Category Archives: Agri-Tech

ICT in Agriculture

ictICT (Information and Communication Technologies) refers to technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications medium such as the radio, television, cell phone, computers, satellite technology; internet including email, instant messaging, video conferencing and social networking websites which have made it possible for users across the world to communicate with each other to give users quick access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures.

Agriculture is an important sector with the majority of the rural population in developing countries depending on it. The sector faces major challenges of enhancing production in a situation of dwindling natural resources necessary for production. The growing demand for agricultural products, however, also offers opportunities for producers to sustain and improve their livelihoods. Information and communication technologies paly an important role in addressing these challenges and uplifting the livelihoods of the Read the rest of this entry

Postharvest Technology in Mango

mangoHarvest is the process of gathering mature crops from the field and Postharvest means ‘after harvest’. Postharvest technology is inter-disciplinary “Science and Technique” applied to agricultural produce after harvest for its protection, conservation, processing, packaging, distribution, marketing, and utilization to meet the food and nutritional requirements of the people in relation to their needs. Thus, post-harvest technology involves all treatments or processes that occur from time of harvesting until the foodstuff reaches the final consumer.

Mango is tropical fruit. It can grow in a wide range of Read the rest of this entry

Conservation Agriculture: A System for Sustainable Food Production

adhConservation agriculture (CA) is to conserve, improve and make more efficient use of natural resources through integrated management of available soil, water and biological resources combined with external inputs. It contributes to environmental conservation as well as to enhanced and sustained agricultural production. CA can also be referred to as resource efficient or resource effective agriculture. Read the rest of this entry

Seed Production Techniques of Watermelon in Nepal

Watermelon is member of the cucurbit family (Cucurbitaceae). Watermelon is served as slices, as chunks, as juice, pickled rind, glace candy etc. The watermelon fruit contains Read the rest of this entry