Seed Sector Analysis – Nepal Industry, Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2017 - 2022)
In Nepalese seed industry, the private seed sector accounts for four-fifth of the total commercial seed production of high-value vegetable seeds.
The seed system in Nepal includes, both, informal and formal seed system, with the formal seed system accounting for less than 10% of the seed supply. However, both these systems are interlinked and they complement each other for selection and maintenance of preferred varieties for commercial use in the Nepalese seed industry.
Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) is the most important agency for conducting agricultural research in the Nepalese seed industry. Private-sector leaders, private seed companies, village-based small seed enterprises (SSEs), and groups organized by the Department of Agriculture’s Crop Development Directorate are the important players in the Nepalese seed industry.
The important companies in the Nepalese seed industry include
• National Seed Company Limited (NSC)
• Unique Seed Company
• Lumbini Seed Company
• Gorkha Seed Company
• Goel Seed
• Universal Seed
• Buddha Seed
Major factors limiting the growth of the market include lack of access to good quality imported seeds for sowing, and inadequate facilities for storage of the harvested crops. The increase in the vegetable seed production, along with the availability of suitable manpower at optimum cost is driving the Nepalese seed industry.
The market is segmented, based on crop type, into grains and cereals, vegetable, and others with grains and cereals having the majority market share in Nepal. Paddy, in the grain and cereals segment, occupies the largest market share in the Nepalese seed industry.
Major Companies in the Sector Include:
• National Seed Company Limited
• Unique Seed Company
• Annapurna Beej Bhandar
• Hariyali Samudayik Biu Company
Recent Industry Insights
• Four companies, namely, New Shreeram, Lumbini Seed Company, GATE Nepal Pvt. Ltd. and Unique seeds Company have been a part of a 10 member group of Nepalese companies that have worked with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) through the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) since 2014 to improve their marketing and sales strategies, business development, product range, and quality.
• Nepal signed a seed sharing agreement alongside India and Bangladesh in 2014. This agreement gives Nepalese farmers access to new and better seeds by establishing common parameters for varietal release.
Key Deliverables in the Study
• Market analysis for the Nepalese seed industry with region-specific assessments and competition analysis.
• Market overview, identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the Nepalese seed market and how these factors are instrumental in changing the market scenario, on both, global and regional scale.
• Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies and their market share, along with an analysis of their current strategic interests and financial information and plans adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
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