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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


Contributions of the reviewers to maintain the standards of this peer reviewed journal is highly appreciated. The following reviewers have contributed to different volumes of the journal.

Bhaba Tripathi

Internation Rice Research Institute

Bharat Pokheral


Bhaskar Karki

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal

Bishnu Hari

Paudyal RECOFTC Bryan Bushley University of Hawaii, USA

Dil B Khatri

ForestAction Nepal

Edwin Cedamon

University of Adelaide, Australia

Eak Rana

Charles Sturt University

Hari S Luintel

Portland State University, Portland, USA

Hari Dhungana

Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies, Nepal

Jagannath Adhikari

Australian National University, Australia

Krishna P Paudel

ForestAction Nepal

Krishna P Pant

Ministry of Agriculture Development, Government of Nepal

Laxman Joshi

Freelance Consultant

Mani Ram Banjade

Centre of International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Ramesh Sunam

Australian National University, Australia Randell Bluffstone Portland State University, USA

Rajendra Upreti

Ministry of Agriculture Development, Government of Nepal

Ramji Neupane


Bhaba Tripathi

IRRI, Nepal

Sindhu Dhungana

Monash University, Australia

Sudeep Jana

Curtins University, Australia