south asia watch on trade, economics and environment

Ongoing Programmes

Linkages and Impacts of Cross-Border Informal Trade in Agricultural Inputs in Eastern South Asia

The project aims at quantifying the extent of informal trade of various agricultural inputs (for example, seeds, fertilisers, machinery and diesel) along the Southern border of Nepal in order to find the impact of such trade on the livelihoods of farmers. The research will point out the drivers of informal trade in agricultural inputs across specific locations at the India-Bangladesh and the India-Nepal border.