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Building resilience to landslides and the establishment of early warning systems in Nepal

Building resilience to landslides and the establishment of early warning systems in Nepal

Full title of the project:

Building resilience to landslides and the establishment of early warning systems in Nepal

Target areas:

Darkhu Khola sub-watershed in Nuwakot district

USD 482 800
Project code:

To identify and reach communities and agricultural areas highly affected and prone to landslides and to establish safer agricultural livelihood strategies and community-based early warning and preparedness systems.

Key partners:

The Ministry of Forest and Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, and Community and Rural Development Society.

Beneficiaries reached:

1 774 households through various input support and 631 people through trainings.

Activities implemented:
  • Developed a user-friendly Agricultural Hazard and Vulnerability Mapping Tool Kit.
  • Completed 20 different rehabilitation and stabilization works.
  • Constructed a bioengineering nursery, covering 942 m with a carrying capacity of 70 000 sapling production.
  • Distributed 5 000 kg of ginger rhizome seed, 3 000 pineapple suckers, 900 coffee seedlings, 2 300 timur seedlings, 1 400 teipat seedlings, 25 000 rhizomes of broom grass, 2 000 kagati (lemon) saplings, 1 000 litchi saplings, 150 guava saplings, 287 kiwi saplings and various fodder saplings to 1 774 households.
  • Trained 117 community forestry user group members on regularizing meetings, decision-making processes, financial management, plantation techniques, protection of planted seedlings, sustainability of the nursery and procedures for stock and distribution control.
  • Carried out orientation and training sessions for 514 people on various topics, including tree nursery operation and management, landslide mitigation, summer and off-season vegetable production, plastic pond construction.
  • Developed and introduced early warning systems in landslide-prone areas.
  • Prepared community-based disaster risk management plans at settlement levels.
  • Documented and shared five best practices with representatives of rural municipalities to mainstream in their regular development programmes.
  • Held a one-day workshop to discuss future recommended activities with representatives of rural municipalities and landslide mitigation sub-groups.
  • Enhanced communities’ capacity in identifying risk areas and ability to implement local solutions.
  • Increased government partners’ decision-making power and capacity in landslide treatment and mitigation, backed by practical experience in low-cost local technologies and best practices that can be applied to other at-risk areas.
  • Enhanced community resilience through the protection and rehabilitation of agricultural land and infrastructure, diversification of crops and development of improved agricultural practices.