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Press evaluation:
Background:

Mind the gap: Nepal's agriculture sector is characterized by low technology adoption and low productivity, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 28/10/2014)

Youths aged 21-45 eligible for agri loans (kp 28/10/2014) [But they must be called adults!!]

MoAD mulls consumption survey (ht 28/10/2014)

Hailstones destroy paddy in Mugu; food shortage looms, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 27/10/2014)

Sarlahi farmers facing shortage of potato seeds, by Santosh Singh (rep 27/10/2014)

Jhapa paddy production likely to decline, by Raju Adhikari (rep 27/10/2014)

Against the grain: It’s time to revise the Panchayati model of farming and lift agriculture from subsistence to industry, by Ujjal Raj Acharya (kp 23/10/2014)

Profit lures Kaski farmers to marigold production, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 22/10/2014), Marigold cultivation booms in Ilam also, by Benup Raj Bhattarai (rep 22/10/2014)

Production cost of paddy doubled in last three years (ht 21/10/2014)

Herb farming lifts Panchthar locals, by Lavdev Dhungana (kp 20/10/2014)

Study in failure: For an agricultural country like Nepal it's a disgrace that it imports Rs 127 billion woth of agriculture products a year, by Arun Pandey (rep 20/10/2014)

Crop yields to ‘dip’ over the next few decades (kp 17/10/2014)

Rain destroyspaddy in far-west (ht 16/10/2014)

Farmers to get up to Rs 10 million in loan at subsidised rates, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 15/10/2014)

New farming technology doubles paddy output, by Narayan Sharma (kp 13/10/2014)

Missing links: Policymaking in agriculture must include use of fertile lands, irrigation and technology, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 12/10/2014)

Livestock insurance slow in taking off, by Pratap Bista (kp 11/10/2014)

Separate institutions to look after tea, coffee: The ministry said it decided to form separate organizations following a rise in export potential in recent years, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/10/2014)

Rs 6m organic fertilizer plant opens in Gorkha, by Suddep Kaini (kp 09/10/2014)

The milky way: The links in the value chain are all disjointed because we do not have a large dairy industry, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 01/10/2014)

Govt to provide lease amount for land 30 million rupees allocated for commercial farming (ht 01/10/2014)

Agro insurance worth Rs 30.13 million sold (ht 01/10/2014)

Latest rainfalla boon for paddy farmers (ht 25/09/2014)

Farmers affected distilleries waste padlock govt office, by Madan Thakur (rep 24/09/2014)

Agro business: Agriculture in Nepal needs to be commercialized to boost productivity, competitiveness and sustainability, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 24/09/2014)

DDC to diversify into animal feed, by Pratap Bishta (kp 22/09/2014)

Farmers say middlemen fixing prices, by Pawan Yadav (kp 21/09/2014)

Farmers press district admin for fertilisers, by Sudip Kaini (kp 19/09/2014)

Lack of irrigation takes toll on paddy (ht 15/09/2014)

Hit by low price, tea farmers set up own mills, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 14/09/2014)

Improved paddy seeds yet to reach farmers, by Rajendra Nath (kp 12/09/2014)

Pokhara tries to save its famous paddy: Urban sprawl and out-migration has reduced the production of Pokhara’s rare rice, by Marilin Piipuu (nt 12/09/2014)

Mahat urges farmers to utilise soft loans (kp 11/09/2014)

Farmers’ agitation goes unheeded (ht 11/09/2014)

Protect them: Protection and proper use of agricultural land is vital for optimal exploitation of land resource and country's prosperous economy, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 10/09/2014)

One-door policy sought for foreign investment in agricultural sector (ht 10/09/2014)

FNCCI, betel nut farmers at odds over certificate of origin, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 08/09/2014)

Rs 90m cooling centre being built in Syangja, by Janu Pangeni (kp 05/09/2014)

Rhizoctonia infests paddy in Parsa, Bara, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 04/09/2014)

AWRC to ask govt about ambitious farm strategy (kp 03/09/2014)

Experts advise Chitwan farmers against using pesticides, by Chandni Hamal (rep 03/09/2014)

Sugarcane farmers protest against lopsided contract, by Laxmi Sah (kp 03/09/2014)

Saptari peasants continue agitation for fertiliser (kp 02/09/2014)

Tea mills resume ops as DDC partially rolls back tax hike (kp 31/08/2014)

Minimizing risks: Should farmers face inevitable risks of weather events such as drought and flooding, there is no risk management policy for them, by Bhairan Raj Kaini (rep 31/08/2014)

Chitwan poultry farmers demand ban on imports, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 30/08/2014)

All hail the humble earthwormWith the demand for organic produce growing by the day, vermicomposters, who provide worm castings for organic farms, are starting to reap dividends, by Pragati Shahi (kp 30/08/2014)

Paddy output seen falling 18pc due to natural disasters (kp 29/08/2014)

Rautahat peasants on warpath against distilleries (ht 29/08/2014)

Seed bank helps boost incomes of farmers, by DR Panta (kp 29/08/2014)

Saptari farmers stage sit-in for fertiliser (ht 28/08/2014)

Where's the homework? The government has declared next ten years as the Decadew of Agriculture revolution; But it seems singularly unprepared for it, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 24/08/2014)

Paddy plantation suffers, rice output may dip: Economic growth likely to be hit as agriculture makes significant contribution to country’s GDP (ht 23/08/2014)

2,454 farmers certify their products as organic, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 21/08/2014)

Chemicals-laced water destroys paddy crops: Thousands of affected farmers seek action against Rautahat distilleries, by Prabhat Kuzmar Jha (ht 20/08/2014)

Tea mills warn of not buying fresh leaves (kp 17/08/2014)

Mass poisoning: Begetables have become means to deliver poisonous chemicals into the human body because of the reckless use of chemical pesticides, by Bimal Gautam (rep 17/08/2014)

Farmers turn to smuggled fertilisers due to shortage, by Shankar Acharya (kp 16/08/2014)

Ropeway takes weight off farmers’ shoulders (kp 15/08/2014)

An Evergreen Revolution: The state’s (mis)treatment of small-hold family farmers keeps rural Nepalis poor, which is why hunger lingers (nt 15/08/2014)

Proposed farm policy to bar foreign capital, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/08/2014)

Rautahat sugarcane farmers protest: Say they have been shortchanged by the mill proprietor (ht 14/08/2014)

National Tea & coffee board to be split, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/08/2014)

Two-pronged strategy: Nepal must increase its yield though modern technologies including right fertilizer use and plant protection chemicals, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 11/08/2014)

Amid poor rain, farmers shift from paddy to other crops (kp 10/08/2014)

Pokhara transforming into trout farming hub, by Shiva Sharma (kp 10/08/2014)

Tea auction house in Jhapa to open on Feb 1, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/08/2014)

Agro output likely to fall this fiscal year: Inadequate rainfall may put strain on economy as agriculture contributes 33 per cent to GDP, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 09/08/2014)

Cardamom growers all smiles as prices hit record highs, by Biplav Bhattarai and Madhab Ghimire (kp 08/08/2014)

Harmful chemicals in veggies: MoAD plans vigilance in districts (kp 07/08/2014)

Kalimati vegetable market losing out to newbies (ht 07/08/2014)

Farmers in pickle oversprouted potatoes, by Chandi Raj Dahal (kp 07/08/2014)

Rautahat farmers want district declared drought-hit zone (ht 07/08/2014)

Urea shortage wrecks paddy growing season (kp 07/08/2014)

Green tea sales heat up as health trend spreads, by Suman Mashyal (kp 07/08/2014)

Toxic tarkari: Despite awareness and crackdown, pesticide-laced vegetables continue to poison, by Sonia Awale (nt 01/08/2014)

Sugar mill agrees to compensate farmers, by Laxmi Sah (kp 31/07/2014)

Dismal findings: Govt should monitor the sale of pesticides and educate farmers about their use (kp 30/07/2014)

Halting rain raises fears: Based on rainfall patterns, paddy transplantation in the mountain region has been completed on 45,481 hectares, or 66.8 percent, against 89 percent in the same period last year, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/07/2014)

Catching farmers off guard: A change in both the onset and withdrawal date suggests a temporal shift in the monsoon patterns over Nepal after 1997’, by Pragati Shahi (kp 29/07/2014)

Automating agriculture: The inefficiency of Nepal's agriculture sector can be attributed to a failure to properly mechanise and implement new technologies, by Kshitij Adhikari and Sagar Kafle (kp 29/07/2014)

Recipe for change: Through integrated pest management training for farmers safe vegetables can be produced in as little as three years, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 28/07/2014)

Sprouting Shiitakes, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 26/07/2014)

Sustainable agriculture: INGOs Join Hands (sp 25/07/2014)

Farmers demand control over sales of pesticides, by Manoj J. Basnet (kp 25/07/2014)

It's no money tree: Boddhichitta farmers in Kavre suffer a double whammy of red tape and extortion, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 24/07/2014)

Pining for a green revolution: A restructuring of our agricultural system, better aligned with the needs of farmers, is long overdue, by Bhartendu Mishra (kp 23/07/2014)

Paddy plantation rate declines due to poor rains (kp 23/07/2014)

Vegetables rotting in fields due to rains (ht 21/07/2014)

Farmers discontent as intermediaries fleece them, by Chandi Raj Dahal (ht 21/07/2014)

Rotten tomatoes: Nepali tomatoes are poor in quality and difficult to export as they are laced with harmful pesticides, by Bhadri Khanal (rep 21/07/2014)

Tight spaces call for green rooftops, by Pragati Shahi (kp 19/07/2014)

NGOs provoking farmers: Agri Minister, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 19/07/2014)

Scanty rainfall brings woes to farmers (ht 17/07/2014), Delayed monsoon to hit rice production in country (ht 18/07/2014)

‘Domestic market key to develop agro sector’ (ht 17/07/2014)

Nepal imports rice despite surplus paddy production (rep 17/07/2014)

Migration leaves uncultivated farms, by Shahiman Rai (kp 16/07/2014)

Farmers dump 8 tons of tomatoes in protest (rep 15/07/2014), Rotten tomatoes (ht 16/07/2014), Tomato farmers seek minimum support price, by Suman Bashyal (kp 17/07/2014)

Waiting for the rain: Investment in irrigation infrastructure and energy can help farmers cope with a delayed monsoon, by Mandira Shrestha and Aditi Mukherji (kp 13/07/2014)

Govt monitoring use of pesticides in veggie, fruits (kp 11/07/2014)

90 per cent fieldsleft barren in east (ht 11/07/2014)

Govt set to launch subsidised agri loans (kp 09/07/2014)

Poor rainfall slows transplantation: Fears grow of lower paddy yield, by Sangam Prasain (kp 08/07/2014)

Regional agri research centre launched (kp 07/07/2014)

Farmers under debt burden as BFIs reluctant to lend, by Madhav Aryal (kp 07/07/2014)

Fall in agricultural production blamed on youth out-migration, by Dilip Poudel (rep 07/07/2014)

Myagdi farmers turn to orange farming, by Ram Krishna Gautam (rep 07/07/2014)

Govt likely to fix min prices for farm produce, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/07/2014)

Time to go organic to tackle pesticide-laced food, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 04/07/2014)

A new slogan ‘Agriculture revolution’ needs tobe translated into action (kp 04/07/2014)

Paddy transplantation meagre at 10 percent, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/07/2014)

Potatoes: a produce Panchathar is proud of, by Giri Raj Baskota (rep 03/07/2014)

Untimely monsoon: Monsoon rain for this season has already delayed by 15 days; it will certainly have a negative impact on crop production, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 02/07/2014)

More than money: If you want to know hypocricy of government's development programs, look at the condition of country's agriculture, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 01/07/2014)

Lack of agro-technicians hits farmers (ht 01/07/2014)

Govt to declare ‘Decade of Agriculture Revolution’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/06/2014)

Weak monsoon casts gloom over paddy harvest (rep 28/06/2014), Late monsoon hits paddy farmers hard (ht 30/06/2014)

54 youths return fromIsrael with new farm ideas (rep 28/06/2014)

The fruit of neglect: Nepal relies more and more on imported fruits as government fails to promote horticulture, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 28/06/2014

Nepal’s growing food demand: The need to explore options, by Khem Raj Sharma (ht 27/06/2014), National Rice Day: Rice And Food Security, by Bhola Man Singh Basnet (rn 28/06/2014)

Land used for growing veggies up (kp 26/06/2014)

Farm insurance becoming popular in Mid-West (kp 24/06/2014)

A lesson from Patani: Vegetable farming brings prosperity to a village once infamous for marihjuana farming, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 24/06/2014)

Meat production in Valley declines by 10pc Fall due to culling of large number of chickens following outbreak of avian influenza (ht 24/06/2014)

National food security: Self-reliance is the key, by Bhola Man Singh Basnet (ht 24/06/2014)

Govt to halve budget foragri insurance subsidies, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/06/2014)

Production of tea,rice, dairy to grow (kp 22/06/2014)

Subtle poison: Vegetable farmers must be well-informed about the harmful effects of pesticides (kp 20/06/2014)

Upper Southern Dhadhing: Marijuana: ‘major source of income’, by Sudip Kaini (kp 18/06/2014)

Dairies not to take back unsold milk (kp 16/06/2014)

Sale of sub-standardrice seeds up in Saptari (ht 15/06/2014)

Tarai farmers like fisheries more than growing crops (kp 12/06/2014)

Dairy farming losing its shine due to low returns (kp 12/06/2014)

Agri Ministry says there will be no fertilizer shortage (kp 11/06/2014), India to send 100k tonnes of DAP (kp 11/06/2014)

It's white gold: Sans middlemen, 'home dairies' fetch high returns for farmers in Ilam, by Benup Raj Bhattarai (rep 10/06/2014)

Rampant sales of illegally imported paddy seeds, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 09/06/2014)

Exhibition on rooftop gardening (kp 08/06/2014)

Tea auction house gains momentum, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 07/06/2014)

Farmers again choose seeds that failed, by Madhsusudhan Guragain (rep 08/06/2014)

Solar pumps for small-holder farmers (kp 01/06/2014)

Smart and safe: Nepali farmers, patrticularly from Tarai and mid-hills are heavily reliant on polluting nitrogenous fertilizers, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 01/06/2014)

Fish of many colours: With its many rivers and streams, suitable temperature and pH factor, Ilam is ripe for rainbow trout farming, by Ash Kumar Rai (kp 01/06/2014)

Min support price proposed for paddy, maize (kp 01/06/2014)

Jhapa's tea industry paralyzed as workers, farmers continue strike, by Raju Adhikari (rep 29/05/2014)

Incessant rainfall hits sugarcane farmers, by Madan Thakur (rep 29/05/2014)

The famed mustard oil from Khokana, by Sangita Shrestha (ht 24/05/2014)

Police arrest 17 agitating Jhapa tea farmers, by Lila Baral (kp 24/05/2014)

Armyworm invasion ruins vegetables, corn in Banke, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 23/05/2014)

Tea factories in east close for lack of leaves (kp 22/05/2014)

Landless farmers protest (ht 22/05/2014)

A dying tradition, by Prakash Timilsena (kp 17/05/2014)

Agriculture sector expands 4.7 percent (kp 13/05/2014), Winter crops disappoint farmers: Production of pulses down 17.2 percent

Guiding the flow: The investment in agriculture should be increased and skills development trainings provided to farmers, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 13/05/2014)

Workers’ wage protest hits tea industry in Jhapa, by Lila Baral and Parbat Portel (kp 12/04/2014)

Rising ginger prices add spice to farmers’ lives, by Pradip Menyangbo (kp 12/05/2014)

Agricultural commercialisation and trade project: 291 firms selected for grant (kp 10/05/2014)

Graduating Nepal into developing country: AgriMin says progress depends on farming (kp 09/05/2014)

Reap what you sow: The rise in overseas employment has left a gaping hole in the agricultural workforce in Nepal, by Anjan Parajuli (kp 07/05/2014)

Mechanizing agriculture: Agricultural mechanization has become an urgent need for Nepal; it imparts dignity to farm work and makes farming attractive to educated rural youth, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 04/05/2014)

Back to basics: ntegrated Pest Management has been adopted by a growing number of organic farms in all districts of Nepal, by Pragati Shahi (kp 03/05/2014)

Chief secy to intervene in bitter row: Sugarcane farmers, producers to hold talk with government, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 03/05/2014), Cops arrest Lumbini sugar mills MD (ht 08/05/2014), Farmers-mills dispute ends as govt fixes cane price (kp 09/05/2014)

‘Focus on ways to increase agro production’ (ht 01/05/2014)

Pesticide testing lab to be built at Kalimati market (kp 28/04/2014)

Budhigandaki project plans fishery (rep 26/04/2014)

Revised policy to give tea sector shot in arm: The policy will promote organic tea farming by compensating farmers for their initial losses resulting from the shift (kp 25/04/2014)

Changes on the farm: Farming turns from subsistence to commercial, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 25/04/2014)

Farmers to get ID cards to improve access to services (kp 22/04/2014)

MoAD launches 100-day  programme of 13 projects (ht 22/04/2014)

Brick kilns ruin lives in Siraha villages, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 22/04/2014)

Fish farmers seek low interest loans, by Keshavsaran Lamichane (rep 20/04/2014)

Coffee Research Centre in Gulmi, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 18/04/2014)

Foreign tea buyers on inspection tour, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 17/04/2014)

Sweet oranges worth Rs 220m exported from Sindhuli, by Anil Bhandari (rep 17/04/2014)

Nepali tea drinkers going orthodox (kp 17/04/2014)

Inconvenient truths: The new IPCC report warns of disastrous implications of climate change on Nepal’s agriculture, by Madhav Karki (kp 16/04/2014)

Ban on foreign capital in primary farming urged (kp 16/04/2014)

Livestock farming policy in the offing (rep 15/04/2014)

Farmers turn to sugarcane farming, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 14/04/2014), Sugarcane farmers hit by lack of buyers, by Aman Koirala (kp 15/04/2014), Farmers not releasing sugar factory trucks (ht 17/04/2014), Sugar mill-farmers dispute drags on (kp 19/04/2014)

Sugar mills warned to pay farmers or face action (kp 07/04/2014)

Mahat urges farmers to take up commercial farming (rep 06/04/2014)

Dolakha farmers learn to adapt (nt 04/04/2014)

Mills shut as imported rice floods market, by Shankar Acharya (kp 03/04/2014)

Innovative farming: Communication between polica makers and farmers is essential for good harvest, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 04/04/2014)

Govt to release 3 new paddy seeds by July, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/03/2014)

Yet to bear fruit: With a little support fruit cultivation could prove fruitful even for export, by Alisha Sijapati (ht 30/03/2014)

Nepali coffee taking over from foreign products (kp 29/03/2014)

Govt urged to declare floriculture niche area (kp 28/03/2014), Flora expo draws 40,000 visitors (rep 30/03/2014)

Let contract farming safeguard farmers, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 28/03/2014), For the farmers: Contract farming option (rep 30/03/2014)

Against the grain: Increasing access to information for farmers can help reduce crop failure (kp 26/03/2014)

Any which way, it’s farmers who stand to lose: Sugar factories down shutters; Sugarcane price not fixed; Crop withering away, by Shree Ram Sigdel and Pravat K. Jha (ht 25/03/2014), Sugarcane price talks fail to yield sweet results: Farmers want 10 pc increase, sugar producers say cannot pay, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 26/03/2014), Delay in fixation of sugarcane price leaves farmers high and dry, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 27/03/2014)

Collapse of irrigation project turning fertile farms into barren fields, by Nirjan Poudel (rep 25/03/2014)

Hybrid seeds blamed for maize failure, by Aman Koirala (kp 24/03/2014)

Distributing growth: An inclusive workforce, property rights and investments in agriculture can help achieve inclusive economic growth, by Bhim Prasad Bhurtel (kp 23/03/2014)

Can do more: Investment should focus on infrastructure development and legal framework for the entry of private investors, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 23/03/2014)

Flour power: Improved water mills are transforming rural Nepal with efficient agro-processing and electricity, by Ayesha Shakya (nt 21/03/2014)

Agro insurance on the rise (ht 20/03/2014)

Invest in it: Countless historical and contemporary evidences show if a country improves its agricultural productivity it can create a jobs for a number of people, by Dhruva Joshy (rep 18/03/2014)

Rs 150m invested in Chitwan cow farm, by Chandni Hamal (rep 17/03/2014)

A fight for food: Policymakers must focus on using food sovereignty as a framework to alleviate hunger and malnutrition, by Jyoti Bista (kp 16/03/2014)

Sugarcane farmers still waiting for payment, by Upendra Yadav (rep 13/03/2014)

Burgeoning burdens: In the face of climate change, the work of women farmers is becoming more difficult, by Suman Bisht (kp 07/03/2014)

FIs told to restructure bird flu affected loans (ht 06/03/2014)

Right incentives: Poor infrastructure and dearth of technical inputs are restraining agriculture, by Bhairav Raj Kaini (rep 06/03/2014)

Govt asked to solve sugar price dispute (ht 05/03/2014)

Need to mechanise farming as women on agri front, by Pragati Shahi (kp 04/03/2014)

Goat herder leads path to prosperity, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 04/03/2014)

Plans afoot to produce hybrid cows, buffaloes (ht 03/03/2014)

Green growth: A coordinated effort is required to promote agribusiness in Nepal, by Arun Pandey (kp 02/03/2014)

Making it work: Contract farming can help solve many problems related to production and market-access facing small farmers, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 02/03/2014)

Farmers rue delay in sugarcane pricing, by Santosh Singh (rep 02/03/2014)

Sindhuli farmers use SMS to get better prices, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 27/02/2014)

Sales of live fish swell with changing trends: Live fish accounts for around 10 percent of sales while frozen fish makes up the rest, by Suman Bashyal (kp 25/02/2014)

Pesticide awareness training for retailers from today (ht 23/02/2014)

Chitwan starts production of organic fertilizers, by Chandni Hamal (rep 23/02/2014)

Farm Mechanization Expo begins in Chitwan, by Chandni Hamal (rep 22/02/2014), Farm mechanisation, contract farming: Govt set to bring two policy documents (kp 23/02/2014)

Govt to facilitate farmers, sugar mills to fix sugarcane price (rep 22/02/2014)

Chicken price returns to normal: Domestic poultry market back on track after more than a year (ht 21/02/2014)

Beekeepers rue lack of quality certification, grazing fields, by Chandni Hamal (rep 20/02/2014)

Fishery expo from Friday (rep 20/02/2014), Fish producers, traders urge commercial farming (kp 22/02/2014)

MoAD plans interest subsidy for agro loans (ht 19/02/2014)

Bee-keeping trend brings prosperity to Kailali village, by Mohan Budhair (kp 17/02/2014)

Seeds of change: Given the agro-climatic variation, Nepal needs to be breeding seeds; not depending on global corporations, by Kabindra Pradhan (kp 17/02/2014)

Cane farmers take their problems to PM (kp 15/02/2014)

e-Agriculture project boon to Surkhet farmers, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 15/02/2014), E-agriculture launched in Surkhet (ht 16/02/2014)

Test of seeds supplied by MNCs planned (kp 14/02/2014)

Citizen Charter to be enforced: To be implemented in DoLS and its 84 offices across the country (ht 14/02/2014)

ADS snags on farmers’ demands, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/02/2014)

Nepal retains spot as third largest producer of ginger, by Sangam Prasain (kp 12/02/2014)

Green shoots: Farming is proving lucrative to a new generation of young entrepreneurs, and that’s good news for Nepal, a country that has so far been dependent mostly on imports, by Shibani Pandey (kp 08/02/2014)

Awareness on pesticide use emphasised (ht 05/02/2014)

Sugarcane farmers halt supply for non-payment (nn 05/02/2014)

Small is beautiful: Large scale agriculture is profit-oriented; it saves labor but neglects social and environmental costs, by Dinesh Panday (rep 04/02/2014)

Farmers suffer due to credit sale of sugarcane, by Kiranman Bajracharya (rep 02/02/2014)

Court continues stay on GM seeds (kp 27/01/2014)

Dang has huge potential in honey: Study (ht 27/01/2013)

‘Cheated’ sugarcane farmers protest (ht 24/01/2014)

Farmers anxious as foot-and-mouth disease spreads across Ilam, by Benup Raj Bhattarai (rep 23/01/2014)

Tentacled tactics:The threat posed by companies like Monsanto demands a freestanding act on farmers' rights to seeds, by Kamalesh Adhikari (kp 22/01/2014)

Pesticide traces found in veggies grown in Valley (ht 21/01/2014)

Ostrich farm boosts domestic tourism, by Durgalal KC (kp 21/01/2014)

NFC offering higher prices (kp 20/01/2014)

Millions invested for turkey poultry in Pokhara, by Rup Narayan Dhakal (ht 20/01/2014)

Chitwan farmers ask the govt not to import cows, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (rep 19/01/2014)

DoA spending tumbles in first quarter (ht 17/01/2014)

Who moved the chewing cheese? Even as churpi becomes popular abroad, the domestic market is stagnating and driving away farmers and investors, by Hariz Baharudin (nt 17/01/2014)

Green state of mind: Farmers and the commercial food industry are responding to Nepalis’ changing food attitudes, by Meghna Bali (nt 17/01/2014)

Palpa farmers rejoice as ginger prices soar, by Madhav Aryal (kp 16/01/2014)

Goat, chicken population jump significantly, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 15/01/2014)

Seeds that give: technologies USAID encourages to help the sustainably use of safe, feed proven a growing and appropriate population, by Beth Dunford (kp 14/01/2014), Measure for measure: The arguements on Nepal’s low agricultural productivity offered by USAID are debatable, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 15/01/2014)

Betel nuts production rise 'unnaturally' in Jhapa, by Raju Adhikari (rep 14/01/2014)

Sugarcane farmers hit hard as sugar price drops, by Madan Thakur (rep 12/01/2014)

Honey production down by 80 percent in Jajarkot, by Janak KC (rep 12/01/2014)

Farmers still reluctant to insure crops, livestock, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 11/01/2014)

Strawberry fields forever, say farmers (kp 10/01/2014)

Apex court says no to GM seeds, by Pranab Kharel and Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/01/2014), Seeds of discord: The discourse on genetically modified seeds must be localised (kp 10/01/2014)

Govt pays Rs 231.7m in bird flu compensation (kp 08/01/2014)

Export potential of chhurpi discussed, by Sambid Bilas Pant (rep 08/01/2014)

Farming first: We need to work to preserve our traditional way of doing agriculture, by Paras Adhikari (kp 05/01/2014)

Agriculture development strategy: Ministry starts talks on issues raised by farmers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/01/2014)

Organic Movement In Nepal A Long Way To Go, by Sushil Thapa (rn 04/01/2014)

Coffee output falls 12pc due to pests, ignorance (kp 03/01/2014)

Going the organic way Many hurdles, by Sushil Thapa (ht 31/12/2013)

SC moved against import of GMO seeds (kp 30/12/2013)

Portion of arable land in country shrinks (ht 30/12/2013)

MoAD to regulate wholesale markets (kp 30/12/2013)

Old machines hit jute mill production, by Binod Bhandari (kp 30/12/2013)

Local's aversion to farming fueling food crisis in Karnali, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 29/12/2013)

Paddy, maize output surges on good rains: Paddy production up 12pc to 5.047m tonnes; maize up 9.8pc to 2.28m tonnes (kp 28/12/2013), Summer cereal crop production to go up (ht 28/12/2013), Paddy production up 12 percent: Report (rep 28/12/2013)

Govt plans to introduce hybrid seeds: To bring four varieties of maize seeds and one of cucumber (ht 28/12/2013)

Farmers shift from grain to high-value vegetables: Over a span of 10 years, vegetable farming areas have grown 41 percent (ht 27/12/2013)

Farmers’ plight (ht 27/12/2013)

Urea supplied by India’s IPL found to be substandard, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 26/12/2013)

Farmers first: Laws on agriculture must include a strong farmers’ rights component (kp 25/12/2013)

Cereal imports down to Rs 4.75 billion (rep 25/12/2013)

467k farm households added in 10 yrs: Census, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/12/2013), 128,000 hectares of fertile land uncultivated (nn 25/12/2013), Cultivated land shrank 4.7 percent in 10 yrs: Report (rep 26/12/2013)

GM seeds a business trick: 5 of 17 registered hybrid varieties of seeds in Nepal belong to Monsanto, by Dewan Rai (kp 24/12/2013), Monsanto enters a country illegally, interview with Vandana Shiva (kp 24/12/2013), Seeds of sovereignty: Why is Monsanto so eager to enter a country with such a small market and whose GDP is almost the same as its annual net sales, by Binod Acharya (rep 25/12/2013), Uproar over GM seeds: Inside out, by James Rinaldi (ht 27/12/2013), Civil society, farmers stage Monsanto protest (kp 28/12/2013)

Control use of pesticides in vegetables: CIAA (ht 23/12/2013)

Govt issues 16 directives to boost farm sector (kp 22/12/2013)

Chitwan poultry farms in a shambles after bird flu, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 21/12/2013)

Feathered friends: Although they may not realize it, migratory birds help local farmers with pollination and insect minimization, by Ishwor Kadel (rep 21/12/2013)

Poison fishing puts river ecosystem under threat, by Anil Bhandari (rep 21/12/2013)

KMC to promote rooftop farming (rep 21/12/2013)

Terrace treasures: Nepal’s farmers have created amazingly complex eco-machines that need to be recognised asin valuable assets, by Stephen Mikesell (kp 20/12/2013)

Seeds of discord: Genetically modified seeds cannot be reproduced; buying seeds every season raises cost of production for farmers, by Prayash Raj Koirala (rep 18/12/2013), Monsanto import stopped: CG Seeds, by Pragati Shahi (kp 21/12/2013), Genetically modified seeds destroy ecology: Expert (kp 23/12/2013)

More than a thousand tillers in a lurch (ht 16/12/2013)

Ilam locals start commercial farming of Lauth Salla, by Benup Raj Bhattarai (rep 15/12/2013)

Bhaktapur paddy failure: Farmers press govt for relief, by Pragati Shahi (kp 14/12/2013), Cheated paddy farmers warn of decisive agitation (ht 17/12/2013)

CG’s tie-up with Monsanto sows seeds of foreign dependence: Seed Quality Control Centre fears Nepali farmers may be
forced to rely on imported hybrid seeds year after year
(ht 14/12/2013)

Farmers thrilled as ginger prices jump, by Chandra Karki (kp 14/12/2013)

Lending to agro sector doubles (ht 14/12/2013)

Govt moves to reduce use of pesticide (ht 12/12/2013)

WTO provision on farm subsidy likely to hit Nepal’s agri sector (ht 09/12/2013), Bali pact may not help Nepal’s agro biz: Experts (kp 10/12/2013)

Sugarcane price: Farmer-mill talks end fruitless, by Aman Koirala (kp 08/12/2013)

It is time to stop acting the goat, by Sujata Awale (ht 08/12/2013)

Rainbow Trout Farming In Kaligandaki River, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 05/12/2013)

Farmers hit by shortage of subsidised wheat seeds, by Bhim Ghimire (kp 04/12/2013)

Mustang Farmers Facing Shortage Of Apple Saplings, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 04/12/2013)

Commercial ostrich rearing begins in Dang (nn 04/12/2013)

Bird flu damages: Govt gives Rs 77.82m in compensation (kp 04/12/2013)

Pesticide use in veggie farming ‘alarming’, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/12/2013)

Production Of American Parent Stock Begins In Nepal, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 01/12/2013)

Law On Contract Farming On The Cards (rep 01/12/2013)

Farmers Face Wheat Seed Scarcity, by Suresh Yadav (rep 29/11/2013)

Growth failure in agro-produce: Whose fault is it anyway?, by Nitya Pandey (rep 29/11/2013)

Dairy at below capacity due to milk shortage, by Shankar Acharya (kp 28/11/2013)

Cheaper seeds thrill farmers, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 28/11/2013)

Farmers hurt by delaysin fixing reference price, by Kamal Panthi (kp 27/11/2013)

Southward exodus to avoid cold begins, by Arjun Shah (kp 26/11/2013)

Dairy Producers Reduce Fresh Milk Collection, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 26/11/2013)

'Double The Compensation For Bird-flu Victims', by Rudra Pangeni (rep 24/11/2013)

Orange production rises in Myagdi, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 24/11/2013), Production falls In Gorkha, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 24/11/2013)

Baitadi Farmers Turn To Pickle Production (rep 21/11/2013)

Change in Chitwan: A surge in migration and adoption of new practices in agriculture show a new path for Chitwan, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 20/11/2013)

Lentil Exports From Eastern Region Down (rep 20/11/2013)

Banana boom: Banana  cultivation  in Chitwan has picked up pace since 2003, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 19/11/2013)

Sniffing success, by Janak Nepal (kp 19/11/2013)

Coffee brews a buzz in Syangja, by Santosh Chhetri (kp 19/11/2013)

Scheme to attract youth to farm (kp 17/11/2013)

Beekeeping Works Wonder For Dadeldhura Farmer (rep 14/11/2013)

Paddy production up in Kailali (nn 14/11/2013)

Kiwi farming ups farmers’ earnings (kp 12/11/2013)

Modern livestock farms emerging in Rupandehi, by Amrita Anmol (kp 11/11/2013)

Import of raw jute rises as local production falls, by Binod Subedi (rep 11/11/2013)

Cell of change: Mobile technology has greatly aided farmers in India; Nepal should emulate such practices, by Sanjib Chaudhary (kp 10/11/2013)

Farmers rue lack of minimum paddy price, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 10/11/2013)

Govt introduces 35pc subsidy on wheat seeds, by Sangam Prasain (kp 08/11/2013)

Farmers forced to sell sugarcane at low rates, by Bechu Gaud (kp 07/11/2013)

Agro portals to provide information to farmers (ht 07/11/2013)

Kanchanpur wheat fields on the decline, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 04/11/2013)

Tea auction house hits Ilam farmers hurdles (ht 03/11/2013)

Govt bid to attract youths into farm (kp 31/10/2013)

Tea Exports Up 16 Percent (rep 30/10/2013)

Bringing sparkle to the wine industry, by Chandra Karki (kp 29/10/2013)

Sweet fruit of hard work, by Santosh Chhetri (kp 29/10/2013)

Affected poulterers getting compensated (ht 29/10/2013)

Farmers Using Harmful Chemical Fertilizers To Be Punished (rep 29/10/2013)

Team asks govt to address all demands of tea entrepreneurs, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 28/10/2013)

Flower expo kicks off (kp 26/10/2013), Flower business growing 20 percent annually (rep 27/10/2013)

Coffee holding a promising future, by Santosh Chhetri (kp 22/10/2013)

Ginger farming: Farmers laughing all the way to the bank, by Madhav Aryal (kp 22/10/2013)

NTCDB seeks Rs 25 million to set up tea auction house (kp 21/10/2013)

Panchkhal Farmers Protest After Chinese Seed Fail To Yield, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 20/10/2013)

Hemja’s vegetable farmers all smiles as incomes soar, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 18/10/2013)

Lending to agriculture sector rises by 33 pc (ht 17/10/2013)

Ayo A-du-wah: Already #4 producer of ginger in the world, Nepal can lift farmers out of poverty with this cash crop, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 11/10/2013)

Taking farmers to market, interview with Allert van den Ham, CEO of the Dutch development organisation SNV (nt 11/10/2013)

Rooftop farming conference to be held in December (ht 10/10/2013)

Agro-based projects to be provided collateral free loans (ht 10/10/2013)

Govt mulls collective trademark for tea, coffee (ht 07/10/2013)

Paddy output to grow 2 percent to 4.6 million tonnes: FAO (kp 06/10/2013)

Bio-intensive in Banepa, by Peter Gill (kp 05/10/2013)

Bhaktapur crop failure: 16 VDCs hit; farmers lose Rs 80 million, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/10/2013)

Farm gate prices of paddy fixed, by Mohan Budhayar (kp 04/10/2013)

Govt blames farmers as they brace for a ‘grainless’ Dashain, by Pragati Shahi (kp 03/10/2013)

Natural honey export plunges (ht 01/10/2013)

Govt tea estates reel under labor shortage, by Benup Raj Bhattarai (rep 30/09/2013)

Nothing to cheer about: Trapped by a lack of incentives, Nepali wine producers do not see any point in being ambitious, by Kaushal Sapkota (kp 29/09/2013)

Ban on livestock in passenger buses hits small farmers, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 29/09/2013)

Farmers scramble to keep up with post-bird flu demand, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 28/09/2013)

Climate change has hit crop production: Study (kp 26/09/2013)

Thought for food: Nepal can provide food security rights to its citizens only through an optimum combination of food rights and food production policies, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 26/09/2013)

Model for change: Agri-product specialization, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 24/09/2013)

Wayward pesticides claiming human lives in Ilam, by Benup Raj Bhattarai (rep 17/09/2013)

Banks to restructure poultry loans (ht 14/09/2013)

Rice import bill increases 47pc to reach Rs 13.67b (kp 06/09/2013)

Paddy fields in Tarai suffer from drought, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/09/2013)

Growing Use Of Tractors, Power Tillers Suggests Farm Mechanization Is Gaining Pace (rep 03/09/2013)

Nepal maintains sixth place in world lentil output: FAO; Market demand pushes price to Rs 121 per kg, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/09/2013)

Poultry farmers seek compensation (ht 31/08/2013)

MASF: A Working Approach (sp 30/08/2013)

Farm loans issued by ADBL up over two-fold to Rs 8 billion (kp 28/08/2013)

Vegetable imports up despite high domestic yield, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 27/08/2013)

Panel to assess impact of bird flu on farmers (ht 27/08/2013)

Govt’s new fertiliser provision hits small farmers hard, by Chetan Adhikari (kp 23/08/2013)

Food for thought: The bird flu outbreak calls for a total rethinking of the way we produce food, especially meat and meat products, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 22/08/2013)

Nepal’s popular wines to hit market in Japan, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 22/08/2013)

Sales of mutton, fish, pork jump after ban on chicken (kp 20/08/2013)

Rice imports hurt domestic mills, by Binod Bhandari and Bhim Ghimire (kp 19/08/2013)

Tea producers demand govt support to boost sector, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/08/2013)

Jhapa to get tea auction house, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/08/2013)

Poultry business in doldrums, chicken shortage foreseen (ht 09/08/2013)

Paddy transplantation completed on 92 percent of fields (kp 07/08/2013)

Govt approves 50 percent subsidy on animal, crop insurance (kp 06/08/2013)

Production of chicks, eggs down, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 05/08/2013)

Humla’s greenhouse effect: Nepal’s most isolated district used to be known for hunger and disease, but new farm methods have improved nutrition and incomes, by Sunir Pandey (nt 02/08/2013)

Nepalis drink 300 kg of coffee daily (kp 01/08/2013)

Farmers adopt modern technology to cultivate potato (nn 31/07/2013)

Humla residents learning to cultivate vegetables, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 26/07/2013)

Farm budget still too little to attain food self-sufficiency, says Gharti (kp 23/07/2013)

Two new agriculture initiatives to reduce poverty and hunger across Western Nepal (nn 23/07/2013)

Nepali honey struggles in int’l market: On the verge of extinction due to lack of an international standard lab, by Eliza Manandhar (ht 23/07/2013)

Youth to get hi-tech training on agriculture (ht 19/07/2013), Young Nepali Farmers: Learning In Israel (sp 26/07/2013)

Paddy transplantation progressing twice as fast; over in 59.2pc fields, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/07/2013)

SRI: Making a world of difference, by Maina Dhital (kp 16/07/2013), Multi-sectoral collaboration can promote SRI, interview with Norman Uphoff (kp 16/07/2013)

Agriculture gets Rs 21.40 billion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/07/2013)

Agro-produce slumps with village youths flying abroad (ht 14/07/2013)

Economic survey 2012-13: Farm sector growth slows due to fertiliser crunch, delayed rains, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/07/2013)

Govt plans to exchange, preserve aboriginal seeds for research (ht 12/07/2013)

Sana Kisan sending farmkids for training in Israel (kp 07/07/2013)

AIC says fertilizer import amounted to 230k tonnes (kp 04/07/2013)

Agriculture Development Strategy: Plan eyes ambitious overall growth; New farm blueprint seeks to spend Rs 502b over 10 years, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/07/2013), Field work: New agro strategy should balance productivity and peasant rights (kp 03/07/2013)

ADS team submits report to government (ht 02/07/2013)

Soil In Rice-Wheat Cropping System, by Sushil Thapa and Juni Maharjan (rn 02/07/2013)

Mills delaying payment to sugarcane farmers, by Narayan Sharma (kp 01/07/2013)

Back to basics: Much has changed in the practice of agriculture since Nepalis first started studying its science in the 1920s, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 30/06/2013)

Focus schemes on East: Poudel to Agri Ministry (kp 30/06/2013)

Asar 15: The work and fun, by Sabitri Dhakal and Sangita Shrestha (ht 29/06/2013)

Timely rain boosts paddy plantation across country: As of Thursday, crop planted on 15 percent of total paddies, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/06/2013)

The milky way to prosperity: Artificial insemination has helped villagers in Kaski to improve the breed and increase productivity of their livestock, by Cindrey Liu (nt 28/06/2013)

Agri-Business Management For Poverty Alleviation, by Arun Pandey (rn 26/06/2013)

Rice And Food Security, by Bhola Man Singh Basnet (rn 25/06/2013)

Financial institutions wary of agro loans (ht 24/06/2013)

Yak farming goes down in Dolakha (rn 22/06/2013)

Government calls for ADS budget revision: Agriculture Ministry says annual budget estimate of the ADS does not match current trends, by Sangam Prasain  (kp 21/06/2013)

Govt to raise awareness among farmers through media (ht 20/06/2013)

Insurance cos reluctant to enter farm sector, by Ramesh Khanal (kp 17/06/2013)

Domestic food security: Livestock sector should get priority, by Kedar Karki (ht 13/06/2013)

Agri Min to set minimum support price of paddy (kp 12/06/2013)

Harnessing rainwater: A good source of irrigation, by Khem Raj Sharma (ht 11/06/2013)

Farmers first: Climate change calls for locally-generated research, technology and knowledge, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 09/06/2013), Technology, input on time, market key to boost agriculture output (ht 10/06/2013)

‘No fertiliser shortage this year’ (kp 09/06/2013)

Rabbit farming proving a lucrative venture: Kathmandu-based farm supplying high-protein, low-cholesterol meat, by Rudra Pangeni (ht 09/06/2013)

Lack of tube wells‘affects’ farmers, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 08/06/2013)

Organic fertiliser production below 1pc (ht 07/06/2013)

Parsa farmers allege harassment, by Bhushan Yadav (kp 06/06/2013)

Planting ideas: Revitalizing agriculture, by Dinesh Pandey (rep 06/06/2013)

A country full of quacks: Large agricultural companies are fooling farmers under the pretext of commercial farming, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 02/06/2013)

Meat production forecast to rise by 2.62 percent (kp 02/06/2013)

Exports of CTC tea to India jump to Rs 1.5b (kp 30/05/2013)

Monsoon Forum begins in country, to help farmers plan cultivation, by Pragati Shahi (kp 28/05/2013)

Right to food: Let’s make it happen, by Ganga Dutta Acharya (ht 28/05/2013)

Youth in agriculture? Why they are saying NO (rep 26/05/2013)

Cash crops harvest to rise (ht 23/05/2013)

Govt urged to create farm-friendly policy (kp 22/05/2013)

Production of cash crops up 3pc (kp 21/05/2013)

SFDB expanding lending to livestock farming (kp 21/05/2013)

Livestock growth to be slow but steady (ht 18/05/2013)

Cereal production drops, food security to worsen (ht 17/05/2013), Cereal production down 7.6pc due to erratic rain, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/05/2013), Crops production expected to go down by 8 pc (nn 17/05/2013)

Rs 60m allotted for organic fertiliser plants (kp 15/05/2013)

Nepal’s tea production projected to grow 5pc (kp 14/05/2013)

Young blood: Youth role in food security, by Dinesh Pandey (ht 09/05/2013)

Ginger price hits Rs 130 per kg, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 09/05/2013)

NARC must be instrumental in modernising agriculture: Minister (ht 09/05/2013)

Govt rejects demand for ban on FDI in farm (kp 02/05/2013)

National tea day: Country’s tea export up by 36.1 per cent (ht 29/04/2013)

Plan to permit FDI in poultry rejected (kp 26/04/2013)

Youths open agriculture market in Kavre, by Manoj Basnet (kp 25/04/2013)

Nepali honey to get quality certification soon (ht 25/04/2013)

Tug of war: Land reform, by Jagat Deuja (rep 25/04/2013)

Experts, farmers slam long-term agro strategy (ht 23/04/2013)

Nimbus to compensate bird flu affected farmer (ht 23/05/2013), Bird flu in Chitwan: Farmers report Rs 60 million loss (kp 24/04/2013)

Govt plans loan interest discount for farmers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/04/2013)

Low yield, high production cost increase agri imports, by Saurab Pudasaini (kp 20/04/2013)

Bardia lentil farmers buoyed by higher prices, by Sangam Prasain (kp 19/04/2013)

Seeds of revolution: Nepal’s farmers have nurtured a rich seed biodiversity that is now threatened by industrial agriculture, by Ben Ayers (nt 19/04/2013)

Seeing green: An illiterate farmer makes an extraordinary journey from a porter to a successful entrepreneur selling organic produce, by
Sulaiman Daud (nt 19/04/2013)

Farm subsidies and the budget: The incentives seem to be directed more at stirring the credit and insurance sectors than helping farmers, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 19/04/2013)

Credit to agriculture sector doubles (ht 18/04/2013)

Minister urges for change in agro evaluation system (ht 18/04/2013)

Subsidised hand tractors distributed to farmers (kp 12/04/2013)

Field of dreams: Nepal’s farm plan has not been able to grasp the realities of global agricultural politics, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 09/04/2013)

Government ready to unban wheat exports, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/04/2013)

Politicos diversify into commercial farming (kp 08/04/2013)

Report on Nepali honey sent to EC for approval (kp 05/04/2013)

Early sowing of maize seeds blamed for repeated crop failures, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/04/2013)

Registrations of farm co-ops up in valley (kp 28/03/2013)

Govt, USAID join hands to distribute agriculture training materials (nn 28/03/2013)

ADS says poverty can be halved in 10 years at 5pc agri growth (kp 25/03/2013), ADS envisages Rs 250b spending in 10 years, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/03/2013)

Crops ripening aheadof time in Tarai (ht 24/03/2013)

A change in the fields, by Pragati Shahi (kp 23/03/2013)

Processing frenzy sees Ilam tea farmers reap rich rewards (kp 23/03/2013)

Climate changes in the Himalaya: Farmers dealing with the unknown, by Ujjwala Maharjan (rep 15/03/2013)

Rice dependency causing food deficit, by Pragati Shahi (kp 12/03/2013)

Rice diplomacy: We must swallow our false pride and try to learn from Bihari farmers, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 10/03/2013)

Loan to agro sector increases (ht 07/03/2013)

DDC vs private dairies in Pokhara: The govt entity’s plan to re-enter the city vexes private players, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/03/2013), DDC on aggressive expansion drive (kp 08/03/2013), DDC’s Pokhara plan in limbo: Farmers decry government’s decision to stop expansion drive (ht 10/03/2013), Dairy Development Corp drops Pokhara re-entry plan (kp 12/03/2013)

Policy on future food, farming finalised: Recommendations include enactment of Land-Lease Act, Contract Farming Act and Secured Transaction Act, introduction of voucher system to farmers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/03/2013)

Red alert (ht 03/03/2013)

Govt to spend Rs 65b onagriculture in three years, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/03/2013), Agricultural development: Engine of growth, by Manbar S. Khadka (ht 01/03/2013)

DDC launches cow milk, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 28/02/2013)

Govt all set to open up poultry to FDI, by Ashok Thapa (kp 27/02/2013)

Organic farm on Melamchi banks, by Rishi Ram Paudel (kp 24/02/2013)

Food for thought: Agriculture, by Dinesh Pandey (rep 24/02/2013)

Fertiliser shortage hits farmers (ht 24/02/2013)

Farmers left without water for their fields, by Shankar Acharya and Pawan Yadav (kp 23/02/2013)

Swimming upstream, by Manish Gautam (kp 16/02/2013)

Lamjung faces shortage of corn seeds, by Prem Kumari Ghale (kp 13/02/2013)

Small is big: Agricultural policy reform, by Yadav Sharma Bajagai (rep 13/02/2013)

Farmers’ foul play suspected for rising cases of bird flu: Farm owners found not following govt directive properly,obstructing rapid response teams, by Laxmi Maharjan (kp 12/02/2013)

Contract maize seed production starts (ht 12/02/2013)

Supply side constraints hit organic agro export (ht 10/02/2013)

Sugarcane farmers demand price hike (ht 09/02/2013), Sugarcane price hiked, by Shankar Acharya (kp 12/02/2013)

Service voucher for farmers on cards (ht 09/02/2013)

Exports of major farm products register steep rise in H1 (kp 07/02/2013)

Govt prepares blueprint for increasing seed production (ht 06/02/2013)

‘Voucher system’ mulled to increase farmers’ access to agri services, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/02/2013)

Investment in agriculture: Wisdom finally prevails, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 04/02/2013)

Experts urge farmers to explore int’l market: Organic coffee, tea, cardamom and flowers have good scope (ht 04/02/2013)

Nepal is world’s sixth largest producer of lentils, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/02/2013)

Nepal is world’s third largest ginger producer (29/01/2013)

Land encroachment hits agriculture research (ht 28/01/2013)

Scientists to boost fish production (ht 26/01/2013)

Farmers finding it hard to meet growing demand for Nepali coffee in Europe (nn 25/01/2013)

Organic culture: Promising, but still a long way to go, by Pragati Shahi (kp 22/01/2013), Safe alternative to harmful chemicals, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/01/2013), Growing healthy tea, vegetables, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 22/01/2013), Fertilisers from local medicinal herbs, by Chandra Karki (kp 22/01/2013)

Rain brings relief to farmers nationwide (ht 20/01/2013)

Small seeds of change: Attempts at providing farmers with easy-to-understand farming tips and tricks are making visible headway in a number of districts in Nepal, by Amrit Bhandari (kp 19/01/2013)

Agri programmes in limbo for want of budget, by Binod Bhandari (kp 19/01/2013)

Four projects worth $134 million to give farm sector shot in the arm, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/01/2013)

Nepal not realising full potential of dairy sector (kp 18/01/2013)

Promotion of agricultural cooperative, by Khilendra Basnyat (ht 17/01/2013)

Dry spell ‘likely to cut’ winter crops output: Districts in the Eastern region, including Siraha, Sarlahi are the hardest hit, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/01/2013), Winter blues: Low temperatures and no rain mean a lower winter harvest (kp 16/01/2013)

Maize scientists commit to raising productivity: To increase production at global average level in next couple of years (ht 08/01/2013)

Government urged to allot 10 percent of budget to farm sector (kp 07/01/2013)

Govt against FDI in agriculture sector (ht 07/01/2013)

Sugarcane farmers facing bitter times in Tarai: Labour crunch hits districts in the plains during peak harvest season (ht 05/01/2013)

IB makes agro insurance mandatory: To be implemented from January 14 (ht 05/01/2013)

Inadequate winter rains likely to affect crops, by Pragati Shahi (kp 04/01/2013)

Back from the climate cliff: Farmers in eastern Nepal keep a climate diary to help them cope with erratic weather caused by global warming, by Bhrikuti Rai (nt 04/01/2013)

Nepal fourth largest ginger producing nation: Increase in production,market expansion to help reduce poverty (ht 04/01/2013)

‘Govt needs to facilitate dairy development’ (kp 03/01/2013)

Awaiting a revolution: Modernizing farm sector, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 01/01/2013)

Agro insurance to encourage lending in agriculture sector (ht 31/12/2012)

Brick kilns driving farmers madMany Bhaktapur locals have stopped growing winter vegetables and crops, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 30/12/2012)

Farmer cooperatives help people increase income (ht 30/12/2012)

Study on multipurpose wheat crop in Jumla, by Janak Nepal (kp 30/12/2012)

Demand for organic coffee in Europe high (ht 28/12/2012)

Sugarcane drying up in fields as prices yet to be fixed (kp 27/12/2012)

Agriculture development strategy: Planning Commission gathering opinions for country’s farm policy (kp 27/12/2012)

Middlemen set minimum farm prices as govt idle, by Binod Bhandari (kp 26/12/2012)

Growing sweet oranges proves fruitful venture, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/12/2012)

Fertiliser prices hiked in bid to cut subsidies, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/12/2012)

108 quintal chicken meant for KFC dumped in Dhading (kp 16/12/2012), Farmers destroy chicken meant for KFC: Say domestic poultry industry has been adversely impacted (ht 16/12/2012)

Chief secy for commercialisation of agriculture to create more jobs (nn 16/12/2012)

Farm gate prices of paddy fixed (kp 14/12/2012)

Drop in paddy yield to hit GDP growth, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/12/2012), Paddy production to plunge by 11 pc (nn 11/12/2012), Cereal production drops: No food shortage situation: MoAD; Price to go up in domestic market (ht 11/12/2012)

Ministry fails to annouce minimum support price of paddy (kp 11/12/2012)

Sugarcane drying up in fields as farmers, mills haggle over price, by Aman Koirala (kp 11/12/2012)

Bird Flu Relief Fund to mitigate risk of poultry farmers: Will also help govt policy to triple per-capita consumption of chicken and eggs (ht 10/12/2012)

Mustang farmers make Rs 150m selling mountain goats (nn 09/12/2012)

Paddy prices: Price stabilisation is the best option for both consumers and producers, by Dhiraj Sharma Nyaupane (kp 04/12/2012)

Co-op run vegetable markets on cards: It is expected to provide direct access to farmers, consumers (ht 94/12/2012)

Agricultural development strategy: Govt readies draft policy options report (kp 03/12/2012), ‘Agriculture development strategy must protect farmers’: Critics say that the projections are unrealistic and unattainable in the present scenario (ht 03/12/2012)

‘Country fails to exploit agro potential’: Absence of standardisation has hit agriculture economy hard (ht 22/11/2012)

FAO projects decline in paddy production in Nepal (nn 20/11/2012)

Farmers prepare wish list for agriculture strategy, by Sangam Prasain (kp 20/11/2012)

Rice production to drop by 15 per cent (ht 20/11/2012)

Coffee production up 4.2pc to 418.4 tonnes (kp 17/11/2012)

Report from the field: Jobless youths are wandering around looking for work while farms suffer from labour shortage, by Ramesh Deshar (kp 14/11/2012)

Get serious: Boosting agriculture sector, by Arun Pandey (rep 13/11/2012)

Farmers fail to benefit from coffee (ht 11/11/2012)

Gardens, rooftops to be veg farms (ht 06/11/2012)

Farmers criticise agro strategy (ht 01/11/2012)

The Agrarian Question, by Shrochis Karki (rep 31/10/2012)

AEC to expand agro project to 10 districts (kp 31/10/2012)

Churi has huge potential (ht 29/10/2012)

Worry as potent orange trees dry up, by Arjun Shah (kp 28/10/2012)

Contract Farming Act: Final draft to be submitted within a month (kp 27/10/2012)

FNCCI, MoCS to promote cardamom, ginger farming (kp 22/10/2012)

Coffee output grew 20 percent to 482 tonnes last fiscal year (kp 17/10/2012)

Six agriculture products to be promoted (ht 16/10/2012)

New interim plan to ‘refocus’ on agriculture (kp 14/10/2012)

Poisonous food: Commercial interest in farming is growing but the commitment to produce good quality food is declining, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 12/10/2012)

Chicken and eggs, by Pramada Shah (rep 08/120/2012)

Intense rain, scorching sun: Hotter and wetter days ahead call for a quick move beyond the status quo in agriculture and land use, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 07/10/2012)

‘Nepal could be self reliant in meat’ (ht 04/10/2012)

Bank loans to farm sector jump 65pc, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/10/2012)

Govt looking for more aid for farm sector, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/10/2012)

Low investment hurts agriculture productivity: Nepal invests Rs2,291 in one hectare of land (ht 29/09/2012)

Nepal scores in fight against wheat rust, by Smriti Mallypaty (rep 28/09/2012)

Getting rid of the brokers : What Jumla apples and Kathmandu politics should have in common, by Anil Keshary Shah (nt 28/09/2012)

Govt plans to raise mutton production (ht 28/09/2012)

Crop production to drop by 10 per cent: Late monsoon, fertiliser crunch major factors affecting it (ht 27/09/2012)

Rural going global: The scope of agriculture’s contribution to the national economy is limitless (kp 26/09/2012)

Nepali lab certified to test farm products, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 24/09/2012)

Weak policy commitment hits agriculture strategy (ht 22/09/2012)

Discussions start on policy options under farm strategy (kp 17/09/2012)

Farmers to get ex-royals’ land they had been tilling for years (kp 15/09/2012)

NAES urges govt to form agro marketing service body (kp 14/09/2012)

Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS): Work resumes on drafting 10-year farm plan, by Sangam Prasain (kp 12/09/2012)

Decadent dreams: Nepal should do more to improve small-holder farming instead of wasting resources on chemical agriculture, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 09/09/2012)

Herb farming lures Panchthar farmers, by Laba Dev Dhungana (kp 03/09/2012)

Banks’ investment in agro sector rises: Contrary to traditional belief farmers are more bankable (ht 31/08/2012)

Chitwan produces 35pc of total chicken meat (kp 25/08/2012)

Paddy, maize output may drop, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/08/2012)

Local poultry farmers priced out of market (kp 21/08/2012)

High apple yield delights Bajura farmers, by Arjun Shah (kp 16/08/2012)

Late monsoon to hit crop production (ht 16/08/2012)

Ilam’s tea factories hit by power failure, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 15/08/2012)

84 percent paddy transplantation so far: Transplantation has been done on 1.28 million hectares out of 1.53 million hectares of paddy fields, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/08/2012)

Farmers minting money from red hot chilli, by Madhav Aryal (kp 12/08/2012)

Food security scheme to be applied in Mid-, Far-West (kp 11/08/2012)

Double whammy: State negligence towards agriculturehas made drought worse than need be (kp 08/08/2012)

Tillers of the land: Commercialisation of agriculture can wait—land reform is most important for poverty alleviation and economic empowerment of farmers, by Jagat Basnet (kp 08/08/2012)

UN food agency: Poor monsoon likely to hit Nepal’s paddy output, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/08/2012)

Ilam farmers keen to invest in cash crops (kp 07/08/2012)

Kiwi cultivation gaining popularity in Dolakha, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 06/08/2012)

Gulmi coffee producers ready to set up research centre, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 04/08/2012)

Irregular monsoon hits paddy plantation (ht 04/08/2012)

Potato traders throng Jiri, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 03/08/2012)

Failure to yield: Lack of fertiliser and delayed monsoon are depriving poor farmers of their only source of income and stunting the country's economy, by Chandan Sapkota (nt 03/08/2012)

Lack of agriculture research hurts output: Government invested only 0.26pc of the total Rs 384.90bn budget (ht 03/08/2012)

Low rainfall slows paddy transplantation, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/08/2012)

Credit to agriculture sector surges 60pc (kp 29/07/2012)

Organic veggies from East find good market in Kolkata, by Chandra Karki (kp 29/07/2012)

Picture perfect: The harsh realities faced by farmers are a far cry from how they are imagined in pictures and paintings, by Vishnu S. Rai (kp 29/07/2012)

Sixth agriculture census will be more comprehensive: CBS (kp 21/07/2012)

Agriculture growth highest in four years (rep 15/07/2012)

With teasing rains across country, paddy plantation takes a beating, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/07/2012)

Calamity in the gardens, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 14/07/2012)

No government, no irrigation: Lack of local governance and rains have left farmers across Nepal high and dry (nt 13/07/2012)

Drive to plant apple in Bajura (kp 12/07/2012)

More farmers tilling land with cultivators (rep 12/07/2012)

Farmers in the lurch: Fertiliser shortage is a problem that has been deeply entrenched since the mid-1990s, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 09/07/2012)

Slow agriculture growth holding back economy: Report (rep 09/07/2012)

Chemical nation: It is time to make moves away from the toxic chemical treadmill, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 01/07/2012)

Organic farmers can look forward to higher yields, by Rudra Pangeni (ht 01/07/2012)

Some farmers not worried by fertilizer shortage, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (rep 01/07/2012)

Double whammy leaves farmers high ‘n’ dry: Weak monsoon, fertiliser shortage cloud Ashar 15 celebrations; Paddy plantation rate nosedives, by Pragati Shahi (kp 30/06/2012)

Govt set to reopen rice exports, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 29/06/2012)

Agriculture in an urban culture: Despite assimilating into city life, former farmers are not ready to let go of their rural roots, by Anurag Acharya (nt 29/06/2012)

Agricultural exports to India up 66pc (kp 27/06/2012)

Bee-keeping the means of prosperity: Impoverished Chepang families in 3 villages in Chitwan and Makwanpur find new livelihood, by Pratap Bista and Dipendra Baduwal (kp 26/06/2012)

Farmers’ enemies: Govts, past and present, have praised agriculture, but failed to be its friend (kp 22/06/2012)

Farmers picket AIC demanding fertilizer (kp 20/06/2012)

WTO aid for ginger production, export (kp 19/06/2012)

Let down by banks, Kaski livestock farmers write their own destiny, by Ishwori Neupane (kp 18/06/2012)

Delayed monsoon hits peasants in far-west, by Dinesh Gautam (rep 14/06/2012)

Govt agencies pass the buck as yearly fertiliser shortage looms, by Sangam Prasain (kp 12/06/2012)

Production of veggie seeds swells, by Chandiraj Dahal (kp 11/06/2012)

Cheese and tea from the eastside (rep 08/06/2012)

Sardikhola turns into a destination for trout lovers, by Manoj Adhikari (rep 07/06/2012)

Poultry output to fall by 10% (rep 06/06/2012)

Ilam tea production hit by red spider mite (kp 05/06/2012)

Indian limes dominate market despite rise in local production, by Rashmi Mahat (rep 04/06/2012)

Farmers left high and dry as sugar mill shuts down (rep 04/06/2012)

Food surplus doubled to record high of 886,000 tons (rep 30/05/2012)

How long at mercy of monsoon rains? Increasing agriculture investment, bringing the private sector on board need of hour, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/05/2012), Existing irrigation facilities too little, by Pragati Shahi (kp 29/05/2012), Waiting for mega project, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 29/05/2012), Sikta, Babai smoothly sailing through, by Janak Nepal (kp 29/05/2012)

Tea production drops by half due to drought, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 29/05/2012)

'US can be a market for Nepali CTC tea', by Bhim Chapagain (rep 26/05/2012)

Govt indecision likely to spark DAP shortage, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 25/05/2012)

A Farmer’s View On Agriculture, by Binaya Ghimire (rn 24/05/2012)

Vegetable farming lures Parbat youths (kp 21/05/2012)

Farmers hardest the hit (kp 21/05/2012)

Govt to feminise agriculture: Will help curb male worker shortage (ht 29/05/2012)

Calculated efficiency: Small integrated farms produce many things that Nepal’s agricultural experts don’t count, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 20/05/2012)

Ramechhap farmers hit by fertilizer shortage, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 18/05/2012)

Output of meat, milk, cash crops projected to rise, by SDangam Prasain (kp 18/05/2012)

From poverty to plenty: A farmer in Kalikot leads the way into a future full of opportunities, by Anurag Acharya (nt 18/05/2012)

Agricultural production up 9.8% (rep 16/05/2012)

Harvest of cash crops set to rise (ht 16/05/2012)

Special govt program for ginger farmers soon, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 13/05/2012)

Disease hits black cardamom production, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 13/05/2012)

Seed the Future, by Kashish Das Shrestha (rep 11/05/2012)

Record grain output of 9m tonnes projected, by Sangam Prasain (kp 10/05/2012), Country witnesses boom in cereal harvest (ht 11/05/2012)

Paddy production up 65pc: Narc (kp 07/05/2012)

PM assures 4% cash subsidy for jute producers, by Ajit Tiwari (rep 02/05/2012)

Ban import of unregistered hybrid seeds, govt told (rep 01/05/2012)

Climate-smart agriculture: Road map to sustainability, by Gopal Datt Bhatta (ht 30/04/2012)

Fertiliser shortage looms ahead of paddy season (kp 30/04/2012), Shortage of fertilizer hits farmers, by Madhu Sudan Guragain (rep 01/05/2012)

Apple farming paving way for Kalikot's prosperity, by Om Astha Rai (rep 29/04/2012)

Village turns to organic farming, for good, by Anup Ojha (kp 29/04/2012)

Agriculture to get top priority in new budget (rep 28/04/2012), Invest in agriculture (rep 28/04/2012)

Production of wheat projected to go up by 12%, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 26/04/2012)

Betel nut farmers threaten to protest (ht 26/04/2012)

Panel calls for stricter testing of imported seeds (kp 26/04/2012)

Machine myths: Machines alone will not lead to an increase in agriculture productivity, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 22/04/2012)

Reap what you sow, by Dinesh Panday (kp 21/04/2012)

Jumli apple commands top price in major markets, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/04/2012), A blossoming business, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 21/04/2012)

Falling prices hit ginger farmers hard, by Lavdev Dhungana (kp 17/04/2012)

Apple farmer earns Rs 1m annually in Jumla VDC, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 15/04/2012)

Orthodox tea attracting German buyers, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 14/04/2012)

Govt to start ADS drafting afresh, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 12/04/2012), FinMin agrees to hold
broader discussion
, by Sangam Prasain (kp 12/04/202)

Zoning to be done as concrete overruns farmland (kp 10/04/2012)

Western region contributes 49pc of coffee production, by Dilip Paudel (rep 08/04/2012)

Fooled by experts: Nepal’s real Agriculture Development Strategy has to be farmers’ charter, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 08/04/2012)

Govt to subsidise agro, livestock: Farmers living below poverty line to benefit from said move (ht 02/04/2012)

Labor shortage hits tea estates, by Raju Adhikari (rep 01/04/2012)

Drought affects tea farms in Ilam, Jhapa, by Roshan Sawa (rep 27/03/2012)

Dhading farmers sighing as orange trees dying, by Sanubabu Timilsina (kp 27/03/2012)

Crop failure fails to warrantgovernment’s due attentionUse of hybrid seeds, lack of monitoring mechanism major factors, by Pragati Shahi (kp 27/03/2012), Imported seeds should be tested in local climate first, interview with Hari Dahal (kp 27/03/2012), Farmers hapless victims as maizecrop fiasco repeats, by Laxmi Sah (kp 27/03/2012)

Six decades is enough: The failure to bring positive change in agriculture needs to be addressed by Nepal and Nepalis, not foreign donors, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 25/03/2012)

Use of unregistered seeds behind maize crop failure, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (rep 25/03/2012)

Govt to distribute organic manure, by Pragati Shahi (kp 25/03/2012)

Apple farming makes a comeback in Mustang, by Dilip Poudel (rep 19/03/2012)

Stakeholders urge government to devise farmer-friendly plans (kp 16/03/2012)

Cornless cobs spark farmers’ protest, by Diwakar Bhandari (ht 16/03/2012)

Kaski village produces potatoes worth Rs 130 million annually, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 16/03/2012)

Ministry to address farmers' concerns, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 14/03/2012)

Tea output projected to rise 10pc (kp 14/03/2012)

Agriculture investment policy: Wrong move, by Manish Bikram Shah (rep 14/03/2012)

Large cardamom production rises (ht 12/03/2012)

Road to prosperity: Land collectivization, by Sukh Dev Shah (rep 11/03/2012)

Agro budget will be doubled next year: PM (kp 10/03/2012), Government aims to double agriculture budget: Transformation from subsistence agriculture to commercial is in focus at the national level expo (ht 10/03/2012)

Agro Expo highlights commercial farming (kp 10/03/2012)

The waning land of apples, by Manisha Neupane and Rajita Dhungana (kp 10/03/2012)

Document on protecting local seeds varieties gets nowhere, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 08/03/2012)

MoAC for liquidating Agriculture Projects Services Center (rep 07/03/2012)

Farmlands left parched in wheat plantation season (kp 04/03/2012)

Govt to support ginger farming in Jhapa (rep 23/02/2012)

Chicken sales drop on bird flu reports (kp 23/02/2012)

Drop in black cardamom prices worries farmers, by Khagendra Adhikari (rep 21/02/2012)

Informal trade of farm products with India estimated at Rs 65b, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 21/02/2012)

Govt pushes for vacating of NTDC's encroached land (rep 21/02/2012)

Agricultural development strategy: Seeds of change, by Damodar Kanel (rep 16/02/2012)

Demand for organic vegetables takes off (kp 15/02/2012)

Eye on agriculture, by Bala Ram Sapkota (kp 12/02/2012)

Government to take measures to ensure better prices to farmers, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/02/2012)

Kaski village declared SEZ for Agriculture, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 10/02/2012)

Poultry Policy aims to triple poultry business in 15 years, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 07/02/2012)

Farm sector to get $91.5m donor money next fiscal, by Sangam Prasain (kp 06/02/2012)

Coffee production to go up this fiscal (kp 06/02/2012)

Winter crop yield forecast to be ‘modest’ (kp 04/02/2012), Sufficient rain, snowfall will push up winter harvest: Report (rep 06/02/2012)

Good harvest increases food security (ht 04/02/2012)

Agriculture booms in western Nepal, by Upendra Lamichhane (rep 27/01/2012)

Meat output records healthy growth (rep 25/01/2012)

Agro census reaches out to communities, by Sangeet Sangroula (kp 25/01/2012)

Plan to revive sheep farming in Sikles (kp 22/01/2012)

It's not just about Monsanto!, by Krishna P. Sharma (rep 20/01/2012)

Commercial farming is the future, say entrepreneurs, by Bed Raj Poudel (kp 18/01/2012)

Rise milk price by 40%, say dairy farmers (rep 14/01/2012)

National Agro Census kicks off; CBS collecting data of agricultural sector (nn 12/01/2012)

Livestock's contribution in Agricultural GDP drops to 23pc (rep 10/01/2012)

Home-made solutions, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/01/2012)

Govt starts distribution of liquid chemical fertilizer (rep 06/01/2012)

Orange output reaches Rs 11.50b (kp 04/01/2012)

Board urges to revise national tea and coffee policy (ht 29/12/2011)

Prime minister concerned about shrinking bank credit to agriculture (kp 25/12/2011)

Monsanto's entry into Nepal: All together now, by Sabin Ninglekhu Limbu (rep 24/12/2011)

Jajarkot village harvests oranges worth Rs 10m, by Janak K.C. (rep 21/12/2011)

Output of livestock products up 4.7pc (kp 19/12/2011)

Farmers demand price hike of sugarcane (ht 15/12/2011)

More than Monsanto, by Kashish Das Shrestha (rep 13/12/2011), Monsanto Seeds And Food Sovereignty, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 15/12/2011)

Government unveils subsidy on seeds, organic fertilizer (rep 12/12/2011), Quackery of subsidies: There are much better options out there than placing subsidies on organic fertiliser, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 13/12/2011)

Sugarcane growers demand Shares Rs 451 per qunital minimum (kp 12/12/2011)

Nepali lentils' overseas market shrinks (rep 11/12/2011)

Dang farmers on receiving end as crushers dry up irrigation channels: Rampant excavation using machinery also posing risk to roads, bridges, dams, by Durga Lal K.C. (kp 10/12/2011)

Sugar price, output under stress as farmers delay harvest (rep 08/12/2011)

Orthodox tea causes more than a storm in the stores (rep 07/12/2011)

The parable of seeds: The story of agricultural development since the 60s is one of “miracle” seeds, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 06/12/2011)

Wheat seed sales nominal this plantation season (kp 06/12/2011)

Support agriculture (rep 01/12/2011)

Say something USAID, by Sradda Thapa (rep 01/12/2011), Farmers’ body declares war against Monsanto (kp 02/12/2011)

Jhapa farmers benefit from semi-commercial farming, by Laxman Kafle (rn 30/11/2011)

High output, low demand: Large cardamom price hits a 2-year low, by Khagendra Adhikari (rep 29/11/2011)

Demand for chicken up 30pc (kp 29/11/2011)

Life of soil: The key to sustainable agriculture is a deep understanding of the ecological complexities of each farm—not packages of external inputs, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 29/11/2011)

A gift to avoid: Projects that endorse the interests of America’s version of the New Road gudpak sellers are not worth promoting, by Sally Acharya (kp 27/11/2011)

Paddy production hits a six-decade high, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 24/11/2011), Paddy output up 13 percent, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/11/2011), Nepal could export rice after 15-yr gap, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 25/11/2011), Paddy potential
Crop yield has risen, but it’s because of timely rains
(kp 25/11/2011), Early rains, good seeds send cereal production up (kp 25/11/2011), Jhapa records highest rice production (ht 25/11/2011), Paddy Production (rn 01/12/2011)

Farmers get double price for orthodox green tea (ht 24/11/2011)

Stakeholders demand incentives for organic tea production: Say Nepali orthodox tea can ‘dominate’ the world market (kp 22/11/2011)

Liquid fertilizers to ease shortage, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 21/11/2011)

What's brewing in coffee outlets, wonders the industry, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 17/11/2011)

Coffee export increases to double in a year (ht 17/11/2011), Demand for Nepali coffee outstrips supply (kp 19/11/2011)

Emptiness of big claims: n the context of declining resource availability we need to venture beyond the biotech industry to ensure food security for a growing population, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 15/11/2011)

Guidelines for Farmer Card ready for Cabinet to endorse (rep 10/11/2011)

Model veg, livestock farm gives Pokhara countryside a reason to cheer, by Manoj Adhikari (rep 09/11/2011)

Organic certification of coffee begins in Palpa, Kaski, by Dilip Paudel (rep 06/11/2011)

Rice crisis, by Haridevi Rokaya (nt 04/11/2011)

Better ways than Monsanto: Nepal’s farmers and their allies should check the proliferation of hybrid corn promoted jointly by Monsanto, USAID, and the current US ambassador to Nepal, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 01/11/2011), Going to seed: Hybrid and genetically-modified seeds may create more problems than they solve (nt 04/11/2011), Why Monsanto? Instead of improving harvests, a USAID program to push hybrid maize will make Nepali farmers more destitute, by Sascha Fuller (nt 04/11/2011), Can of worms: USAID should promote organic farming in Nepal, not Monsanto, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 08/11/2011), Nepali officials deny Monsanto deal: Agronomists say hybrid crops will hit farmers, by Pragati Shahi (kp 10/11/2011), US seed giant Monsanto under attack: Campaigners say genetically modified crops damaging, by Ramesh Bhushal (ht 13/11/2011), Monsters, Inc., by Sabin Ninglekhu Limbu (rep 17/11/2011), Promoting hybrids: Who gains, and who loses?, by Keshav Thapa (ht 17/11/2011), Seeds of discord, by Krishna Bahadur Karki (rep 21/11/2011), Sensible agriculture: There are much better options than chemicalised monoculture to promote agriculture in Nepal, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 22/11/2011), Monsanto's 'bio-imperialism', by Vandana Shiva (rep 25/11/2011), In defense of seed sovereignty: Monsanto’s entry can provide grounds for an inevitable agrarian crisis, by Kusum Hachhethu (ht 25/11/2011), Monsanto comes to Nepal, by Kashish Das Shrestha (rep 02/12/2011)

Time to harvest: Attention should be given to raising the country's crop production (kp 30/10/2011)

Monsanto is not the answer: Hybrid maize production will pose a danger to Nepal’s ecologically sound, biodiverse and productive farming practices, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 25/10/2011)

Farmers seek land ownership certificates, by ERamesh Prasad Bhushal (ht 25/10/2011)

Experts urge govt to declare ‘mission pulses’: Say Nepal can cash in on the increased consumption of pulses globally (kp 25/10/2011)

Dhading top veg supplier district for last eight years, by Rashmi Mahat (rep 23/10/2011)

Rain, hailstones destroy paddies, by Prem Nepali (kp 23/10/2011)

Fresh milk crunch forces Sujal to run at half capacity, by Manoj Adhikari (rep 22/10/2011)

Jumla farmers set paddy crop on fire, by Tufan Neupane (rep 20/10/2011)

Respect Agriculture, by Narayan Prasad Ghimire (rn 20/10/2011)

Mushrooming coffee outlets to be monitored, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 19/10/2011)

New agri plan: to boost commercial farming, by Sangam Prasain (kp 10/10/2011)

Crucial agri projects made slow progress: Report (rep 29/09/2011)

Substandard rice seized in Pokhara, by Manoj Adhikari (rep 13/09/2011)

Nepali maize produce not sufficient to fulfill market demand (nn 13/09/2011)

Hunger no longer: Leasing land allows poor farmers to grow food until they earn enough to buy their own, by Shradha Giri (kp 01/09/2011)

Vegetable farming brings change to Chepangs’ life in Dhading, by Sanubabu Timilsina (kp 28/08/2011)

Paddy fields’ve shrunk 59k hectares in last two years, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/08/2011)

Managing Soil Nutrients, by Sushil Thapa (rn 26/08/2011)

Poultry production to grow by 30 pc to Rs 53 billion, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 22/08/2011)

From poppies to paddy: Farmers in Parsa have found better cash crops than opium and marijuana, by Rubeena Mahato (nt 19/08/2011)

Paddy plantation reaches 94pc due to timely rains, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/08/2011)

FAN to promote flower farming in five more districts (kp 03/08/2011)

Grassroots poison experts: It’s time farmers see the folly in chemical fertilisers and mend their ways, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 02/08/2011)

Tillers of the earth: Gender-blind policy interventions do not recognise women’s contributions in farming, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 31/07/2011)

Tea workers return to work, by Roshan Sanwa (rep 28/07/2011)

Paddy plantation complete on 62 percent of arable land, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/07/2011), Plantation recorded in 80 pc of paddy fields (rep 28/07/2011)

Technology happy farmers: Information technology can especially help grass root farmers increase income and living standards, by Amrit Bhandari (kp 26/07/2011)

Veggie farming goes organic, by Chandra Karki (kp 25/07/2011)

Feathered feasts, by Madhav Dungana (kp 16/07/2011)

Govt ignores high rice production method (ht 13/07/2011)

MoCS proposes to lower ARF on Indian farm imports, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 12/07/2011)

Good monsoon hypes big harvest hopes (kp 12/07/2011)

Dhankuta tea farmers start their own industry, by Siddha Raj Rai (rep 06/07/2011)

Seed bank promoting local varieties, by Pragati Shahi (kp 03/07/2011)

Nepal's hunger solution: New method of rice cultivation doubles harvests with less water and less seeds, by Rubeena Mahato (nt 24/06/2011)

Yarsa-land: Nepal's new cash crop is a caterpillar and provides a living for hundreds of thousands, by Dipendra Bhandari (nt 24/06/2011)

Nepali coffee attracts WB assistance (rep 19/06/2011)

Once were farmers: Improving the agricultural sector’s performance is key in tackling poverty, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 19/06/2011)

Where Apples Meet Politics, by Radha Paudel (sp 17/06/2011)

Invest In Agriculture For A Prosperous Nepal, by Rajendra Aryal (sp 04/07/2011)

Community farming: Efficiency & poverty, by Satis C. Devkota (rep 14/06/2011)

Coffee produced in Parbat 'best', by Dilip Paudel (rep 12/06/2011)

Ostrich products to hit Nepali market, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 05/06/2011)

Agriculture project aims to reduce poverty in mid and far west region (nn 03/06/2011)

Govt plans to engage youth in agriculture (ht 02/06/2011)

Agricultural productivity & poverty, by Satis C. Devkota (rep 01/06/2011)

Fertilizer shortage hits tea farmers, by Roshan Swanwa (rep 29/05/2011)

Meat production goes up: Though country imports 11,760 metric tonnes (ht 29/05/2011)

More agro producers seeking certification (kp 18/05/2011)

Green bean coffee export hits 120 tonne mark (kp 13/05/2011)

Farm sector back in priority list of donors, by Sangam Prasain (kp 12/05/2011)

Most agriculture-related WTO pledges fulfilled (kp 05/05/2011)

Fruit demand soars as temperature rises (kp 04/05/2011)

Honey at home fetches money (kp 02/05/2011)

Faulty maize seeds haunt Sarlahi farmers again (rep 27/04/2011)

NPIA preparing to procure wool from local farmers (rep 25/04/2011)

Tea farmers shut down Ilam (nn 22/04/2011), Tea estate closure continuous (nn 25/04/2011), Tea workers strike hit local farmers, by Roshan Sanwa (rep 27/04/2011), Tea workers returning to work Thursday (rep 28/04/2011)

Maize farmers dazed this year again: Cobless corn problem crops up second season in a row, by Shankar Shrestha (ht 20/04/2011)

Thunder won’t blight vital crops, say experts (kp 17/04/2011)

Honey output expected to increase by 20pc (kp 15/04/2011)

Water shortage hits agro research, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 15/04/2011)

Organic agriculture: The battle against global warming, by Umesh Lama (ht 14/04/2011)

Access to technology, by Bishwambher Pyakuryal (rep 06/04/2011)

Organic optimism: Nepal’s flirtation with chemical agriculture is hitting a wall, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 05/04/2011)

The organic option, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 29/03/2011)

Poultry sector seen growing by 24 pc, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 21/03/2011)

Soil First: Promoting Conservation Farming In Nepal, by Sushil Thapa (rn 19/03/2011)

Nepal producing 2.5m metric - tonne pulses (rep 16/03/2011)

Milk production in Bhaktapur declines due to govt apathy (nn 08/03/2011)

Adapting Agriculture To Climate Change, by Bharat Sharma Acharya & Deepesh Raj Bista (rn 26/02/2011)

Bugs destroy wheat crop in Myagdi (nn 23/02/2011)

Warehouse receipts: Commodity markets, farmers facilitated, by Neerab Pudasaini (ht 21/02/2011)

Commercial vegetable farming picks up: More farmers borrowing from informal channels, not from banks (ht 18/02/2011)

Nepal produces veggies worth Rs 45 billion annually: Report, by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/02/2011), Report reveals Nepal produces vegetables worth Rs. 45 billion annually (nn 17/02/2011)

Indian aid for pulse breeding (kp 15/02/2011), Rs 9.47 lakh Indian agriculture assistance (ht 15/02/2011)

The gentleman farmer: A retired horticulturalist is taking matters into his own hands, by Rubeena Mahato (nt 11/02/2011)

FAO team to study status of GPP in Nepal (kp 09/02/2011)

1,120 tubewells in 3 districts this year, by Amrita Anamol (kp 03/02/2011)

Jhapa folk into rubber farming (ht 23/01/2011), Rubber farming booming in Jhapa district (nn 23/01/2011)

NARC to bring flood-proof rice varieties (kp 22/01/2011)

Farmers to get cheaper loans to buy livestock (ht 19/01/2011)

Nutritional diet raises milk production: Indigenous cows have not been producing much due to lack of quality fodder (ht 15/01/2011)

Curfew order in rejoinder, by Aman Koirala (kp 04/01/2011), Sugarcane price fixed at Rs 401 per Quintal: Farmers called off their two-week long agitation after forging an agreement with sugar producers (kp 04/01/2011), Govt, farmers agree on sugarcane price: Agitating farmers call off their strike (ht 04/01/2011), Govt fixes price of sugarcane; exempts VAT by 70 percent on sugar (nn 04/01/2011), Sugarcane farmers up in arms (ht 05/01/2011), Farmers demand resuming
sugar mills’ operation
(kp 06/01/2011), Sugarcane price hike fails to please all (ht 07/01/2011)

Govt to boost livestock count for cutting meat import: The government has allocated Rs 1 billion for livestock development for the current fiscal year (kp 04/01/2011)

One day at the farm in Kaski: Nepal’s agricultural experts could learn a thing or two from innovative farmers, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 04/01/2011)

Profits lure farmers away from cereals to veggies, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/01/2011)

‘Embrace organic farming to create a global brand’ (ht 29/12/2010)

Sugarcane farmers in agitation mode; wants govt to set appropriate price for their products (nn 29/12/2010)

After cereals, vegetable output turns bumper (ht 23/12/2010), Faster, higher returns from veggies lure farmers (kp 24/12/2010)

FAO to distribute free seeds and fertilisers to farmers (nn 21/12/2010)

A bumper harvest? The production of rice and maize grew by a whopping 11 percent this year, but this overshadows the ills that beget agriculture in Nepal, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/12/2010)

Banking on ICT: For increased agricultural productivity, by Sagar Mani Gyawali (ht 14/12/2010)

Agriculture production booms: Increased production of cereal crops can help ease food deficit situation (ht 09/12/2010)

Rice, maize output grows by 11pc (kp 08/12/2010)

Farmers leave fields fallow: Wheat seed crunch in east Nepal, by Somnath Bastola (kp 07/12/2010)

Nepal to bring back native seeds (ht 03/12/2010)

Delay in fertiliser delivery may hit farmers (kp 28/11/2010)

A perfect substitute, by Parwat Portel and Ujjwal Prasai (kp 27/11/2010)

ADB’s $20.1m grant to farmers (kp 26/11/2010), ADB to help Nepal’s poorest farmers (ht 26/11/2010)

Where fruits reap no benefit for growers (kp 25/11/2010)

FNCCI, PAF to promote agriculture: The alliance plans to work in 40 districts (ht 23/11/2010)

Green confidence: Certification is a must for consumer trust in the organic market, by Umesh Lama (kp 22/11/2010)

Bajura apple farmers’ hopes bite the dust, by Arjun Shah (kp 19/11/2010)

Farmers can benefit from sugarcane: Rising price of sugar fails to lure farmers from cane cultivation (ht 19/11/2010)

Coffee becomes a key cash crop for Nepali farmers (kp 15/11/2010), Three-Year plan to double coffee production: The strategic plan to promote Nepali coffee in local, int’l market (ht 17/11/2010), NTCDB receives its coffee logo (nn 17/11/2010)

Nepal produces over 16.2 m kg of tea annually (nn 15/11/2010)

Nepali farmers barred from importing seed from India (nn 14/11/2010)

Majority of farmers still landless: Unscientific division of lands created more problems (ht 12/11/2010)

Boost Investment In Agriculture, by Arhan Sthapit (rn 12/11/2010)

Nepal produces Rs 2.66b worth of bananas yearly (kp 12/11/2010)

Nurturing shoots of tea industry: This will uplift the status of farmers as tea demand is on the rise (ht 12/11/2010)

Contribution of livestock to AGDP declines (kp 10/11/2010)

FAO promises additional support for affected peasants (nn 09/11/2010)

Terai districts face shortage of wheat seed (nn 08/11/2010)

Farmers get kick in the teeth, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 04/11/2010)

It's got potential: Nepal could boost its lentil export with proper government initiatives (kp 01/11/2010)

Illam exports tea to India after 3 yrs ban (nn 31/10/2010)

Germ theory: Growing seed insecurity will exacerbate the greater problem of food insecurity, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 29/10/2010)

UN body distributing ‘dead wheat seed’ (kp 25/10/2010), FAO acts ‘seedy’; result, no harvest (kp 26/10/2010), FAO seed plan a mistake: Experts, by Chitranga Thapa (kp 27/10/2010), Doti farmers demand compensation, by Mohan Shahi (kp 29/10/2010), Wheat seed distribution halts, by Mohan Shahi (kp 31/10/2010), Farmers of Doti
villages in for double whammy
(ht 31/10/2010)

Rukum's apple faces market problems (nn 25/10/2010)

Govt to import large quantity of fertilisers (nn 25/10/2010)

Food revolution: Development strategy isn’t working. Neither is food aid. A farmer-focused policy could solve both these problems, by Indu Nepal (nt 22/10/2010)

Farming: New approach needed, by Jagannath Adhikari (rep 21/10/2010)

Nepal is No. 4 in ginger production (kp 21/10/2010), Nepal stands fourth in ginger production (nn 21/10/2010)

Ginger farming attracts Makawanpur farmers (ht 16/10/2010)

When the going gets tough: In light of the massive food subsidies abroad, it might be wise for Nepal to go organic, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 14/10/2010)

Apple worth Rs. 140 m sold in Mustang (nn 10/10/2010), Mustang exports apples worth Rs 180 m (nn 24/10/2010)

Govt kicks farmers in the teeth: Hikes fertiliser price by 30 pc (kp 08/10/2010)

Promote sheep farming (rep 06/10/2010)

Let's go organic, by Damodar Kanel (rep 03/10/2010)

Thailand, Malaysia potential markets for Jumla apples (kp 24/09/2010)

Production rate of pulse crops expected to rise 3pc, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/09/2010)

Vegetable seed project to fight poverty (ht 17/09/2010)

Agricultural sector improvement: More than necessary, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (ht 16/09/2010)

The road less travelled: The emphasis on food security has made us dependent
on outside food and increased the risk of food crisis
, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 10/09/2010)

Rice production may drop (ht 09/09/2010)

Spot contract for farmers: Looking at the benefits, by Neerab Pudasaini (ht 08/09/2010)

Kailali dairymen bask in comfort of milking honey of money (kp 06/09/2010)

Organic Apples Can Keep Poverty Away, by Umesh Lama (sp 03/09/2010)

Caste and crops: Is the hierarchic caste system the reason for our failure in agriculture?, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 27/08/2010)

Flower business blooms, exports soar (kp 21/08/2010)

Gulmi produces 90 tonnes of coffee, by Janardhan Ghimire (ht 21/08/2010)

Import mars cheap manure distribution (ht 21/08/2010)

Inadequate rain hits paddy crop (kp 18/08/2010)

Tea factories choked by leaf surfeit (kp 11/08/2010)

Farmers not getting subsidized fertilizers, by J. Pandey, Lal K.C. and Kamal L. Panthi (kp 10/08/2010)

July rainfall more than normal: Boosts paddy plantation nationwide, by Pragati Shahi (kp 06/08/2010)

Jhapa tea factories shut after row with farmers (kp 06/08/2010)

Fertiliser crunch hits farmers hard (ht 31/07/2010)

A dream network, by Sharada Adhikari (ht 31/07/2010)

Paddy production: Rice Wrongs (sp 30/07/2010)

Farming diesel: If we can't mine it, we can grow it (nt 30/07/2010)

You reap what you sow: Low investment in the agricultural sector has resulted in low productivity and output, by Maina Dhital (kp 29/07/2010)

Midwest Tarai fields await rain: Adverse weather likely to reduce rice yield considerably (ht 20/07/2010)

Paddy sowing recorded at a meagre 40pc (kp 19/07/2010)

Bitter dispute over price of tea leaves Jhapa tea factories shut, by Kumar Luitel (ht 18/07/2010)

Price Of Bargain: Ilam’s tea farmers are facing a tough time, by Uma Kanta Khanal (sp 16/07/2010)

Kalaiya sees production of 21,600 metric tons of mangoes (nn 15/07/2010)

Agriculture GDP to incline by 1.05 percent (nn 12/07/2010)

Furious farmers fret at shortage of fertiliser (kp 11/07/2010)

Subsidised fertilisers off-limits for Parsa folks (ht 01/07/2010)

For Show-off Only?, by Shyam K.C. (rn 01/07/2010)

Thought for food: Hard to control heavens, but there are other ways to boost rice yields (kp 30/06/2010)

Nepali tea looks ahead (ht 30/06/2010)

Call to restore jute’s lost sheen (kp 28/06/2010)

Domestic mango output up 47pc, by Nirjana Sharma (kp 28/06/2010)

50 Years Of Rice Research, by Bhola Man Singh Basnet (rn 28/06/2010)

Farmers suffer as fertilisers reach black-market (ht 26/06/2010), Both nature and government unkind to farmers: Delayed monsoon,inadequate fertilisers taking toll on farm produce, by Ramesh Prasad Bhushal (ht 27/06/2010), Tarai farmers fall back on smuggled fertilisers, by Binod Bhandari (kp 29/06/2010)

Making of a Nepali wine: If wines tell stories, then Hinwa definitely embodies that of Nepal, by Shankar Dahal (nt 25/06/2010)

Orthodox tea from Nepal rules the international roost (kp 24/06/2010)

GWRDC plans to build 100,000 shallow tube wells to increase agriculture productivity (nn 22/06/2010)

Jute in maize loss footsteps, by Shankar Kharel (kp 20/06/2010)

Farmers across the country face shortage of fertilisers (nn 20/06/2010), Rs 2.3b to ease
fertiliser woes
(kp 22/06/2010)

Organic Agriculture Holds Out Hope, by Umesh Lama (sp 18/06/2010)

The Off-Season Advantage, interview with Hari Krishna Upadhyaya (sp 18/06/2010)

Big plan to irrigate Tarai fields, by Ishwar Rauniyar (kp 16/06/2010)

Nepali Coffee receives export boost from DoC: Registration of brand is still an issue (ht 14/06/2010), Syangja coffee comes of age, by Basanti Bastola (kp 16/06/2010)

Nuwakot maize crop wilting for want of fertilisers (ht 13/06/2010)

Vegetable farming proves money spinner for Doti folk (ht 11/06/2010)

Agriculture ministry turns spotlight on cash crops Plans two ambitious projecs for next year (ht 10/06/2010)

A new kind of bank: Two villages outside Kathmandu are leading the revival of sustainable farming practices, even if it means facing societal rejection for meddling with their own urine, by Smriti Mallapaty (kp 05/06/2010)

Bringing down the heavens: Signs of a good monsoon this year have given farmers a new ray of hope, by Pragati Shahi (kp 05/06/2010)

Fertiliser traders milking farmers, by Bharat Koirala (ht 04/06/2010)

Farm relief package likely to be delayed (kp 01/06/2010)

Coffee to register logo at home, abroad (ht 01/06/2010)

Fertilizer shortage in peak sowing season (kp 25/05/2010)

Ilam lacks tea processing factories (nn 19/05/2010)

Farmers set up first 'human urine bank' for better harvest (nn 18/05/2010)

Ramechhap locals attracted toward earthworm farming (rn 17/05/2010)

Farmers take to sunflower farming (kp 16/05/2010)

Poor crop production augments price inflation (nn 14/05/2010)

Farmers to grow sugarcane at bank of Rapti River (rn 14/05/2010)

Grain output drops by 4.33 percent (kp 13/05/2010), Food grain production drops (ht 13/05/2010), Nepal faces 316,465 MT of food deficit this year (nn 13/05/2010)

Demand for ginger up in int’l market, by Ramesh Adhikari (kp 13/05/2010)

Fish farming lines rural folk’s pockets, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 10/05/2010)

Fortune smiles on Solu farmer, by Kubharaj Rai (kp 09/05/2010)

Vegetables rot in storage due to banda (kp 07/05/2010)

Farming land in Kathmandu valley shrinking each day, by Rajesh Dahal (rn 05/06/2010), Shrinking Farmland (rn 06/05/2010)

Drought affects food output, by Kumba Raj Rai (kp 04/05/2010)

Strike ruins veggie farmers (kp 04/05/2010)

Disease devours mango crop, by Rabindra Upreti (kp 02/05/2010)

Locals sustain livelihood from orange farming (rn 01/05/2010)

Drought hits cardamom farmers (kp 20/04/2010)

Maize farming victims now fall prey to red tape, by Ramesh Prasad Bhushal (kp 20/04/2010)

Ripe pods: More and more farmers in the Tarai are now cultivating opium poppy, and most of the produce is sold to Indian traders, by Shankar Acharya and Pawan Yadav (kp 17/04/2010)

Cash removed from farm relief package, by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/04/2010)

Study to be done on corn disaster (kp 16/04/2010)

Maize farmers in Biratnagar up in arms, by Shekhar Regmi (ht 12/04/2010)

Fertile land lost to real estate in Morang (kp 09/04/2010)

Time to change tack: Farming based on chemicals and machines has exacerbated ecological degradation, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 06/04/2010)

Food output drops in Dailekh (rn 06/04/2010)

Cabbages remain unsold (rn 05/04/2010)

Tomato price starts falling (rn 04/04/2010)

Farmers left high and dry as hailstorm destroys yield, by Madan Wagle (ht 04/04/2010)

Changing agriculture: The implications of hybrid and genetically-modified seeds for Nepal, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 03/04/2010), Nepal’s Green Revolution, by Andrew Stowe (kp 03/04/2010)

Worried Farmers, by Uma Kanto Khanal (sp 02/04/2010)

Opiate of the masses: The spread of opium cultivation in the Tarai is turning parts of Nepal into Afghanistan, by Rameswor Bohara (nt 02/04/2010), Bara locals mint money from opium farming, by Laxmi Sah (kp 04/04/2010)

Rs 20 crores for victim farmers (ht 31/03/2010), Farmers take to streets seeking relief (ht 31/03/2010), Victims say relief paltry, protest on, by Sujit Kumar Aryal (ht 01/04/2010)

Multinational firms wash hands of compensation, by Ramesh Prasad Bhushal (ht 30/03/2010)

Nepal’s floriculture business blooms (kp 30/03/2010)

Tarai maize farmers seek compensation (ht 27/03/2010)

Coffee farming to get a boost (ht 24/03/2010), NTCDB planning to bolster coffee production (nn 24/03/2010)

Corn farmers in Tarai to be provided relief (kp 24/03/2010)

GDP to suffer as crop production goes down (ht 22/03/2010)

More Parasi farmers into beekeeping (ht 18/03/2010)

No buyers for Shyanja coffee, by Basanti Bastola (kp 17/03/2010)

Farmers benefit from JICA volunteers’ skill (rn 17/03/2010)

Organic farming in Rupandehi, Kapilbastu (rn 15/03/2010)

Marijuana mushrooming in Saptari, Siraha (nn 15/03/2010)

Patchwork city: Rising land prices have hit Kathmandu's farms hard, by Suvayu Dev Pant (nt 05/03/2010)

Levelling the field: The government has taken some positive steps to empower women in agriculture, by Maina Dhital (kp 28/02/2010)

Jatropha could alleviate poverty in rural Siraha, by Rambabu Yadav (ht 22/02/2010)

Beans to brew: Nepal's nascent coffee business is slowly but surely redefining the idea of a Nepali's morning brew, by Foo Chee Chang (nt 19/02/2010)

Tomatoes at Rs 1 per kg (kp 17/02/2010)

Coffee export (ht 14/02/2010)

Solar pump aids farmers (kp 10/02/2010)

Sugarcane farmers get more money (kp 10/02/2010)

Experts visit cardamom farms (kp 09/02/2010)

Taplejung tomato farmers strike it rich (ht 04/02/2010)

Ginger production rises in Kailali (kp 04/02/2010)

IRRI and rice research : 50 years on the road, by Bhola Man Singh Basnet (ht 01/02/2010)

Entrepreneurs taste sweet beehive income (kp 29/01/2010)

Livestock farming bringing prosperity, by Bharat Ingnam (ht 27/01/2010)

Khotang farmers grow sugarcane (kp 27/01/2010), Khotang farmers grow sugarcane (nn 27/01/2010)

Cannabis farming rampant in Tarai, by Shyam Rai and Rambabu Yadav (ht 27/01/2010)

Three new agriculture projects in the offing: Agriculture Commercialisation Project (kp 25/01/2010)

Ginger output could go up (kp 25/01/2010)

Potato harvest begins in Ilam (kp 22/01/2010)

Rukum potatoes rot away (ht 15/01/2010)

Cardamom price at record high (kp 14/01/2010), Record cardamom price (kp 20/01/2010), Cardamom price at all-time high (kp 21/01/2010), Cardamom production plunges due to disease (kp 21/01/2010)

Sugarcane farmers get advance payment in Bara (kp 10/01/2010)

Seed security must for high agro-yield, food security, say experts (ht 09/01/2010)

‘Sugar price not to go below Rs 70/kg’ (kp 08/01/2010)

Agricultural Challenges Before Nepal, by Laxman Datt Pant (rn 05/01/2010)

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