|Case Studies of People's Participation in Watershed Management in Asia (PWMTA, 1996)|
|A case study of people's participation in Begnastal and Rupatal (BTRT) watershed management in Nepal|
|Conclusions and 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.