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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i>: its status and impact on people and wildlife in Nepal.

Of the non-native species that have begun to show invasive characteristics, M. micrantha (mikania) has emerged as the most serious weed in the tropical and subtropical areas of Nepal. This chapter discusses the arrival and spread, as well as the ecological, economic and social impacts of mikania...

Author(s)
Baral, H. S.; Adhikari, B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Characterizing farmer innovation behavior for agricultural technologies in transitional areas facing environmental change.

To understand better the issues of technology transfer and information flow, this chapter discusses a research conducted in Nepal that was designed to study the significant socio-economic factors contributing to an individual farmer's likelihood of adopting introduced conservation agriculture (CA)...

Author(s)
Halbrendt, J.; Paudel, B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647753)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Understanding conservation agriculture adopter's information network to promote innovation and agricultural entrepreneurship: the case of tribal farmers in the Hill Region of Nepal.

The study presented in this chapter was conducted to understand how social networks lead to access to information, thus helping farmers make decisions on adoption of agricultural innovations and entrepreneurial activities (commercial vegetable cultivation, value addition and small enterprises) in...

Author(s)
Paudel, B.; Wilson, K. A.; Chan, C.; Tamang, B. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647753)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Policies on shifting cultivation in the countries of the eastern Himalayas.

This chapter reviews government policies in the countries of the eastern Himalayas and how they have affected shifting cultivation. The policies, implementation, and outcomes in individual countries are presented first, followed by a discussion of gaps and weaknesses across the region and some...

Author(s)
Phuntsho, K.; Rawat, G. S.; Rasul, G.; Wu Ning
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tourism and change in Nepal's Mt Everest region.

This chapter explores the exponential growth and development of high-altitude climbing and trekking in the Mt Everest region of Nepal. It summarizes some of the changes to the built environment, as well as the economic and social-cultural changes associated with tourism. The chapter concludes with...

Author(s)
Nepal, S. K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644608)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Community biodiversity management (CBM): a participatory methodology that integrates empowerment, livelihoods and on-farm management of agrobiodiversity.

This chapter presents an overview of community biodiversity management (CBM) methodology based on in-depth experiences from Brazil, Ethiopia, India, France, Nepal and reference cases from several other countries. The key role of the most commonly used participatory practices that integrate...

Author(s)
Subedi, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regenerating forests and livelihoods in Nepal: a new lease of life. Unfolding the experience of 20 years of poverty alleviation through leasehold forestry in the Himalayas.

This book seeks to capture the leasehold forestry experience, with a special focus on the Leasehold Forestry and Livestock Programme, which has been a critical part of the leasehold forestry experience in Nepal for approximately 20 years. It describes the origins and evolution of the various...

Author(s)
Thierry, B.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646312)
Type
Book
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Cover for Rural Nepal: its people, its forests.

This chapter describes the people and forests of rural Nepal. The chapter discusses the importance of forests in people's livelihoods, and the emergence of leasehold and community forestry in the region.

Author(s)
Thierry, B.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646312)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An initiative takes root - HLFFDP, the first leasehold forestry project.

This chapter discusses the first leasehold forestry project in Nepal. The government launched the Hills Leasehold Forestry and Forage Development Project (HLFFDP), which was financed by an IFAD loan, as well as a grant from the Royal Netherlands Government for the Technical Assistance component...

Author(s)
Thierry, B.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646312)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The initiative gathers force - LFLP, the second leasehold forestry project.

This chapter discusses the second leasehold forestry project, Leasehold Forestry and Livestock Programme (LFLP), in Nepal. To help Nepal implement the leasehold forestry approach as a national programme, IFAD designed the LFLP in 2005, upscaling the previous projects at a national scale. Once...

Author(s)
Thierry, B.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646312)
Type
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