

Demand for green tea outstrips production, by Ananda Gautam (kp 29/04/2017)

Govt to operationalise tea auction centre in Birtamod next fiscal (ht 29/04/2017)

Agribusiness Innovation centre opened in Capital (kp 29/04/2017)

Rupandehi sees surge in wheat production: More than 40,000 people of the district are involved in wheat farming, by Amrita Anmol (kp 27/04/2017)

Gorkha youths find poultry farming better than foreign jobs, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 27/04/2017)

Countervailing duty on Nepali jute scrapped (kp 26/04/2017)

Silk farming no longer a lucrative business, by Lal Prasad Sharma and Pratikshya Kafle (kp 25/04/2017)

Agricultural scenario: Negligence and problems, by Vikash Raj Satyal (ht 24/04/2017)

Ginger farmers switch to sutho to offset price drop, by Nabin Poudel (kp 23/04/2018)

Falling tea prices cause exodus amongst farmers, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 22/04/2017)

Nepal’s ‘apple capital’ fails to meet rising demand (kp 20/04/2017)

Animal farm: Policy makers tend to overlook the livestock sector when setting national priorities, by Yubak Dhoj GC (kp 19/04/2017)

Chiraito farmers look for more accessible markets: Apart from China and India, the Chiraito produced in Nepal is exported to Bangladesh and Italy, by Ananda Gautam (kp 18/04/2017)

Dying art: Nepal’s indigenous agricultural practices are threatened by vested interests and outside pressures, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 18/04/2017)

Farmers outraged as sugar mill delays payment, by Madan Thakur (rep 17/04/2017)

Large cardamom price plunges three-fold, by Anand Gautam (kp 15/04/2017)

Farmers forced to sell cardamom at lower rates, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 11/04/2017)

Wheat harvest expected to increase 2.6pc (kp 10/04/2017)

Okhaldhunga district is self-reliant on large cardamom saplings: Large cardamom farming is getting popular in districts and is planted at 12 villages of the district, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 06/04/2017)

Pesticide use: Health hazards, by Bharati Adhikari Jha (ht 05/04/2017)

First urea consignment reaches Birgunj by rail, by Shankar Acharya (kp 03/04/2017)

Efficient fertiliser use: Farmers often pick a cheaper nutrient without thinking whether it is right for the crop, by Nanu Jha (kp 02/04/2017)

Interest subsidy on agri loans raised to 5 percent (kp 01/04/2017)

Grass farming nets profits for farmers, by Prakash Adhikar (kp 31/03/2017)

Annapurna Sugar Mill fails to pay farmers and staff, by Aman Koirala (kp 29/03/2017)

Credit due: Although Nepali commercial banks have 1,250 branches, they disburse less than 2.5 percent of total agriculture loan, by Bhairav Kaini (rep 28/03/2017)

Int’l Flora Expo from Thursday (ht 27/03/2017), International flower expo slated to open Thursday (kp 28/03/2017), Flower expo concludes with Rs7.1m in revenue (kp 03/04/2017)

Steep fall in potato price hits farmers, by Pratap Bista (kp 26/03/2017)

Sustainable farming practices stressed to save resources (kp 24/03/2017)

Ilam face shortage of tea leaves for production, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 23/03/2017)

AIC in dilemma over old fertiliser contract (kp 23/03/2017)

Dairy stakeholders of Kavre committed to improving milk quality, by Madhu Sudan Guragain (rep 23/03/2017)

Tap potentials: The existing policy on agriculture must be revamped in a manner that a specific region is focused on specific farming (ht 22/03/2017)

Ginger farmers hit for want of market (ht 21/03/2017)

Govt team studying sugar production cost (rep 21/03/2017)

India to provide 30,000 tonnes of urea to Nepal: Farmers require 61,000 tonnes of the vital farm input to plant their spring crops during the mid-March to mid-June season (kp 18/03/2017)

The price of growing rice: Can Nepal regain self-sufficiency in paddy production? Experts say yes, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 17/03/2017)

Leaving or staying? Nepalis are selling their fertile farms and leaving to work in the desert, by Raj Uprety (nt 17/03/2017)

‘Reinstating fertilizer order could result in Rs1b loss’, by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/03/2017)

High returns draw more farmers to fish farming, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 15/03/2017)

Dairy farmers to get subsidy of a rupee per litre (ht 15/03/2017)

Delay in Seti river dam repair worries farming communities, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 14/03/2017)

Orange production jumps 28pc in Arghakhanchi, by Birendra KC (kp 14/03/2017)

Fish farming gets boost with Rs540m funding, by Amrita Anmol and Laxmi Sah (kp 14/03/2017)

PM agri modernisation project to boost output (kp 13/03/2017)

Yak farming attracts youths in Dhading, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 13/03/2017)

Eastern Sugar Mill clears dues of sugarcane farmers (kp 12/03/2017), At the losing endFarmers delivering sugarcane to  sugar mills should be paid on time (kp 14/03/2017)

Women farmers earn big profits from mushrooms, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 08/03/2017)

Jurikhet farmers turn to growing carrots (kp 07/03/2017)

VAT incentive benefiting sugar mills more: Farmers, by Aman Koirala (kp 06/03/2017)

Over 7,000 receive farmer ID card in Banke, by Tekendra Basyal (rep 06/03/2017)

Agriculture in Nepal: Female domain; Feminization of agriculture is not a new phenomenon in Nepal. But in the past this vital role of women was not acknowledged, by Pramesh Pokharel (rep 06/03/2017)

Ginger farmers rue sharp decline in sales, by Nabin Poudel (kp 05/03/2017)

Surge in opium cultivation posing threat to security (ht 05/03/2017)

Green tourism: If tourism and horticulture can be linked Nepal stands to make robust and sustainable economic progress, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 04/03/2017)

Taplejung aims at becoming self-reliant in potato, by Anand Gautam (kp 03/03/2017)

Urea shortage likely to hit wheat output: Agriculture inputs Company, the state agency responsible for supplying fertilisers to farmers, has said it is likely to receive fresh urea consignment only after a month, by Kamal Panthi (kp 01/03/2017)

Farm modernisation project implemented in Tehrathum (kp 27/02/2017)

Farm equipment fly off the shelves at Birat Expo (kp 27/02/2017)

One district one product: Eastern districts execute scheme, by Binod Bhandari (kp 26/02/2017)

Ginger farmers squeezed as price more than halves, by Chandra Karki (kp 25/02/2017)

Bara to be developed into fishery hub, by Laxmi Sah (kp 24/02/2017)

Of local, for local, buy local: New online business reduces carbon footprint of urban consumers by extending the digital footprint of farmers, by Smriti Basnet (nt 24/02/2017)

Agri offices in East face severe shortage of staff: district agri offices have been given the authority to hire at least 732 staff. Of these positions, 181, or  25 percent, are vacant, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/02/2017)

Super zones: Special areas declared for commercialised and scientific agricultural programmes, by Yubak Dhoj GC (kp 21/02/2017)

Poultry owners anxious over foreign investment (ht 21/02/2017)

10yr PM agro programme launched in Dhading, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 16/02/2017)

Agriculture subsidy: Policymakers have failed to assess the outcomes of fertilizer subsidy on annual agricultural yields, by Jayash Paudel (rep 16/02/2017)

Unit set up to improve orange production, by Pratichya Kafle (kp 16/02/2017)

Farm insurance premium collection jumps 65 percent: Considering agricultural sector’s contribution to the economy, premium collection indicates low penetration of farm insurance scheme (kp 13/03/2017)

Syangja district to be developed as orange zone (rep 13/02/2017)

Low sugarcane output likely to upset sugar production: Cultivation fell as mill owners failed to pay farmers in time, by Navin Poudel (kp 13/02/2017)

Trout farming gaining popularity in Khotang, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 12/02/2017)

Livestock innovation project to boost productivity mulled (kp 10/02/2017)

MoAD to recommend Shrestha for NFC chief (ht 10/02/2017)

Govt requests India to supply fertiliser, by Sangam Prasain and Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 09/02/2017)

Yield-based insurance scheme available for spring paddy cultivators (kp 08/02/2017)

Beekeepers laugh all the way to bank, by Pratap Bista (kp 02/02/2017)

Farmers bar mill from supplying sugar to mkt (kp 01/02/2017)

Cardamom, ginger to be prioritized in Panchthar, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 31/01/2017)

Government set to streamline agro subsidy distribution (ht 30/01/2017)

Collection of snow in snow-fed irrigation pond delights farmers, by DB Buda (rep 30/01/2017)

Orange farmers rue lack of market access, by Hari Gautam (kp 29/01/2017)

We shall rice againNepal can become a paddy exporting country if productivity is increased even slightly, by Yubak Dhoj GC (kp 27/01/2017)

Seed processing centre at agriculture university (ht 24/01/2017), Seed Processing Centre established in Chitwan, by Shiva Puri (kp 26/01/2017)

Nutrition-smart agriculture: As agricultural production increases, households also see increased food security and better nutrition outcomes, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 24/01/2017)

Farmers making jaggery from unsold sugarcane, by Ghanshyam Gautam (kp 23/01/2017)

Vegetable imports from India on rise, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 22/01/2017), Import of vegetables on the rise, by Binod Subedi (rep 24/01/2017)

Roads bring prosperity to Jumla bean farmers (rep 21/01/2017)

Govt to promote allo farming in country (ht 18/01/2017)

Rautahat sugarcane farmers offered cash for first time in a decade, by Madan Thakur (rep 17/01/2017)

Help the Nepali farmer: An efficient chemical fertiliser supply system is needed to end recurrent shortages, by Nanu Jha (kp 15/01/2017)

Bird flu biggest threat to poultry industry, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 12/01/2017)

Kanchanpur farmers face urea shortage: this peak wheat plantation season, farmers have  been compelled to purchase low-quality inputs  imported from india at double the price, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 08/01/2017)

Khotang farmers receive hand tractors (ht 07/01/2017)

India slaps anti-dumping duty on Nepali jute items, by Binod Bhandari (kp 07/01/2017), Export of Nepali jute products to India halted since three weeks (ht 07/01/2017), Anti-dumping levy on Nepali jute items: India ‘positive’ about plea to scrap duties (kp 20/01/2017)

Rising rice imports hit mills, farmers in eastern Tarai, by Madhav Ghimire and Parbat Portel (kp 06/01/2017)

Seed bank helps save endangered plants, by Navin Paudel (kp 06/01/2017)

Beekeeping changes life of Myagdi farmer, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 05/01/2017)

‘Govt working to attract youths in agriculture’ (kp 04/01/2017)

Hailstorm lays waste to crops (ht 04/01/2017)

CVD imposed by India affects jute exports, by Ajit Tiwari (rep 03/01/2017)

Nepal headed for largest paddy harvest in history, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/01/2017), Morang overtakes Jhapa as largest paddy producer (kp 02/01/2017)

Women-friendly agriculture: Agriculture is being feminized in Nepal following the rapid exodus of men, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 02/01/2017)

Poison we eat: Harmful pesticides, by Vikash Raj Satyal (ht 02/01/2017)

Nepal’s vegetable export potential still untapped (kp 31/12/2016), Stakeholders stress on need for quality to export vegetables (kp 31/12/2016)

Strawberry mountains: Unique cooperative brings together Japanese entrepreneurship and hardworking Nepali farmers, by Qiu Tian (nt 30/12/2016)

Paddy production in Morang highest in five years, by Binod Subedi (rep 29/12/2016)

What’s in a seed? Community seed banks are an effective platform to maintain traditional crop varieties and improved seed management, by Pragati Shahi (kp 29/12/2016)

Unexpected tax kills jute exports to India: Indian customs authorities have imposed a 12.5 percent excise duty on goods made of natural fibre, traders have said; Jute products from Bangladesh are exempt from the tax (kp 29/12/2016)

Cane growers end protest after agreement with mill (kp 28/12/2016), Sugarcane rate recommended at Rs 530.2 per quintal (ht 28/12/2016)

Saga Of The Coffee Hill, by Prem Khatry (rn 27/12/2016)

Record-high paddy production this fiscal, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 27/12/2016)

Sugarcane farmers refuse to sell their produce (ht 27/12/2016)

Ginger farmers worried as prices plunge 40pc, by Nabin Poudel (kp 23/12/2016)

Prolonged drought hits residents of Bajura VDCs (ht 22/12/2016)

Seed bank established (ht 22/12/2016)

Farmers hit as authorities fail to fix prices for paddy, by Raju Adhikari (rep 21/12/2016)

Kailali, Kanchanpur farmers to protest double taxation (ht 20/12/2016)

Lost decade: Lack of strict norms on land use has led to haphazard location of settlements and industries on fertile lands, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 16/12/2016)

Govt to set up Allo Processing Centres in 10 locations (ht 17/12/2016)

‘Jholmal’ getting popular among Kavre farmers (ht 17/12/2016)

Nepal on path to record paddy harvest, says DoA, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/12/2016), Paddy power: Nepal should cut down its dependence on rain and expand irrigation facilities (kp 15/12/2016)

Ostrich meat steadily gaining in popularity, by Amrita Anmol (kp 12/12/2016)

Farmers, mill owners still at odds over sugarcane price, by Aman Koirala (kp 11/12/2016)

Production of organic vegetables up in Sindhuli (ht 11/12/2016)

Dhading produces veggies valued at Rs3b annually, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 10/12/2016)

Modern farming changing women's economic status, by Arjun Bam (rep 10/12/2016)

Govt cuts chemical fertilizer prices: Offers Rs 4.74 million in subsidy on fertilizers, by Dilip Poudel (rep 16/12/2016)

Bumper paddy harvests likely in East, Midwest (kp 07/12/2016)

Drop in cardamom prices worries Lamjung farmers, by Ash Gurung (kp 0/712/2016)

14 districts in West self-reliant in chicken, by Birendra KC (kp 07/12/2016)

Lack of cold storage hurting farmers in East, by Pradeep Meyangbo (kp 06/12/2016)

Agri wholesale market to be built in Morang, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 05/12/2016)

Government to launch farm equipment rental service (kp 04/12/2016)

Mushroom farmers laugh all the way to the bank, by Anish Tiwari (kp 03/12/2016)

Feeding The Future, by Sushil Thapa (rn 03/12/2016)

Zone potential: The plan to develop super zones in each of the seven provinces is welcome news for farmers, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 01/12/2016)

Rising import of agro products worries veep Pun (rep 01/12/2016)

Sugarcane production cost set at Rs 303: Farmers demand price be sweetened by 40pc; Say actual production cost at Rs 425 a quintal, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 30/11/2016)

Ginger export to India affected yet again, by Raju Adhikari (rep 30/11/2016)

B Poultry to spend Rs30m on new plants, by DR Panta (kp 29/11/2016)

Cardamom trade resumes (kp 28/11/2016)

Diseases wiping out orange crop in Pokhara, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 27/11/2016)

Off-season veggie farming booms in Adhikaridanda, by Bharat Koirala (ht 27/11/2016)

Chandrapur farmers turn to commercial cattle farming (ht 26/11/2016)

Farmer turns dairy entrepreneur in Kavre, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 26/11/2016)

Farmers in Bardiya switch to fish farming, by Kamal Panthi (kp 24/11/2016)

Paddy production in Jhapa up by 15 pc (ht 24/11/2016)

Jhapa small tea farmers stage sit-in: Farmers have demanded implementation of tea  support price and subsidy to tea factories being built by small farmers in Jhapa (kp 23/11/2016)

Farming families: The goal of making Nepal self-reliant in food can be achieved if we attract more youths into family farming, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 23/11/2016)

Farmers slam provision to allow FDI in agriculture production: Rules in Foreign Investment Act draft clashes with ADS (ht 22/11/2016)

Govt-set paddy prices of little use to farmers: MSP announcement was not made in time for farmers to make their production plans (kp 22/11/2016)

High profit lures Ilam farmers to Oolong Tea, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 20/11/2016)

Ban on Indian banknotes hits cardamom trade (ht 19/11/2016)

Growth in uptake of crop insurance remains tepid (ht 19/11/2016)

Nepal world’s 5th largest lentil producer in 2014, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/11/2016)

Diy Farming: Harvesting hope, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 18/11/2016)

Wine wave: Raise a toast to Kathmandu’s new fling with wine, by Smriti Basnet (nt 18/11/2016)

Organic coffee sector held back by lack of expertise (kp 17/11/2016), Smell the coffee: Govt needs to make more efforts to boost production of Himalayan Beans (kp 18/11/2016)

PM directs Agri Minister to develop ‘super zones’: Dahal also tells Chaudhary to coordinate with concerned bodies in  distributing fertilizer, man-aging irrigation facility (kp 16/11/2016)

Coffee production fulfils 5pc of export demand (kp 16/11/2016), Govt fixes support price for coffee (ht 16/11/2016)

Beekeeping in Rukum: Some stings attached, by Hari Gautam (kp 16/11/2016)

AIC proposes cut in prices of urea, DAP (kp 15/11/2016)

Govt implements farm modernisation project (kp 14/11/2016)

Black rice produced for the first time in Sindhupalchok, by Anish Tiwari (kp 14/11/2016)

Sugar mills, farmers fail to set sugarcane price for this season: The farmers have demanded the sugarcane price be raised by 40 percent, but the association says it can  raise the price by only Rs40 per quintal, by Aman Koirala (kp 13/11/2016)

Five-year coffee development strategy in offing (kp 13/11/2016), Huge potential: Minimum support price for coffee must be declared in advance every year to allay farmers’ fear that they will be cheated by middlemen (ht 14/11/2016)

Govt sets support price for paddy (kp 12/11/2016), Govt fixes minimum support price of paddy (ht 14/11/2016)

Cardamom trading falls as price plunges 50pc, by Chandra Karki and Vidya Rai (kp 12/11/2016)

Prolonged drought causes food crisis in three districts (ht 12/11/2016)

Fertiliser crunch hits farmers of far-western region hard, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 12/11/2016)

Roadmap for an organic Nepal: Biopesticides can greatly reduce the use of conventional pesticides, while keeping the crop yields high and organic, by Yubak Dhoj GC (kp 11/11/2016)

Branded potatoes from Mude arrive in market: District Agricultural Office of Sindhupalchok has granted the label—Mude’s Quality Potato—to the district’s most  famous product as part of its branding exercise, by Anish Tiwari (kp 09/11/2016)

Drop in cardamom price worries farmers (ht 09/11/2016)

Severe drought triggers food crisis in Mugu, by Prakash Singh (ht 08/11/2016)

Farmers compelled to sell paddy at cheaper rates, by Arjun Oli (rep 07/11/2016), Farmers hit by low paddy price, by Arjun Oli (rep 08/11/2016)

Report to address problem of tea sector gathers dust, by Raju Adhikari (rep 07/11/2016)

Commercial farming brings vegetable self-sufficiency, by Amrita Anmol (kp 05/10/2016)

Long drought hits potato production in Dolakha (kp 04/11/2016)

Low crop production behind perennial food shortage in Baitadi: Baitadi needs to produce extra 22,500 metric tonnes of food grains annually to address the shortage, by Khagendra Awasthi (kp 04/11/2016)

Farmers worried as cardamom prices fall (ht 04/11/2016)

Low, irregular inputs supply hurts agro production (ht 03/11/2016)

Land of milk and honey: Nepal’s dairy industry needs to mechanise production and diversify its product base, by Nanu Jha (kp 30/10/2016)

Commercial bee farming booming in Lamjung (ht 30/10/2016)

IB plans allow non-life insurers to sell cardamom insurance policies: Farmers who have planted the crop on at least half a ropani of land or are raising at least 300 plants are eligible to buy cardamom insurance, as per the draft policy (kp 29/10/2016)

Middlemen eating into paddy farmers’ profits (kp 29/10/2016)

Pokhara on track to being self-sufficient in flowers, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 29/10/2016)

400 types of flowers on show at Godavari Expo (kp 27/10/2016), Despite growth potential, floristry remains unpopular (rep 27/10/2016), Flower power: Despite huge domestic demand, Nepal’s horticulture industry has been nipped in the bud, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 28/10/2016), Florists witness brisk business in flower expo (ht 29/10/2016)

Fruits of Tihar: As you celebrate Tihar you should know if the fruits you consume are healthy, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 27/10/2016)

Bumper paddy harvest in Midwest after 2 lean years (kp 26/10/2016)

Cardamom entrepreneurs introduce grading system, by Aash Gurung (kp 26/10/2016)

Climate change threatens food safety, experts warn (kp 25/10/2016), Food security: Govt must adopt policies to ensure Nepal meets its food requirements (kp 26/10/2016)

‘Self-reliance in rice production soon’ (ht 25/10/2016)

Climate-smart paddy seeds: An answer to weather shocks, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/10/2016)

Apple production falls in Mustang as mercury rises, by Binod Tripathi (kp 24/10/2016)

Cardamom farmers rue lack of govt assistance, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 21/10/2016)

Feeding the millions: Problem of food insecurity in Nepal can be minimised by adopting various scientific and indigenous techniques, by Yubak Dhoj GC (kp 20/10/2016)

Paddy production expected to increase in Saptari (ht 20/10/2016)

Illegal chicken import on rise in Biratnagar, by Dilli Ram Khatiwada (kp 20/10/2016)

Cardamom farmers store crops awaiting price rise, by Chandra Karki (kp 19/10/2016)

Pilot olive cultivation project a success in Bajura (ht 19/10/2016)

Decline in hunger: There is no reason for Nepal to miss the target if all-out efforts are made in agriculture and also in their distribution (ht 17/10/2016)

Poor greens: Since most farmers in Nepal still rely on traditional farming productivity is low and farming seasonal, by Bharab Raj Kaini (rep 17/10/2016)

Climate-smart paddy seeds: Glowing test results raise output hopes, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 16/10/2016)

More pesticide residue testing labs to be set up soon (ht 14/10/2016), 6 more pesticide testing labs to be established (kp 19/10/2016), Stakeholders call for reduction in use of chemicals in agricultural produce (ht 19/10/2016)

Agricultural insurance plan flops in Midwest, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 07/10/2016)

Bill proposes to impose service charge on irrigation: The existing regulation allows the consumer committees to raise fees from farmers for maintenance of irrigation system (kp 02/10/2016)

Seeds of change: Community Seed Banks are not only helping farmers in times of dire need, they are also preserving local seed varieties endangered by the influx of hybrid seeds, by Pragati Shahi (kp 01/10/2016)

Parbat farmers fed up with insurance hassles, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 29/09/2016)

Nepal’s commercial flower output worth Rs671m (kp 27/09/2016), Only 561 commercial flower farmers in Nepal (ht 27/09/2016)

Farmers elated as DAO starts sending SMSs, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 26/09/2016)

High returns lure many into cardamom farming, by Anish Tiwari (kp 25/09/2016)

Bajura villagers stare at food shortage ahead of Dashain: Last year’s drought has left hundreds of hectares of farmland barren in villages like Kolti, Sappata, Jukot, Wai, Badhu Rugin and Gotri, by Arjun Shah (kp 22/09/2016)

Cane growers threaten to padlock sugar mills, by Pawan Yadav (kp 20/09/2016)

Counting our chickens: Statistically speaking, by Kundhavi Kadiresan (ht 19/09/2016)

FinMin approves Rs130-billion farm modernisation plan (kp 17/09/2016)

Capital concern: Our agriculture is still by and large subsistence-based. Farmers have limited access to improved seeds, technology and markets, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 13/09/2016)

Demand up for agri insurance products (kp 11/09/2016)

Farmed fish dying due to mystery disease, by Kamal Panthi (kp 10/09/2016)

FEFVEN threatens to disrupt supply (ht 09/09/2016)

Fall in Bodhichitta prices concerns farmers, traders, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 08/09/2016)

Resilient Rukum: Rukum feels the heat of climate change but farmers are getting climate-resilient, by Devendra Gautam (rep 06/09/2016)

Taskforce formed to study problems in ginger exports, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 07/09/2016), Ginger export resumes after nine days (ht 10/09/2016), India lifts ban on Nepali ginger, by Raju Adhikari (rep 10/09/2016), Trucks with Nepali ginger allowed to enter India: Permanent lifting of ban, however, not certain (kp 11/09/2016), Govt to strictly monitor CoO issuance process: Officials suspect traders of misusing preferential treatment granted to lentils too after imports ballooned to nearly Rs4b in last fiscal year even though Nepal is self-sufficient in the product (kp 12/09/2016)

Apple farmers upbeat as floor price doubles, by LP Devkota (kp 07/09/2016)

Count your chickens: Nepal’s poultry sector needs to tap into a swelling market for fast food in urban areas, by Nanu Jha (kp 04/09/2016)

epali ginger good for global market: Report (kp 03/09/2016)

Demand for cheese surges, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 01/09/2016)

Food insecurity looms in 212 VDCs: MoAD (ht 31/08/2016)

Learning tea processing techniques from foreign specialists, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 30/08/2016)

Paddy mission programme falls flat (ht 26/08/2016)

Incredible returns pull farmers into Akabare chili farming, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 24/08/2016)

Jute mill owners face harrowing time, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 17/08/2016)

Tea workers, farmers agitating in Jhapa (ht 16/08/2016)

Insurance policies on sugarcane, cardamom in offing (ht 16/08/2016)

Bumper paddy harvest likely due to fast pace of transplantation (kp 12/08/2016)

Tenant farmers find hope as they claim land of their own (ht 12/08/2016)

Agriculture ministry to establish basket fund (ht 10/08/2016)

All systems go for farm modernisation project (kp 08/08/2016)

Farm sector expected to rebound with vengeance (kp 05/08/2016)

Demand for Nepali tea improves in foreign markets, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 04/08/2016)

Rooftop farming on rise in Kathmandu, by Shraddha Amatya (rep 03/08/2016)

Incessant rain causes heavy agro losses (ht 03/08/2016)

Agro modernisation project likely by mid-Sept: Agriculture ministry selects areas that are to be developed as zones and super zones, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 02/08/2016)

Attariya veggie market emerges as regional hub, by DR Panta (kp 01/08/2016)

Why import food? If we look at production figures of past six years Nepal does not in fact need any imported food, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 30/07/2016)

Mechanisation is key: Land plotting for housing construction is the major problem to enlarging farm size, by Nanu Jha (kp 29/07/2016)

Agriculture loans under interest rate subsidy programme increase (ht 27/07/2016)

Food quest: Strengthening of local food systems would give people greater choices while making decisions about migration, by Jagannath Adhikari and Ramesh Sunam (kp 26/07/2016)

Ostrich meat supplier plans to double output (kp 23/07/2016)

Fine rains raise hopes of good paddy harvest (kp 22/07/2016)

Nepal slides back into food deficit, by Sangam Prasain (kp 20/07/2016), Feeding ourselves: Govt needs to revisit its strategy on food security as output continues to decline (kp 22/07/2016)

Paddy plantation area coverage increases (ht 20/07/2016)

Bara farmers giving up crops for fish farming, by Laxmi Sah (kp 19/07/2016)

Government mulls new law to regulate agro markets (ht 19/07/2016)

DDC to expand product line to boost business (kp 15/07/2016)

Inadequate rain, no irrigation hit paddy (ht 14/07/2016)

Paddy plantation coverage hints at output rise next fiscal (ht 13/07/2016)

Easy come, easy go: Falling farm productivity and swelling food imports are the result of remittance, by Manoj Kumar Bhatta (kp 12/07/2016)

Traders call for easing ban on Basmati exports, by Shankar Acharya (kp 12/07/2016)

Nepal’s poultry industry worth Rs33.72 billion (kp 10/07/2016)

Youths And Future Of Agriculture, by Ramesh Pokharel (rn 08/07/2016)

Fruits import surges as country fails to fully tap its potential (ht 08/07/2016)

Farmers finish transplanting paddy on one-third of fields (kp 07/07/2016)

Fertilisers held up at dry port released, by Shankar Acharya (kp 01/07/2016)

Sana Kisan Bikas Bank to mobilise $1.5m: The credit is supported under the Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihood Restoration Project (kp 30/06/2016)

Rice science for farmers: Successful technologies, by Bhola Man Singh Basnet (ht 30/06/2016)

Chiraito growers switch to other crops as prices fall (kp 30/06/2016)

Paddy plantation coverage on the rise, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 29/06/2016), Farmers busy planting paddy as rain gods smile (kp 30/06/2016)

Haphazard urbanization hits paddy production, by Santosh Pokhrel (rep 29/06/2016)

Costly delay: It is high time that necessary measures were taken to ensure that the fertilizers reached the farmers on time as further delay threatens to affect the paddy crop (ht 29/06/2016)

Fate of agriculture: The sector is set to worsen as youths remain unenthused by the prospect of farming as a career, by Dharni Kumar Sharma (kp 28/06/2016)

Trade barriers at top of Nepal’s agenda: India has compelled Nepali tea exporters to obtain quality test certification from an Indian  laboratory each time they ship tea to India, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 28/06/2016), Nepali tea unlikely to get easy entry to India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 29/06/2016)

Challenges Of Agrarian Transformation, by Pramesh Pokharel (rn 28/06/2016)

Nepali black cardamom set to get trademark, by Aash Gurung (kp 27/06/2016)

Agri sector of Nepal ‘facing invasive threats’, by Pragati Shahi (kp 26/06/2016)

Cereal crop output down for second straight year: The country produced 652,000 tonnes less food grain this fiscal as drought affected both summer  and winter harvests, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/06/2016), Drop in cereal crops production likely to hit agricultural growth this fiscal (ht 24/06/2016)

High returns lure many into cardamom farming (kp 23/06/2016)

Agricultural development Linked to enterprise, by Padam Bhandari (ht 20/06/2016)

Parsa grows mangoes, litchis worth Rs150m, by Shankar Acharya (kp 18/06/2016)

Honey is not everything: Nepali bee-keepers have limited knowledge about international quality requirements, by Nanu Jha (kp 16/06/2016)

Yarsha harvest shrinks due to poor snowfalls, by Krishna Prasad Gautam and Bishnu Lal Buda (kp 14/06/2016)

Paltry compensation leaves drought-hit locals aghast, by Krishna Oli (rep 14/06/2016)

Turnover of poultry farms at Rs 33.72bn a year (ht 13/06/2016)

Agro output to fall by 3.71 per cent, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 09/06/2016)

Full of potential: Women's engagement in high-value export-led agriculture has contributed to their social, economic and political empowerment, by Bishnu Raj Upreti (rep 08/06/2016)

Potato production down 40 percent in Makwanpur (kp 06/06/2016)

MoAD seeks additional Rs 60m for agriculture insurance scheme (ht 06/06/2016)

Prolonged drought: Western Region faces crop losses of Rs2.81 billion, by Birendra KC (kp 05/06/2016)

Chitwan, Dhading named focal points for poultry, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 02/06/2016)

Now implement it: Only a small segment of Nepali agriculture has been commercialized and agricultural productivity remains low, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 02/06/2016)

Govt’s intervention policy aims to consolidate smallholder farmers to boost agro production (ht 01/06/2016)

Farmers getting attracted towards dairy business, by Praskash Baral (kp 30/05/2016)

‘Nepal needs to revive battered agro sector’ (ht 30/05/2016)

Govt allocates Rs35.86 for farm sector, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 29/05/2016), Boosting agriculture (ht 31/05/2016)

Nepal’s wine industry predicts boom times, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 28/05/2016)

As organic tea market expands, famers remain high and dry, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 28/05/2016)

Poison packed: Crops are becoming toxic to withstand extreme weather conditions, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 27/05/2016)

Per capita spending on agro on rise (kp 27/05/2016)

Collective or cooperative: Forced collectivization of farming in communist countries resulted in reduced grain output and halved the livestock, creating famines, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 24/05/2016)

'Vegetable farming better than foreign employment', by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 23/05/2016)

As you sow: An infrastructural development programme is required to ensure quality seed supplies, by Nanu Jha (kp 22/05/2016)

Ginger producers, traders no longer face quarantine problems (ht 22/05/2016)

MoAD to launch four flagship programmes (ht 20/05/2016)

Farmers ask govt to set up cardamom dev board (kp 18/05/2016)

Prolonged drought: Orthodox tea output projected to drop (kp 17/05/2016)

Falling yield puts farmers in distress (ht 15/05/2016)

Farmers find leasing land to factories lucrative, by Keshav Adhikari (kp 14/05/2016)

Dairy industry asks govt to set up research body, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 13/05/2016)

Spring paddy acreage to be expanded by 200k hectares, by Janak Nepal (kp 12/05/2016)

Agro-forestry in Nepal Multiple benefits, by Diwakar Sapkota (kp 12/05/2016)

Tapping water: Most irrigation systems in Nepal are fed by small and medium rivers that depend on rains, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 10/05/2016)

Cannabis cultivation flourishing (ht 08/05/2016)

Prolonged drought takes toll on crops (ht 08/05/2016)

Huge winter crop losses likely in western region, by Birendra KC (kp 06/05/2016)

Trend of keeping land fallow rising (ht 06/05/2016)

Apple crop insurance launched in Jumla (kp 06/05/2016)

Commercial fish farming gaining popularity, by Amrita Anmol (kp 05/05/2016)

Drought taking toll on vegetable production (ht 05/05/2016)

Farmers pension scheme: Study recommends Rs4k monthly pension (kp 04/05/2016)

Youths attracted toward mushroom farming, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 04/05/2016)

Sugar output down amid raw material shortage, by Binod Bhandari (kp 03/05/2016)

Drop in yield makes Bajhang food-insecure: Agriculture office says Bajhang’s wheat output this year was only 13,400 tonnes, down from the normal 21,854 tonnes, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 02/05/2016)

Tea exports down as production up (kp 02/05/2016)

Farmers’ Market offers varied organic foods, by Zenith KC (kp 02/05/2016)

Humla drought: Winter crops wilt in farms, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (kp 28/04/2016)

MoF throws cold water on NTCDB’s plan (ht 28/04/2016)

Small landholdings to be consolidated to cut costs (kp 27/04/2016), MoAD framing strategy to implement agriculture mechanisation policy (ht 27/04/2016), Boost agriculture: In Nepal arable land is fragmented in small holdings; But fragmented land does not contribute to commercial exploitation of the agricultural potential (ht 28/04/2016)

Mixed decade: Investment in agriculture has declined from 3.7 percent of government expenditure a decade ago to 2.6 percent today, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 27/04/2016)

Wheat output drops in Jajarkot due to drought, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 26/04/2016)

Indigenous paddies in Myagdi losing ground: Hybrid varieties inviting new diseases (rep 20/04/2016)

IB to allow weather index-based crop insurance schemes, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 19/04/2016)

AgriMin told to boost food output amid deficit fears: Paddy output, the major food grain, has dropped for the second consecutive year due to poor rainfall (kp 15/04/2016)

Parsa likely to see bumper harvests of mango, litchi, by Shankar Acharya (kp 15/04/2016)

Troubled by wild animals, farmers turn to fish farming, by Pawan Yadav (kp 14/04/2016)

Precious pears: When the cost of production is low and benefits so high, why has the government neglected pear farming?, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 12/04/2016)

Jhapa tea auction centre yet to come into operation, by Parbat Portel (kp 10/04/2016)

Govt decides to appoint 1,000 agri technicians (ht 09/04/2016)

The unwelcome guests of our times, by Sneha Pandey (nt 08/04/2016)

Maize farming in Doti to tide over looming food crisis (ht 07/04/2016)

Nepal’s farm sector likely to see negative growth (kp 06/04/2016)

Locals begin agro-farming in remote Chhepi Village (ht 05/04/2016)

Drought takes toll on Bajhang, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 05/04/2016)

Agro exports from eastern hills could hit ‘Rs 4.5b’, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari and Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 29/03/2016)

Agriculture loan for the youth programme: Credit extension remains low, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/03/2016)

Slow growth in crop insurance coverage (kp 28/03/2016)

Hill farming: Improving farming on sloping lands up in the hills has never been a government priority, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 26/03/2016)

Potato production down in Hemja due to rotten seeds (ht 25/03/2016)

Kuntabesi farmers gear up to adopt GAPs (ht 25/03/2016)

Wheat output expected to plunge to 7-year low (kp 24/03/2016)

Agriculture credit growth sluggish (rep 24/03/2016)

Arghakhanchi produces oranges worth Rs130m, by Birendra KC (kp 24/03/2016)

Agro-based curriculum to be launched in e-villages (ht 21/03/2016)

Couple’s unprecedented success in cardamom farming, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 19/03/2016)

Agriculture and technology: ICT can deliver useful information to farmers to mitigate the risks inherent to farming, by Anoj Chhetri (kp 17/03/2016)

Transforming a barren land into a burgeoning farm, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (rep 16/03/2016)

Untapped greens: Without making agriculture competitive and viable, Nepal's dream of self-sufficiency will remain just that, by Bhartendu Mishra (repm 16/03/2016)

Hailstorm, rainfall destroy seasonal crops in Kailali (ht 15/03/2016)

Apple grading machine installed after 5 years (ht 11/03/2016)

Days hot, dry spell hits crops (kp 10/03/2016)

Traders in limbo as large cardamom prices plunge, by Ananda Gautam and Labdev Dhungana (kp 09/03/2016)

Surkhet villagers attracted to opium farming: Indian drug traders may have encouraged farmers, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 09/03/2016)

Agricultural transformation: The South Asian scientific and farming community must prepare to face challenges, by MJH Jabed (kp 06/03/2016)

Paperwork hassles stymie tea industry, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 05/03/2016)

Encouraging poultry, vegetables farming to improve nutrition, by Rajendra Bhatt (rep 01/03/2016)

‘Kisan call centre’ comes into operation from today (ht 29/02/2016)

Opium farming goes unchecked in Bara, by Laxmi Sah (kp 29/02/2016)

Chicken imports swell as local output drops, by Bhushan Yadav (kp 27/02/2016)

Cane farmers prefer doing business with Indian mills, by Aman Koirala (kp 26/02/2016)

Growing demand for meat elates Arghakhanchi farmers, by Birendra KC (kp 24/02/2016)

Time to change: The government needs to give emphasis to mechanised agriculture to attain agricultural development, by Kshitij Adhikari and Sagar Kafle (kp 23/02/2016)

Polluting plantation: Irrigated rice cultivation is among the biggest sources of atmospheric methane in the world, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 23/02/2016)

Trend of banana crop insurance on the rise, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/02/2016)

Sweet orange farmers get a taste of success, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 20/02/2016)

Poultry farmers in crisis due to steep feed prices, by Madhusudan Gurahain (rep 20/02/2016)

Barter stores bring markets to Gulmi farmers’ doorstep, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 19/02/2016)

Water brings life: How a small investment in irrigation was all it took to raise incomes of farmers and curb migration, by
Sahina Shrestha (nt 19/02/2016)

Scaling up climate: Smart agriculture, by Sushil Thapa (ht 18/02/2016)

Farmers establish first of its kinds tea factory, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 18/02/2016)

Farmers go bananas over high earnings, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 17/02/2016)

Going organic: Nepal has a huge potential for a thriving biopestisides industry, by Siegfried Keller and Yubak Dhoj GC (kp 16/02/2016)

Commercial dairy farming spreads in Arghakhanchi, by Birendra KC (kp 16/02/2016)

Drought causes crop failure in Far West: Seven hill districts in the far-western region have not received rainfall since August last year resulting in crop failure (kp 15/02/2016), Wheat output in Banke down on low winter rain, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 15/02/2016)

Vegetable farming lucrative (ht 15/02/2016)

Blockade adds to woes of poultry farmers, by Pawan Yadav (kp 14/02/2016)

Scaling Up Climate-Smart Agriculture, by Sushil Thapa (rn 13/02/2016)

Taplejung produces large cardamom worth Rs6b, by Ananda Gautam (kp 12/02/2016)

Semi-organic farming system gains popularity, by Madhav Aryal (kp 11/02/2016)

Kaski self-sufficient in chicken products, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 10/02/2016)

Stingy mills put cane farmers at wit’s end, by Aman Koirala (kp 09/02/2016)

Poultry firms in doldrums after earthquake (ht 06/02/2016)

Planting a seed: There is no good commercial seed supply mechanism and so resource-poor and disadvantaged communities suffer, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 06/01/2016)

Commercial fish farming gaining pace in Morang, by Binod Bhandari (kp 05/02/2016)

Dhading vegetable farmers reducing pesticide use, by Bhagishwar Limbu (rep 05/02/2015)

Rural farm communities lack banking services, by Janak Nepal (kp 03/02/2016)

Hit by low prices, cane farmers rue local taxes, by Shankar Acharya (kp 01/02/2016)

Wheat output expected to fall ‘6 percent’ (kp 31/01/2016)

Rural farmers embracing new farming techniques (rep 30/01/2016)

In defence of Nepal’s ‘Miracle Plant’: The increased production of cannabis, particularly as an industrial fiber, will help create thousands of jobs and inject life into rural economies, by David Caprara (kp 30/01/2016)

Food for thought: The value of agricultural import now exceeds that of petroleum products, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 29/01/2016)

Govt all set to form commission to boost agriculture sector (kp 28/01/2016)

Pond science: In the absence of able-bodied men women have to bear additional burden of tending to their agriculture fields, by Nirendra Basnett (rep 23/01/2016)

A touch of spice: Farmers blindly switching to growing cardamom should be told about the potential risks, by Sony KC (kp 22/01/2016)

A grant failure: Agricultural subsidies and grants from the government are increasing, but many farmers have a negative return on investment, by Lokmani Rai (nt 22/01/2016)

Rolling payment delays forcing farmers to give up sugarcane farming, by Binod Subedi (rep 20/01/2016)

A quiet revolution: There are challenges to adopting Conservation Agriculture but its potential benefits are considerable, by Tika Bahadur Karki (kp 19/01/2016)

Junar price shoots up in top producer Sindhuli, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 14/01/2016)

Bardia farmers rue drop in paddy prices, by Kamal Panthi (kp 12/01/2016)

Divide and rue: The split of Ministry of Agriculture Development into Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Livestock Development was both untimely and unnecessary, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 12/01/2016)

Low price, high transportation costs hit sugarcane farmers, by Aman Koirala and Manoj Poudel (kp 11/01/2016)

Orange farming boosts incomes in Darchula, by Manoj Badu (kp 08/01/2016)

Sugarcane's reduced rate: Farmers hurt by falling prices, by Aman Koirala (kp 06/01/2016)

Support price of sugarcane fixed at Rs 448 a quintal this fiscal (ht 04/01/2016)

Farmer helpline being launched in 25 districts, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/01/2016)

Cardamom acreage reaches 4-year high, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 30/12/2015)

Haphazard use of pesticides blamed for health damage, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/12/2015)

Jajarkot becomes self-reliant in veggies, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 26/12/2015)

Sugarcane farmers switch to other crops, by Binod Bhandari (kp 24/12/2015)

Unrealistic: Nepal used to be self-sufficient in food-grains until 1980s, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 22/12/2015)

AIC: 70pc of chemical fertilisers distributed (kp 22/12/2015)

High returns buoy potato farmers, by Chandra Karki (kp 21/12/2015)

Agricultural price policy: Some thoughts, by Girish P. Pant (ht 18/12/2015)

Farming of marijuanarife in Parsa villages, by Shankar Acharya (kp 17/12/2015)

Sustainability Of Hill Farming System, by Sushil Thapa (rn 16/12/2015)

Shrinking paddy fields raise food deficit fears, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/12/2015)

Low paddy price, output hit farmers hard, by Ganesh Chaudhary, Bhawani Bhatta, Manoj Poudel, Bimal Khatiwada and Kamal Panthi (kp 13/12/2015)

Closure of sugar mill hits farmers, by Shankar Acharya (kp 13/12/2015)

Paddy power: Promote climate-smart varieties of seeds and expand coverage of irrigation (kp 11/12/2015)

Paddy output projected to fall 10pc: Government forecasts 4.29 million tonnes production for this fiscal year; the drop may affect the GDP by 0.5 percent, by Sangam Prasain (kp 10/12/2015)

Worst drought leaves fields barren in Bajura (ht 01/12/2015)

Petroleum shortage leaves Tarai sugarcane farmers in the lurch (kp 29/11/2015)

Agriculture office to use cell phone service to help farmers, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 23/11/2015)

Apple orchards vanish in Mustang villages due to climate change (ht 22/11/2015

Farm strategy with target to double growth rate unveiled, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/11/2015)

Lack of fertilizer pegs back winter crops preparation, by Sangam Prasain (kp 19/11/2015)

Blockade hits paddy sales in Bardiya, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 19/11/2015)

National Coffee Day to be observed today: NTCDB to distribute two million coffee seedlings to ramp up production and lure farmers (ht 17/11/2015)

Bogus paddy seed taking toll of Dhading farmers: Problem arose as farmers’ cooperativ distributed rice instead of paddy seeds (ht 16/11/2015)

Madhes stir taking toll on sugarcane farmers, by Prabhat Kumar Jha (ht 10/11/2015)

Good food: Biopesticides provide a viable alternative to conventional pesticides, by Yubak Dhoj G.C. (kp 10/11/2015)

Farm output hit by fertiliser shortage, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 07/11/2015)

Chiraito plantation flourishes in Barpak hills post-earthquake (rep 07/11/2015)

Power to choose: Community seeds banks should be established across the country to help farmers retain control over their seeds, by Ananta Prakash Subedi (kp 05/11/2015)

A bigger rice bowl Massive investment in irrigation is imperative to boost rice production (kp 04/11/2015)

Predictions of post-monsoon rainfall raise hopes of better harvest, by Riwaj Rai (rep 04/11/2015)

Paddy output to fall sharply; may hurt econ, farm income, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/11/2015)

Fertiliser crunch hits Kavre farmers hard (ht 02/11/2015)

Women breaking with tradition (ht 02/11/2015)

Rainfall damages paddy crop adding to local farmers’ woes (ht 01/11/2015)

Few students enrol in tea technology course: The campus started offering a tea technology course four years ago to produce human resources in the sector, by Parbat Portel (kp 28/10/2015)

Chitwan milk producers suffer as petroleum crisis deepens (ht 28/10/2015)

Support to earthquake-affected farmers continues, says FAO (ht 26/10/2015)

Farmers bear the brunt of Madhes agitation (ht 26/10/2015)

Farmers upset as rice plants fail to produce kernels: They had been given 75pc subsidy on different varieties of seeds under paddy mission, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 25/10/2015)

Paddy seedlings fail to grow as expected, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 14/10/2015)

Private dairies to shut down for lack of fuel (kp 12/10/2015)

Strikes and fuel shortage hit dairy farmers hard (kp 07/10/2015)

Paddy growing season passes sans fertiliser, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/10/2015), Fertiliser crunch hits Makawanpur farmers (ht 06/10/2015)

Jumla apples push out imports from market, by Moti Lal Poudel (kp 02/10/2015)

Prolonged Tarai unrest hits milk collection, by Suman Bashyal (kp 30/09/2015)

Low price hits poultry farmers, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 27/09/2015)

Rooftop farming training to cover 150 households, by Thomas Bogaty (ht 24/09/2015)

Experts for providing better rice seeds to farmers (kp 17/09/2015)

Dig for more: Contract farming could create an enabling environment for the promotion of commercial agriculture, by Manbar S. Khadka (kp 15/09/2015)

Milk for all: Around 40,000 liters of milk goes to waste every day as the demand for milk products has shrunk, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 14/09/2015), Cabinet approval to milk export plan (kp 19/09/2015)

Apple farmers toast good harvest but rue low price (kp 13/09/2015)

Garlic most profitable crop for Nepali farmers (kp 11/09/2015)

Joint project to promote Nepali coffee launched (kp 10/09/2015), MoCS launches project to develop coffee value chain (ht 10/09/2015)

Closing the ranks: A separate policymaking and analysis unit will help bridge the gap between agricultural policies and their implementation, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 09/09/2015)

Missing a trick: Farmers in quake-hit districts suffer acute food scarcity because of total destruction of capital and physical assets, by Komal Raj Aryal and Andrew E. Collins (rep 08/09/2015)

Dhankuta village exports veggies worth Rs370m, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 06/09/2015)

Ministry seeks subsidy to facilitate milk exports (kp 05/09/2015)

Lack of benefits dogs cardamom producers (ht 05/09/2015)

Agriculture strategy to be implemented by 2016-17, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/09/2015)

Villagers see change of fortune through beekeeping, by Birga Gadal (rep 02/09/2015)

Ilam tea farmers hurt by fall in output, low prices: Tea plants showing unusual behaviour like bud not growing at the usual pace, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 01/09/2015)

Vanishing act: Integration of crop, livestock and forestry is one indigenous practice that should be scaled up, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 31/08/2015)

Commercial farming gains pace in West (kp 30/08/2015)

New opium epicenter: Farmers in western Nepal are lured to grow opium by Indian middlemen, by Damodar Bhandari (nt 28/08/2015)

High time to lift ban: Nepal may need to rethink its 40-year-old law banning the cultivation of cannabis, by Sarthak Mani Sharma (nt 28/08/2015)

MoAD to hire agro technicians (ht 26/08/2015)

1,200 cattle owners registered with KMC (ht 25/08/2015)

Shortage of fertilisers strikes again in Banke, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 25/08/2015)

Rice production likely to take a hit this year: Paddy has been planted on only 87pc of total arable land so far, as against 90pc last year (ht 25/08/2015)

Chances of milk holiday ‘high’, by Suman Bashyal (kp 24/08/2015)

Rooftop organic farming promoted for healthy city, by Anup Ojha (kp 21/08/2015)

Green is the colour of food: The Basnet sisters see a future for organic farm produce among urban Nepali consumers, by Stéphane Huët (nt 21/08/2015)

The new reality: As a result of climate change, there is less land available to cultivate, by Bharab Raj Kaini (rep 18/08/2015)

Lack of storage facility limits apple export potential (ht 16/08/2015)

Nepal may lose ‘Rs 25b’ from paddy (kp 11/08/2015)

House panel instructs facilitating paddy plantation (ht 11/08/2015)

Tea, coffee plantation to be extended, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 08/08/2015)

Non-payment of dues hits sugarcane farmers hard (ht 07/08/2015)

Mawkanpur villagers lured by pot farming, by Pratap Bista (kp 05/08/2015)

Low rainfall hits Saptari farmers hard (ht 03/08/2015)

Seeds of hope: Maintaing a buffer stock of seeds will help meet its demand in times of disasters like the recent quake, by Nanu Jha (kp 02/08/2015)

Kalikot district attains self-reliance in veggie, by Janak Nepal (kp 02/08/2015)

Banana farmers happy they had insurance, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 01/08/2015)

Paddy plantation low in 6 Tarai districts, by Sangam Prasain (kp 31/07/2015)

Drought triggers famine fear in Jhapa, by Raju Adhikari (rep 30/07/2015)

Paddy fields lie barren due to lack of water, by Rabindra Upreti and Dilli Ram Khatiwada (kp 29/07/2015)

Late monsoon disappoints Tarai farmers (ht 28/07/2015)

40 per cent paddy fields barren in Lamjung (ht 28/07/2015)

Spice of life: It is imperative to investigate the diseases affecting cardamom to revive its cultivation in Illam, by Sony K.C. (kp 26/07/2015)

Food and sovereignty: The systemic failure in Nepal’s agrarian economy has led to problems of low quality food distribution, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 24/07/2015)

Drought hits Saptari farmers hard (ht 23/07/2015)

Rudraksha seeds bring good returns to farmers (kp 22/07/2015)

Room for growth: Growing import of agro products is a reason behind rising trade deficit; Thus the new focus on import substitution, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 22/07/2015)

Low fertiliser use blamed for dismal productivity, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/07/2015)

DADOs overstate betel nut cultivation area, by Binod Bhandari (kp 20/07/2015)

Transplantation of paddy going well, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/07/2015), Paddy plantation situation better than previous year (ht 19/07/2015)

Farmer Identity cards being distributed in Dadeldhura (ht 16/07/2015)

Nepali orthodox tea gets collective mark, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/07/2015)

Waning Agriculture Activities: A Threat To Civilisation, by Bam Dev Sharma (rn 12/07/2015)

Farmers unworried about labour shortage, by Bed Raj Poudel (kp 11/07/2015)

MoAD proposes ‘paddy mission’ (ht 10/07/2015)

Late monsoon delays paddy plantation (ht 08/07/2015)

Nepal to import 20,000 tonnes of fertiliser (kp 07/07/2015)

Thousands apply for farmers’ ID card (ht 07/07/2015)

Nepal’s quiet green revolution: Mechanised farming and cooperatives are increasing productivity, empowering women and creating jobs, by Sonia Awale (nt 03/07/2015)

Five farmers awarded for stand-out performances (kp 01/07/2015)

Drought hits paddy plantation in Rautahat (ht 01/07/2015)

Hail the humble paddy: New approaches need to be spread among Nepali farmers to increase rice yield, by Bhola Man Singh Basnet (kp 30/06/2015)

Govt looks to mechanisation as youths abandon farms, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/06/2015)

Mass migration leads to unused farmlands, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 29/06/2015)

Monsoon came late for Udaypur farmers, by Maheshwar Chaling Rai (rep 29/06/2015)

Farmers spill milk in protest (ht 28/06/2015)

Mango Festival aims to boost domestic output (kp 27/06/2015)

Rs 432.92m disbursed under agro loan scheme, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 27/06/2015)

Farmers earn millions growing Bodhichitta, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 26/06/2015)

Agro minister miffed over INGOs distributing seeds to farmers: Govt has started to exercise caution in seed distribution after reports of crop failure due to supply of unauthorised seeds (kp 25/06/2015)

Plant an animal: Releasing ducks into paddy fields could increase rice productivity and raise farmers’ income, by Sanjib Chaudhary and Menila Kharel (kp 23/06/2015)

Vegetable crops ruined by floods in Lalbandi, by Aman Koirala (kp 23/06/2015)

Nepal needs ‘$20m’ to help quake-hit farmers (kp 20/06/2015)

Planned paddy mission targets self-sufficiency, by Sangam Prasain (kp 19/06/2015)

Plan to plant Research in climate-resilient crops is necessary in disaster-prone Nepal (kp 17/06/2015)

Food falls: Food security in quake-hit areas is a concern as 70 percent of households have seen partial or total loss of food stock, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 17/06/2015)

Delayed, ‘weak’ monsoon threatens paddy output, by Pragati Shahi (kp 16/06/2015)

House panel recommends inputs for ADS: Proposes ‘Kisan Credit Card’ to effectively extend agro loan facility for farmers, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 16/06/2015)

Mid-west farmers bag President’s award (kp 14/06/2015)

Number of workers in agro sector drops: Agriculture sector has provided employment to 60.4 per cent of the economically active or working age population in the current fiscal year (ht 14/06/2015)

House committee okays 20-year agriculture strategy, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/06/2015)

DoLS team sent to quake-hit districts (ht 13/06/2015)

The calm before the storm, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 12/06/2015)

Weak rainfall could hamper paddy yield (kp 11/06/2015)

Meat production projected to inch up to 301k tonnes (kp 11/06/2015)

Contribution of farming to GDP growth to drop, by Sangam Prasain(kp 09/06/2015)

Animals matter: Livestock farmers have been badly hit by the quake; They need help to bounce back, by Shubh N. Mahato (kp 08/06/2015)

Production of meat, eggs, milk projected to increase (ht 06/06/2015)

Cereal production expected to drop 3pc this fiscal (kp 03/06/2015)

Agriculture output to grow only 2pc this fiscal, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 03/06/2015)

Paddy seed crunch hits Parsa farmers (ht 03/06/2015)

Farmers receive rotten paddy seeds as relief (ht 03/06/2015)

Save the soil: Without urgent action, the quakes could destroy long-term livelihoods of millions of subsistence farmers, by Tejendra Chapagain (kp 02/06/2015)

Milk shortage foreseen due to cattle deaths (kp 02/06/2015)

Rice plantation may be hit in 14 districts (kp 28/05/2015)

Farmers left poorer as cattle perish in disaster, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 24/05/2015)

Volunteer farmhands needed, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 23/05/2015)

Farmers in quake-hit districts to get paddy seeds free of cost: Livestock farmers to get a cow or a water buffalo on grant (rep 21/05/2015)

Chitwan farmers hard put after quake: Consumption of milk, veggies slump after tremor triggers exodus from markets (ht 19/05/2015)

Farm sector faces ‘over Rs10b’ losses, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/05/2015)

Impact on agriculture: Crop damage livestock loss and poor harvest after earthquake will reduce agricltural productivity, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 05/05/2015)

Chitwan overtakes Kavre as largest milk producer, by Pawan Yadav (kp 24/04/2015)

Fallow fields: One major consequence of foreign labour migration has been the fall in agricultural production, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 23/04/2015)

Pesticide mgmt project launched for public health (kp 22/04/2015)

Challenges galore: Land reform is important to correct unjust land ownership and to move towards a just society, by Krishna Pathak (rep 22/04/2015)

From survival to prosperity:If Nepal is to graduate from LDC status, productive agriculture that propels overall economic growth is key, by Bhartendu Mishra (kp 22/04/2015)

Farmers padlock sugar mill over dues (ht 21/04/2015), Sugarcane farmers lock up mill officials (ht 22/04/2015)

Subsidise our farmers: The government should help the agro sector to ensure food security and boost exports, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 19/04/2015)

Tea auction house from NTD unlikely (ht 18/04/2015)

Rain-fed Agriculture In Times Of Climate Change, by Sushil Thapa (rn 18/04/2015)

Agri Ministry says it needs Rs38b to go into high gear (kp 17/04/2015)

Seeding change: National seed vision can play a useful role in increasing the dismal crop productivity, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 13/04/2015)

Risk awareness leads to decline in pesticide use, by Pratap Bista (kp 13/04/2015)

Seeds for the future: Seed subsidies can help the seed industry grow rapidly and also attract domestic and foreign investment, by Nanu Jha (kp 12/04/2015)

Kavre could focus on meat, dairy, tomato: Chamber, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 10/04/2015)

Heavy winter rains hit lentil output in Banke, by Rajendra Nath (kp 08/04/2015)

Ostrich meat goes on sale in the capital (kp 07/04/2015)

Commercial apple farming in Manang’s deforested area, by Aash Gurung (kp 06/04/2015)

Seeds of conflict: There is no peace or freedom for the land-poor farmers; Thea have to completely surrender to landowners for their livelihood, by Krishna Pathak (rep 06/04/2015)

Buying prices of tea leaves fixed, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 06/04/2015)

Share of research budget in agriculture decreasing (ht 05/04/2015)

Farmers against pesticide use, by Sudip Kaini (kp 01/04/2015)

Nepali coffee makes its presence felt (kp 01/04/2015)

Sale of fertilizers, pesticides rampant in Kaski district: Fertilizers are being sold openly and used rampantly by farmer ignorant about it multiplier negative effect on public health, by Ishwori Neupane (kp 30/03/2015)

Black gold: Farmers in Ilam are willing to give another shot at cardamom cultivation if the government helps eradicate disease, by Sony KC

Sugarcane price fixed at Rs 461 per quintal (kp 27/03/2015), Support price for sugarcane fixed (ht 27/03/2015), Farmers breathe a sigh of relief (kp 28/03/2015), Continuous slump in sugarcane price irks farmers (ht 28/03/2015), Farmers slam government for fixing sugarcane prices without consensus (rep 28/03/2015)

Smart farmers practice smart farming: Wise farmers in Surkhet find solutions to save water and boost harvests, by
Stéphane Huë (nt 27/03/2015)

Ground apple gaining ground in country (ht 26/03/2015)

Flower power reaches new heights in Nepal (kp 21/03/2015)

Govt plans to make country self-reliant in milk, meat (kp 20/03/2015)

Experts urge concerted effort to boost goat farming (ht 20/03/2015)

Large cardamom growers in East take home Rs1.5b, by Madhav Raj Ghimire (kp 18/03/2015)

Small farmers included in subsidised loan scheme (kp 16/03/2015)

Opium farms destroyed in Rukum (ht 16/03/2015)

Growing organic tea a difficult task, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 15/03/2015)

Infrastructure development in Sindhuli a boon for citrus farmers, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 15/03/2015)

Agricultural tractors’ misuse rampant (kp 09/03/2015)

Government to ban import of harvester: If law is implemented, farmers will not be allowed to lease it as well, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 08/03/2015)

Kiwi grows in popularity among Dolakha farmers, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 07/03/2015)

Better returns lure farmers to fishery, by Pratap Bista (kp 06/03/2015)

Chitwan farmers introduce agro-insurance (ht 06/03/2015)

Parliamentary panels urge govt to fix sugarcane price soon (ht 05/03/2015), Mull paying cane promotion price, govt told (kp 05/03/2015)

Free the animals: There is a good market for organic meat production in Nepal and a need for it too, by Tilchandra Bhattarai (kp 04/03/2015)

DoA to start Kisan Card distribution next week (ht 04/03/2015)

NTCDB to offer subsidy to coffee farmers (kp 02/03/2015)

‘Learn from Israeli farm practices’ (kp 02/03/2015)

‘Prioritise commercial goat farming’, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 01/03/2015)

Govt, IFAD fund $37m project for small farmers (kp 28/02/2015)

Sugarcane growers threaten to block highways: Want price fixed at the earliest; Allege govt favouring mill owners (ht 28/02/2015)

Ministry told to fix floor price of sugarcane (kp 27/02/2015)

Tea auction house to open by April-end (kp 27/02/2015)

Sweet orange growers take home Rs 500m, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 27/02/2015)

Farmers grow crops year round due to irrigation, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 26/02/2015)

Within reach: Inadequate and untimely monsoon could reduce agriculture growth by two percent this fiscal year as well, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 26/02/2015)

Rs 10 million worth subsidy to Sindhuli youth farmers, by Anil Bhandari (rep 26/02/2015)

Brand registration expected to boost Nepal coffee exports (kp 20/02/2015)

Salt of the earth: Bio-fertilisers can substantially reduce Nepal’s dependency on chemical fertilisers and help sustain the soil, by Kalidas Subedi (kp 17/02/2015)

Rs 10-million meat processing centre opens (kp 16/02/2015)

Sugarcane farmers warn of protest if issues unresolved, by Shankar Acharya (kp 15/02/2015)

MoAD forwards list of 22 agriculture products to India: These commodities have long been facing hassles during quarantine checks (ht 14/02/2015)

'Kalimati veg market will be developed as a model market' (rep 14/02/2015)

Govt instructs sugar mills to provide lock-up money to sugarcane growers (ht 13/02/2015)

The right price: A sound agricultural pricing policy can help achieve self sufficiency in food grains and increase their export potential, by Nanu Jha (kp 13/02/2015)

KU, Korean university to promote organic farming (kp 12/02/2015)

Sugarcane export delay has farmers distressed no end (ht 12/02/2015)

Outside farms: Availability of market and transport are the main prerequisites for developing enterprises in the hill and mountains, by Padam Bhandari (kp 11/02/2015)

Farmers padlock sugar mill seeking payment (ht 11/02/2015)

Nepal faces milk deficit of 400,000 litres a day: NDA (kp 07/02/2015)

No market for some Bajhang oranges, by Jagat Khadka (rep 07/02/2015)

Farmers to get Rs 350 advance payment per quintal sugarcane (rep 07/02/2015)

Dairy farmers complain about receiving low prices for milk, by Biplav Bhattarai and Chandra Karki (kp 06/02/2015)

Onion imports from India high due to low output, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 05/02/2015)

Banana production drops due to plant disease, by Binod Bhandari, Bed Raj Paudel and Parbat Portel (kp 04/02/2015)

Room for more: Foreign direct investment in agriculture, land ownership, and right to food issues lack clarity in agriculture development strategy, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 04/02/2015)

Not up to par: Nepal’s failure to export agricultural products has a lot to do with its inability to meet international standards, by Nabin Sharma (kp 03/02/2015)

Returned migrant worker prospers as goat farmer, by Durga Lal KC (kp 03/02/2015)

Pesticide control meet concludes (kp 31/01/2015)

Fishery expo, contest commence in Capital (kp 31/01/2015)

Parbat orange output up 25pc, by Aghandar Tiwari (kp 29/01/2015)

Keeping it together: An integrated organic farming system run as public-private partnership can help Nepal tap international markets, by Drona P. Prasali (kp 28/01/2015)

Housing development takes over paddy fields: Fertile fields along the main highway and auxiliary roads in Morang, sunsari and Jhapa can be seen left uncultivated for residential development, by Binod Bhandari (kp 24/01/2015)

Dhankuta farmers sell oranges worth Rs 180m, by Siddha Raj Rai (rep 24/01/2015)

Sugarcane farmers await announcement of minimum support price, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 24/01/2015), Cane farmers protest over delayed payments, by Binod Bhandari (kp 25/01/2015), Govt may fix support price of sugarcane (ht 26/01/2015)

Tomato farmers hit hard as prices fall due to shutdowns, by Aman Koirala (kp 23/01/2015)

Chitwan Fish Expo slated for Saturday (kp 23/01/2015)

Govt to promote vermicompost (kp 22/01/2015)

Demand for fish outstrips domestic production, by Suman Bashyal (kp 21/01/2015)

Sugarcane price yet to be fixed, by Aman Koirala (kp 19/01/2015)

Susidised agro loans to youth: Govt removes age restriction, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/01/2015)

Recovering from a seedy past, by Pragati Shahi (kp 17/01/2015)

Dadeldhura exports potatoes worth Rs 220m annually, by Barun Paneru (rep 17/01/2015)

Unaware about ADS: Ministries (kp 15/01/2015), Parliamentary panel seeks written suggestions from 11 ministries (rep 15/01/2015), Committee to provide inputs for ADS: Strategy plans to attract investment of Rs 50bn in agriculture (ht 16/01/2015), ADS? Never heard of it, say secretaries (kp 20/01/2015)

Govt to stop subsidy on shallow tube-well pumps (ht 15/01/2015)

Politician-turned-poultry farmer sets high goals, by Durga Lal KC (kp 15/01/2015)

Uninsured farmers hit as disease strikes crops, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 14/01/2015)

Farmers seek 15% rise in minimum support price for sugarcane (rep 14/01/2015)

Betel Juice: Most growers in Jhapa sell their betel nuts to Indian traders in unprocessed form, since they lack drying technol-ogy and direct sun-drying is labour intensive and slow; Babu Raja Shrestha’s machines could change all that, by Peter Gill (kp 10/01/2015)

Sugar mill, cane farmers settle payment dispute, by Aman Koirala (kp 10/01/2015), Support price for sugarcane in limbo: Government directs sugar millsto clear dues within a month (ht 10/01/2015)

Good returns lure leaders, teachers to apiculture, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 08/01/2015)

Agro imports leap, join Rs 100b club, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 07/01/2015), Govt meditating on meaning of national crop (kp 07/01/2015)

Good earth: Kathmandu had practiced efficient carbon negative farming system dating back to prehistoric times, by Pramod Aryal (rep 07/01/2015)