Ongoing Activities

Economic empowerment of women through forest solutions
  • Period: 01/10/2021 – 31/03/2024
  • Financial Support: The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

This project aims at developing a greater understanding on how women’s empowerment can be achieved through low carbon, forest-based solutions, and develop entrepreneurial and policy tools to support it.

Economics of Forest Restoration in Chure region of Nepal
  • Period: 01/03/2022 – 01/12/2024
  • Financial Support: IDRC- SANDEE / MKAN

This research aims at generating information needed to design and implement effective nature-based climate solutions and access financial resources to support forest restoration.

Capacity Building and Finance for National and Local Action on Climate and Biodiversity (CBF)
  • Period: 01/02/2022 – 31/01/2024
  • Financial Support: GIZ, Federal Republic of Germany

The primary objective of the initiative is to restore forest ecosystem, conserve biodiversity, and promote sustainable farming through invasive species management in community forests along Chure landscape of Nepal.

Enhancing Livelihoods from Improved Forest Management in Nepal
  • Period: 01/12/2018 – 30/06/2023
  • Financial Support: Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Project Partners: University of Adelaide, University of New South Wales, ForestAction Nepal, Nepal Agroforestry Foundation, Department of Forests, Forestry Research and Training Center and RECOFTC

The aim of the project is to enhance forest management practices in community forests and private land to improve livelihoods, social equity and environmental impact by enhancing adoption and benefits from Active and Equitable Forest Management (AEFM) and improved private forestry practices; developing and institutionalizing community forestry planning, governance, and gender equity frameworks within the context of new local government system; and designing and facilitating the establishment of pro-poor small-scale forest enterprises.

Practice of resilience in mountain landscapes: Exploring risk and landscape investments in rural Nepal (PECA III)
  • Period: 01/01/2020 – 01/12/2022
  • Financial Support: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Project Partners: Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS), ForestAction Nepal and Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU), Department of Urban and Rural Development

This project aims to explore how smallholders cope with and adapt to environmental, economic and social changes, and how these processes affect the landscape they inhabit. It will also contribute to the growing body of socio-political nuanced understandings of resilience and adaptive capacity.

This is an interdisciplinary research project and will combine ethnographic methodology with the analytical concepts of resilience, risk, adaptive capacity and landesque capital, in order to understand smallholders’ strategies and practices of livelihood security and landscape investments.

Uprating Community Forest management in Nepal: enhancing biodiversity and livelihoods
  • Period: 01/06/2019 – 21/05/2022
  • Financial Support: Darwin Initiave, UK Project Partners: KAFCOL, RBGE, FECOFUN-Jhapa

The first phase of the project demonstrated a solid scientific foundation (documenting key biodiversity components, identifying specific threats and their causes, communicating ecological significance of the forest with local communities and government, piloting invasive species management practices, and identifying locally suitable agroforestry) for forest biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of forest biological resources. The project demonstrated the effectiveness of alternative livelihood options and created a strong collaborative environment and engagement with local communities. The second phase of the project will scale up successful pilot interventions, capitalising on opportunities identified, and mobilising a network of highly-engaged local communities.

Support ForestAction’s Core Activities on Agriculture & Food
  • Period: 15/05/2019 – 15/05/2022
  • Financial Support: Thousand Current, USA

This project aims to promote agroecology in Nepal through policy research advocacy, capacity-building and technical support to smallholder farmers.

Alliance of Agriculture for food
  • Period: 01/01/2014 – 31/12/2022
  • Financial Support: OXFAM, FASTENOPFER, CAED, CSRC, ForestAction Nepal

Alliance of Agriculture for Food (AAF) is a common platform of productive farmers’ organizations, nongovernmental sectors and civil societies that are involved in the knowledge based policy engagement by contributing through policy research and advocacy. It is attributed for sustainable agriculture development for chemical free and healthy food for all citizens.The main objective is to engage in action research, policy debate and public advocacy on the issues of food, land, agriculture and climate risks associated with small holders, women and landless farmers.