Food Security and Agroforestry in relation to Chepang and Tamang Community: A Sociological Study of Central Nepal

Raju Chetry, Uma Kant Silwal


Agroforestry and food security are inter-se related, due to livelihood and income of the person's growth from its practices. Agroforestry is the most cost effective practice nowadays in the context of the world, it also helps the environment from erosion. This practice reduces poverty, also helps nutrition from its consumption. This paper argues that Agroforestry intervention and some other development activities not only raise the food security situation of the study area rather lift up the social and cultural trend of the study area within Nepal. This paper brings a wider knowledge of food security in relation with Agroforestry; it also shows a relation and practice of Chepangs and Tamangs in Central Nepal. Some potential benefits of this practice may be rejoined to other communities for enhancing food security situation, more specifically by development agencies within the working area. The other objective of this study was to keep an insight of the food security situation of the area and its possible reason behind.

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