Ginger is indigenous to the Indo-China region, with Nepal being one of the most suitable countries for its production. An estimated 200,000 farmers produce 250,000 t/y of which the poor produce 30%. Ginger is mainly cultivated in the mid-hills, where many of the socially excluded groups reside, including Janajatis and Dalits.

However, lack of access to appropriate inputs for crop protection and advice on good agriculture practices is leading to diseases such as rhizome rot disease; threatening quality and production of ginger. Moreover, difficulties in accessing post-harvest technologies and lack of knowledge in trade and marketing are hindering the sector's potential to contribute to the economic growth of small holder farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs.

Samarth-NMDP aims to address these constraints, by improving access to inputs on disease management; providing advice on good agriculture practice, including post-harvest knowledge and handling; and by enhancing trade and marketing through diversification of ginger and ginger derivative markets.

Current Interventions

1. Strengthen Capacity of NGPTA

2. Improve Trade and Marketing

3. Better Post -harvest Handling and Processing

 

Related Resources

March 23, 2018

A brief overview of Samarth's Ginger sector as a whole, as at 2018.

 

November 07, 2017

During Programme Year Five, from April 2016 to end March 2017, Samarth-NMDP has solidified its interventions and has been able to record some impressive results at all levels of the log frame. At the impact level, the programme has made significant progress since year 4, reporting a total of 183,463 beneficiaries to date, nearly doubling the programme results to date. One-fourth of the results reported to date come from the Crop Protection Inputs sector, and Pigs, Vegetables, and Fish sectors have all reached between 20-30,000 beneficiaries each.

August 31, 2016
Nepal is the third largest ginger producer in the world with an annual production of approximately 250,000 MT1. Despite being rich in climatic conditions that is suitable for the production of quality ginger, the current production is far below its potential. Difficulties in accessing post-harvest technologies and lack of information about the quality of Nepalese indigenous ginger cultivars are some of the major constraints that needs to be addressed to bolster trade and marketing of ginger. 
 
August 31, 2016

Though Nepal is the third largest ginger producer in the world with high export potential in the international spice market, ginger exports is only limited to India with little or no value addition. There is a general lack of market information on quality parameters of ginger grown across Nepal. This has been identified as a major constraint for marketing Nepali ginger to wider export markets comprising of industrial buyers in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic business.

May 03, 2016
Based on the approved interventions across ten sectors, the programme expects to generate additional income among 365,200 beneficiaries with net additional income of £19,799,700 within March 2018. Out of this, 96,500 beneficiaries have already realized net additional income of £4,167,700 by March 2016. In total, nine interventions (refer to annex I) have contributed to achieve this. As per the logframe, the programme expects to increase net additional income of 300,000 beneficiaries by £24,000,000.