Mushrooms are Magic: Solar powered mushroom farming in Nepal improves livelihoods and nutrition, and reduces deforestation
Mushrooms are widely grown in Nepal. They are a high value crop that can grow in areas where low soil quality – or even a total absence of soil – prevents other types of farming. In Nepal, mushroom farming is mostly concentrated in the rural areas around major urban centres such as the Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara, and Narayanghat. The average national production of mushrooms is about 8 - 10 tonnes per day. However, for traditional mushroom cultivation it is estimated that approximately one kilogram of firewood is consumed to produce...
 
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Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.

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Life on Land...
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Mushrooms are Magic: Solar powered mushroom farmin...
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Community Heroes From Guinea-Bissau to Brazil, Nig...
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ICCA-GSI promotes TICCA concept in Brazil for a le...
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Guatemala: Supporting ethno-development in recover...
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SGP and ICCA-GSI partners at the III Latin America...
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