Area and Production of Coffee in Nepal

Coffee is presently known to be grown in about forty districts in Nepal. However, the coffee growing districts in Eastern Development Region (EDR) are not very suitable for coffee due to higher rainfall and probability of higher incidence of diseases and pests. Since coffee producers do not use chemical pest control measures, incidence of any disease in the eastern region could spread the diseases to other parts of the country too. Besides, EDR is the tea producing area and expansion of coffee in EDR will have to compete with tea for available resources and market. The districts in far-west and mid-west development regions have low potential for coffee production due to the frequent drought problem. The major coffee growing districts where substantial amount of coffee being traded lie in Central and Western Development Regions namely Gulmi, Palpa, Arghakhanchi, Baglung, Syangja, Parbat, Kaski, Lamjung, Gorkha and Tanahu in the Western Region and Lalitpur, Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Dhading and Ramechhap in Central Development Region.

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