News from Nepal

29-08-2013 01:49 AM
Poultry farmers demand full compensation
The poultry farmers have demanded full compensation to the loss of properties after their chickens were culled owing to bird flu. At an interactio...
16-08-2013 03:47 AM
Nepal steps up poultry cull to combat bird flu
Nepal's government on Thursday ordered health workers to cull half a million chickens to combat a major bird flu outbreak on the outskirts of the capi...
08-08-2013 02:47 AM
Ban on poultry products lifted
Ban on the sale of poultry products in the Valley, in place since last six days, has been lifted. However, the products can be sold only from Thursd...
05-08-2013 03:22 AM
Govt's laxity led to bird flu outbreak
Poultry farming experts say the government’s inability to check the spread of bird flu in Jhapa, Chitwan and Pokhara was responsible for the outbreak ...
02-08-2013 03:42 AM
Nepal bans chicken sales after bird flu outbreak
Nepal today banned the sale of chicken after health workers found cases of bird flu at several poultry farms on the outskirts of the capital Kathmandu...
24-07-2013 02:36 AM
Over 6,800 chickens culled in Kathmandu's two poultry farms
Over 6, 800 chickens were culled on Monday following the confirmation of bird flu virus in two separate poultry farms of Kathmandu. A rapid respon...
02-07-2013 11:39 AM
Nepal proposes blueprint to boost agriculture
Nepal has proposed to spend 5.5 billion U.S. dollars in 20 years to increase agricultural productivity, according to the country's blueprint on agricu...
01-07-2013 09:24 AM
National economy hinges on modernization of agriculture: Yadav
Chairman of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, has said that nation cannot experience economic development until the agriculture secto...
09-05-2013 10:39 AM
NARC must be instrumental in modernising agriculture: Minister
KATHMANDU: Minister for agriculture development Tek Bahadur Gharti today — addressing the NARC Day ceremony — directed Nepal Agriculture Research Coun...
03-05-2013 09:46 AM
Agriculture Development Strategy: Govt rejects demand for ban on FDI in farm
The government has turned down farmers’ demand for ban on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the farm sector and on the import of genetically-modified...
17-04-2013 15:21 PM
Restating the case for modernising smallholder farming
It is widely known that smallholder farmers in developing countries use too few modern inputs and technologies, which often results in low yields and ...
11-04-2013 08:29 AM
Human pee added to compost boosts crops
People have been using manure as fertilizer for millennia. But scientists now believe they can turn human urine into liquid gold—as composting materia...
09-04-2013 08:49 AM
Bird flu detected in Jhapa
Bird flu was detected at three places in Jhapa today. Jagadish Pandey, Chief of the District Livestock Office Jhapa, said bird flu was confirmed at...
07-04-2013 10:07 AM
Youths leave jobs abroad for agriculture
Two youths from Baglung have invested 7 million in an agricultural farm in Parbat. Sikandar Shahi from Bohora Gau and Rabindra Subedi from Sarkuwa are...
28-02-2013 07:09 AM
Nepal farmers brew success with coffee cultivation
Coffee, for many of us, is a daily fix. But few would relate to it as being a life changer. However, for Hom Raj Giri, a farmer in Nepal, that is e...
04-02-2013 10:30 AM
Chicken production down 35 percent
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Country´s poultry production went down by as much as 35 percent in a month period till mid-January compared to the same period last ...
17-01-2013 07:36 AM
Bird flu confirmed in four poultry farms in Kaski
The government has confirmed bird flu in four poultry farms in Kaski that had recently reported sudden chicken deaths. Dr Bansi Sharma, chief of Re...
21-12-2012 09:40 AM
S Asia set to liberalise agriculture trade
Negotiations are underway to further reduce the sensitive list under the Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) which may see a liberalisati...
19-12-2012 09:12 AM
Nepalese farmers tap into global thirst for coffee
Compared with the Bric countries and Next 11, Nepal is small fry. But that doesn't mean it can't have its own micro-boom. Bhimsen Giri is a coffee exp...
18-12-2012 08:44 AM
Farmers in Nepal use urine to boost crop yields
A two-day’s walk from the nearest road, over the hills and valleys below Mount Everest, farmer Budhiman Tamang loads a basket of cabbages to take to t...
16-10-2012 09:15 AM
Nepal culls chickens amid bird flu outbreak
Health workers in Nepal on Monday culled hundreds of chickens and destroyed eggs following an outbreak of bird flu in the capital Kathmandu, a governm...
15-10-2012 09:03 AM
Bhaktapur reports suspected bird flu outbreak
Authorities in Bhaktapur’s Bode have culled more than 1500 chickens following a suspected outbreak of bird flu, health officials said.
10-06-2012 09:19 AM
Fertliser shortage looms large
Farmers are facing a shortage of chemical fertilisers as the government has not imported sufficient amount of fertilisers needed for the cultivation o...
02-04-2012 07:49 AM
Govt to subsidise agro‚ livestock
The government is planning to provide more subsidies on agriculture, especially on fertilisers and seeds for farmers below the...
13-02-2012 07:37 AM
Bird flu fear hits poultry sales
Chicken sales has come down in Udaypur and Khotang districts after bird flu was confirmed in some poultry farms in Sunsari district last week.
13-12-2011 09:12 AM
Poultry deaths spur bird flu fear
Residents of Ghurmi Bazaar, Udayapur, have become fearful that bird flu has hit the area after a mysterious disease claimed more than 1,000 chickens.....
13-12-2011 09:11 AM
Cattle die of unknown disease in Nuwakot
Farmers have been worried after an unknown disease killed cattle in Chauthe and Kumari VDCs of Nuwakot district.
06-12-2011 09:18 AM
Bird flu in Nepal: SSB issues high alert
The Sashastra Seema Bal has directed people in the border area here not to bring poultry from Nepal in the wake of the outbreak of bird flu in that co...
02-12-2011 09:41 AM
Poultry cull follows Kathmandu flu outbreak
Nepalese health workers have culled hundreds of chickens and ducks following the first reported outbreak of bird flu in the capital Kathmandu, a gover...
07-04-2011 08:28 AM
High alert stressed to prevent bird flu
Concerned sector experts have stressed the need of placing high alert and completely banning the import and export of poultry...
18-12-2010 14:42 PM
Parsa farmers prefer buffalo farming
Farmers in Parsa district have been attracted towards buffalo farming with the high demand of milk in the district.
09-12-2010 16:02 PM
Nepali farm develops disease, heat resistant tomato
A Nepali farm specializing in producing organic vegetables has exclusively developed nine varieties of tomatoes it says are easily tolerant to disease...
05-12-2010 11:34 AM
Nepali farm develops disease-resistant tomatoes
A Nepali agriculture farm has developed nine varieties of disease-resistant and heat-tolerant tomatoes.