Nepal is the third largest ginger producer in the world with an annual production of approximately 250,000 MT1. Despite being rich in climatic conditions that is suitable for the production of quality ginger, the current production is far below its potential. Difficulties in accessing post-harvest technologies and lack of information about the quality of Nepalese indigenous ginger cultivars are some of the major constraints that needs to be addressed to bolster trade and marketing of ginger.
The ginger progile aims to bridge the information gap by providing relevant stakeholders the information on physical and biochemical properties of Nepalese ginger, considered important from the trade perspective.