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Nowhere to sell or buy

Transit support from farm to market would have solved the problem to a great extent. A demand-supply mismatch has been the obvious consequence of the government’s decision to put the country under lockdown amid the full-blown Covid-19 pandemic. The stay-at-home order is perhaps the best weapon to contain further spread of the coronavirus, but the …

Supply chain and food security

Meeting the dietary needs of all Nepalis has been a problem, with or without Covid-19. The Covid-19 pandemic has added unprecedented challenges to maintaining the supply chain at every level—global, national and local—mainly of essential items. It foreseeably is poised to have a telling effect on food security and nutrition, particularly of the most vulnerable …

Why the agriculture supply chain couldn’t be saved

Revamping the ecosystem of the agricultural value chain requires concerted efforts. That vegetable and fruit prices are spiralling out of control while farmers’ produce rot in the fields during the lockdown is a clear testimony of a complete breakdown of the agricultural supply chain in Nepal. Farmers standing in long queues at fertiliser depots to …

एग्रो बजारले नेपालमा विरलै पाइने जापानीज नासपातीको बजारीकरण गर्दै।

जापानीज नासपाती नेपालमा २५ बर्ष अगाडि उपत्यका आसपासका बिभिन्न ठाउँमा खेती सूरु भएको हो। हाल यसको खेती भक्तपुरको खरीपाटी र काभ्रेको बनेपामा गरी कुल उत्पादन २५०० – ३००० के.जी. मात्र छ। नेपालमा विरलै पाइने यो फल देख्दा नेपाली नासपाती जस्तै देखिने भए पनि खादा एकदम नरम र गुलियो हुनेगर्दछ। जापानीज नासपाती नेपालमा २५ बर्ष अगाडि …