Nepal: Women Empowerment, New Businesses and Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Nepal

This report presents the outcomes of the Learning Route “Women Empowerment, New Businesses and Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Nepal”, whose process of preparation and implementation was carried out between September 2012 and September 2013.

The Learning Route is a joint initiative of the United Nations International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and PROCASUR Corporation developed in Nepal thanks to the full support and cooperation of the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Leasehold Forestry and Livestock Programme (LFLP), the High Value Agriculture Project in Hill and Mountain Areas (HVAP), the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) and the Western Upland Poverty Alleviation Project (WUPAP).

PROCASUR Corporation would like to express its gratitude to IFAD investment projects in Nepal (LFLP, HVAP, PAF and WUPAP), in the persons of their Project Directors and staff, for their active contribution and participation to all phases of Learning Routes’ preparation, implementation and assessment; to the Nepal IFAD Country Office for the continuous assistance provided in facilitating networking at country level with different institutional partners, as well as in organizing the Panel sessions of the Learning Routes held, respectively, in Kathmandu city on the 3rd of April and on the 13th of September 2013. Last, but not least, a special thanks go to the communities of Rayale (district of Kavre), Devitar (Shaktikhor VDC, district of Chitwan) and Bijwa (district of Kapilvastu) that hosted the Learning Route’s delegations making this learning experience successful by sharing their knowledge and wisdoms.

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