Programme Forêts et eau

Helping to restore the agricultural productivity and water supplies of Nepal's rural and mountain communities


Some of the less well-known impacts of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015 include the disappearance of water supplies and landslide-induced disruptions to food production. As part of FAO’s coordinated emergency response, its senior expert in watershed management and landslides, Thomas Hofer, travelled to Nepal to discuss with local stakeholders holistic measures for sustainable landslide stabilization and water supply restoration. Read more about the issues that Nepalese farming and mountain communities face that were identified and discussed during this visit and the actions proposed. Also read about FAO’s work in mountain and watershed management and the Mountain Partnership’s work in Asia and the Pacific.