Halfway into Nepal’s 12-year plan to boost seed systems, partners review progress and plan the best way to meet targets.
The Nepal Seed and Fertilizer (NSAF) project is expanding its support to include finance, working with commercial banks to develop and expand access to innovative financial products for seed companies.
Scientists in Nepal are evaluating push-pull cropping systems as a pest control method.
Partners from four countries reflect and plan ahead after five years of the SRFSI project.
The maps include information on soil PH, organic matter, total nitrogen, clay content and boron content.
Lack of availability of start-up working capital, business incentives in the sector, new technologies and required technical expertise limit the current seed value chain in Nepal.
The Nepal Seed and Fertilizer project is working with seed companies to build their capacity for both seed production and distribution.
Eleven seed companies shared progress and lessons learned in enhancing Nepal’s seed sector during a recent meeting held in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Among the world’s most destructive and hated crop pests, the sap-sucking insects known as aphids are engaged in dramatic evolutionary battles with predators that include wasps whose larvae hatch and pupate in aphid bodies, devouring them from inside.
On 11-12 September, 61 scientists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal convened in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the 6th Wheat Breeding Review Meeting of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) objective 4 program.