Participatory processes for integrated watershed management
PWMTA-FARM Field Document No. 7
Prem N. Sharma
Participatory Watershed Management Training in Asia (PWMTA) and Farmer-centred Agricultural Resource Management (FARM) Programs, Netherlands/UNDP/FAO, GCP/RAS/161/NET - RAS/93/062
The Participatory Watershed Management Training in Asia (PWMTA) Program (GCP/RAS/ 161/NET, FAO/Netherlands) is designed for human resource development in participatory watershed management. It will contribute to sustainable use and management of forest, soil, water and other natural resources by enhancing skills and national capabilities to plan, implement, evaluate and monitor participatory watershed rehabilitation programs. This will be achieved by regional training, workshops, seminars and national and regional watershed management networking. The PWMTA is closely linked and complimentary to the FARM program.
Many of the Asian countries are seriously investing in WM today. However, few are providing training in holistic approach to participatory watershed management. PWMTA is to assist the member countries in filling this gap.
First Edition: June, 1997
Participatory Watershed Management Training in Asia (PWMTA) Program
GCP/RAS/161/NET - RAS/93/062, FAO(UN), U.N. Bldg, P.O. Box 25, Kathmandu, Nepal
Dept. of Soil Conservation, HMG, Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
For copies write to:
Dr. Prem N. Sharma, FAO(UN), P.O. Box 25, Kathmandu, Nepal
Cover photo by Ms. Celestine Krosschell of a farmers' organization leader, FARM high
Himalayan site, Goljung village, Rasuwa district, Nepal.
Part 1: Key elements in participatory processes
Part 2: Some important aspects
Part 3: Some experiences
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