This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R7412: Incorporation of local knowledge into
soil and water management interventions which minimise nutrient losses
in the Middle Hills of Nepal.
In Nepal, work to manage water and address soil and nutrient losses has
focused on farmer participation. This is seen as the best way to produce
appropriate outputs and ensure that technologies are adopted. Mixing
scientific know-how with local knowledge also offers innovative ways to
tackle local problems. To help with this, new methods have been
developed to document and analyse local people's knowledge and
perceptions of soil and water conservation methods. Researchers have
also worked closely with farmers to produce adaptable ways of minimising
the nutrient losses caused by erosion and leaching. At the project
sites, 25% of those farmers not actually involved in the project have
adopted the new soil and water management interventions— indicating the
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (13 pp.) taken from the CD.
NRSP26, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 123.