Stories By 'YUBAK DHOJ GC'
In recent decades, the plant protection scenario in most parts of the developed and developing countries has undergone dramatic changes.
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Two-thirds of Nepalis are engaged in agriculture, but the farm sector accounts for only one-third of the country’s economy, pointing to a huge scope for improvement. Rice has the largest contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) followed by livestock and poultry.
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Less than 20 percent of Nepal’s land area is cultivable, but 33 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 50 percent of the exports depend on the agriculture sector; it is a major source of food, income and employment for most of the people.
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Nepal’s economy is dominated by agriculture. Because of a harsh terrain, only about 20 percent of the total land area is cultivable;
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The successful discovery of DDT in 1939 opened the floodgates worldwide for more pesticide synthesis and their use, especially for the control of agricultural pests and vector-borne diseases.
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Although the UN focuses on reduction of hunger and malnutrition through specific themes while marking the World Food Day on October 17 annually, some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy and active life.
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