Dec 27

Kirtipur Hillside Hotel & Resort

“Development of Food Marketing System in Indian Subcontinent and its Possibilities of Trade Links with Japan”

A two days seminar on ‘Development of Food Marketing System in Indian Subcontinent and its Possibilities of Trade Links with Japan’ was jointly organized by The Open University of Japan; Hiroshima University, Japan; Nepal Development Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Tribhuvan University on 27-28 December 2017, at Kirtipur Hillside Hotel & Resort, Kirtipur, Nepal. A total of forty participants representing from different Government as well as non-government organization have actively participated in the seminar. There were altogether seventeen presenters from Nepal, India, Bhutan and Japan, presented on various aspects of agriculture value chain and trade links with Japan as follows;

1. Agricultural produce marketing committee and wholesale markets in Delhi, Keshav Lall Maharjan, HU and Binu Sundas, University of Delhi (UD)
2. Understanding the dynamics of fruit and vegetable prices in Siliguri and nearby markets, Binu Sundas, UD and Keshav Lall Maharjan, HU Agricultural marketing system in Eastern Bhutan
3. Dorji Rinchen, Agricultural Marketing Coordinator (RAMC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Bhutan
4. Dynamism of agricultural trade in Nepal: Policy perspective, Basu Dev Kaphle, Senior Agriculture Economist, Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD), Nepal
5. North-south agricultural trade dependence in Nepal and reliance on import, Niraj Prakash Joshi, HU; Keshav Lall Maharjan, HU; Luni Piya, HU; Dawa Tshiring Tamang, Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU)
6. Value chain and challenges in exportable agriproducts value chain in Nepal, Pradip Maharjan, Executive Director, Agro Enterprise Center/ Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
7. Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project: An introduction, Tilak Raj Chaulagain, Senior Planning Officer, MoAD, Nepal
8. Horticulture sector development in Nepal with context of federal system: Present status, future scope and way forward, Anil Kumar Acharya and Narayan Kafle, Senior Horticulture Development Officer, MoAD, Nepal
9. Inclusive business model and its impacts on livelihoods and varietal diversity: A Case Study from Nepal, Narayan Prasad Khanal, Sabin Basi, Madan Bhatta, Arun K Joshi, Mina Devkota, Anil Khadka, Lokendra Khadka, Himalaya Subedi and Andrew McDonald, CIMMYT South Asia, Regional Office, Kathmandu, Nepal
10. Women’s participation in vegetable value chain in Nepal: A case of potato subsector in Kavre district, Manjeshwori Singh, NDRI
11. Historical transition of agricultural production and food trade in Himalayan region, Toshihiro Tsukihara, University of Fukui
12. Bhutan’s difficulty in achieving food self-sufficiency: From subsistence to market oriented farming, Akinobu Kawai, OUJ
13. Comparison of Apple distribution systems between Japan and India, Hiroji Fujishima, TUA and Binu Sundas, UD
14. Promotion of Japanese food consumption in India/New Delhi and possibility of food export from Japan, Hisataro Horiuchi, OUJ
15. Marketing dynamics of vegetables in Kathmandu valley Nepal, Keshav Lall Maharjan, HU and Manjeshwori Singh, NDRI
16. The production and distribution of the day old chicks in Nepal, Dawa Tshiring Tamang, AFU and Niraj Prakash Joshi, HU
17. Economics of production and marketing of offseason tomato in Kathmandu, Nepal, Namrata Gautam, AFU