Nepal features both an expansive plateau of fertile land and some of the world’s highest and most inhospitable mountains. Thirty-one percent of the country’s population lives in poverty and 42% are unemployed. Land is a principal source of income and employment for a majority of households in Nepal. In rural Nepal, home to 90% of population, size and quality of farm land are determinants of poverty. Land is also a major determinant of both social status and political participation.

Past projects include:

Forest land tenure security in Nepal.

Weyerhaeuser Foundation.

Landesa provided technical assistance on land tenure security of forest land and forest resources. February 2004.