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Sustainable Agriculture in the Himalayan Mountains


Denudation due to traditional slash and burn practices in the young Himalayan Mountains is one of causes of landslide and soil loss. The yield from such a shifting cultivation with virtually no fallow period is so low that the shifting cultivators could hardly feed their families. The indigenous Chepangs and Tamangs in Makawanpur, Nepal, who practices such a traditional practice have initiated agroforestry and started to plant banana, fodder and other nutrient recycling plants to improve their denuded land. And within three years, they have seen a remarkable progress in their lives. They are no longer afraid of landslide and hunger. The reduction of soil loss and landslide and increase in productivity have contributed to Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7- ensuring environmental sustainability and goal 1-eradication of extreme poverty and hunger. Likewise, involving indigenous women in agroforestry initiatives has also contributed to goal 3- promote generate equality and empower women. The replication of this sustainable agroforestry in many parts of the country has also significantly contributed to achieving MDGs.

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Denudation due to traditional slash and burn practices in the young Himalayan Mountains is one of causes of landslide and soil loss. The yield from such a shifting cultivation with virtually no fallow period is so low that the shifting cultivators could hardly feed their families. The indigenous Chepangs and Tamangs in Makawanpur, Nepal, who practices such a traditional practice have initiated agroforestry and started to plant banana, fodder and other nutrient recycling plants to improve their denuded land. And within three years, they have seen a remarkable progress in their lives. They are no longer afraid of landslide and hunger. The reduction of soil loss and landslide and increase in productivity have contributed to Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7- ensuring environmental sustainability and goal 1-eradication of extreme poverty and hunger. Likewise, involving indigenous women in agroforestry initiatives has also contributed to goal 3- promote generate equality and empower women. The replication of this sustainable agroforestry in many parts of the country has also significantly contributed to achieving MDGs.

For more Info: www.cvision.org.np Denudation due to traditional slash and burn practices in the young Himalayan Mountains is one of causes of landslide and soil loss. The yield from such a shifting cultivation with virtually no fallow period is so low that the shifting cultivators could hardly feed their families. The indigenous Chepangs and Tamangs in Makawanpur, Nepal, who practices such a traditional practice have initiated agroforestry and started to plant banana, fodder and other nutrient recycling plants to improve their denuded land. And within three years, they have seen a remarkable progress in their lives. They are no longer afraid of landslide and hunger. The reduction of soil loss and landslide and increase in productivity have contributed to Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7- ensuring environmental sustainability and goal 1-eradication of extreme poverty and hunger. Likewise, involving indigenous women in agroforestry initiatives has also contributed to goal 3- promote generate equality and empower women. The replication of this sustainable agroforestry in many parts of the country has also significantly contributed to achieving MDGs.

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