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.
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