Improving Rural Livelihoods and Minimizing Land Degradation through the Community Watershed Approach for Sustainable Development of Dryland Areas

Published on 26 December 2011

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Start Date: 1 March 2008 | End Date: 28 February 2013


The project is aimed at  improving the livelihoods of rural people in the target agro-ecoregion through sustainable management of natural resources by adopting the science-led, holistic, community watershed management approach.

The specific objectives of this project are:

  1.  To consolidate the science-led farmer-centric community watershed approach at nucleus benchmark watersheds for enhancing productivity and reducing land degradation in three districts, and to use these sites as sites of learning for scaling-out benefits in the three target districts;
  2. To scale-out the benefits of productivity enhancement and community watershed management with technical backstopping in the target agro-ecoregion of M.P. (10+2 districts) and Rajasthan (9+1 districts); and
  3. Capacity building of lead farmers, development workers, and consortium partners in the target region and provide technical support to development agencies in the area of Community Watersheds through establishment of a national support group for community watershed development (NSGCWD).

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