Participatory hedgerow management

Hedgerow technology can be introduced through the joint participation of farmers, scientists, and related stakeholders. The whole community works together at all stages, including designing, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and scaling up.

Communities can establish better hedgerows by supplementing the traditional knowledge that they have employed for generations with scientific knowledge through a participatory process where both groups are involved in every step of planning, designing, and implementation. This approach recognizes the validity of the local knowledge that farmers have about their land and supplements it with scientific techniques to facilitate the implementation of methods which will yield better results sooner.

WOCAT database reference: QA NEP 27

Location: Tanahun and Gorkha Districts, Nepal

Approach area: Approximately 1–10 km2

Land use: Agroforestry

Type of approach: This is a project/programme-based approach

Focus: Mainly on conservation with other activities

Related technology: Hedgerow technology QT NEP 27

Stakeholders/target groups: Land users, groups, Land users, individual, SLM specialists, agricultural advisors

Compiled by: Gyanbandhu Sharma, LI-BIRD

Date: March 2010, updated March 2013

Tanahun and Gorkha Districts, Nepal