India is globally the largest consumer of pulses with millions, particularly the poor, dependent on them for food and nutrition. It is also the largest importer of pulses and faces increasing dependence on imports as pulses demand is projected to increase 1.5 fold by 2030. The growing shortage has raised pulses prices making them unaffordable for most in India.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2016Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Southern Asia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2017Nepal, Asia, Southern Asia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2014Nepal, Southern Asia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Indonesia, Nepal, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2018Southern Asia, Nepal
The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) set out internationally-accepted principles and standards for responsible practices, providing a framework for governments, the private sector and civil society to use when developing policies and programmes for improving food security.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2000Southern Asia, Nepal
This study explores the impact of changes in environmental conditions on intrahousehold labor allocation to the collection of environmental goods such as fuelwood and leaf fodder for a sample of rural Nepali households. Using household-level panel data collected in 1982 and 1997, the study finds that household collection time significantly increases with measures of environmental resource scarcity, and that the increase appears to come almost equally from men and women.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Southern Asia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2017Nepal, South-Eastern Asia
The majority of farmers of the Tarai-Madhesh region in Nepal struggle to make a living
from low-productivity small-holdings, in a context of growing climate variability. This is a
region with persistent rural poverty and deep inequalities in the distribution of resources,
combined with a lack of opportunities in the local economy. This has induced significant outmigration,
mostly of young men, resulting in the so-called “feminization” of the agriculture
sector. While this has offered some limited economic empowerment, it does not necessarily
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2010Nepal, Southern Asia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2008Nepal
Nepal introduced various community based forest management (CBFM) programmesthat aim to improve forest management while improving the livelihoods of the forest dependent poor. One of these programmes is the Leasehold Forestry and Livestock Programme (LFLP). Various studies have demonstrated its positive impacts but severa studies also pointed out its unintentional negative impacts. This policy brief presents implementation and related design constraints facing the LFLP and suggests ways to resolve them and improve programme outcomes.
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