Allo nettle processing in Nepal

a preliminary study of its potential for development.
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ALLO (Nettle) FARMING IN NEPAL. Allo, is tall, stout and erect herb also known as Himalayan nettle. There are numerous slender stinging hairs on the aerial part. It grows wild under the forest from east to west canopy between the altitudes ranging from to m in moist, fertile and well-drained soil.

The Nettle in Nepal "Allo" By Nathan Schreiber | Submitted On J In the mountains of Nepal, Nettle has been used for centuries because of its strength and durability. it is indigenous and regenerates quickly after harvesting.

it grows like a weed and requires. The Nettle in Nepal: Tradition and Innovation Paperback – May 1, If you are interested in bast fibers, fiber processing, or cultural textile traditions this makes a nice addition to the libray but you can find it in print in Britan at GeorgeWeil dot com for about 16 dollars.4/5(1).

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This is an organic wild Himalayan Nettle fiber processing method. The practice of extracting Himalayan Nettle fiber is still under practice in various villag. Wild Nettle: The Himalayan Giant Nettle (Girardinia diversifolia), locally known as allo has been Allo nettle processing in Nepal book for centuries by communities throughout Nepal.

We use Wild Nettle in different weave designs in many of our products because of its natural beauty, excellent durability and long tradition within Nepal.

Disruptive tech at your service: How youth-led innovation transformed Allo-processing in Nepal A group of young engineers-turned-entrepreneurs, having successfully mechanized the otherwise tedious traditional ways of processing Himalayan nettle or Allo, are testament to the power of emerging technologies in tackling real-world development problems.

A range of hand-made items, using fibres extracted from the stems of the Giant Himalayan Nettle, known locally by the Kulung Rai hill-tribe people as “Allo”. The Himalayan giant nettle, allo (Girardinia diversifolia) has been harvested for generations in the Himalayan region for the purpose of extracting fiber for making cloth.

“A new type of allo cloth began to be developed in the ’s when some weavers of Sankhuwasabha asked if KHARDEP, a rural development program. Allo is a nettle species and is widely used in Nepal for clothing and household. Especially in the middle and high hilly regions, from east to west, the Allo plant is very well known.

The fiber that is extracted from the Allo nettle processing in Nepal book plants is the strongest of all other natural fibers from the Himalayas and so the clothing and other products made from. The nettle plant in Nepal is the big brother of the stinging nettle found in other parts of the world.

More commonly known as ‘Allo’ or the Giant Himalayan Nettle its botanical name is Girardiniadiversifolia. Giant Himalayan Nettle grows profusely in the middle hills of Nepal at altitudes of feet to feet and grows in stands with many stems growing in each stand. Girardinia diversifolia, commonly known as the Himalayan nettle or Nilghiri nettle, is found abundantly in open forest land, river sides, and moist habitat in Nepal and in Himalayan parts of India such as Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and J&K and in vast parts of China.

It grows naturally at elevations between 1, to 3, metres (3, to 9, feet). It is a shade tolerant, tall, stout and Family: Urticaceae. MEDEP's intervention has helped create a complete value chain of Allo (Himalayan nettle). In between, thousands of women and people from disadvantaged groups are making their living.

The Trust publishes "The Nettle in Nepal" by Susi Dunsmore, which gives full details about harvesting, processing, spinning, knitting and weaving Allo products. 56 pages in colour. £ including UK postage. Available from: The Dunsmore Nepalese Textile Trust 13 Eliot Place London. SE3 0QL. This is an organic wild Himalayan Nettle fiber processing method.

The practice of extracting Himalayan Nettle fiber is still under practice in various villages in Nepal and more preciously it. Allo (Himalayan Nettle) Objectives • To encourage sustainable production, promotion of natural fibers in the Himalayan regions • To empower indigenous groups, marginalized communities so that economic and social benefits flow to the producers • A particular focus on rural women-led nettle.

hardwearing. However, when it comes to processing the ir fibres, there are significant differences. Although the nettle family is a large one, the particular nettle that we are primarily concerned with is ‘ Urtica dioica,’ otherwise known as ‘the Common Nettle’ or ‘the Stinging Nettle’.File Size: KB.

As per MoI, farming of allo — commonly known as the Himalayan nettle or Nilghiri nettle — is basically carried out in 58 districts in the country and more t people are directly.

3) Himalayan Nettle or Allo (Girardinia diversifolia) Although called Himalayan nettle, this plant grows wild in Africa and several Asian countries. In Nepal, Himalayan nettle grows wild in fertile forest soils in altitudes ranging from to metres.

It can be an annual or a short lived perennial plant up to metres in height. In the middle range of the Himalayas lives one of the most sustainable plants, the Himalayan giant nettle – Girardinia diversifolia – locally known as ‘allo’.

This treasured plant provides a source of food, medicine, fodder and most of all fibres. Naugad Rural Municipality (Naugad Gaun Palika), Darchula District in the far west region of Nepal is a pilot site for the Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI).

Inthe livelihoods component of KSLCDI started developing a value chain for Himalayan Nettle or 'allo' in Naugad Rural Municipality with the aim of providing an alternative income for people in.

Illustration showing extraction of Himalayan Wild Nettle "Allo" fiber in Nepal Posted on February 20 This is an overview of the process that shows extraction of Himalayan Wild Nettle "Allo" fiber from the wild and turning them into a fabric.

The company uses the Himalayan giant nettle and turns it into a fabric that is known for its strength, smoothness, lightness, durability, and a silk-like lustre. More than entrepreneurs work at different value chains of the allo plant.

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Yet, most of allo’s potential has been untapped in Nepal. A few years ago, the Himalayan nettle also known as Allo plant, grown in Badgaun would rot in the forests. With the establishment of a processing plant, the situation has turned around and locals are reaping the benefits by trading products made from the non-timber plant whose extract is used as a weaving thread for shawls, blankets, bags and clothes.

The study investigated the economic, social, medicinal, and traditional use of Himalayan Giant Nettle commonly called “Allo” (Girardinia diversifolia) in Nepal.

The fiber extracted from “Allo” is one of the income sources for people living in rural mountainous region of Nepal. The traditional fiber processing techniques, use of locally Cited by: 1. Kolpa believes - as a consumer, you have the right to ask.

At Kolpa, we LOVE sharing the stories of products and its producers. Today, we bring you the story of the “future fiber” - known as Allo, the Himalayan Nettle.

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Introduction. Allo [in Nepali] is commonly known as the “Himalayan Wild Nettle” [Girardina diversifolia]. The plant is native to seven Asian countries (Bhutan, China. Use of Rocket Stove for Firewood Savings and Carbon Emission Reductions by the Households involved in Allo (Girardinia diversifolia) Fiber Processing at Khar VDC, Darchula District, Nepal Article.

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European Journal of Development Research, 21, 5. Deokota, R., & Chhetri, R. Traditional knowledge on wild fiber processing of allo in bhedetar of sunsari district.

Unregulated harvest threatens a Himalayan herb Nepal and China — is a natural source of steroidal saponins which are important components of steroidal drugs. 1hr Provide relief in Author: Aathira Perinchery. Project Allo. likes. Community based project from Ghyachchok, Gorkha Nepal to revive the traditional way of knitting himalayan giant nettle5/5(3)[email protected] Nakhu,Lalitpur, Nepal.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram. Everest Himalayan.Forest Connect in-country experiences in Nepal allo and nettle processing, and bio-briquette production are more abundant. These enterprises are commonly found in small villages, published as a book “Challenges and opportunities for Nepal’s small and medium.