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Food Processing Training organized

Food processing training was conducted from 27 Sep, 2016 to 29 Sep, 2016 by Food Research Division, NARC. Trainees were farmers and small scale entrepreneurs. There were altogether 20 trainees, each 4 from Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Kavre district, whereas remaining contacted earlier. In first day, processing technology of tomato ketchup, tomato juice and sarbottam pitho was provided. In second day, technology of jam, ready-to-serve juice from turmeric (haledo) and pear and cake making was provided. In final day, technology of paneer and dalmoth was delivered. Finally, labeling requirements for food item was also awared. The tutors for training program were Mr. Roman Karki (Senior Scientist, S3), Mr. Achyut Mishra (Scientist, S1), Mr. Pravin Ojha (Scientist, S1), Mr. Ujjwol Subedi (Technical Officer, T6), Ms. Tripti Yadav (Food Technologist) and Ms. Roshni Maharjan (Food Technologist). In final closing session, NARI Director, Dr. Bindeshwor Prasad Sah was called as chief guest who distribute the certificate.

Training of Trainers (TOT) for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Training of Trainers for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) was conducted from 25 Oct, 2016 to 27 Oct, 2016 by Food Research Division, NARC financially supported by Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI). Total participants were 25 and were senior scientist, Scientist, Technical officer from different division of NARC and also some officer from other government department under Ministry of Agriculture Development (MoAD). Training was facilitated by National Certification and Management Nepal (NATCM ). Loknath Prashad Pathak and Rishiram Adhikari are resource persons, who conducted three days training. Training materials include GAP principle, GAP requirements, GAP certification and organic farming guidelines etc. In final closing session, NARI Director, Dr. Bindeshwor Prasad Sah was called as chief guest who distribute the certificate.

Rice Monitoring Tour (2073) organized

One week-long rice monitoring tour was organized by National Rice Research Programme (NRRP), Hardinath, Dhanusha to monitor and evaluate the rice genotypes tested across the country. Rice Coordinator Mr. B.N. Chaudhary; Dr. B.N. Mahato, Chief of Plant Pathology Division; Mr. H.K. Upreti, Chief of CPDD; Dr. K.K. Mishra, Chief of Monitoring and Evaluation Division, NARC; Mr. Mahesh Regmi from SQCC; Scientists and Technicians from different commodity programmes, divisions, research stations and private sector seed companies participated in the monitoring tour. more

AFACI Program Workshop on Basic Agriculture (ANSOFT + IMPGR) organized

Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiatives (AFACI)-Rural Development Administration (RDA), Republic of Korea and Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) jointly organized five days workshop at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu and inaugurted on 7th September 2016. More

Interview of Dr. Y.R. Pandey, Eexective Director NARCKarobar National Economic Daily
Newly Released Crop Varieties

Variety Approval, Release and Registration Committee under National Seed Board officially released new varieties of different crops viz. Rice, Maize and
Ginger along with complete package of practices for farmers to cultivate in different agro-ecological conditions of Nepal in the year 2016. more


The First Record of Tuta absoluta (Meyrick 1917) (Lepidoptera:Gelechiidae) in Nepal
leaf miner, Tutaabsoluta (Myrick, 1997) (Lepidoptera:Gelechiidae) is devastating pest of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Miller). This oligophagous pest associated with solanaceous crops can reduce yield and quality of tomato in newly invaded areas 80-100 % both in field and greenhouse conditions if control measures are not applied. Larvae of this pest feed on leaves, buds, stem and fruits of tomato. Fruit rot occurs due to secondary pathogen invasion in fruits bored by the insect. more

25th NARC Annual Commemoration Day and Silver Jubilee Celebrated

Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) celebrated its 25th  Anniversary and Silver Jubilee at NARI Premise, Khumaltar, Lalitpur on May 7, 2016 (Baisakh 25, 2073).The Chief Guest Honourable Minister for Agriculture Development Mr Haribol Gajurel, inaugurated the special function by irrigating water to the Kiwi fruit plant. more

NARC Television Programme and PSAs

Public Service Announces (PSA)
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Control of Parthenium weeds using Mexican beetles found in Nepal

Parthenium hysterophorus L. is a noxious weed commonly called carrot weeds and become worst weed of urban and rural areas of Nepal. It is considered one of the world’s most invasive weed. click for details


   The Minister

Mr. Gauri Shankar Chaudhary
Hon'ble Minister
Ministry of Agriculture Development
Chairman, NARC



Executive Director
Dr. Y.R. Pandey
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