Trees for fodder and fuel in Nepal. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Associated with Projects R6748, R7542, R7122, R8071, R8221. In Nepal, farmers are planting trees wherever there's space. More trees mean more animal food and more fuel—both in desperately short supply. Farmers know the advantages of planting trees: less animal feed and firewood needs to be gathered from forests, animal dung can be used as fertiliser rather than for fuel, and trees can be grown on land that's not much use for anything else. In Nepal, farmers now plant trees on banks between rice paddies, on farm boundaries and on poor land. Tree foliage often has much-needed protein—improving milk and meat production. And it's much better than straw, the main food for livestock in the dry season. Plus, many of the trees are leguminous and fix nitrogen in the soil, improving fertility.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (25 pp.) taken from the CD.


PSP37, 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 47.

Published 1 January 2007