Acta Scientific Agriculture

Research ArticleVolume 2 Issue 8

Evaluation of Economic Losses due to FMD in Livestock in Chitwan District (Nepal)

Sulav Adhikari*

Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Nepal

*Corresponding Author: Sulav Adhikari, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Nepal.

Received: May 23, 2018; Published: July 02, 2018

Citation: Sulav Adhikari. “Evaluation of Economic Losses due to FMD in Livestock in Chitwan District (Nepal)". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.8 (2018).


  Nepal is a predominant agriculture landlocked country. It is situated between India on its Southern, Eastern and Western borders and the people republic of China on northern borders. It is rectangular in shape and has an area of 147,181 and is geographically divided into three distinct belts: the mountain (35%) in the north, the hills (42%) in the middle and lowland terai (23%) in the south. Livestock sector contribute around 32% in Agriculture gross domestic Product (AGDP) of the country. Agriculture Perspective Plan (APP) predicts the share of livestock in AGDP to reach at 45% from current level at the end of 12th plan period 2014\15 (APP, 1995). It has been estimated that there are 7 million cattle 4.2 million buffaloes, 7.5 million goats and 0.8 million sheep in Nepal [1] cattle and buffaloes are important species of ruminants kept mainly for milk and draught power

Keywords: Economic Losses; FMD; Livestock

Copyright: © 2018 Sulav Adhikari. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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