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A private-public partnership overcomes constraints that vegetable farmers encounter when adopting novel SLM technologies and Good Agricultural Practices. The private sector helps with marketing, value addition, certification, and financial support. The public sector fulfils farmer training needs through (for example) Farmer Field Schools using digital platforms. 

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The micro watershed based participatory approach for land use planning is a systematic and interactive process that primarily focuses on the optimal allocation of village land resources according to needs and demands of the people while promoting sustainable land management. Key features of this approach are the multi-sectoral coordination, multi-stakeholder engagement and the active participation of land users throughout the participatory land use planning process.

Forest cover in the country is to be expanded by 2% while conserving the existing forests. Most encroachers are the resource poor farmers who are engaged in cultivation of seasonal crops by disturbing the forests for their livelihood.  Practicality of forest conservation depends on how their needs are met sustainably. Providing a stable income source for this category with tree planting would be the best solution to protect the forests as well as for its further expansion.