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World News: Nepal
29 August 2013
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 interaction organized by the Asta Ja Campaign´s Valley Strug...


16 August 2013
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 capital Kathmandu. The orders come after tens of t...


8 August 2013
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 Thursday evening. The decision was taken on Wednesda...


5 August 2013
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 in the Kathmandu Valley. They argue that had the g...


2 August 2013
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, officials said. Officials at Kathmandu Distri...


24 July 2013
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 response team comprising vet officials and technicians c...


2 July 2013
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 agricultural development, officials said on Tuesday. ...


1 July 2013
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 sector was modernized. Attending a paddy plantation ...


9 May 2013
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 Council (NARC) officials to be instrumental in moderni...


3 May 2013
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 (GM) crops, in the upcoming Agriculture Developme...


17 April 2013
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 poor quality crops. The USAid Feed the Future, Par...


11 April 2013
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 material. The premise is simple: Pee is rich in nitro...


9 April 2013
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 Mechinagar, Chandragadhi and Kumarkhod in Jhapa. ...


7 April 2013
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 now operating ‘Kaligandaki Organic Krishi Farm’ i...


28 February 2013
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 exactly what coffee has been. For decades, Mr Gi...


4 February 2013
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 year as farmers reduced number of chicks in farms ...


17 January 2013
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 Regional Livestock Service Directorate, Pokhara told...


21 December 2012
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 liberalisation of agriculture trade too. “There has been an...


19 December 2012
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 exporter with a problem. The farmers he visits in...


18 December 2012
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 the weekly market. His cabbages are double the aver...


16 October 2012
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 government official said. Officials found the H5N1 str...


15 October 2012
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 June 2012
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 of paddy which is a major crop of the country. The ...


2 April 2012
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 February 2012
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 December 2011
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 December 2011
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.


6 December 2011
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 country.


2 December 2011
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 government official said Thursday.


7 April 2011
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...