The authors wish to thank Dr. Mahesh Baskota, Deputy Director General, ICIMOD, for his support and advice. The authors would also like to thank all the participants who contributed to the joint ICIMOD-FAO workshop on `Sustainable Management of Livestock in Mixed Crop-Livestock Farming Systems of High Pressure Areas in the Himalayan Region' held at ICIMOD on 4 February, 1999, for their valuable inputs.
We would like to thank both Mr. Juhani Maki-Hokkenon and Dr. Hiroshi Kudo from FAO, Rome, for funding the study and for their valuable comments
We are also grateful to the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) for funding the Livestock Database Project from which some data have been taken for the present study.
Pradeep M. Tulachan