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000012210 037__ $$a3511
000012210 041__ $$aEnglish
000012210 100__ $$aSthapit, K. M.
000012210 100__ $$aWhite, R.
000012210 100__ $$aProvidoli, I.
000012210 100__ $$aBhuchar, S.
000012210 100__ $$aDhakal, M.
000012210 245__ $$aPeople and resource dynamics project (PARDYP): Participatory options for sustainable sloping land management promoted in 5 watersheds in the Himalayas
000012210 260__ $$c2006
000012210 260__ $$b
            
000012210 490__ $$aConference paper
000012210 507__ $$aMFOLL, Madhav Prasad Dhakal, ICIMOD staff
000012210 520__ $$aThe Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) mountain range is suffering in recent decades from increasing population pressure, especially in the “Middle Mountains”, where the catchments are degrading rapidly due to unsustainable land management practices. In response to this concern the “People and Resource Dynamics Project – PARDYP” (1996-2006) was launched, with a focus on natural resource degradation in the “Middle Mountains” of the Himalayas. PARDYP was a research for development project and the main objectives were (1) to find options and approaches to support sustainable and equitable access to water, land, and forests; (2) to improve productivity of farming systems; (3) to increase productivity of agricultural land; and (4) to test and disseminate improved water management options. The project operated in five middle mountain watersheds across the HKH - two in Nepal, and one each in China, India and Pakistan. The key approach was social empowerment through awareness raising, involvement of local institutions and users, encouraging women involvement, user committee formulation and technical backstopping. In this article we will list the most popular options addressing soil fertility and water scarcity which can lead to significant improvements in farmer’s livelihoods. A key learning of the project was that the opinions of land users govern whether new technologies and approaches are accepted. However, a big challenge at the end of every project is to promote knowledge sharing and to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas, with other middle mountain inhabitants and practitioners in the region.
000012210 653__ $$aagriculture
000012210 653__ $$aChina
000012210 653__ $$agender
000012210 653__ $$aHimalayas
000012210 653__ $$aIndia
000012210 653__ $$aknowledge
000012210 653__ $$aNepal
000012210 653__ $$aPakistan
000012210 653__ $$aparticipation
000012210 653__ $$aresearch
000012210 653__ $$asustainable management
000012210 653__ $$atechnology
000012210 653__ $$awater resources
000012210 653__ $$awatershed management
000012210 653__ $$awomen
000012210 650__ $$aKnowledgemanagement
000012210 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000012210 650__ $$aFraming systems
000012210 650__ $$aWater management
000012210 650__ $$aLand use/land cover
000012210 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000012210 650__ $$aGender and equity
000012210 691__ $$aKnowledgemanagement
000012210 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000012210 691__ $$aFraming systems
000012210 691__ $$aWater management
000012210 691__ $$aLand use/land cover
000012210 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000012210 691__ $$aGender and equity
000012210 773__ $$pSustainable Sloping Lands and Watershed Management Conference 12-15 December 2006 Luang Prabang, Lao PDR http://www.mekonginfo.org/mrc_en/doclib.nsf/0/E1DFBBEFB9263E6B4725724A00123F75/$FILE/09_paper_providoli.pdf
000012210 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/12210/files/3511.pdf
000012210 980__ $$aARTICLE