Nepal is geographically filled with a mountainous terrain, making certain procedures more optimal for cultivation. The climbing rose would be a great fit because it can grow on the side of a terrace wall on any farmers plot of land, especially optimal for hillside farmers. This is because they would not need any drastic changes in what they have to work with making it a much more plausible change and source of income. (Gauchan, 2009). Nepal already has the climate for floriculture in regards to weather and soils. Floriculture is an already experiencing a 10-15% growth per year in Nepal, and it especially helps women (easier work than other plants). Work by the University of Kathamandu in Nepal has shown that Nepalese export to India, USA, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Australia, Taiwan, Italy, Germany and some of the Gulf countries (Gauchan, 2009). This market shows great potential. A problem with growing roses is it needs a large quantity of manure to keep healthy, and a decent amount of watering; therefore interventions will be needed for it to be grown in Nepal by poor farmers on a large scale (Encyclopedia Brittanica). Another problem to be looked at is that roses could only be grown seasonably in hotter temperatures like summer therefore the industry would be much slower in the winter season.
The benefits to Nepal would be exponential of a successful rose export industry, as cut flowers are a proven commodity with sales of US$13,000 million annually globally (Gauchan, 2009). Nepal will need interventions to more successfully be able to produce roses on a large scale, including government grants for items such as fertilizers (manure or industrial), irrigation, and a means of transportation for hillside farmers to get their produce to market. In all this would be great for Nepal’s farmers and help pull even the most in need of farmers out of poverty, especially if aimed at hillside farmers and their needs.