SARLAHI, Nov 28: Farmers who have been facing problems time and again in receiving payments from sugar mills now feel cheated by the government. The government has made several announcements to punish those mills that do not make timely payment. But the government itself has not given the subsidy money even after a year has already passed.

BIRATNAGAR, August, 1: Rampyar Yadav, a seasoned farmer from Jahada village of Morang, has no memory of a single year when he did not have to struggle for fertilizer. No matter how proper preparation he did or how much rapport he built with fertilizer suppliers, he has always struggled with the shortage of fertilizers in the hour of need. He recently completed planting paddy in his farms. ‘Everything went well, except for the arrangement of fertilizers.’

BIRANAGAR, Aug 1: Rampyar Yadav, a seasoned farmer from Jahada village of Morang, has no memory of a single year when he did not have to struggle for fertilizer.

CHITWAN, July 16: With an aim of connecting farmers to university, Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) had established a Kisan Call Center in Chitwan. The call center, established in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, came into operation on the occasion of the university's anniversary, on June 17 last year.

BANEPA, April 30: Gokul Bajagain, a farmer from Kakre village of Banepa, regrets his decade-old decision to conserve the forest. Back then, forest conservation felt like a very wise act. But now the number of wild animals in the forest have proliferated that the same forest has become a source of worry to him. , and he has no means to address the problem.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: When the news of a farmer named Puran Mahato from Chitwan destroying a ton of cabbage after failing to get more than two rupees per kg was making rounds last month, Nepali students studying agriculture in Israel were shattered. “Is agriculture really a dying industry in Nepal?” they wondered.

It has been three days since Gamveera Sahani, a 72 year-old farmer, was admitted to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj. He complained of chest ache after which he was hospitalized. He was with his second wife Phulkesia Devi.

Farmers unable to sow seeds

November 6, 2018 07:53 am

KAILALI, Nov 6: Chedaram Rana, a farmer from Krishnapur Municipality-9, sows wheat seeds in his farm by the end of October every year. By the beginning of November, the seeds would even start bearing saplings. This year, however, Rana has not even plowed his field.

Souls of my city: Proud to be a farmer

November 3, 2018 11:32 am

Astha Maya Laawat is a 58-year-old farmer from Jhor, Tokha in Kathmandu. At the age of nine, she lost her father and her family faced a financial crisis which eventually left her without formal education.

PARBAT, Nov 2: As many as 217 monkeys have been caught and caged in Mahashila Rural Municipality of Parbat district after they destroyed farmers’ crops. Although it might sound odd, the local unit actually mobilized a team to catch and cage the monkeys by allocating a budget of Rs 300,000.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives has honored five best-performing farmers with 'President Best Farmer Award' on Wednesday.

Souls of My City: Farmer forever

April 18, 2018 09:24 am

Theta Raj Subedi from Ramechhap is 76 years old. He has been healthy throughout his life. He never had a fever but his leg and stomach ache sometimes mainly because of his age.

SYANGJA, Feb 27: A farmer of Syangja district has successfully using aquaponics system to grow different vegetables.

NUWAKOT, Feb 5: Hundreds of people from Salme, Bhalche and Lachyang in Nuwakot district moved to Simbutar of Bidur Municipality after they were rendered homeless by the deadly earthquake of 2015.

MYAGDI, Nov 20: Govinda Khatri of Mangala Rural Municipality-1 of Myagdi sold honey and beehives worth Rs 1.4 million last year. He had earned only Rs 10,000 in his first year as a professional beekeeper four years ago.

Tactor crushes farmer to death

August 29, 2017 12:38 pm

GAUSHALA, August 29: A 70 – year – old farmer was crushed to death by a tractor being used to plough the field at Laxminiya area of Gaushala municipality – 11 of Mahottari district.

SYANGJA, August 28: Tribhuwan Neupane, 30, of Kaligandaki Rural Municipality-5, did his masters in computer application from Punjab Technical University. However, upon his return to home, he chose a different vocation. He has ventured into agriculture and livestock, and is doing quite well in commercial goat farming.

BAGLUNG, July 19: A family here has been earning more than Rs 500,000 every year from nursery business.

BAGLUNG, June 21: Dan Bahadur Thapa of Rangkhani in Jaimini Municipality-10 has become a role model for youths in his locality.

KOHALPUR, March 6: The District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), Banke, has distributed identity cards to 7,055 farmers so far.

BAJHANG, Jan 30: There was a time when Hari Datta Awasthi of Sunkuda, Bajhang proudly walked with his rifle and a bag of  dynamite on his back with the aim of changing the society with his revolutionary spirit. This former deputy battalion commander of the Maoist army is now reinventing his life by starting a vegetable farming in the dry lands of Sunkuda.

MYAGDI, Jan 4: Beekeeping has worked wonders for Govinda Khatri, a farmer from Moulathar in Kuhu-3 of Myagdi district.

Farmer turns dairy entrepreneur in Kavre

November 26, 2016 08:14 am

BANEPA, Nov 25: Rabindra Humagain, an average farmer from Kushadevi, was never an ambitious man. He was satisfied with a few cattle, selling milk and farming in his small plot of land.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 16: The District Agriculture Development Office, Kanchanpur, on Tuesday honoured three farmers in the district with Best President Farmer Award.

Apple farmer awaiting better road

October 20, 2016 01:00 am

MANANG, Oct 20: Pholden Chopang Gurung, 57, and his son Yubaraj have established a commercial apple orchard that stretches over 450 ropanis of land in Phisang of Manang district. According to officials of Department of Agriculture, the apple farm named Agro Manang is the largest apple farm in the country.

Farmer friendly

July 11, 2016 00:15 am

The proposed Community Agricultural Extension Service Centers could greatly help farmers at grassroots level