Roles Of Agriculture In Nepal

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Nepal is an agriculture country, 70% of people in the country depends upon agriculture. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood and employment. Nepalese farmers have small size of farmland and also have less than one hector land. These small size farmers are connected by cooperatives. So, cooperatives pool the resources of farmers and as a result they allow their member increase in bargaining power, face the various challenge of the price and increase their individual visibility and their capacity to negotiate prices and market their products. Members individually, would have greater difficulties running their enterprise. Cooperatives may play an important role in times of crisis because of their collective nature, which makes the economic unit and its individual members stronger and more flexible actors in the creation of solid enterprises. The role agriculture plays in the economic system of the country is undoubtedly tremendous. To be more specific, agriculture in Nepal provides livelihood to more than 70% of the total working population and contributes more than 33.5% of the GDP. This reflects that in the present context of Nepalese economy, no other economic sector deserves as much attention as agriculture does (Kharel.et.al, 2010). Agriculture including farming, forestry and livestock is the main source of employment, livelihood and income generation of people of rural areas of Nepal. The annual growth rate of the agricultural sector has gradually increased from

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