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Implementing farm-forestry practices in Nepal: experiences and achievements
- Dixit, P.
- Forestry chronicle 1990 v.66 no.3 pp. 242-245
- forestry development, development projects, forest trees, plant protection, agroforestry, vegetative propagation, multipurpose trees, farm forestry, Nepal
- Forest and shrubland in Nepal are unable to sustain the supply of forest products. One program to alleviate this problem, which is leading to environmental degradation and down-stream effects in India and Bangladesh, has been to establish a farm-forestry project. Since 1983, this project has identified useful species and developed regeneration and protection techniques for them as well as encouraging on-farm participation by the farmers. Although the area of new forest needed is vast (4 million ha), the average land holding in the country is small (0.56 ha) thus, effective forest extension techniques must be developed.