Recent works that we’ve been doing since last few months.

Agricultural Extension System in Nepal Issues and challenges

BirendraBahadurHamal, DDG, DOA

NiruDahalPandey, Program Director,DOAE, DOA

ShanbhuShrestha(General Secretary NAEA)

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National Agricultural Extension Systems in Nepal: An Analysis of the System Diversity

Sharma, N.K., (2011).
The country paper consists of different technical chapters including one main theme paper on Review of Agricultural Extension System in Nepal.

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Institutional and technological innovation: Understanding agricultural adaptation to climate change in Nepal

Chhetri, N., Chaudhary, P., Tiwari, P.R and Yadawd, R.B., (2011).This paper illustrates how farmers and their supporting institutions are evolving and co-producing climate sensitive technologies on demand examining the extent to which resource endowments have influenced the evolution of technological and institutional innovations in Nepal’s agricultural research and development.

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Participatory Agricultural Development in Nepal: Discrepancies between Policies, Views and Experiences

Ghimire, N.R., Petheram, R.J and Perkins, J.M., (2009).

The study discusses the extent of farmer participation in agricultural development in Nepal, and explores the experiences of farmers in a Sustainable Soil Management Program. 

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Participatory Approach of extension: Review of Extension Services of Farmer Groups and Agricultural Cooperatives – A case study of Nepal

Tiwari, K.P., (2009).

The study examines the participatory approaches adopted by extension services of Nepal

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Community-Driven Development and Scaling -up of MicroFinance Services: case Studies From Nepal and India

NUBL’s growth leveled off just as expansion of SHGs accelerated in India. This was not a coincidence. The Maoist insurgency in Nepal severely restricted development of the microfinance sector, while the supporting environment in India facilitated its own unparalleled expansion.

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Banking on the Poor Unleashing the Benefits of Microfinance

This policy brief is designed to help policymakers and practitioners understand the financial services needed by
the poor. It is framed within lessons learned from a five-year IFPRI research program that examined, among other issues, the roles government should play in providing financial services to meet the needs of the poor. Insights presented here are based on a series of detailed household surveys conducted in nine countries of Africa and Asia: Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Egypt, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, and Pakistan.

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Rural financial policies for food security for the poor

This policy brief summarizes lessons learned from IFPRI´s multicountry program on rural finance and household food security with regard to the poors’ demand for financial services. The lessons are derived from detailed household surveys conducted in nine countries of Asia and Africa: Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Egypt, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, and Pakistan.

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Gender and Poverty New Evidence From 10 Development Countries

This paper presents new evidence on the association between gender and poverty based on an empirical analysis of 11 data sets from 10 developing countries. The paper computes income- and expenditure-based poverty measures and investigates their sensitivity to the use of per capita and per adult equivalent units. It also tests for differences in poverty incidence between individuals in male- and female-headed households using stochastic dominance analysis.

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Agriculture, seed, and innovation in Nepal: Industry and policy issues for the future

When agroecology is considered, the hill regions are divided into three (Table 1.1) resulting in five distinct domains that vary in their resource endowment, land-use systems, farming systems, cropping patterns and intensities, and access to road and market networks. Population distribution in Nepal is related more to the proportion of cultivated land than to the geographical area. For example, Terai and inner Terai are home to 48.4 percent of the population and cover 56 percent of the total cultivated land; hills account for 44.3 percent of population and 37 percent of cultivated land while mountains accommodate 7.3 percent of the total population and have only 7 percent of the cultivated land (Ne-pal, National Planning Commission–WFP–NDRI 2010)

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