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close this bookCase Studies of People's Participation in Watershed Management in Asia (PWMTA, 1996)
close this folderA case study of people's participation in Begnastal and Rupatal (BTRT) watershed management in Nepal
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close this folderResult of people's participation in the BTRT area
View the documentChanges and improvements in land use
View the documentEconomic benefits
View the documentChanges in land productivity
View the documentUsers' involvement in watershed management
View the documentAccess to credit
View the documentInnovations by neighbouring farmers

Innovations by neighbouring farmers

The contribution of conservation farmers to their neighbouring farmers is significant. Many innovations yet simple agricultural practices were adopted by other farmers following demonstrations and field observations. In fact, 2,387 farmers improved cropping systems, 2,865 farmers started agro-forestry, 5,482 farmers initiated homestead gardening and more than 4,000 households (hh) planted fuel/fodder/fruit plants in their private farms. Five private nurseries of coffee, oranges and some vegetable seedlings, were also established.