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dc.contributor.authorDhakal, Bhubanesworen
dc.contributor.authorBigsby, Hugh R.en
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Rossen
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-15T03:29:28Z
dc.date.available2010-12-01en
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationDhakal, B., Bigsby, H., & Cullen, R. (2011). Forests for food security and livelihood sustainability: policy problems and opportunities for small farmers in Nepal. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 35, 6–115.en
dc.identifier.issn1044-0046en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4346
dc.description.abstractIn Nepal, many rural households need access to public forest resources to complement private resources for food and livestock production. However, current forest policies are largely directed at Environmental protection. The first part of this study identified the effect of current forest policy on livestock production using survey data from 259 households in three Nepal hill districts. The second part used a forestry-agriculture integrated model to examine alternative land use policies that could increase household livestock holdings and income while maintaining the environmental services of the community forest. The results show that current forest policies contributed to reductions in potential household livestock holdings by 34% for goats, 30% for cattle and 27% for buffalo. This exacerbated problems of farm fertility and food shortages in vulnerable and poor households. Modeling of alternative policy scenarios indicates that livestock holdings and income could both be increased for most households in communities practicing agroforestry while still maintaining environmental protection. The increase could be highest for the poorest households. Finally, the article discusses potential implications of new environmental policies on local food security and sustainability in the country.en
dc.format.extent86-115en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Taylor & Francis - https://doi.org/10.1080/10440046.2011.530903en
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/10440046.2011.530903en
dc.rightsCopyright © 2012 Taylor & Francis Groupen
dc.subjectpolicyen
dc.subjectcommunity foresten
dc.subjectfood securityen
dc.subjecthousehold incomeen
dc.subjectintegrated modelen
dc.subjectAgronomy & Agricultureen
dc.titleForests for food security and livelihood sustainability: Policy problems and opportunities for small farmers in Nepalen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/ECONen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Financial and Business Systemsen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Global Value Chains and Tradeen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10440046.2011.530903en
dc.subject.anzsrc070504 Forestry Management and Environmenten
dc.subject.anzsrc140205 Environment and Resource Economicsen
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Sustainable Agricultureen
pubs.issue1en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/ECON
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/FABS
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/GVCT
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.volume35en
dc.identifier.eissn1540-7578en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-8832-2316


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