Migration and Agricultural Production: Analysis of Farming Communities of Lamjung District of Nepal Migration and Agricultural Production: Analysis of Farming Communities of Lamjung District of Nepal

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Santosh Khanal

Abstract

123 household from Madhya Nepal Municipality of Lamjung District was selected to study
socioeconomic trend of the remittance-receiving households and the effect of international labor
migration in agricultural activities management. Purposive snowball sampling technique and
semi-structured questionnaires were used. The study showed that majority of household heads
were male (61%) and female (39%), were involved in agriculture occupation. Migration is the
major source of income followed by agriculture. The main destination of migrant was gulf
country, i.e., 81% followed by India (16%) and 3% were in developed countries such as the UK
and the USA. Major affected factor by migration was found to be agriculture labor shortage
(32%). Correlation showed that there is negative and significant relation between migration and
labor used (−0.216*) and change in cropping pattern (−0.275**). It implies that migration leads
to labor shortage which leads to change in cropping pattern.

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KHANAL, Santosh. Migration and Agricultural Production: Analysis of Farming Communities of Lamjung District of Nepal. Agricultural Extension Journal (AEXTJ), [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, may 2019. ISSN 2521-0408. Available at: <http://aextj.com/index.php/aextj/article/view/127>. Date accessed: 22 aug. 2019.
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