Keshav Bhattarai, Yubraj Aryal, Deepak Khatri, Bikas Basnet, Pankaj Prashad Joshi

Doi: 10.26480/sfna.02.2022.67.73

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Olive crop farming is getting popular in western higher altitude districts of Nepal, economically, and socially as a sustainable source of rural income and employment. Our survey is beneficial in determining the primary constraints and opportunities of Olive (Olea europaea) in Nepal’s Bajura district.75 olive growers are randomly selected through the Raosoft sample calculator and a survey have performed. The design of the survey is a pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire and 2 focus group discussions through descriptive statistical analysis for problem and prospects ranking is done. Chi-square test, t-test, and a linear regression model are used for quantitative data analysis. Our study shows land holding capacity of more than half of olive growers is less than 5 Ropani, sixty-four percent of farmers are lacking training on organic farming and engaging in olive farming from 5 to 15 years through conventional style, lacks of quality planting materials, olive specific research on pest and diseases, etc. The promoted factor for olive cultivation is comparative advantage, increasing demand, high export potential, subsidies and training programs in the small area, etc. our study help researchers and policymaker to visualize the problem and prospects for making a strong foundation for economic status improvement through commercial olive farming in Bajura, Nepal.

Pages 67-73
Year 2022
Issue 2
Volume 3