Announcements

Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Nepali farmers happy growing strawberries

Kanchha Man Tamang, a member of the Japanese Agricultural In-service Training Institute Nepal, started growing strawberries on his farm in Kakani. He started with six plants, now strawberry farming has spread to over 1,300 hectares in the Nuwakot district. Inspired by Tamang’s success as a strawberry farmer, his neighbours started growing the fruit too.

Strawberry farmers in Kakani and Okharpauwa, in the Nuwakot district, are earning more than ₹100,000 (1,250 euros) a year. These places have a favourable climate and soil conditions for strawberry farming. Kakani and Okharpauwa produce 400 tonnes of strawberry annually, according to the District Agricultural Office. Yearly sales are worth more than ₹60 million (750,000 euros).

The Kathmandu Post reported how the introduction of two high-yield varieties, Ankhime and Eyeberry, and use of tunnel farming to grow strawberries have led to increased cultivation of strawberry. Four years ago, farmers had to bring their strawberries to Kathmandu to sell them. Now they have set up the Strawberry Farming and Entrepreneurship Association that collects strawberries and markets them.


Publication date: 2/6/2018

 


 

Other news in this sector:

8/17/2018 First plants in Pure Harvest Smart Farms’ desert greenhouse
8/16/2018 "Thankfully we are on schedule"
8/16/2018 US (KS): Man grows 10-foot tall tomato plants
8/16/2018 UK: Entrepreneur seeking to grow his aquaponics farm
8/14/2018 Four climatic zones in organic greenhouse Reichenau-Gemüse
8/14/2018 Project calls for women entrepreneurs in Africa to build intelligence network
8/13/2018 North Alabama man grows tomato that looks like a duck
8/13/2018 Kenya: Wheat grower switches to greenhouse tomatoes
8/13/2018 Slovakia: Coating helps tomatoes get through hot summers
8/10/2018 CAN (ON): Local grocers carry produce from new greenhouse tomato grower
8/10/2018 US (NE): Immigrant workers arrested at tomato greenhouse
8/10/2018 Video: Educational organic greenhouse trials cucumber cultivation
8/9/2018 New Zealand: Young Growers to face off in final
8/9/2018 "Rootstocks: the most common thing in organic pepper cultivation"
8/9/2018 "I'd rather it's too dry than too wet, but this is too much"
8/8/2018 Sweden: Former wood factory transformed into vertical farm
8/8/2018 Dutch lettuce grower installs LEDs in 29,000 m² greenhouse
8/8/2018 US: "Horticulture industry’s age problem bigger than you think"
8/8/2018 US (OK): Beggs couple pioneers in aquaponic farming
8/7/2018 "Our mini pepper acreage doubles every year"