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Dysfunctional Horticulture Value Chains and the Need for Modern Marketing Infrastructure: The Case of Nepal

Publication | October 2019
Dysfunctional Horticulture Value Chains and the Need for Modern Marketing Infrastructure: The Case of Nepal

This brief presents findings on agricultural wholesale markets in Nepal and provides recommendations to help develop more efficient production and marketing systems.

This brief provides an overview of Nepal’s agriculture sector and horticulture value chain, and of four agricultural wholesale markets. It notes that inefficiencies in the value chain lead to high seasonal and spatial price fluctuations for fruit and vegetables, and suggests ways of improving wholesale markets, production, and marketing.