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Withdrawing from agrarian livelihoods: environmental migration in Nepal

Chapagain, Binod; Gentle, Popular


Although about two-thirds of Nepalese families depend on agriculture as their major source of income, the agriculture is mostly rain-fed and it has been adversely affected by water hazards and the subsequent degradation of resources. Based on case studies from three different geographical regions in Nepal, this research examines how environmental factors cause decreasing crop production and push people to abandon agriculture and accept emigration for employment. The research findings suggest a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Mountain Science
DOI: 10.1007/s11629-014-3017-1


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