Government of Nepal

Ministry of Agricultural Development

Department of Agriculture

Crop Development Directorate

Hariharbhawan, Lalitpur

Mid Hill Mega Maize Program

Maize is the main food crop of hilly region of Nepal. There is tremendous opportunities to enhance production and productivity of maize, especially in hilly areas with very minimum development intervention as farmers in most of these areas follow conventional methods and are unaware of improved technologies. Similarly, introducing improved varieties can be a stepping stone in most of these areas in the field of maize production. Taking these issues in consideration, Crop Development Directorate started Mid Hill Mega Maize Program from 2013/14.

Objectives

  • To enhance production and productivity of maize crop.
  • To support for enhancing food security status of hilly districts.

Activities

  • Seed support in 75% subsidy
  • Seed transport subsidy
  • Trainings/Tours
  • Equipment Support in 50 % subsidy (Mini/Power tiller, Accessories, Corn Sheller, Grading Machine, Tarpaulin, Super Grain bag etc
  • Improved maize area expansion
  • Participatory Variety Selection
  • Linkages between stakeholders

Implementing Districts:

Ilam, Paanchthar, terathum, Dhankuta, Bhojpur, Khotang, Okhaldhunga, Udaypur, Dolakha, Sindhupalchok, Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Kavre, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Nuwakot, Dhading, Makwanpur, Lamjung, Gorkha, Kaaski, Parvat, Syangja, Palpa, Myagdi, Baglung, Gulmi, Arghakhachi, Rukum, Rolpa, Pyuthan, Salyan, Jajarkot, Dailekh, Surkhet, Darchula, Achham, Doti, Baitadi, Dadeldhura