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Sustainability of Organic Farming in Nepal

Authors:
Singh, Mrinila
Maharjan, Keshav Lall

ISBN:
978 981 10 5618 5
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
208
List price(s):
169.00 USD
108.00 GBP
134.99 EUR

Publication date:
22 November 2017

Full description: 

This book explores the sustainability aspect of organic and conventional farming systems, which is commonly categorized into three sub-aspects: social, environmental and economic. The social structure of a given area, organic friendly technologies, soil properties, crop diversification and income are the elements chosen for comparison, and are analyzed using descriptive and statistical methods. In addition, the book assesses the current status of the local organic market in Nepal and field experiments involving the use of various organic means to achieve better production for selected vegetables. Determining the benefits and/or challenges of organic and conventional farming is important to determining the most viable type of farming in the long term, but can be greatly impacted by a given area's specific characteristics (social, environmental, political, etc.), which is why this study focuses on a specific location: the Chitwan district of Nepal, where group conversion to organic farming has existed alongside conventional farming for years. This book offers a useful guide for both practitioners and academic researchers who are interested in organic farming and food security, particularly in developing countries.

Table of contents: 

Chapter 1. Introduction to sustainability of a farming system Chapter 2. Status of organic farming in Nepal Chapter 3. Socioeconomic dimension of a farming system Chapter 4. Environmental dimension of a farming system Chapter 5. Crop management through organic and conventional means Chapter 6. Soil properties of organic and conventional farm Chapter 7. Economic dimension of a farming system Chapter 8. Crop diversification under organic and conventional farm Chapter 9. Income from organic and conventional farm Chapter 10. Cost-benefit analysis of five crops under organic and conventional farm Chapter 11. Status of local organic market in Nepal Chapter 12. Viability of various organic means for vegetable production

Biography: 

Dr. Mrinila Singh, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan Prof. Dr. Keshav Lall Maharjan, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

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