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FEATURE-Nepal's first locally made electric motorbike woos petrol purists

Aug 17 2021

* Motorbikes make up nearly 80% of Nepal's registered vehicles

Nepal chokes on smoke and ash as drought-worsened wildfires rage

Apr 12 2021

DANG, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the eight years that Basudev Pokharel has worked as a forest guard, he has rarely seen a fire as huge as the one that raged through his village in western Nepal in March.

Rising heat and snow-bare peaks chill Nepal's mountain economy

Feb 08 2021

DHAMPUS, Nepal(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Over the 12 years that Baburam Giri has worked as a hotel cook in the village of Dhampus - a major tourist draw with its views of the towering Annapurna mountain range - winters have become less snowy.

Climate-smart farming for western Nepal villages eases migration pressure

Jan 06 2021

PYUTHAN, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ram Bahadur Rayamajhi worked in a furniture shop in India for nearly 15 years but returned to his home village in western Nepal's Pyuthan district several years ago, after suffering from a nerve problem.

Drought and hunger drive Nepal farmers to India, defying COVID ban

Oct 20 2020

NARAINAPUR, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As an exceptionally wet monsoon season caused floods and landslides across much of Nepal, Buddhi Prasad Chaudhary, a farmer in the west of the country, was harvesting his rice early, after drought left it suitable only for animal feed.

Climate change and COVID land Nepal's tea production in hot water

Sep 15 2020

ILAM, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation - In the 25 years he has grown tea in eastern Nepal, Yuvraj Gautam never had a yield this low.

Farmers fear hunger as floods worsen pandemic woes in western Nepal

Aug 07 2020

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Nepali farmer Ganga Bahadur Sahi would go to India for six months a year to work as a labourer, earning money to feed his family of five.

FEATURE-No jobs, few crops: Coronavirus and pests leave Nepal fearing hunger

Jul 15 2020

PYUTHAN, Nepal, July 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two months ago, Krishna Prasad Jaisi lost his job as a chef in neighbouring India when the coronavirus pandemic shut down the hotel where he worked. With the business still closed, he's unsure he'll ever get his job back.

Kathmandu battles new threat as temperatures rise: dengue fever

Sep 14 2019

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Prabina Maharjan, it started with a headache, which then turned into fever and body pain.

As rains falter, water harvesting quenches Nepal's thirst for irrigation

Jul 09 2019

TANSEN, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In south-central Nepal's Palpa district, which spans from the country's hillsides to its southern lowlands, farmers can grow a huge range of crops, from coffee to paddy rice, lychees to wheat.

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