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What does smallholder family farming mean?

Everybody knows that Nepalese agriculture is typically characterized by smallholder, traditional and subsistence farming. The recent study (6th National Agriculture Census, 2011/12) shows that there are 3.831 million farming household in the country where agriculture is the main source of income for 83 percent of the families, but 60 percent of farmers are unable to feed from their own production. The... More

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YPARD Nepal calls for membership

YPARD Nepal is a branch of YPARD working voluntarily for the upliftment and enhancement of agriculture in Nepal. With successful university level awareness programs, YPARD Nepal wants to extend its arm and raise new voices for the common fight of agricultural prosperity. YPARD Nepal now opens membership for 20 volunteering members to organize different programs as discussed on year roung planning of... More

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Respect farmers

In the episode “Agriculture entrepreneurs” a current affairs television show of Sajha Sawal, Devi Prasad Timilsina, a beekeeping farmer from Parbat district, Nepal shared “I am earning $10,000 USD per year but I am not getting workers to support my activities even if I am trying to provide good salary. My elder son has gone in Gulf country to earn $1,000-... More

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Year round planning of YPARD Nepal

With successful completion of YPARD Awareness Campaign in agricultural universities of Nepal, YPARD had made a call to working body in Nepal. After series of informal gatherings and discussions, on 7-8 August 2013 YPARD Nepal hosted its first formal meeting including all the local representatives in Rampur, Chitwan making significant decisions for the year round activities. “YPARD is a global platform;... More

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Get Youth Involved and They will stay!

With nearly 28 million people, though Nepal is predominantly an agrarian country, migration is increasingly becoming an important livelihood strategy for farm households in rural Nepal. Remittance has emerged as the lifeblood as earnings through agriculture in rural areas is insufficient and the youth prefer to go abroad where they have higher chances of earning more. A recent Nepal’s official data... More

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Small-scale farmers to improve the ability to adapt to the market

Nepal has three typical terrain (mountains, hills and plains), carried out on a variety of terrain agriculture differently. Livestock farming is generally dominated in the mountains, hills region's agriculture places horticulture based, and plains are mainly planted cereal crops. Nepal has a rich agricultural biodiversity, many crops to adapt to strong growth in a variety of Climatic Zones, has great potential... More

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ADS: Future of Nepalese Agriculture

Agriculture in Nepal suffers from years of under-investment, low production, limited research, and petty inputs, technology and services for farmers. By and large, at the beginning of the 20 years Agriculture Prospective Plan (APP) in 1995-96, it was in a worse situation than today. Since we have made progress, but we are still in a low development stage. In general, in... More

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Awesome event in Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal

The Young Professionals' Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD), as a global community, has given particular attention to promote youth in agriculture from its establishment. Last week on 25 April 2013, YPARD has organized a seminar entitled YPARD Awareness Campaign (YAC) in collaboration with Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) at Chitwan, Nepal where a total 113 undergraduate students were actively... More

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Future of Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU)

Universities are extraordinary institutions. Among 12 universities in Nepal, there are 3 which are related to higher agricultural education. As namely: Tribhuvan University (TU) with Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Gokuleshwor Agriculture and Animal Science Campus, Agri- engineering and Food Technology, Tea Technology and Management, Horticulture and Floriculture Management;Purbanchal University (PU) with Himalayan College of Science and Technology and Nepal... More

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Kanchanjunga: Empowering farmers’ reaching global markets

Agriculture in Nepal is still of subsistence but with the right policies and supportive investments at local, regional and national levels, agriculture offers new opportunities to move out of poverty. On the above background, the government of Nepal with the grant assistance ($18 million among total budget of $24.1 million USD) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has implemented Commercial Agriculture... More

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YPARD Awareness Campaign in Nepalese agricultural universities

Youth are messenger of excellent source of ideas and innovation. Investing in young people on improved access to training, capacity development and facilitating to use of appropriate technology will have the best effect to attract more youth in agriculture. On these days, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been key tools for knowledge sharing and networking in development of agriculture globally.... More

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Asia Pacific Graduates’ Youth Declaration to COP-18

A platform for the youth to emerge as leaders in the direction of green economy, the five-day Asia Pacific Graduates´ Youth Forum on Green Economy successfully concluded on 29 September 2012, in Kathmandu, Nepal, where young graduates from 15 different countries and more than 40 participants were gathered together. This meeting was fruitful to give elicit notion to participation of regional youth... More

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Organic Farming: Successful story of Madan from Nepal

Last week, five days long session on “Asia Pacific Graduates’ Youth Forum on Green Economy, 25-29 September, 2012” were held where 40 participants from 15 countries with diverse background were gathered together in Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal to emerge as leaders in the direction of green economy. In the third day of session, we got chance to meet with Mr.... More

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Reshaping Youth in Nepalese Agriculture

Agriculture is important to the development of any nation, Nepal being no exception, based on small family farms that are mainly subsistence oriented and yet not capable of feeding the people and facilitating economic development of the country. Although, an agricultural product primarily comprises food grain with paddy being the most pervasively cultivated crop however, the food self sufficiency for farming... More

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Agriculture Magazines connecting IAAS to Globally

Mass media and agriculture sector are pertinent to each other. Printed media has its own strength to disseminate valuable information. IAAS stands for Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science under Tribhuvan University situated in Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal offering Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-graduate programs in plant science and animal science. More than 6,000 students have taken some course from the institute which... More

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