Farmer-Participatory Integrated Watershed Management:Adarsha Watershed, Kothapally India.Case 7 uri icon

abstract

  • This is a reprint from the book entitled ?Research Towards Integrated NaturalResources Management: Examples of Research Problems, Approaches andPartnerships in Action in the CGIAR? which briefly describes the tools andmethods used in research and development for integrated natural resourcesmanagement. They have been evolving over the years in order to tackle thecomplexities of farming systems in marginal areas, and the issues ofenvironmental change in ecoregional research. The integrated farmer-partici-patory watershed management process involves: agro-ecological zoning,farming systems research, systems analysis to select best-bet options,upscaling research results, identification of products with competitive advan-tage for local and regional markets, and the design and implementation of ascience-based action plan. The plan includes technical assistance, supervisedcredit, strengthening communal cohesion through women?s and farmers?groups, increasing marketing opportunities by concentrating the supply inquantity and quality, quality control of the products, product development toadd value, and market studies for the products developed. The impact on theproduction systems is briefly described

publication date

  • 2003