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Knowledge is power for Nepal's hill people

Forest people
  • Farming nation
  • Slow progress
  • Sharing information
  • 'Collective' action
  • It's good to talk
  • Forest people
  • Protect and prosper
  • Knowledge is power

Forest people

This woman is collecting forest berries for making local wine. In Nepal, the poorest people depend on the forest the most, but have no title deeds and can be forced from the land by the more powerful. Many now recognise the need for forest planning to prevent deforestation.

picture credit: RIU/Georgina Smith



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