Sustainable Agriculture and Livestock
Nepal is a developing country with an agricultural economy. The main occupation of Nepal is agriculture. About 80% of people are involved in their occupation. Agriculture is the base of Nepalese people and for Nepal. However, farmers are doing agriculture in the traditional way and using excessive chemicals to increase production. It has been increasing their cost of production and reducing their profit margin. Therefore, LGN intervenes with an integrated approach to convert chemical laden agriculture to environment-friendly sustainable agriculture. Accordingly, the major components are conceived to be sustainable agriculture through IPM and organic-based good agriculture practices. Similarly, we focused on introducing appropriate technology and develop small infrastructure such as poly house construction, irrigation facilities development for the benefit of the farmers. Likewise; marketing promotion and capacity development of the farmers are other parts of this approach. In the same way, LGN intervenes to the farmer on sustainable livestock through good management practices (GMP), fodder management, cattle shed improvement.
LGN aims to increase the productivity of small farmers’ land through is an integrated approach that will finally help farmers achieve sustainable livelihood. There is always a question that how to sustain the livelihood of the subsistent farmers in the hills. The answer to this is the integrated approach or in other words, integrated development. The small farmers’ land should be managed in an integrated way so that the per-unit productivity of the land yielded higher. Besides, LGN adopts a strategy of maximum utilization of local resources to create alternative means of chemical fertilizer and pesticides by using the local people.