Renewable Natural Resources Management for Mountain Communities (2005)

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Managing renewable natural resources in hillside and mountain areas is critical to sustaining these resources and the livelihood opportunities they present, especially to marginal farmers. This publication presents the findings of a Symposium and Research Workshop on Renewable Natural Resources Management for Mountain Communities held in Nepal in 2003. The papers describe the results of research undertaken by ICIMOD's People and Resource Dynamics in Mountain Watersheds Project (PARDYP) and the Natural Resources Systems Programme Hillsides (NRSP) of the Department for International Development (UK) (DFID) in the highlands of the Himalayas, the Andes, and Africa. The book looks at generic issues in watershed management and presents a series of case studies on a range of natural resource management issues and themes including: the role of participation in developing and promoting hillside farming strategies; issues such as water management, common property, and land rehabilitation; and techniques, tools, and interventions to address declining soil fertility. The central theme of the case studies is finding ways of bringing together farmers and scientists knowledge and ensuring participation of farmers at all stages of technology development. Finally, a platform is proposed for generating new research and bridging gaps in current projects.

ISBN: 92-9115-062-2
Language: English
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Table of Contents:
  1. Front Matter
  2. Part 1: Managing Renewable Natural Resources in Mountains Generic Issues and Programme Approaches
  3. Renewable Natural Resources Management for Mountain Communities Editors' Introduction
  4. People and Resource Dynamics in Mountain Watersheds of the Hindu Kush- Himalayas Project A Research for Development Network
  5. Living at the Margin in Hills People Building Sustainable Livelihoods Based on Renewable Natural Resources
  6. Part 2: Case Studies of Renewable Natural Resources Management
  7. Using Local Knowledge to Develop Soil and Water Management Interventions for Minimising Soil and Nutrient Losses in the Middle Hills of Nepal
  8. The Use of Biophysical and Socioeconomic Tools in Soil Fertility and Organic Matter
  9. Interventions to Minimise Nutrient Losses from Bari Land (Rain-Fed Upland) in the Middle Hills of the Western Development Region of Nepal
  10. Enhancing the Impacts of Research in Soil Management Development of Practical Tools in the Hillsides of Eastern Uganda
  11. Scaling Up Successful Pilot Experiences in Natural Resource Management Lessons from Bolivia
  12. Linking Field-Level Findings to Policy and Decision-Making in Nepal
  13. Bridging Research and Policy for Improving Natural Resource Management Lessons and Challenges in the Highlands of South-western Uganda
  14. Challenges to Increasing the Opportunities for the Poor to Access Benefits of Common Pool Resources The Case of Community Forestry in the Terai of Nepal
  15. The Hill Agriculture Research Project Status and Achievements
  16. Taking Sustainable Soil Management to Scale Experiences with Practices, Methods, Approaches and Policies for Nepalese Hillsides
  17. Building Up and Sharing Knowledge for Better Decision-Making on Soil and Water Conservation in a Changing Mountain Environment The WOCAT Experience
  18. Water-related Key Issues in Meso-Scale Catchments of the Hindu Kush- Himalayas
  19. Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems for Community-Based Forests Resources Mapping in the Jhikhu Khola Watershed
  20. Participatory Rehabilitation of Degraded Lands for Rural Livelihood Sustainability and Improved Biodiversity A Case Study from the Indian Central Himalayas
  21. Field Assessment of Erosion and Soil Productivity from the Perspective of the Land User
  22. Stimulating Locally Initiated and Sustainable Livelihood Change New Relationships between Local Professionals and Rural Communities in the Central Andes
  23. Part 3: Symposium and Research Workshop: Analysis and Recommendations
  24. Case Study Findings Natural Resource Management for Mountain Communities
  25. Increasing Impact Making it Work
  26. Annex 1: List of Participants


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