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The Farmer

In Nepal, the economy is dominated by agriculture. Agriculture has long been based on subsistence farming, particularly in the hilly regions where peasants
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In Nepal, the economy is dominated by agriculture. Agriculture has long been based on subsistence farming, particularly in the hilly regions where peasants
derive their living from fragmented plots of land cultivated in difficult conditions. Government programs to introduce irrigation facilities&fertilizers have proved inadequate, their delivery hampered by the mountainous terrain. Population increases & environmental degradation have ensured that the minimal gains in agricultural production, owing more to the extension of arable land than to improvements in farming practices, have been cancelled out. Once an exporter of rice, Nepal now has a food deficit.
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