DAMAK, June 30: As farmers in the district have started using harvesting machine in a bid to modernize paddy farming, their cost of production has increased this season. However, they have been compelled to sell paddy for cheaper rates than in previous years, which is incurring them huge losses.

Neglected plants

May 22, 2019 01:00 am

As climate uncertainty looms and crops fail, the role of wild edible plants as a source of food and nutrition has become more important. But these plants remain largely neglected

Mustang farmers welcome heavy snowfall

January 10, 2019 07:55 am

MUSTANG, Jan 10: Continuous snowfall since the last few days in Mustang has hard-hit people’s life. Even cattle have been bearing the brunt. However, farmers say that they are happy as snowfall is expected to bring back the moisture of the soil triggering better yield for their crops.

Farmers seek Rs 9b in crop damages

December 17, 2018 08:46 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Last month, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakrapani Khanal reportedly received a report from the National Farmer’s Commission in which the commission had sought Rs 9 billion from the government to pay the farmers in damages for crops failure caused by various natural calamities.

NAWALPARASI, July 3: Locals of Susta, Nawalparasi damaged the Gandak dam to save their crops from being destroyed by the flood. With the Gandak dam partly destroyed, water has flown towards India’s Uttar Pradesh.

INARUWA, May 9: Strong storms coupled with hailstones and rainfall occurred all of a sudden early morning today caused heavy damages to vegetables, crops and nurseries in different parts of the Sunsari district.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 23: Wild elephants straying from the Shuklaphanta National Park are wrecking havoc in the adjacent villages, said the locals.

BAITADI, Jan 21: The indigenous and local seeds of vegetables and crops in Baitadi are on verge of extinct.

JUMLA, Jan 20: Extremely dry weather coupled with extremely low temperature is raising concern about the winter wheat crops in the hilly districts including Jumla.

Hailstones damage crops in Bhaktapur

October 30, 2017 08:12 am

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 30: Heavy rain and hailstones on Sunday night have damaged ready-to-harvest paddy as well as other crops in Bhaktapur.

INARUWA, September 1: Dev Narayan Yadav of Koshi rural municipality-6, Sripujabdi in Sunsari had cultivated pointed gourds in 25 kattha of land. But, the flood that took place on last August 11 had dashed his hope to make money from the vegetable farming.

INARUWA, August 31: Dev Narayan Yadav of Koshi rural municipality-6, Sripujabdi in Sunsari had cultivated pointed gourds in 25 kattha of land. But, the flood that took place on last August 11 had dashed his hope to make money from the vegetable farming.

KATHMANDU, August 17: Recent floods and landslides in different parts of the country affected crops worth Rs 3.64 billion, data compiled by the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) shows.

MUGU, July 3: The prolonged drought in Soru rural municipality which lies in the northern part of Mugu has destroyed the crops leaving hundreds of farmers in despair.

Floods damage crops in Nepalgunj

August 1, 2016 00:00 am

DANG, Aug 1: Small and marginal farmers in Banke have suffered due to crop loss caused by recent floods in Rapti River.

Floods damage crops in Nepalgunj

July 30, 2016 00:20 am

DANG, July 30: Small and marginal farmers in Banke have suffered due to crop loss caused by recent floods in Rapti River.

Floods damage crops in Nepalgunj

July 29, 2016 01:20 am

DANG, July 29: Small and marginal farmers in Banke have suffered due to crop loss caused by recent floods in Rapti River.

MAHENDRANAGAR, July 22: Flood and incessant rain has quite troubled farmers in Kanchanpur these days. Vegetable farming has been badly affected in most of the areas especially in Dodhara-Chandani Municipality of Kanchanpur.