Ginger Information Sheet

Ginger, a popular spice in culinary preparation, grows at an altitude of 600 to 1600 meters from the sea level. Due to favorable climatic conditions and increased demand in domestic and export market, Ginger farming has gained popularity among farmers in mid hills. For example, from 1999/2000 to 2004/2005, land coverage and production recorded an increase of 70 percent and 50 percent respectively. Ginger has emerged as a potential agriculture export produce to in recent years. In 2004/05, Ginger worth IRs 76.99 million was exported compared to IRs 41. 77 million in 41.77. Ilam, Pancthar, Terhathum, Kavre Palanchowk, Palpa, Nawalparasi, Tanahu, Kaski, Dang, Sallyan, and Phyuthan are the top districts in ginger production in the country. Fresh Ginger are graded, cleaned and packed in jute or plastic sack for export. Some farmers have also attempted to undertake value addition of Ginger by converting it into Ginger powder (Suntho).