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The New Horizon's workshop in Bangalore, India, from 28 November to 2 December 1994 was the culmination of two years of collaborative investigation of successful participatory programmes in watershed management and soil and water conservation.

TitleJoint watershed management : new evidence from the New Horizons project
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsPretty, J.N., Shah, P., Guijt, I., Hinchcliffe, F.
Paginationp. 10-12: photogr.
Date Published1995-01-01
Keywordsbenefits, cab95/3, catchment areas, community participation, impact assessment, indigenous knowledge, new horizons project, projects, rural communities, soil erosion, water resources conservation
Abstract

The New Horizon's workshop in Bangalore, India, from 28 November to 2 December 1994 was the culmination of two years of collaborative investigation of successful participatory programmes in watershed management and soil and water conservation. Case study groups in 12 countries used participatory methods for self-evaluation. The case studies had the following common elements: locally-adapted resource- conserving technologies were used that provided immediate returns to farmers; action by local groups or communities was encouraged; and supportive external government and/or non government institutions worked in partnership with each other and with farmers. Improvements as a result of the involvement of local people in watershed management had economic, social and environmental benefits. Participants at the workshop analyzed the findings of the 22 impact studies with respect to five cross-cutting themes: technologies, process and methods, impacts and indicators, inter-institutional arrangements, and policies.

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