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close this bookIndigenous Technology Knowledge for Watershed Management in upper North-West Himalayas of India (PWMTA, 1998)
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By

L. R. Verma

Illustrations by Mohinder Singh Chauhan

Edited by Aparna Negi and Prem N. Sharma

Watershed Management Technology Center (WATMATEC) of the Dr. YSP University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, HP, India

and

Participatory Watershed Management Training in Asia (PWMTA) NETHERLANDS/FAO (UN), GCP/RAS/161/NET, Kathmandu, Nepal

PWMTA

The Participatory Watershed Management Training in Asia (PWMTA). Program (GCP/RAS/161/NET, FAO/Netherlands) is designed for human resource development in participatory watershed management of forest, soil, water and other natural resources by enhancing skills and national capabilities to plan, implement, evaluate and monitory participatory watershed rehabilitation programs. This will be achieved by regional training, workshops, seminars and national and regional watershed management networking. The PWMTA is closely linked and complimentary to the FARM program.

Many of the Asian countries are seriously investing in WM today. However, few are providing training in holistic approach to participatory watershed management. PWMTA is to assist the member countries in filling this gap.

ASIAN WATMANET
(ASIAN WATershed Management NETwork)

This is a regional network for people’s participation in watershed management founded in Nov. 1994 by the national coordinators of the FAO/UNDP RAS/93/063, WMTUH/FARM program. It is now sponsored by the PWMTA, GCP/RAS/161/NET program of the FAO/Netherlands along with the RAS/93/062, FARM program. Its member countries are the participating countries in the PWMTA program. The network is to facilitate: farmers’ organizations for watershed management at small watershed, village, district and national level, exchange of experiences at farmers, extensionists, as well as technical, professional, educator and policy maker level, exchange of information among the member countries, and strengthen a movement of the fragile watersheds in the Asian region. It also publishes a quarterly ASIAN WATMANET newsletter.

The designations employed and the presentation of the materials in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of the FAO (UN), UNDP or the Netherlands concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation's of its frontiers or boundaries.

The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors alone and do not imply any opinion what so ever in the part of the FAO (UN), UNDP or the Netherlands.

First Edition: Aug., 1998

PWMTA Field Document No. 15

Copyright ©1998

Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, HP, India
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN

Publisher:

Participatory Watershed Management Training in Asia (PWMTA) Program
GCP/RAS/161/NET, FAO (UN), U.N. Bldg., P.O. Box 25, Kathmandu, Nepal

Cover photo:

Women of the Upper Himalayas-Conservators of the indigenous knowledge systems

For copies write to:

Prem N. Sharma, FAO (UN), P.O. Box 25, Kathmandu, Nepal