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Farming for Biodiversity
National Disaster Risk Reduction Center Nepal (NDRC Nepal)
The solution was carried to minimize a set of environmental challenges like floods, wildfires, landslides, biodiversity loss and land degradation in Jagdishpur wetland (a Ramsar site) and its upstream area, caused due to harmful anthropogenic activities in the Banganga River Basin. The project reached 14168 indigenous households highly dependent on forest resources, improved their livelihood and increased food security up to 12 months. Project objectives were achieved through awareness campaigns, agro-forestry, sloping area land technology, bioengineering techniques, revamp in irrigation and water recharge system, and installations of improved cooking stoves, solar home systems, and biogas plants. For co-funding and sustainability, relevant government and non-government stakeholders were involved from the start.