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000033757 037__ $$aARTICLE--2018-013
000033757 041__ $$aEnglish
000033757 100__ $$aSubedee, B. R.
000033757 100__ $$aChaudhary, R. P.
000033757 100__ $$aUprety, Y.
000033757 100__ $$aDorji, T. 
000033757 245__ $$aSocio-Ecological Perspectives of Himalayan Giant Nettle (Girardinia Diversifolia (Link) Friis) in Nepal
000033757 260__ $$c2018
000033757 300__ $$a1-9
000033757 500__ $$aabstract also available in Chinese
000033757 507__ $$aKSLCDI
000033757 520__ $$aNatural fibers have attracted considerable attention in recent years because of their low cost, renewable, and eco-friendly nature. The study investigated the economic, social, medicinal, and traditional use of Himalayan Giant Nettle commonly called ?Allo? (Girardinia diversifolia) in Nepal. The fiber extracted from ?Allo? is one of the income sources for people living in rural mountainous region of Nepal. The traditional fiber processing techniques, use of locally available materials, and medicinal value helped to preserve ?Allo.? Nevertheless, the resource stock is declining from its natural habitat due to changes in traditional grazing practices, rapid expansion of plantation of cash crops like large cardamom (Amomum subulatum) and Chirayito (Swertia chirayita) where ?Allo? grows naturally. Cultivation, sustainable harvesting, and policy formulation on ?one-door taxation? system are important to preserve this important natural fiber species.
000033757 653__ $$aHimalayan Giant Nettle
000033757 653__ $$abast fibers
000033757 653__ $$aKailash Sacred Landscape
000033757 653__ $$aeconomic potential
000033757 653__ $$atraditional fiber
000033757 653__ $$aAllo
000033757 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000033757 773__ $$pJournal of Natural Fibers
000033757 773__ $$vOnline
000033757 8564_ $$uhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15440478.2018.1458684$$yExternal link (close access)
000033757 8560_ $$fjha.anil4@gmail.com
000033757 980__ $$aARTICLE