ITAHARI, March 24: Interest in banana farming has grown amongst farmers in Sunsari district.
Ram Kumar Mehta, a local of Rajdhuni, used to cultivate paddy until six years ago, producing 2,800 kilograms of rice every season. After having been informed by agriculture experts that banana farming provided a more profitable market, he decided to change course.
KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakra Pani Khanal has shared that the government was working to increase import taxes in bananas aimed at lessening its import from India.
KHOTANG, Nov 1: Banibelas Dhungana of Dhakalbesi of Diktel Rupakot Majhuwagadhu Municipality-15 has grown over 1000 saplings of various species of banana in his field. Bananas, which grow all year round, are used for multiple purposes including consumption, giving gifts, and for religious purpose. A rising banana market has made banana farming extremely popular.
CHITWAN, August 17: Incessant rainfall in the southern part of Nepal has badly affected fish, banana and poultry farming in Chitwan. Places famous for banana and fish farming such as Khairahani, Kumroj, Pithuwa, Ratnanagar, Jagatpur and Meghauli, among others, have been inundated due to continuous heavy rainfall.
CHITWAN: Rajan Gautam, president of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chitwan, inaugurated the Banana Cafe at Astha Chowk of Bharatpur on Wednesday. The cafe is a joint venture of banana traders Yagya Prasad Subedi 'Laxman', Meghanath Bhatta and Ramchandra Bhatt.