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Denmark to support farm commercialisation oin eastern Nepal

Danish Embassy in Kathmandu and Ministry of Agricultural Development, and Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development today signed an agreement to support infrastructure development in seven districts in eastern hills of the country. The agreement aims at supporting smallholder

Agriculture output expands by 4.7 per cent

Cereal output jumped by 9.4 per cent to 9.56 million tonnes during the current fiscal year due to good and timely rains and an adequate supply of chemical fertilizers. According to a preliminary estimate of the Agriculture Ministry, the overall

Workers’ protest hits tea industry in Jhapa

Jhapa tea industry is hit hard by tea workers’ indefinite protest as .almost all the factories have been shut down since last three weeks. The tea workers have been asking to provide minimum wage fixed by the government. The government

Some 291 firms to get agri-grant

Agricultural Commercialisation and Trade Project (PACT) has selected some 291 projects to provide its grant aimed at enabling farmers and agribusiness groups to engage in profitable market-oriented production. According to PACT, among the 1,400 proposals, it has selected some 291

Nimbus to open 200 agri-shops

Nimbus is planning to open some 2,00 retail outlets across the country. Nimbus is planning to open Nimbus Krishi Kendra – is a revolutionary concept in the agricultural sector in Nepal – for agricultural products and equipment across the country

Private dairies hike prices of milk products

Private dairies in Kathmandu are increasing prices of various milk products from today, a month-and-a-half after the Dairy Development Corporation (DDC) increased the price of milk. Citing increase in milk prices, the private dairies claimed that they had to increase

More students to be trained in Israel

Israel has offered to train some 360 Nepali students this year in advanced agricultural, according to the Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu. The embassy had trained some 205 students last year, the embassy informed in a press meet here today.

Farmer’s ID cards to encourage farmers

Ministry of Agricultural Development is going to issue Identity Cards (ID) to farmers to facilitate them for easy access to agricultural services under its 100 day programme. The 100-day programme consists of 13 different projects, which the ministry plans to

Winter crops output looks good

The overall outlook for the current fiscal year 2013-14 winter crops remains positive, according to a report. Conditions for sowing and crop growth for winter crops like wheat and barley were reported as normal, largely on the basis of a prolonged

Food prices rise sharply in March

Food prices spiked in March, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index. The Index rose by 4.8 points from February and is at its highest level since May 2013. The increase is due largely to poor weather and continuing

Floriculture expo draws 58,000 visitors

The second edition of International Flora Expo 2014 concluded today with more than expected footfall. The four-day fair has drawn more than 58,000 visitors and recorded transaction worth Rs 7.8 million, according to the organiser Floriculture Association of Nepal (FAN).

Haat Bazaar to give exposure to farmers

The 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) underscores the significance of family farming in eradicating hunger and poverty, enhancing food security and nutrition, and improving livelihoods and well-being of farming households everywhere. Climate change and other changes are already

Kathmandu most expensive South Asian city, though one of the cheapest compared to New York

Kathmandu is the most expensive city in South Asia, according to a latest survey. Though, it is one of the cheapest cities in the world, compared to New York, it is expensive than the Indian capital New Delhi, financial hub

Private sector vows to create 50,000 jobs

The three-day Nepal Economic Summit 2014 concluded here today with a 19-point declaration, which pledges to create 50,000 jobs in four different large scale projects each in agriculture, energy and tourism sectors by 2015. The declaration also envisages a high-level

Contract farming guideline on cards

Ministry of Agriculture Development is introducing — Contract Farming Guideline under the Agricultural Business Promotion Act and Farm Mechanisation Policy — soon to promote sustainable agriculture growth. The draft policy paper is expected to commercialise agriculture that is at present

Kalimati vegetable market to resettle retailers, become wholesale-only

As Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market is blamed for fuelling price hike due to cartel, the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market Development Board is preparing to allow only wholesale transactions. The officials of the board today at a programme announced

Agriculture Assembly meets

Nepali Greens organised Agriculture Assembly, coinciding with first first meeting of Constituent Assembly (CA) on January 22 in participation with farmers of Pida VDC in Dhading district. Nepali Greens, on the occasion, discussed on agricultural policies and programmes, Agriculture Development

Unemployment rate in Nepal to increase: ILO

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has projected unemployment rate to increase in Nepal. The unemployment rate that stood at 2.69 per cent in 2013 is projected to increase to 2.71 per cent in the year 2014 and 2.72 per cent