Enhancing awareness of the value of local biodiversity in Nepal

Pitambar Shrestha*, Abishkar Subedi, Bhuwon Sthapit

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Enhancing awareness among farming communities is important within a community biodiversity management (CBM) process. Awareness-raising practices increase community participation in managing biodiversity in a systematic way by changing their present mind-set and behaviour. Enhancing awareness is also important for encouraging consumers, development workers, policy-makers and farming communities to make continued use of local crops and varieties, thereby contributing to their conservation (Rijal et al., 2000).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunity Biodiversity Management
Subtitle of host publicationPromoting Resilience and the Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources
EditorsW.S. de Boef, A. Subedi, N. Peroni, M. Thijssen, E. O'Keeffe
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780203130599
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2013


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