Testing and Scaling up of Sustainable Agriculture Kits
Authors: Sajal Sthapit, Roshan Pudasaini
Terrace farming is the quintessential farming system in Nepal covering 70% of the country’s farmland. Modern mechanization has not made inroads in terrace farming due to narrow and small plot sizes on a difficult terrain. In the recent decades, migration of males out of the villages in search of employment have reduced available farm labour and increased workload on females. Frequent droughts, unpredictable rainfall, landslides and soil erosion have been exacerbated by climate change. Terrace farming has become synonymous with drudgery inducing farming.