HICAST News Round-up Issue 5, 2018 Published !!

15 Nov 2018 HICAST News Round-up Issue 5, 2018 HICAST was established in 2000 to address the challenges that plague Nepal in the agricultural sector. Some of these issues include: depletion of natural resources, education, and sharing of resources. Other agricultural schools in Nepal have seen little advancement in the curriculum, whereas HICAST encourages new visions, ideas, and technologies to address the burning...

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Nepalese Journal of Agricultural Sciences 2018, volume 16

06 Jul 2018

Nepalese Journal of Agricultural Sciences 2018, Volume 16

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Organic Certification: A Case Study of Organic Valley, Nepal

16 Jan 2018

Abstract: Organic agriculture is a holistic food production management system, which results in sound agroecological health, combat climate change, enhanced biodiversity and soil biological activities. There is an increasing interest in organic production all over the globe. With certification, there adds the confidence in the marketplace. Nepal government has authorized an organization called Organic Certification Nepal (OCN), who offers internationally accredited inspection and...

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परिक्षा मिति सरेको सम्बन्धी अत्यन्त जरुरी सुचना

18 Dec 2017

आज ३ पौष, २०७४ मा  हुने भनिएको  B.Sc. (Hons.)  Agriculture र  B.V. Sc. & A.H. का सबै परिक्षाहरु  पौष ३०, २०७४ गतेका लागि सरेको छ। परिक्षा सम्बन्धि बाकी जानकारीका लागि पुर्वान्चल बिश्वबिद्धालयको वेबसाईट हेर्दे  गर्नुहोला।।।।।।

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Nepalese Journal of Agricultural Sciences,volume 15, 2017 is available online

16 Sep 2017  

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A Breakthrough in Monocot Transformation Methods

07 Sep 2016

The ability to generate transgenic plants without regard to cultivar or genotype can be considered a holy grail of cereal crop transformation. Despite years of effort, it has been remarkably difficult to develop efficient methods for transformation of cereals. The preferred methods generally involve Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of cultured tissue or immature embryos, followed by callus culture to regenerate plants (reviewed in Shrawat and Lörz, 2006). Unfortunately, the...

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06 Jun 2016

Individuals from national and international public, private and government organizations united recently to discuss the future of agriculture in Nepal at a workshop hosted by the Agricultural Extension Council in South Asia (AESA) in collaboration with the Nepal Agriculture Extension Association (NAEA). Held in Godavari, Lalitpur, the workshop’s purpose was to identify and assess the capacity gaps of extension and advisory service providers and investigate the means through which these...

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Desert in Bloom: The Incredible Story of Agriculture in Israel

30 May 2016

Before I visited Israel, all I really knew about the country was its conflict with Palestine and what I had heard about their advanced agricultural practices. I traveled to the country with a group of two dozen international participants as part of an agricultural course. Like myself, when they thought about Israel, they mostly focused on its holy city of Jerusalem and the struggle with Palestine. But during our trip, we learned that the region is more than just a battleground. While...

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