Stories Tagged 'Harvest'
Nepal’s paddy harvest is expected to hit a record high of 5.61 million tonnes this fiscal year, according to the preliminary statistics of the Ministry of Agricultural Development slated to be released officially Wednesday.
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Naren Shrestha, 48, is excited that he will be receiving an uninterrupted supply of water at his farm in Godak, a small village in the eastern hill district of Ilam.
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India is expected to record a bumper crop harvest this year as a result of good weather but its potential impact is likely to be felt by Nepali farmers who are already struggling with low prices amid a glut of produce such as lentils, sugarcane and cereals.
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Nepal’s 2017-18 grain harvest is expected to hit a record high despite a projected fall in paddy output. According to the latest statistics of the Ministry of Agricultural Development, the country’s paddy, maize, wheat, millet, buckwheat and barley output is projected to grow 2.43 percent to 10 million tonnes this fiscal year ending mid-July.
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An apple orchard in the western mountainous Nepali district of Manang is waiting for a bumper harvest this year, with sales revenue expected to hit a whopping Rs50 million.
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