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dc.contributor.supervisor Henley, Thomas (Natural Resources Institute) Patel, Kirit (Natural Resources Institute) en_US
dc.contributor.author Dukpa, Rinchu Doma
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-17T15:07:35Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-17T15:07:35Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/14913
dc.description.abstract The majority of households in the hill regions of Nepal are net consumers of their agricultural produce. The harsh geographical topography, low landholdings and uncertain weather make households in the hills more susceptible to food insecurity. This research examines the role of small millets in achieving food and livelihood security for the people of Dhikur Pokhari VDC in Nepal. As a project based on qualitative research, data was collected through semi-structured interviews, observations and focus group discussions. In addition, market and value chain analysis for small millets was conducted. The findings show that small millets have a significant role in ensuring food security, particularly for the marginalized households. The findings also show that, through their exchange properties, small millets contributed towards generating household livelihoods. Further, findings revealed the existing formal and informal markets for small millets and showed a direct correlation between small millets-based market, and food and livelihood security for the people of Dhikur Pokhari VDC. en_US
dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.subject Endowments en_US
dc.subject Entitlements en_US
dc.subject Capabilities en_US
dc.subject Small millets en_US
dc.subject Kodo en_US
dc.subject Developing country en_US
dc.subject Nepal en_US
dc.subject Markets en_US
dc.subject Market chain en_US
dc.subject Value chain en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.subject Darjeeling en_US
dc.title Examining Small Millet-Based Food and Livelihood Security: A case study of semi-arid mountain communities in Nepal en_US
dc.degree.discipline Natural Resources Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Shukla, Shailesh (University of Winnipeg) Johnson, Derek (Anthropology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Natural Resources Management (M.N.R.M.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2013 en_US


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