KATHMANDU, April 12: The Nepal Goat Farmers Federation (NGFF) has called for the government to prioritize agriculture and livestock sector at policy and programme level.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The government’s recent decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in primary agriculture production has invited a controversy.

Scientists have created gene-edited pigs, goats and cattle to produce sperm with traits such as disease resistance and higher meat quality in what they say is a step towards genetically enhancing livestock to improve food production.

Shifting paradigm in farming

March 16, 2020 10:20 am

Agronomy, livestock and horticulture are the three major sub-sectors of agriculture. If we review past developmental efforts of Nepali agriculture, we find that agronomy (a branch of agriculture dealing with field-crop production)   was on the top priority in terms of public sector investment and human resource development followed by livestock.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Bank and financial institutions (BFIs) have provided a total of Rs 41.05 billion in concessional loans to 20,869 individuals till mid-November under seven different categories.

DHADING, Sep 1: The farmers of Ruby Valley Rural Municipality located in the northern area of the district are reliant on yak farming for several generations. However, in a lack of livestock insurance, they are prone to suffer heavy losses from time to time.

BHAIRAHAWA, May 29: Local farmers have breathed a sigh of relief after the government tightened imports of livestock like goats and sheep from India.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has projected high economic growth rate for the current fiscal year driven mainly by agricultural productions. However, statistics of livestock production released by the Ministry of Finance has been found questionable.

DHADING, April 19: Although the transaction of livestock is allowed, it is not legal to give any kind of torture to animals while taking them from one place to another. However, buffaloes and goats that are delivered to Kathmandu and other cities from Dhading are treated inhumanely by traders.

POKHARA, March 14: It has been revealed that not a single animal which perished during a heavy snowfall in Mustang few days ago was insured.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The government has disbursed  Rs 758.2 million in interest subsidy for loans floated under a concessional credit scheme for certain agricultural and livestock businesses.  It bears five percent of the interest for loans disbursed by banks and financial institutions.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The Department of Livestock Service has warned of action against anyone found transporting livestock in the rooftop or trunk of passenger vehicles.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Animal rights activists have filed a writ petition at Supreme Court against the merciless transport of the livestock used for the meat products.

Tagging livestock for safer roads

June 11, 2018 10:57 am

The Ethical Self and Animal Safety Awareness’, a campaign led by Facilitator Corporate Programs Nepal strapped reflective collars on cows, bulls, and calves around the capital on Saturday. The event saw active involvement of the members of Association of St Mary's Alumnae Nepal, Kathmandu Engineering College and Pet for Your Pet.

KALIKOT, April 15: The chief of the District Livestock Service Office (DLSO), Kalikot, Dr Brajkishwor Thakur has been accused of embezzling a large sum of money meant for buying livestock and providing agricultural grants to farmers.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The newly formed local bodies have allocated budget for agriculture and livestock far lower than the local units in the past.

NAWALPARASI, August 14: As many as 11 houses and 13 livestock were swept away by the swollen Narayani River in Madhyabindu Municipality-2.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Only the Ministry of Livestock Development has addressed cent per cent complaints filed by general public at Hello Sarkar program.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the anachronistic thinking of the State and the contradictions in the Acts and laws were posing as a roadblock to modernization of the industry and trade.

RAJBIRAJ, Jan 4: A fire in Boriya VDC of Saptari on Tuesday killed livestock and gutted properties worth Rs 500,000.

MYAGDI, July 1:More and more farmers in Myagdi are insuring their livestock following its launch by District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), Myagdi.