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Promoting Small-Scale Irrigation Scheme: A Sustainable Way Out to Food Insecurity and Poverty Reduction in Rural Nepal

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Joshi, Neeraj N.; Dahal, Kulchandra; Koirala, Saraswati
Date: 2009
Agency: Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN), Kathmandu, Nepal
Series: RRN Briefing Paper, no. 4
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7498
Sector: Agriculture
Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): irrigation
food supply
poverty alleviation
Abstract: "In a country like Nepal where the monsoon is becoming increasingly erratic, the food need of the ever-growing human population cannot be adequately supported by the rain-fed agriculture alone. Certainly, irrigation is the utmost and crucial means of ensuring sustainable agriculture and coping with periods of inadequate rainfall and drought."

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