Developing A Strategy to Impel Development in Karnali Region
Author : Natasha Kafle, Daayitwa Fellow with Hon. Ms. Rita Shahi, Member of Legislature Parliament of Nepal
The report looks into the existing challenges and possible solutions to improve the situation of livestock farming, apple and herbs cultivation and their promotion. These sectors that have always been influential in determining the economic opportunities and well-being of the people of Jumla, therefore, their situation is examined to understand if they have the potential to enhance the capacities of the residents of Jumla to sustain their livelihoods. Six focus group discussions at six community organizations and a case study of an elderly agriculturist were conducted in four VDCs, namely Chandannath, Mahatgaun, Kartikswami and Talium in the course of four days using random stratified sampling method. The respondents identified the components that could put them in a better position than where they stand today, for they believe that, they are still deprived of the basic amenities and the concern from the central level. Several recommendations touch upon the previous of existing policies of the State and the demands of the people of Jumla for improved benefits and the economic well-being of the population.
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