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Regenerating forests and livelihoods in Nepal: a new lease of life. Unfolding the experience of 20 years of poverty alleviation through leasehold forestry in the Himalayas.

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This book seeks to capture the leasehold forestry experience, with a special focus on the Leasehold Forestry and Livestock Programme, which has been a critical part of the leasehold forestry experience in Nepal for approximately 20 years. It describes the origins and evolution of the various leasehold forestry programmes and projects that have been launched in the country, as well as their objecti...

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Chapter 7 (Page no: 213)

Conclusions.

This concluding chapter describes more than 20 years of history of leasehold forestry: how it evolved from an initial government recognition of the interrelated problem of poverty among the poorest forest users and severely degraded forest lands into a programme that expanded from few communities to a national scale, learning many lessons on the way, to establish new integrated modes of tackling deep-rooted issues. During this journey, it has developed important assets for poor rural people and strengthened land tenure and security. It has also fostered community action and inspired similar initiatives in related forest environments. Some of the central tenets of the programme have valuable lessons for other forestry and livelihood programmes in Nepal and beyond.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 22) Rural Nepal: its people, its forests. Author(s): Thierry, B.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 43) An initiative takes root - HLFFDP, the first leasehold forestry project. Author(s): Thierry, B.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 58) The initiative gathers force - LFLP, the second leasehold forestry project. Author(s): Thierry, B.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 116) Impacts of leasehold forestry. Author(s): Thierry, B.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 150) Beyond the two projects, a national perspective and institutional context. Author(s): Thierry, B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 179) When the programme leaves. Author(s): Thierry, B.