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2014 - Special Issue on Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security. Vol 12(1)

  • This special issue on 'sustainable agriculture and food security' examines diverse aspects of agriculture policies and practices in Nepal. There is an increased appreciation of ‘food’ as a crucial product for life, not only an economic commodity, and that it is closely associated with sustainable farming and food sovereignty. Current agricultural modernizing policies, have narrowly conceived agriculture as purely an economic sector. Accordingly, agricultural system as a whole has been obliterated and farmers are losing control on farming. At the same time ecosystem is losing resilient capacity to produce healthy food. In this context, sustainable agriculture can be seen as a way out. Sustainable agriculture combines science and art in producing food, fiber, and other products while enriching the ecosystem. This means producing healthy food without compromising the future generation’s ability to produce food and critical ecosystem services. However, globalization has affected Nepal’s agricultural sector in unique way. The corporate control has just been started, especially by introducing hybrid seeds and chemical fertilizer. Migration of youths to overseas labour markets has resulted labour scarcity in farms. How far this process is helping or hindering the sustainable agriculture has been the main theme taken by most articles in this issue of the journal.

  • Chief Editor: Naya Sharma Paudel
  • Managing Editor: Rahul Karki and Yuba Raj Subedi
  • Guest Editor: Jagan Nath Adhikari
  • ISBN: 1684-0186

Editorial Advisory Board


Dr.Hemant Ojha, University of New South Wales, Australia


Prof. Andrea Nightingale, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Dr Bir Bahadur Khanal Chhetri, Institute of Forestry, Tribhuvan University

Dr Don Gilmour, Freelance Consultant, Australia

Dr Giridhar Kinhal, Indian Institute of Forest Management, India

Prof. Jesse Ribot, University of Illinois, USA

Dr Krishna K Shrestha, The University of New South Wales, Australia

Dr Parvin Sultana, Middlesex University, UK

Dr Phuntsho Namgyel, Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation, Bhutan

Prof. Prodyut Bhattacharya, GGS Indraprastha University, India

Dr Ravi Prabhu, World Agroforestry Centre, Indonesia Prof. Rodney Keenan, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr SP Singh, Center for Ecology Development and Research, India