Demand for essential oils in the world is growing. Nepal can benefit from that.

In 2021 the global essential oils (also known as aromatherapy) markets valued at $19.7 billion, up from $ 2,724 million in 2014. Precedence Research, a …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Despite being Nepal’s major export product, large cardamom hardly reaches world markets

Nepali farmers are long known for minding their own business by doing subsistence farming. That is, growing crops to only meet their needs, leaving little …

Economy  the_farsight

Tourism-dependent small businesses are suffering from long covid

Thamel is a crowded, noisy place these days. But not from taxis honking their way through its narrow streets, rickshaws and street dogs searching for …

Business  Karan Poudel

The reasons behind vast informal economy and lacklustre growth of businesses

Kamal runs a profitable business in Kathmandu city manufacturing plastics for food packaging. Despite his business flair, Kamal does not want to scale up his …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Why Nepali politicians should watch Shark Tank India

Reality TV show Shark Tank India, was a riveting experience for everyday Indian viewers and entrepreneurs alike. It gave budding Indian entrepreneurs an opportunity to …

Business  Karan Poudel and Sabin Jung Pande

From farm to fork: Understanding how food chain works in Rupandehi, the breadbasket of Lumbini

Farmers are our lifeline. As long as there are farmers, there is life in the world. The food they produce reaches us through various channels …

Economy  Sushmita Sharma

“We see cities as the arena to build the next era of civilization”

Arriving at a large commercial building in Teku, I climbed four long flights of stairs plastered with posters of Goddess Lakshmi to the workspace of …

Interview  Aakriti Maya Aryal

How the pandemic affected Nepali MSMEs, and the outcomes of COVID-19 MSME Fund Nepal

THE SUDDEN ARRIVAL OF THE COVID PANDEMIC in 2020 dealt a heavy blow to Nepals economy. All kinds of businesses were affected in some ways. …

Business  the_farsight

Why are there a few patents in Nepal?

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 50 MILLION PATENTShave been granted globally. So far more than 70 patents have been registered in Nepal, compared with Bangladeshs 68 …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Sustainable businesses in Nepal: In between sustaining and surviving

Small sustainable businesses that sell Nepal-made products are steadily making a mark in themarket. Some are social media hits with their marketing gimmicks, which have …

Environment  Ayusha Chalise

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