Lessons learned: Experiences of watershed development for growth

LESSON 1
Even small interventions (value addition) can have a multiplier effect when the intervention suits the needs and available local resources are properly utilized (for example, NRM based livelihood activities).

LESSON 2
Role of NGO/project implementing agency in the post-project period: The facilitator should be in touch with the communities even after the project period through visitors, trainees, participating in the workshop watershed villages, melas so as to provide stimuli and support for the community based organizations created in the project period to adapt and grow with new opportunities.

LESSON 3
Integration of livestock and farm based livelihood strategies such as horticulture into watershed activities.

LESSON 4
Establishing linkages with various institutions / service providers so that the community can avail of services required.

 

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