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  1. 1. Indigenous Knowledge and Rural Settlement: a perspective from SouthAsia <ul><li>Nripal Adhikary </li></ul><ul><li>Kathmandu University </li></ul>
  2. 6. Rationale <ul><li>Farming in more than one area to minimize risks </li></ul><ul><li>Leave productive land for farming </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicating certain areas to local deities for protection </li></ul><ul><li>Terrace farming to minimize landslides </li></ul>
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  4. 17. smaller is sustainable
  5. 32. Death of agriculture <ul><li>Policies are killing agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Alienation from the soil </li></ul><ul><li>Migration to the foreign land </li></ul><ul><li>Modern slaves of consumerism </li></ul>
  6. 40. Farmers <ul><li>“… , a kind of anonymous historical raw material which, like the soil itself, was given from—used, controlled, and finally rendered historical by the identifiable social forces of the minority...” </li></ul><ul><li>are now making their desires loud and clear </li></ul>