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Press evaluation:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cannabis cultivation flourishing (ht 08/05/2016)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vegetable farming lucrative (ht 15/02/2016)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chinese case: Similar agro-biodiversity of Tibet and northern Nepal makes cooperation between the two meaningful, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 05/01/2015)

Local seeds handed over to ‘Gene bank’ (kp 02/02/2015)

Subsidised agriculture loans to youth: Ministry to amend working procedure (kp 01/01/2015), Banks deny subsidized farm loans, cite procedural unclarity, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 02/01/2015)

Power of eight: Minimal intervention is required to make organic agriculture in Nepal more productive, by Durga P. Poudel (kp 30/12/2014)

Support price ofsugarcane to befixed on Friday (ht 29/12/2014)

Flourishing orange farms hit by labour shortage, by Bhim Ghimire and Binod Ghimire (kp 29/12/2014)

Summer crop drop may jack up rice import bills (kp 28/12/2014)

Finance ministry releases relief fund of Rs 289 million (ht 27/12/2014)

Agriculture strategy: NPC seeks greater role (ht 26/12/2014)

Humla farm products to hit valley market (kp 26/12/2014)

Money for greens: Diversion of at least 30 percent remittance to agriculture sector would help our sustainable economic development, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 25/12/2014)

Mills all set to begin crushing sans fixation of sugarcane price, by Madan Thakur (rep 18/12/2014)

Neglected folk: Small farmers have been contributing to innovations even though their concerns remain unaddressed, by Shyam Khadka (rep 17/12/2014)

Paddy output to dip 5pc due to late rains, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/12/2014)

Clear farmers’ dues to get VAT refund: OPMCM to sugar mills (ht 17/12/2014)

Grant in agro stands at Rs 12bn this year (ht 16/12/2014)

Lawmakers propose fining people with 'excess land' (rep 13/12/2014)

Highest agriculture loans went to agro processing, services (kp 13/12/2014)

Kailali farmers throng NFC depot to sell paddy, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 12/12/2014)

Chitwan leads the way in agriculture development: Dairy farming, fishery, vegetables farming flourishing in the country's poultry capital, by Chandni Hamal (rep 12/12/2014)

Sugarcane farmers warn of protest (ht 12/12/2014)

Farmers receive Rs 1b as compensation for losses (kp 11/12/2014)

Dairy farmers demand increase in milk prices (kp 10/12/2014)

Agro upgrade: Contrary to government claims on commercial agriculture, modern production techniques are in short supply in Nepal, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 10/12/2014)

Summer crop production records negative growth, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 10/12/2014)

Govt to distribute identity cards to farmers (ht 10/12/2014)

Gravity ropeway makes life easier for farmers, by Pratap Bista (kp 08/12/2014)

Bajura becoming safe haven for cannabis farming: Locals say no option as regular crops do not last even for three months, by Prakash Singh (ht 07/12/2014)

Towards Sustainable Agriculture, by Sushil Thapa (rn 06/12/2014)

From Farm To Food (sp 05/12/2014)

Regional agriculture: There were speculations that agro eco zone plan was incorporated in AARC agenda but Kathmandu declaration failed to mention it, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 01/12/2014)

Subsidy for agriculture loans to youth: NRB to revise working procedure; The revision enables farmers aged above 45 years to avail the facility (kp 01/12/2014)

Ostrich Nepal opens new farm in Dang, by Amrita Anmol (kp 30/11/21014)

Field notes: Gender stereotypes in the agriculture labour market discourage women from practicing farming, by Hritika Rana (kp 28/11/2014)

Tea industry hit by fall in production, exports, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 27/11/2014)

Soil testing mobile van to help Nepali farmers (kp 27/11/2014)

Agro-research centre inDoti becoming a modelfor crop research (ht 26/11/2014)

Preparing farmers for climate change: Introducing resilient seeds and climate-responsive agriculture is one way to improve country’s agricultural output, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/11/2014)

Organic grocery store Farmers Mart opens (kp 24/11/2014)

Bird flu-affected farmers to get 70pc more compensation, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 24/11/2014), Bird flu-affected farmers to get compensation (ht 26/11/2014)

Veggie pesticide residue down by 95pc: Officials, by Pragati Shahi (kp 23/11/2014)

Market access encourages farmers to boost output, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/11/2014)

Rupandehi paddy production down 11 pc (kp 22/11/2014)

Challenges loom large over farmers in far western districts: Amid increasing participation in agricultural sector, unknown diseases kill produce and threaten to eat away profits (ht 22/11/2014)

Marijuana farmed in 58 ropani destroyed: Locals seek alternative means of livelihood from government (ht 21/11/2014)

Hefty profits attract youths to farming in Ilam village, by Raju ASdhikari (rep 20/11/2014)

Coffee imports up, exports drop as demand swells, by Suman Bashyal (kp 20/11/2014)

Govt fixes support price of coffee: Industry, agricultural ministries mull setting baseline price for sugarcane (ht 20/11/2014)

Research given priority to boost coffee output (kp 18/11/2014)

Cold storage units a boon to Jumla apple farmers, by D.B. Budha (rep 17/11/2014)

Food production in Lamjung insufficient (ht 16/11/2014)

Farmers largely unaware of special provisions on agro insurance (ht 15/11/2014)

The future is green: Nepal has an advantage in organic food production, given its diverse agro-ecology and proximity to fast-growing food markets, by Surya P. Bhattarai (kp 13/11/2014)

Bananas bring happiness to Chitwan farmers, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 14/11/2014)

Farmers compelled to sell sugarcanes at low prices, by Madan Thakur (rep 13/11/2014)

Farmers sending unripe oranges to market, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 12/11/2014)

Govt has done precious little, say tea planters (ht 11/11/2014)

Operation of tea auctionhouse in final stage (ht 11/11/2014)

Filling the gap: NAST should help with modernization of agriculture sector to increase production and decrease poverty, by Rajesh Man K.C. (rep 10/11/2014)

Makwanpur folk return to marijuana farming, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/11/2014)

Bankers unconvinced about subsidised farm loan plan, by Sangam Prasain (kp 08/11/2014)

Mandatory insurance provision sought: To help cover risks of subsidised programmes (ht 08/11/21014)

Fertiliser crunch hits Bajura farmers (ht 08/11/2014)

TEPC plans to register ginger trademark (ht 07/11/2014)

Increase in subsidised agri lending limit demanded (kp 05/11/2014)

VDCs to get more grants for organic farming, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 04/11/2014)

Working procedure for agri subsidy introduced, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/11/2014)

Farmers seek strong rural institutions: Urge government to deliver technology, financial access (ht 03/11/2014)

House panel asks govt to defer farm loan scheme (kp 03/11/2014)

FinMin Mahat for economic prosperity through agriculture (kp 03/11/2014)

Farmers at receiving end as middlemen fix prices, by Binod Bhandari (kp 02/11/2014)

Tea leaf prices almost halve this autumn, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 02/11/2014)

Late payment upsets farmers, by Aman Koirala (kp 31/10/2014)

Local wine industry sees sparkling future ahead, by Suman Bashyal (kp 31/10/2014)

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)

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