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The success of ecosystem management interventions in Rauta VDC of Udaipur gained the attention of the organising committee of the World Environment Day 2016 of Government of Nepal which recognised the Dumri Thumka women’s group with an

Soil Erosion Monitoring

Sustainable land management using controlled gullying in

is a superb multitasker. It controls erosion, grows in poor soil, its seeds are made into butter, its flowers make a tasty honey – and it can help farmers out of poverty. That’s why it’s earned a role in value chain

become more vulnerable to erosion. Debris and

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Protected gullies – a traditional sustainable land management practice

water flow and minimise the erosive power of runoff. They also promote the deposition of eroded materials

establishing eyebrow pits to control and harvest runoff, planting trees and grasses, and fencing the site to control grazing. The main purpose was to re-establish vegetative cover on the

A HI-AWARE team, together with local partners, undertook field visits to the Teesta and Gandaki basins in Nepal and India in the first quarter of 2015 to identify potential study sites as well as the major issues playing out in those sites.

11. SALT
SALT

The training mainly focused on soil and land management, organic farming, and vegetable production. Participants were given hands-on training on how to make organic manure and organic pesticide to promote organic farming in the sites. Similarly,

Gully plugging using check dams

Indigenous Honeybees and Honey Hunters of Himalayas: A case of Apis laboriosa in Kaski District of Nepal

Key Achievements (SDIP I)

Nepal has a long history of farmer managed irrigation systems (FMIS) where farmers take sole responsibility for operating and maintaining their irrigation systems. In the absence of strong government intervention in the past, FMIS slowly evolved

News from Himalica

Contour bunding

Lessons from the Barahchhetra community in the Koshi River Basin of Nepal

Across the Hindu-Kush Himalayas, freshwater ecosystems such as ponds, rivers, and wetlands provide an array of services that are beneficial to livelihoods, economic development, and the natural environment. These services include freshwater supply,