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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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View the document(introduction...)
View the documentUnit of watershed management
View the documentUsers and their organizations
View the documentGender equality
View the documentIndigenous technology
View the documentWatershed resource assessment
View the documentDevelopment of local capabilities
View the documentSharing information and coordinating activities
View the documentTraining
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Other recommendations

- To encourage people's participation project activities should be scheduled in accordance with the local crop calendar.

- Benefit sharing among members of a users' group should be guaranteed.

- Activities which solve the farmers' most pressing problems such as on-farm conservation, water management systems, and income generation activities should be encouraged.

- SCWM should he a package plan which contains a sequence of measures geared to address the priority problems identified by farmers,

- Mid-level technicians in the field should he oriented in project goals from time to time, trained regularly, and he involved in the field-level decision making process. A mechanism for receiving their feedback regularly should he developed.

- Experts should make regular and frequent field visits to observe and to discuss community organization and community development. It is equally important for field-based staff to visit farmers' houses regularly.