Sisal (Agave Sp.)

Sisal plant have thick, long and spiky leaves about 1.5 to 2 meters tall. In Nepal, many varieties of sisal plant grow naturally in the hills, as well as n southern districts. The plants are generally found in bushes, roadsides, savannas and along drainage lines. Farmers use them to democrat their land, because their sword like leave make it difficult to pass. The leaves yield a strong fiber traditionally used for making twine and rope.

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CPLSUW project

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