The Landless Sharecroppers of Dumraha Village: A Case Study on Food Sufficiency among Tharu Community

  • Lalit Chaudhari The Nielsen Company Nepal, Ravi Bhavan, Kathmandu
Keywords: Tharu community, Landless, Sharecropping, Food sufficiency, Copying strategy

Abstract

This research analyzed the situation of sharecroppers and their food sufficiency level in forty Tharu community households in Dumraha village of Sunsari. Household interviews, focus group discussions, key informants survey and observations are led to fulfill the research objective. Among ninety-one landless sharecroppers forty households were selected for the study applying the equation. The landlessness Tharu people are compelled to do agriculture or non-agriculture labor besides farming. The Tharu communities are engaged as sharecropper to face the challenges of food self-sufficiency. Some of the sharecroppers are found to be the previous owner of the land. The practice of sharecropping is fully based on mutual relationship between landlord and sharecroppers, where they agree in sharing the output equally. Sharecropping has helped the landless Tharus to be food self sufficient.

 Nepalese Journal of Development and Rural Studies

Vol. 14 (Joint issue) (1&2), 2017, Page: 36-42

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Author Biography

Lalit Chaudhari, The Nielsen Company Nepal, Ravi Bhavan, Kathmandu
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Published
2017-12-10
How to Cite
Chaudhari, L. (2017). The Landless Sharecroppers of Dumraha Village: A Case Study on Food Sufficiency among Tharu Community. Nepalese Journal of Development and Rural Studies, 14(1-2), 36-42. https://doi.org/10.3126/njdrs.v14i1-2.19646
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