My Republica

Bhairab Raj Kaini

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

Farmer friendly

July 11, 2016 00:15 AM

The proposed Community Agricultural Extension Service Centers could greatly help farmers at grassroots level

Why the haste?

June 21, 2016 00:50 AM

With the country facing an economic crisis, this is not the right time for an ambitious pension plan for farmers