To celebrate International Permaculture Day on Sunday 6th May 2012 it's great to announce that we're reprinting the original Farmers' Handbook in Nepali. The Book will be distributed by various outlets such as Nepal Permaculture Group (NPG) from its office in Babar Mahal in Kathmandu. The publishers are currently contacting development organisations to announce this, and are seeking funds to be used towards the re-printing through pre-publishing sales agreements and donations. The aim is to set up a revolving fund and use new "print on demand" technology to make smaller print runs as required.
The Farmers’ Handbook was originally published in Nepali in 2001 and has sold out of the 7500 copies that were printed. Demand has been so high however, especially in the field of organic agriculture, that the time has come to make more, and a further print run of 1500 copies is planned. This edition will have 3 new chapters (techniques) in addition to the 40 plus it already contains.
In 2002 a translated English version was made available on the World Wide Web via the International Permaculture Research Institute in Australia (and has had over 8200 visits), and later as a free e-book (which has had over 1000 downloads of each of the 5 Volumes) by Permanent Publications of the UK.
If your organization is interested to pre-purchase copies of the Farmers’ Handbook to distribute to farming groups and use in your programs, or can otherwise support this project, please contact to discuss details.