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000021703 020__ $$a92-9115-278-1
000021703 041__ $$aEnglish
000021703 100__ $$aTulachan, P. M.
000021703 245__ $$aState of Mountain Agriculture in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas: A Regional Comparative Analysis
000021703 260__ $$bInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
000021703 260__ $$c2001
000021703 260__ $$aKathmandu, Nepal
000021703 260__ $$bInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
000021703 508__ $$aBooks and Booklets
000021703 520__ $$aThis study provides a broad, regional picture of the state of mixed crop-livestock mountain agriculture (excluding purely pastoral systems) across the Hindu Kush-Himalayas (HKH), based on an analysis of the empirical data obtained from national government publications. The HKH mountain farming systems have three main integrated components: staple food crops, horticultural and cash crops, and livestock. Data on these key components were obtained for selected mountainous provinces, states, and regions of five HKH countries -- Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.

The broad trends and patterns in mixed crop-livestock mountain agriculture across the region are identified and their implications for long-term sustainability discussed. The results suggest that overall mountain farmers are maintaining a relatively stable production of food grain crops. At the same time there is an increasing trend towards crop diversification with rapid expansion of production and marketing of cash crops, albeit with warning signs of a decline in productivity. The number of stall-fed goats and buffaloes is rising, and there are signs of considerable growth potential for smallholder dairy farming.

Readers will find this book to be a valuable introduction to mixed crop-livestock agriculture in the HKH and a useful source of background statistical information.
000021703 650__ $$aFarming systems
000021703 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000021703 653__ $$aFarming systems
000021703 653__ $$aAgricultural policy
000021703 653__ $$aMountain farming systems
000021703 653__ $$aMountain crops
000021703 653__ $$aHindu Kush Himalayas
000021703 655__ $$aFarming systems
000021703 655__ $$aAgricultural policy
000021703 655__ $$aMountain farming systems
000021703 655__ $$aMountain crops
000021703 655__ $$aHindu Kush Himalayas
000021703 690__ $$aFarming systems
000021703 690__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000021703 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/21703/files/attachment_110.pdf$$yMain Document
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000021703 970__ $$aBM-20120903-1051
000021703 980__ $$aICIMODBOOKS