Indigenous Practice in Agro-Pastoralism and Carbon Management from a Gender Perspective: A Case from Nepal

  • Rashila DesharEmail author
  • Madan Koirala


Indigenous knowledge is the means making the practice possible in livelihood activity of HKH region. Pasturelands management and agropastoral activities carried out by indigenous people produce enough carbon and sequester large quantities of aboveground and belowground carbon. Such activities by indigenous people in Nepal Himalaya may have widespread effects on regional climate and global carbon cycles. This chapter showed the evaluating of indigenous gender perspective in the carbon management in Gatlang VDC of Rasuwa District, Nepal. The findings revealed that most of the labor related to agropastoral activities carried out by women contributed to carbon input and output, but their role was hardly recognized and valued. In the major decision-making process, women had either no or little say. Women contributed more than men to carbon input and output activities and. Therefore, their role in carbon management should be given proper attention.


Agropastoral Carbon sequestration Decision making Gender equality Nepal Himalaya Women contribution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Central Department of Environmental ScienceTribhuvan UniversityKirtipurNepal

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