Informations géospatiales à l’appui de systèmes alimentaires durables

Geospatial indicators assessment in community forests in Bungdal Nepal

Year published: 16/12/2022

A monitoring system is being operationalized to track progress of the FFF efforts using geospatial technologies. The results for selected FFF geospatial indicators are presented for the community forests in Bungdal (Figure 1) where FFF is supporting livelihood activities such as Turmeric plantation since June 2020. The total area of the community forests under FFF interventions in Bungdal is about 78 ha with a mean elevation and slope of 600 m and 23 degree, respectively. Dominant species available in the area are Sal (Shorea robusta), Asna (Terminalia elleptica) and Chilaune (Schima wallichii). Total beneficiary households are 110 with a population of 544. About 0.55 ha of community forest land was used as demonstration plot managed by subgroup comprising of seven women. Table 1 presents the initial results for selected indicators of accessibility, soil, land, forest and water resources within the area of interest.