About Spice – Nepal
India traders have a 98% monopoly of Nepal’s ginger export, so farmers from Nepal are exploring new international markets
Nepal, the world’s third largest ginger producer after India and China, is seeking new export destinations not only for its […]
A growing number of Nepal farmers are growing cardamom
A growing number of farmers has taken up cardamom farming in recent years due to better returns from the cash […]
The price of cardamom in Nepal has doubled
The price of cardamom has doubled this year compared to its price last year. The price of cardamom has reached […]
Proparco, a subsidiary of the French Development Agency, is looking for investment opportunities in Nepal’s Agro based industry
Encouraged by political stability in Nepal and the recent power trade agreement with India, Proparco, a subsidiary of the French […]
Large Cardamom is only grown in Nepal, Sikkim, Darjeeling and Bhutan.
Large cardamom prices have hit a new record of Rs 2,500 per kg due to rising demand amid slowed production, […]
Around 8000 small farmers in Ilam district of Nepal are facing hardship
Ilam’s orthodox tea output has dropped this year with farmers blaming unfavourable weather conditions for the fall. Annual production could […]
More than 30,000 farmers are engaged in coffee production in Nepal
Due to a growing number of coffee drinkers in Nepal and a consequent increase in domestic demand, exports have dropped […]
Japan, USA, Dubai, South Korea, and European Countries , are primary importers of Nepali coffee
The Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) has given priority to research on coffee to increase production in districts having high […]
Ginger and Large Cardamom are the top two spices exported from Nepal
1. HVAP Annual Progress Report 2011-12 2. HVAP Bulletin December Issue 3. VCD & IB Training/Exposure and Networking Event 4. […]
Turmeric is among the top five spice crops in Nepal
Turmeric is an essential spice for the Nepalese households and is listed as one of the top five major spice […]
Timur, commonly known as Nepalese pepper, is an integral source of income for women and landless people
Timur, commonly known as Nepalese pepper, has been established as an integral source of income for women, landless and unemployed […]
Tea is a major export commodity of Nepal – Orthodox Tea is peculiar to Eastern Nepal
The Nepal Economic, Agriculture, and Trade (NEAT) Activity is a USAID funded project intended to promote economic growth, reduce poverty, […]
Nepal exports more than 6000 metric tonnes of ginger annually
The Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC) is all set to register a collective trademark of ginger at the Department […]
Banned medicinal herbs in Nepal being smuggled to Tibet
Smuggling of medicinal herbs from different districts of the far-west, despite the government’s ban on the sale of such herbs, […]
it could be Ayurveda medicine
Nepal can reap benefits from trade in services by developing niche products in health, education, information technology (IT) and tourism […]
Nepal tea prices fall by almost 50%
Fresh tea leaf prices have decreased almost 50 percent year-on-year this autumn. Farmers, who received Rs 35-40 per kg last […]
Nepal farmers are being looted
Every evening, a group of 8-10 agro traders and middlemen gather before Atithi Sadan in Biratnagar . They hold discussions […]
Spice traders say that demand in India is high for Nepali black pepper
Smugglers have turned to black pepper after rising export of betel nuts to India drew attention of government officials. According […]
Herb farming increases the income of Nepal’s farmers
Locals of Prangbung VDC in the district have been attracted towards medicinal herb farming with ‘good return on their investment’. […]
Separate institutions to look after tea, coffee
The government is set to form separate entities to look after the tea and coffee sectors citing the need for […]
Large cardamom is one of Nepal’s largest exports
Large cardamom prices jumped Rs 400 to Rs 2,100 per kg this year as the new harvesting season began. The […]
Partnership aims to promote Nepali Herbs and Spices in Europe – alleviate poverty
Project to export semi-processed herbs from Nepal KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Nepali firm Himalayan Bio Trade, French firm Nateva and GIZ […]
The Pumpernickle Bakery in Kathmandu is famous for it’s genuine cinnamon rolls.
“People come from all over Kathmandu to buy our cinnamon rolls” said Samten, who is one of the fine team […]
IDE Nepal specializes in agriculture development programs including empowerment of farmers, women, and socially excluded others.
is one of many NGO’s (Non-Government Organizations) operating in Nepal. Specializing in agriculture development and market enhancement, IDE’s Nepal focus […]
Sichuan pepper (Timur) is one of a few Nepali spices available for export. Presently India is the main market, but with distillation into essential oils, other overseas markets will surely become available.
By Aruna Shukla – Jadibuti Association of Nepal. Sichuan pepper has a unique aroma and flavour that is not hot […]
Turmeric is a true wonder of Natural Medicines, and it also shares the same wonderful qualities as a spice.
By Aruna Shukla – Jadibuti Association of Nepal. Turmeric (Curcuma Longa), a true wonder of folk medicine, is indigenous across […]
Employment projects in Nepal created by processing turmeric leaves, medicinal herbs, bananas, and pineapples.
Elam, an Informal Sector Enterprise Development Generation Programme of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal, focusses on employment generation based on the […]
Essential Oil in Nepal extracted from turmeric leaves – Courtesy of Helvetas Nepal
Oil extraction from turmeric leaves and market research Turmeric is an over looked (probably neglected by the development organization) commodity […]
Nepali Spices: Too Hot to Handle
By Amar Bahadur Shrestha. These headlines trumpeted the success stories for two small countries in opposite corners of the world. […]
Small Scale distillation Units in Nepal – Courtesy of IDE Nepal
Essential Oil production is becoming an industry in Nepal, and an integral source of income for farmers in the mountainous […]
Value Chain Analysis of Turmeric Produced in Nepal – Courtesy of ANSAB.
Turmeric, also known as Besar, is one of the top five major Spice crops in Nepal. Read PDF Document
Value Chain Analysis of Timur Produced in Nepal – Courtesy of ANSAB.
Timur, commonly known as Nepalese Pepper is a High Value Agriculture Product and an integral source of income for women […]
ODOP Development Study in Nepal
An overview and commentary by The Spice Journal
One District One Product Development Study in Nepal – by Agro Enterprise Centre
Market Analysis of Ginger Crops in Nepal
An overview and commentary by The Spice Journal and a comprehensive report by USAID.