Message from the President
Nepal horticulture society (NHS) was established in 1990 and is one of the oldest professional societies in Nepal. For thirty-two years, since its establishment, NHS has been focusing continuously on horticulture development in Nepal. At Present NHS has 255 horticulturists as lifetime members. They are spread out in all fields, including but not limited to, government, non-government organizations, universities, colleges, private businesses, and individuals associated with horticultural enterprises both in the country and abroad. The purpose of NHS is to promote and encourage national interest in horticulture. The objectives of the society include supporting government and non-government organizations in planning, policy reforms, and implementation of horticultural development programs in the country, enhancing public awareness towards the importance of horticulture, encouraging horticulturists and recognize their contributions in developing the horticultural sector in the country, and promoting horticulture as an integral part of environmental conservation activity. Other objectives of this society include developing linkages with national and international organizations, institutes, and societies to exchange knowledge, skills, and technologies for the benefit of Nepal. The Nepalese Horticulture journal is NHS‘s official publication. In collaboration with government organizations, it has been organizing annual horticultural seminars/workshops regularly and had also conducted the first International Horticulture Conference in 2016. NHS’s editorial board is regularly publishing the proceedings of workshops/seminars. With help of prominent horticulturists, it is also publishing technical books. There is also the provision of awards to encourage farmers/entrepreneurs for their significant contribution to horticulture and topper MS students (horticulture) with the fund supported by NHS’s senior horticulturists. NHS has opened to join its hands for research, education, and development of horticulture. I would like to welcome the new members with open arms on behalf of the society and encourage everyone to participate in innovative works so as to develop the field of horticulture in Nepal.
Gopal Prasad Shrestha