BHOJPUR, April 20: Farmers in Bhojpur are frustrated with a free fall in the price of their high value cash crop – cardamom – by 80 percent.

TAPLEJUNG, April 7: The falling price of black cardamom has been frustrating for farmers and traders in the eastern part of the country. Though a brief price rise after a continuous fall for the past four months came as a respite for them, the recovery did not last more than a couple days.

TAPLEJUNG, March 7: A few years ago, when the market price of cardamom was at its high, reaching up to Rs 3,000 per kg, many paddy farmers in eastern hills shifted to growing black cardamom, considering it as a path to prosperity.

BHOJPUR, Oct 8: The meeting of stakeholders convened in Bhojpur district to determine the Large Cardamom Zone has decided to do its farming in 22 wards across four local units in the district.

KATHMANDU, June 13: NCP leader Yogesh Bhattaray has urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to seek market in China for Nepali cardamom during his upcoming China visit.

DHADING, May 29: Narshingh Tamang of Khaniyabas Rural Municipality-2 has grown cardamom saplings all over his fields. In fact, this has been a reliable source of income for his family. According to Tamang, the farming of this cash crop requires sloppy and humid land.

MAKALU, May 16: Farmers of Shankhuwasabha are getting united for the development of cardamom farming. Farmers have rolled up their sleeves by forming a 25-member cardamom farmers committee to excel in the black gold farming in Makalu rural municipality-3 of late.

TAPLEJUNG, April 2: Growth in cardamom yields has given some respite to farmers who have seen unprecedented rise and fall in prices of this cash crop over the past few years.

LAMJUNG, March 3: Farmer’s earning from cardamom has fallen down drastically this year compared to the previous year. As a result, farmers’ income has been affected in Lamjung district.

PANCHTHAR, Dec 7:  Gradual decline in the price of cash crops like cardamom, ginger and chiraito over the past few years has left farmers in Panchthar high and dry.

Farmers worried as cardamom prices fall

November 8, 2017 08:02 am

KHOTANG, Nov 7 : Farmers of Khotang have been keeping cardamom stored in their houses since the last three years as they are not getting suitable price in the market. Though the production is increasing every year the market price of cardamom is going down, so farmers have chosen to store their product waiting for price to increase.  Sangram Rai from Sakela Rural Municipality of Khotang has been storing cardamom since the past three years. “All the produced cardamom has been stored as the price of cardamom declined awfully,” said Sangram Rai, owner of Dandakharka Multipurpose Agricultural Farm. “We did not sell our last year’s product waiting for the price to increase.”

TEHRATHUM, Oct 25: Cardamom farmers in the district are upset with the slump in the price of cardamom, the highest fall in cardamom prices in a decade.

KAVRE, June 11: Some years back, locals of Rayale Lamidada, Panauti-1, in Kavrepalanchok district had no choice but to visit nearby bazaar just to buy vegetables. Recalling those days, Upendra Prasad Timilsina, a local farmer said, “In those days vegetables were not grown here and when I told villagers that we can avoid visits to bazaars to buy vegetables if we start growing on our own, they mocked my idea. They did not believe that we could grow vegetables.”

GORKHA, June 11: This year, cardamom farmers of Gorkha district have stored the cash crop at their homes as they did not get the 'right' price for it. It is estimated that almost 15 tons of cardamom has been stored in the district in this way.

PANCHTHAR, Jan 31: Commercial farming of cardamom and ginger has been started in Panchthar district under Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project.

MELAMCHI, Jan 28: The Thangpalkot VDC located in the alpine region of the Sindhupalchowk district on Friday was declared the Cardamom Pocket Area.

ILAM, Oct 31: Sudden slump in the price of cardamom has become a matter of concern for the farmers here. Cardamom is the second major cash crop after ginger in Ilam district.

Father of cardamom farming dies

October 24, 2016 00:10 am

KHOTANG, Oct 24: Pioneer of modern farming in Khotang district, Parkhan Bahadur Rai, died on Saturday. He was 91. Popularly known as 'father of cardamom farming,' Rai is also remembered for professional farming of pea, tea, flowers and fish among others in the hills of Khotang. While mourning his death, locals stated that they lost the guardian of agriculture of the region.

Black cardamom price falling continuously

September 22, 2016 01:58 am

PANCTHAR, Sept 22: Price of black cardamom has been falling continuously in recent months due to low demand.

KATHAMNDU, July 2: Export of woolen carpet, Ready Made Garment (RMG) and cardamom improved in the first 11 months of Fiscal Year 2015/16, while export of iron and steel suffered in the same period compared to figures of the same period of the past fiscal year.