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CTCN in Nepal: New National Agroforestry Policy

Publication date: 
Monday 4 February 2019

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) together with its Consortium partner World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) assisted the Government of Nepal to develop its National Agroforestry Policy.  

Development of National Agroforestry Policy is in line with the Nationally Determined Contributions (2016) and the Climate Change Policy (2011) of Nepal that identify forests and trees as extremely important to promote both the adaptation and mitigation to climate change, including agro-forestry.

The Centre assisted the Ministry of Agricultural Development, and the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation of Nepal to formulate the National Agroforestry Policy of Nepal. The newly developed policy will eliminate the hurdles and regulations on planting, felling, and transporting trees on non-forest lands. Please read the document here. 

The National Agroforestry Policy will provide an effective way to comprehensively use agroforestry and to enable communities to adapt to and mitigate climate change, and to strengthen the capacity of policy makers, researchers, extension workers, first and end users to implement and sustain the policy.