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Kathmandu Declaration on Agroforestry Released

26-28 March 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal — A consultation workshop jointly-organised by the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Agricultural Development (MOAD), Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MFSC), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bio-resources (ANSAB), was held at Hotel Himalaya, Kathmandu, Nepal.

With the theme “Present Status and Future Prospects of Agroforestry in Nepal,” all relevant stakeholders participated in the workshop which aimed to review ongoing agroforestry work and discuss technologies for up-scaling across the country.

The workshop shaped the development of the National Agroforestry Policy for Nepal which aims for a more focused and coordinated strategy and approach to promote agroforestry among various actors and stakeholders. The policy, now initially released as Kathmandu Declaration on Agroforestry, will encourage the easing of regulatory constraints and will facilitate the development of feed and fodder resources, income generation, food, nutritional and energy security, germplasm conservation and production of quality planting material, arresting of land degradation and restoration of soil health, and the development of appropriate agroforestry models for different agro-ecological zones.

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For a full report: Consultation Workshop on Present Status and Future Prospects of Agroforestry in Nepal