Ethnographic Study on Changing Regime of Milk Production in Nepal

South Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Year: 2021 (August), Volume: (2), Issue. (5)
First page: (49) Last page: (64)
Online ISSN: 2582-7065
doi: 10.48165/sajssh.2021.2504 

Ethnographic Study on Changing Regime of Milk Production in  Nepal

Sahadev Gautam1, Dipak Tharu2, & Saroj Pokharel3

1Faculty Member, Central Department of Public Administration, Tribhuvan University. 
2Lecturer in English/Anthropology, New Millennium College, Kathmandu, Nepal. 
3Central Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Corresponding Author:Sahadev Gautam , Email: sgautam@cdpa.edu.np

Online Published:
7th October 2021

Received:
25th June 2021

Accepted:
19th August 2021

How to cite the Article

Gautam, S., Tharu, D., & Pokharel, S. (2021). Ethnographic Study on Changing Regime of Milk Production in Nepal. South Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2(5), 49–64. https://doi.org/10.48165/sajssh.2021.2504 Cite
Gautam, Sahadev, et al. “Ethnographic Study on Changing Regime of Milk Production in Nepal.” South Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, vol. 2, no. 5, 2021, pp. 49–64, http://doi.org/10.48165/sajssh.2021.2504. Cite
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Gautam S, Tharu D, Pokharel S. Ethnographic Study on Changing Regime of Milk Production in Nepal. SAJSSH. 2021;2(5):49‑64. DOI: 10.48165/sajssh.2021.2504 Cite
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ABSTRACT

Agriculture as a by-birth gift to most Nepalese people is the main pillar of the national economy.  The milk production system is one of the main segments of Nepalese agriculture. Its regime merely  has been providing approximately nine per cent contributions to the national economy. The  farming activities of farmers that have been described in this study were not an isolated discourse.  This study seeks to find push and pull factors in the milk production regime. Several shreds of  evidence and genuine information were described by the respondents about the milk production  regime. Using the agrarian and social lenses in this ethnographic work, phenomenological data  from nine respondents were collected to examine the existing practice of milk production. This  study reflects on the poor condition of milk producers, though they have adopted dairy farms as a  strategy of living. The dairy farm has still been a household strategy for rural farmers. It has also  been a good local business for income generation and improvement of the socio-economic life of  local farmers.       

KEYWORDS

Dairy sub-sector, Dairy value chain, Milk production, Agricultural Productivity,  White Revolution, Pull-Push factors.