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Agriculture and Environmental Science Academy (AESA) is a registered under the societies registration act XXI of 1860 with its head office in Haridwar (Uttarakhand), India. AESA is a non- profit organization and is an interdisciplinary research organization and it’s dedicated for issues in the field of social, environment and agriculture development. It has been established for providing a wide range of social activities, environmental awareness, sustainable agriculture, educational work in the field of pollution, health, sanitation, forest, wi [...]

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Analysis of agricultural growth and its determinant factors in Nepal  [2020]

Dumre, Amrit; Dhakal, Shiva Chandra; Acharya, Mohan; Poudel, Prabin;

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This paper critically analyzes the trajectory of agricultural growth and its determinants in Nepal. Agricultural growth is vital for stimulating overall economic growth. The World Bank research shows strong statistical link between agricultural and overall economic growth in less developed countries. Economic growth and agricultural growth in Nepal also show strong correlation (r = 0.7501***). Agricultural transformation is characterized by declining share of agriculture in national employment and GDP, and increasing share of secondary sectors like industry, service and manufacturing. However, this structural shift seems unplanned and ungoverned in case of Nepal. The contribution of agriculture to GDP is continuously declining, but, the growth of secondary sectors likes industry and manufacturing still looks stagnant. At this incipient stage of agricultural transformation, productivity growth in agriculture is both a necessary as well as sufficient condition for the development of economy as a whole. Agricultural growth depends on institutional (agricultural credit and land holdings), infrastructural (irrigated area, farm mechanization, electricity, storage, transportation, agricultural market), technological (high yielding varieties or improved seed, fertilizers and pesticides) and socioeconomic factors (population, poverty and literacy). Policies strengthening these determinants can help Nepal in achieving targeted sustained economic growth.

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Archives of Agriculture and Environmental Science

ISSN : 2456-6632