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"International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment"

2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A

Knowledge system of natural resource management in Andhikhola Gaunpalika, Syangja, District, Nepal


Author(s): Devi Prasad Paudel

Abstract: This paper attempts to analyze the local knowledge system of natural resource management in Andhikhola Gaunpalika Syangja district, western hill of Nepal. The knowledge system refers here is to institutional practices of forest resource management through community forest user groups. For this purpose, eight community forest user groups were purposively selected for detailed study. Data were collected from both primary and secondary sources. Primary data were collected through various methods and tools such as focus group discussion, key informant survey and Households survey. The application of locally produced knowledge system gives better solutions as well as governance system in forest management system in Nepal over decades. Nowadays, community forest user groups (CFUGs) have been playing dynamic role to develop institutional knowledge for profitable utilization of both timber and no timber forest products. Moreover, traditional knowledge system were more effective adopted practices. It is mainly due to traditional knowledge has been operated through institutional, structural and personal dimensions. However, these practices have been eroding due to the initiation of anticipated knowledge system. Thus, the paper argues that both local knowledge and modern knowledge system are equally important to manage community forest resource in the changing context. The traditional knowledge system which has different dimensions like institutional, structural and personal are not much in practice which ultimately erode the important indigenous knowledge that’s why it is important to document the knowledge system.

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Devi Prasad Paudel. Knowledge system of natural resource management in Andhikhola Gaunpalika, Syangja, District, Nepal . Int J Geogr Geol Environ 2020;2(2):04-10.
International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment