Mukunda Ranjit recognized as the scientist who saved the potato for Nepal
February 14, 2019
In Nepal, Mukunda Ranjit is recognized by the Kantipur Foundation as Kantipur Icon 2018 in the category Science and Technology for his work to make potatoes virus-free, pioneering this initiative in South Asia.
How to get your potatoes to a market - ANY market - in rural Nepal
July 06, 2017
Potato farmers in Jumla are overjoyed. Unlike other years, vendors are coming to Jumla - a remote area in Nepal with very limited road access - to buy potatoes from farmers. This means they don't have to walk a full day to sell a single sack of potatoes - at a low price...
Branding the 'Dolakha's Potato' raised demand, but winter drought cuts supply
November 07, 2016
Potato production in Dolakha - a district in Nepal severely affected by the 2015 earthquakes - has dropped sharply this year due to a prolonged winter drought.The drop in output has occurred when farmers in the district had been preparing to brand their products.
La comunidad científica se une para combatir al tizón tardío de la papa
November 24, 2014
Primero fue Europa y los Estados Unidos. Le siguió Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Esta semana lo hizo Asia y próximamente África. Los investigadores de todo el mundo están formando redes para combatir al tizón tardío, una de las enfermedades más devastadoras de la papa. Conozca cuáles son y que están haciendo para liberar al mundo del flagelo.
Potato Prices in Nepal rise 50%, food supply endangered
October 20, 2009
In Nepal, the price of potato has increased by 50 per cent over the past one year, musuro by 30 per cent, black gram by 21 per cent, rice by three per cent and wheat flour by six per cent. The price of cooking oil has, however, reduced — by around 15 p...
Nepal's potato consumption near twice world average
April 13, 2009
Per capita availability of potatoes in Nepal has crossed the world average due to a sharp rise in production over the past one and a half decades, officials said. The Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives (MoAC) stated that the production of potato...
Pizza Hut and KFC sniffing around fast-food free Nepal
August 14, 2008
Nepal's unique status as one of the last countries in the world without international fast food chains may be coming to an end, ironically at a time when the Maoists are about to lead the government. Asia Pulse asked Nepali businessmen why multination...