Adoption Of Sustainable Land Management Practices And Their Impact On Soil Fertility And Agricultural Market Surplus Among Smallholders In The Mahottari District, Nepal

Ashok Kumar Chaudhary

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Abstract

Agricultural productivity of smallholder farms in Nepal is low due to declining soil fertility, unsustainable agronomic practices, and inefficient water use, requiring adoption of sustainable land management practices (SLMP). This thesis examines factors affecting adoption of SLMP and their impacts on soil fertility and agricultural market surplus using econometric models. Findings suggest that gender, age, education, and livestock population affect adoption of SLMP. Adoption of SLMP and provision of government support/extension visits could improve soil fertility, while using combined SLMP increases agricultural market surplus. Therefore, policy should nurture local institutions and promote SLMP to improve farm productivity.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Pandit, Ram, Supervisor
  • Burton, Michael, Supervisor
Award date17 Mar 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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