Bhairab Raj Kaini1
Fruit development program in Nepal has been fetching state priority ever since the Fifth Plan. Since then many efforts have been made in fruit research and development. Among many efforts of the past, introduction and evaluation of exotic varieties, intensive fruit production programs in the late Sixty, private fruit nursery development, national priority program for citrus development in 20 mid- hill districts, special junar production program of Sindhuli and Ramechhap, establishment of demo-farms in production areas, LARC/ PARC model of fruit development program, command area approach of government farms and the programs in farmers' initiation were reported as successful ones. The impact of these programs could be justified by an increase in fruit production in the areas they were implemented. If we analyze the reasons of the successes, many lesions can be learned from them.
Proceeding Volume 4