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Type: Journal article
Title: How understanding of rural households' diversity can inform agroforestry and community forestry programs in Nepal
Author: Cedamon, E.
Nuberg, I.
Shrestha, K.
Citation: Australian Forestry, 2017; 80(3):153-160
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 0004-9158
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E. Cedamon, I. Nuberg and K.K. Shrestha
Abstract: Socio-economic diversity can help to bring about innovative development in agroforestry practices. The diversity of households in the mid-Nepal hills was analysed using survey data from 521 randomly selected households in six villages. A cluster analysis derived the following household typology based on socio-economic variables—Type 1: resource-poor Brahmin/Chhetri; Type 2: resource-poor Janajati; Type 3: resource-rich mixed-caste households; Type 4: resource-rich Brahmin/Chhetri; Type 5: resource-rich Janajati; Type 6: resource-poor Dalit households. The analysis revealed that social status (caste/ethnicity), household status on foreign employment and landholding are strong predictors of household segmentation in rural Nepal. This paper suggests revision of existing wellbeing ranking approaches using these socio-economic variables for more inclusive and equitable agroforestry and community forestry outcomes.
Keywords: Surveys; social diversity; household typology; livelihoods
Rights: © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
RMID: 0030072698
DOI: 10.1080/00049158.2017.1339237
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