About the project

The project is designed to develop the scientific knowledge-base and in-country capacity to tackle the increasing challenges from invasive plants in Nepal by engaging local communities in recognition, controlling and utilizing the invasive plants, and restoring the infested lands. It aims to use invasive plant biomass for alternative, carbon-sensitive bioenergy sources to improve livelihoods, reduce poverty, conserve biodiversity and offset carbon. Project activities focus on three districts in Nepal: Bardiya, Nawalparasi, and Makwanpur. All these project sites are suffering from infestation of Chromolaena odorata, Mikania micrantha, and Lantana camara. Fifteen CFUGs will be actively engaged throughout the project, representing 750

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Project Output

Project activities will be focused in three districts but maintain the wider prospective by covering nationally important invasive plants and informing government policy. Fifteen community forest user groups (CFUGs) will be actively engaged through out the project. The project aims to reach 750 households, and at least 3750 people. Outreach will be extended through articles in national newspapers, internet and radio, engaging the public, farmer networks and environmental NGOs. Natural resource dependent people will be empowered to identify and tackle invasive plants that degrade their lands. Invasive plants will be cleared from 15 CFUGS, and degraded areas will be restored

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