(HS Code 091010)
Introduction: Ginger is one of the first spices to have been exported from Asia, arriving
in Europe with the spice trade, and was used by ancient Greeks and Romans. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudo stems (false stems made of the rolled bases of leaves) about one meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades.
Cultivation: It is cultivated in tropical, sub-tropical and humid climate like Ilam district in altitudes above 1500 m with well distributed rainfall, temperatures 28-30 0 C, high humidity, rich humus soil and grows well in slightly acidic soil.
Area of Cultivation: Over 23,000 Ha of land in Nepal.
Estimated Production: Over 284,000 M.Tons (Source: MOALD, 2019).
Top 4 Producers in the World: Nepal is the 4 th largest producers of ginger in the World. Top producers are: India (35% share), China (19% share) and Nigeria (12% share) and Nepal (9% share) and exports more than 60% of the own production.
Productivity: 12.35 M.Ton/Ha (average at world's productivity ).
Local Varieties: Nasheyi Bosay and Bhaisay.
Production Flow-chart: 1. Land preparation 2. Propagation 3. Plantation 4. Manures and fertilizers 5.Mulching and irrigation 6. Weeding 7. Harvesting 8. Washing and Drying
Uses: Ginger is a very popular spice used worldwide and also can be used for a variety of food or medicine items such as vegetables, candy, soda, pickles, and alcoholic beverages.
Culinary use: Ginger as pickled in vinegar or sherry as a snack or cooked as an ingredient in many dishes. Tea:ginger herb tea, ginger honey tea.
Wine: candy or ginger wine.
Continental recipes: seasoning in Indian recipes and is a common ingredient
of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, and many South Asian cuisines for flavoring dishes such as seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes.
|Area Ha||Production MT||Yield MT/Ha|
|F.Y. 2073/74 (2016/17)||F.Y. 2074/75 (2017/18)||F.Y. 2075/76 (2018/19)|
|Quantity (Kg)||Value RS.'000||Quantity (Kg)||Value RS.'000|
World Import in 2019 :- 953 Million USD
5 Year Average Growth :- 6.8 %
Potential Markets for Nepal - United States of America, Netherlands, Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Germany, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.