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Arjun Chapagain is doing his PhD research at City University of Hong Kong. His research is on trade, trajectories and policies in Belt and Road countries, in particular medicinal and aromatic plants. He had worked at Green Foundation Nepal for 'Establishing Nepal’s Forest Certification System to Promote Sustainable Management'. Previously, he had worked at the Community Forest, Federation of Community Forestry Users, Nepal (FECOFUN) for 'Transiting to green growth: natural resources in Nepal' project from February 2015 to January 2018. Arjun does research in Environmental Economics, Green Economics and Forestry.
February 2015 - January 2018
Federation of Community Forestry User's Nepal (FECOFUN)
- Research on the trade of commercial medicinal plants
Despite a thousand years of history in Nepalese medicinal plant trade to China, there has not been much comprehensive studies that overview the trade from past to present. This study explores the history of the Nepalese medicinal plant trade with China, providing a complete overview of the species involved, their conservation status, and demand dri...
The trading of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) is a traditional means of livelihood in rural areas along the Trans-Himalayan Silk Road and is an important source of revenue for the government of Nepal. Researchers estimate that the offfĳicially recorded export value of Nepalese MAPs is many times less than the amount actually exported. MAPs in...
There is a large amount of literature on Nepalese commercial medicinal plants, fungi, and lichens. This annotated bibliography presents an overview of all literature published up to 2015, including abstracts and specification of the physical location of all references. The literature survey involved three main steps: (i) collecting, (ii) organising...
p> Biomass and reproductive output are important functional traits that influence aspects of plant performance. Measurements of these attributes by harvesting plant parts are often destructive and impractical. Therefore, non-destructive methods, based on allometric relationships, have been recommended for measuring plant biomass and reproductive ou...
For ethnic inhabitants in the rural areas, medicinal plants are not only the cultural, sacred medicinal ingredients of traditional medicine, part of traditional belief and biodiversity but also an important cash crop to support their livelihood. With the commercialization of traditional medicine and medicinal plant-based industries worldwide, Nepal...
This is a resource pack prepared for a workshop funded by the Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme of the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2021.
This paper documents the wild edible plants consumed by various ethnic communities in the selected districts of Nepal. It aims to explore the food culture of wild edible plants within and among diverse ethnicities of Nepal and the used parts and consumption modes by different communities.
This pictorial book in Nepali will cover 101 commonly used Wild Edible Plants in Community Forests of Nepal with their basic information.
Elevation gradients are complex involving different co-varying factors that influence plant population structure. Along the elevation gradient, subalpine forests are highly vulnerable to natural variation in climate as well as are also under high anthropogenic pressure. The present study aims to study habitat characteristics and regeneration status...
In eighth century, Tibetan King Trisong Deutsen invited nine traditional doctors from neighboring regions for his medical treatment, that later assembled into the first International Medical Symposium. The symposium output and further development, the book entitled “The Four Medical Tantras” published in twelfth century, marked the formation of Tib...
The published newspaper article in Nepalese version presents the medicinal plants' export scenario using UN COMTRADE database from 2013 to 2017, analyses in terms of volume and value, and suggests the stakeholder wisely to export where benefits with trade sustainability. http://www.setoghar.com/archives/55707/08/
This technical report provides documentation for the approaches and data collection instruments developed to conduct a national-level empirical investigation of the trade in medicinal and aromatic plants in and from Nepal.
Rapid climate change in the Himalaya threatens the traditional livelihoods of remote mountain communities, challenges traditional systems of knowledge, and stresses existing socio-ecological systems. Through semi-structured interviews, participatory photography, and repeat photography focused on climate change and its impacts on traditional livelih...
District Forest Office Rolpa, in coordination with Western Uplands Poverty Alleviation Project (WUPAP) conducted resource assessment of potential NTFPs of the region. As a part of this approach, DFO Rolpa wished to carry out the resource assessment of Allo (Girardinia diversifolia) in selected VDcs of Rolpa district to harmonise the commercial util...