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Publication | 4 December 2020

Leasehold forestry in Nepal: restoring forests and livelihoods

“Leasehold forestry in Nepal: restoring forests and livelihoods” is an inspirational examples highlighting transformations towards greater environmental and climate sustainability. The leasehold forest approach seeks to enhance forest regeneration in degraded areas while alleviating rural poverty. Leasehold forestry households receive around one hectare are allowed to cultivate perennial and multi-purpose plants, enhancing their income in a sustainable manner. In exchange, the government required that households protect their forestlands against degradation from open grazing, forest fires, soil erosion, etc., while enhancing the regeneration of trees, shrubs and grass.

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