A combination of measures were implemented by a group of neighbouring families in the middle hills of Nepal to mitigate the problems caused by landslips, gully formation, and stream bank erosion problems in a local area. These processes were affecting the stability of adjacent agricultural land and causing problems downstream. Small-scale farming is dominant in the area surrounding the treated land which belongs to the government but is used by these families.
This pilot technological package is proving suitable in Nepal for steep/very steep slopes under humid subtropical climates within the altitudinal range of 1,0001,500m. This type of intervention, combined with the active involvement of stakeholders (who contributed three-quarters of the costs), was introduced to Nepal under a watershed management programme co-funded by the European Commission (see Integrated watershed management QA NEP11).
WOCAT database reference: QT NEP11
Location: Sakhintar, Kathmandu/Bagmati watershed, Kathmandu district
Technology area: 0.14 km2
SWC measure: Structural and vegetative
Land use: Wasteland (before) agrosilvopastoral ( after)
Climate: Humid subtropical
Related approach: Integrated watershed management, QA NEP11
Compiled by: Dileep K. Karna, Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management, District Conservation Office, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: November 2003
light green: districts in 2007