Status of Capital Assets for Agricultural Sustainability in Gangajamuna Rural Municipality Dhading, Nepal
Sunita Phago, Sharoj Raj Mishra, Hari Krishna Panta, Subodh Khanal
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Capitals for agricultural sustainability include human, physical, natural, financial and social aspects present in agroecosystem. The status about these capitals provide base for sustainability in agriculture. In this regard, a descriptive research was done to record the status of capital assets needed for agricultural sustainability in Gangajamuna Rural Municipality of Dhading district. The study was based on primary data collected through structured questionnaire based on simple random sampling technique from 57 farming-based household samples during April, 2018. The study provided an overview on status of capital assets which must be taken into consideration for paradigm shift in current set of agricultural practices for achieving agricultural sustainability. The status of human, physical and financial capitals were poor in comparison to nature and social capitals. The study concluded that the state of farming practices, technologies and management system must be upgraded for ensuring agricultural sustainability and increasing adaptive capacity and transformability in order to thrive in the present context.