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The “Interregional Project for Participatory Upland Conservation and Development” (or PUCD project - GCP/INT/542/ITA), was undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in the framework of the FAO/Italy Co-operative Programme to test new approaches and methods for Sustainable Mountain Development (SMD) and Participatory and Integrated Watershed Management (PIWM).
The project started in 1992 and terminated in June 2000 including field components in Bolivia, Burundi, Nepal, Pakistan and Tunisia.
This site is aimed at development professionals and policy-makers interested in SMD and PIWM .
The main objective is to provide an overview of the overall experience gained by the PUCD project in these areas.
Readers interested in obtaining more information on the project -  approach, methods, outcomes and lessons learned - can refer to the Reference Materials section, where a number of relevant documents and publications can be downloaded.



Project Overview

  Project Approach and Methods

Implementation Strategy and Activities

National Field Components

Lessons Learned

Reference Materials

For more information:   Douglas.McGuire@fao.org