Nepal: Orange production surge in Solukhumbu, but farmers face market challenges

Fresh Orange
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 10, 2024

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Orange production in Solukhumbu, a district in Koshi Province, has seen a significant increase of 469 metric tonnes this fiscal year, due to the rise in high-yielding orange trees. However, despite the increase, farmers are facing transportation challenges, leading to waste and limited profits. The market for these oranges is currently confined within the district, restricting the farmers' ability to sell their produce in larger markets.
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SALLERI (Solukhumbu), Feb 10: Orange production has increased significantly in Solukhumbu, a mountainous district in Koshi Province, this season, according to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre Solukhumbu. The production of oranges in the district surged by 469 metric tonnes in the current fiscal year (FY 2023-24) compared to the previous fiscal year, FY 2022-23. Information Officer at the Centre, Kul Bahadur Rai, said orange production in the district last fiscal year stood at 1,690 metric tonnes, which reached 2,159 metric tonnes in the current fiscal. Orange is grown in 295 hectares of land in the district, but this year production could be reaped only from 257 hectares. Rai, the center's information officer, said the production increased this year with the increase in the number of high-yielding orange trees. Oranges can be grown in seven out of eight local levels in the district. Cultivation is not possible in Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality because of extreme cold, said ...
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