My Republica

Bhairab Raj Kaini

The weather effects

April 8, 2018 01:00 AM

Weather phenomenon is beyond technology’s control but it is possible to adapt to or mitigate its effects if information is available on time

Can Nepal compete?

March 1, 2018 00:49 AM

On the other hand, exports of agricultural commodities are in decreasing trends. Lentils, ginger, cardamom, turmeric, cinnamon, and live animals comprise over 90 percent of total agricultural exports to India. But due to some Non-Trade Barriers (NTB), exports of these agro-products have been impeded.

What ails our projects?

February 8, 2018 00:31 AM

There is a clear priority mismatch between donors and government in program planning and implementation.

OBOR and agriculture

January 7, 2018 00:27 AM

OBOR not only provides opportunity for Nepali agriculture, it may also create challenging situation for Nepal.

Bearing little

December 13, 2017 00:30 AM

Mandarin orange presents great business proposition in mid-hill and over 300 pockets have been developed.

The local focus

November 29, 2017 01:00 AM

If we grow what is locally possible and eat what is locally available, food shortage areas can be shortly self-reliant.

Promises not to keep

November 14, 2017 01:00 AM

Political parties have set ambitious target of economic growth through agriculture development but they are silent on how to achieve it

Commercializing agriculture

October 29, 2017 01:00 AM

Although rice is the main crop of Nepal, there are many reasons why it cannot compete against Indian rice.

Strength in diversity

October 8, 2017 01:00 AM

It is important to enable farmers to meet diverse market needs and to tackle changing climates.

Missing pros

September 18, 2017 00:30 AM

Retaining skilled and professional manpower in agriculture is a major challenge in Nepal, as in other SAARC countries.

Flooded fields

August 29, 2017 01:00 AM

More than 20 districts in Tarai have suffered damages from recent floods and agriculture has been worst-hit.

Restructuring agriculture

July 31, 2017 01:00 AM

All agriculture related ministries and line agencies should work together on restructuring agriculture. But they are working in isolation.

Agriculture 2.0

June 4, 2017 01:00 AM

Each village council should have its own agricultural plan based on the local needs so that it is self-reliant on food

Arid manifestos

May 17, 2017 00:25 AM

Political parties know agriculture is still very important for Nepal yet it is low in priority in their election manifestos

Lost decade

December 19, 2016 00:15 AM

Lack of strict norms on land use has led to haphazard location of settlements and industries on fertile lands

Zone potential

December 1, 2016 00:15 AM

The plan to develop super zones in each of the seven provinces is welcome news for farmers

Fruits of Tihar

October 27, 2016 00:15 AM

As you celebrate Tihar you should know if the fruits you consume are healthy

Poor greens

October 17, 2016 00:15 AM

Since most farmers in Nepal still rely on traditional farming productivity is low and farming seasonal

Capital concern

September 13, 2016 00:15 AM

Our agriculture is still by and large subsistence-based. Farmers have limited access to improved seeds, technology and markets

Why import food?

July 30, 2016 00:25 AM

If we look at production figures of past six years Nepal does not in fact need any imported food