Rice straw (Oryza sativa L.)

Rice is one of the most important food crops in Nepal. It’s grown mainly in the Terai because of its advantage topographic and climatic features, but since it is the main sources of food for Nepali families, it is also cultivated in the hilly region and Himals. Rice straw, the by-product of rice is used for livestock feed, hut thatching and production of arts and craft.

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CPLSUW project

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