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Environmental factors are key in understanding the food security phenomenon in the Dhankuta district of Nepal

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Naresh RimalNaresh Rimal, Wendy HillmanWendy Hillman, David MidmoreDavid Midmore
This poster elaborates on the grounded reality of environmental narratives while engaging with rural communities with the purpose of studying food security and aid intervention outcomes in the Dhankuta District of Nepal. In Nepal, approximately eighty percent of people live in rural areas and are involved in single household farming, utilising small to medium (0.95 ha in 1995) size farm lots. The food security concerns for these farming communities are exacerbated by entrenched poverty and a history of international development aid and as a developing nation has forged bilateral relationships with India and China in particular, and more developed nations. The role of external aid in the context of food security and rural livelihood is critical and requires better understanding. At present food security concerns have been addressed in other jurisdictions which generally focus on issues of increasing crop/farm yield through external inputs; specifically seeds, agrochemicals and national policies. Translation of food security concerns from earlier studies to the Nepali environment is not straightforward and requires contextualization.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

67

End Page

68

Number of Pages

2

Start Date

01/01/2014

Finish Date

01/01/2014

ISBN-13

9781906740122

Location

Washington DC, USA

Publisher

International Society for the Systems Sciences

Place of Publication

Washington DC, USA

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Higher Education Division (2013- ); Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); School of Human, Health and Social Sciences (2013- ); School of Medical and Applied Sciences (2013- );

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

International Society for the Systems Sciences