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Agricultural Mechanization in Nepal—Patterns, Impacts, and Enabling Strategies for Promotion

  • Hiroyuki TakeshimaEmail author
  • Madhusudan Bhattarai
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Abstract

This chapter assesses the overall trends of mechanization in Nepal, identifies the determinants of its adoption, and assesses their impacts on household incomes and agricultural productivity. It mainly focuses on key agricultural machineries—tractors, threshers, and pumps, which all have generally substantive transformational effects compared to more traditional tools. The chapter also identifies policy implications for the adoption of mechanization by smallholders.

Acronyms

ADBN

Agricultural Development Bank of Nepal

APP

Agricultural Perspective Plan

CSAM

Center for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization

HM

Hills/Mountains

IRRI

International Rice Research Institute

LRSC

Land Reform Saving Corporation

MoAD

Ministry of Agricultural Development

NAMC

National Agricultural Mechanization Committee

NARMA

Centre for Natural Resources Management, Analysis, Training and Policy Research

NLSS

Nepal Living Standard Survey

PSM

Propensity score matching

USD

US Dollar

VAT

Value-added tax

VDC

Village Development Committee

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Food Policy Research InstituteWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Facilitating the Pursuit of SDGs in Nepal (FPSN), National Planning Commission/Nepal and UNDPKathmanduNepal

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