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From Mountain to Market

In the mountainous regions of Nepal physical isolation can mean that communities face an exhausting, time-consuming and often dangerous journey to get their crops to market, particularly during the rainy season. Each year at harvest time good produce goes to waste as the labour required to transport it fails to justify potential cash earnings.

In this latest edition of the IFRTD Update Series we profile a recent programme by Practical Action Nepal to demonstrate gravity ropeway technology as a viable means of goods transportation in hilly and mountainous regions.

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