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KTK-BELT Project

Yangshila, 4, Nepal | http://www.belt-project.org
Joined in December 2014

About Us

The KTK-BELT project is a platform for farmers, teachers, designers and environmentalists working together to build community-based biodiversity conservation strategies for the eastern region of Nepal. Local farmers possess deeply embedded place-based knowledge of their environments and, therefore, have the capacity to steward them. Working directly with a local farmers cooperative, Yangshila Permaculture Learning Grounds (YPLG), we’re working to create a 100-acre community land trust, encompassing 20 different critical ecological habitats spanning the range of 180 to 1950 masl, containing more than 500 native plant species, as a strategy for restoring forests in the eastern region of Nepal and building ‘living classrooms’ to sustain indigenous knowledge. With a focus on habitat conservation, place-based education and sustainable livelihoods diversification, we are developing Yangshila into the eastern region’s first ‘vertical university.’
The KTK-BELT project is a platform for farmers, teachers, designers and environmentalists working together to build community-based biodiversity conservation strategies for the eastern region of Nepal. Local farmers possess deeply…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Agriculture
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment & Sustainability

Location

  • 51 larch dr
    manhasset hills ny
    Yangshila, 4
    NP

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