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Agriculture & Horticulture

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From the 1,200 PUM experts who share their knowledge as volunteers, around 120 have expertise in Agriculture and Horticulture. Clients we collaborate with are: agri & horti farmers and foresters, plant breeders, seed suppliers, and machinery suppliers, all in the broad sense of the term.

Areas of expertise – From seed to harvest

Technical advice

  • Soil fertility; application of fertilizer, compost
  • Crop protection; application of pesticides
  • Water management / irrigation
  • Post-harvest / storage
  • Sustainable agriculture & horticulture / forestry

Advice on inputs

  • Choice of seeds; species/cultivars
  • Choice of fertilizers
  • Choice of phytosanitary products / pesticides
  • Choice of machines

Management consultancy

  • Marketing plan
  • Business plan

By Agri & Horti experts or by management consultancy experts.

 

Prakash Kanta
owner Abloom - Nepal

“PUM has helped my business move forward by developing and improving our skills and production methods. PUM expert Ton offered me the technical knowledge I need to improve my production techniques and in the end improve overall quality.”

Agriculture

  • Staple crops: potatoes, onions, maize, cereals, etc.
  • Forest, timber and non-timber products
  • Tree products: apples, cocoa, oilseeds, stone fruits (mangos), hazelnuts, etc.
  • Products from the bushes: pineapple, coffee, tea, etc.
  • Nursery
  • Propagation material: seeds, young plants, grafts – for agricultural crops

Horticulture

  • Flowers and ornamental plants
  • Aromatic herbs
  • Mushrooms
  • Protected cultivation of vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuces
  • Production of red fruits: strawberries, berries (indoors and outdoors)
  • Field vegetables: carrot, pumpkin, cabbage
  • Nursery production and multiplication of tissue cultures for horticultural crops.

 

 

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