The Socio-ecological survey that kicked off from October 2019, primarily aims at generating quantitative and qualitative data of a stratified sample of households within 30 community forest user groups (CFUGs) in Kavre and Sindhupalchok. As a part of the five year project, Enhancing Livelihoods from Improved Forest Management in Nepal (EnLiFT2), the purpose of this survey is to identify how different household type value private and community forests across a range of forest types, agro- ecological situations and Silvicultural practices in Kavre and Sindhupalchowk. The data generated will identify socio ecological typologies of forest values according to particular situations. The typologies will inform an analysis of how particular forest management approaches could best meet the particular needs of different types of Nepali communities.
The survey will explore and understand the differentiated perception on the gender/ ethnicity in the CFUG management and forest resource utilization. The socio ecological survey mainly captures the data and information on land and forest details, agricultural and food security issues, demographic and social economic status, climate change and forest governance particularly from CFUG member perception. Out of the total 600 HHs that this survey targets to cover, 441 HH surveys has already been completed till date and rest is expected to be completed by January 2020.
There are altogether five clusters within which, 18 CFUGs were selected for the HH surveys, namely Banepa Cluster (Bhagwanthumki CF, Hile Jaljale 'Ka' CF, Kalika CF ), Bhumlu Cluster ( Chaapani Gadhidaanda , Dharapani Hile , Thople Kamerey , Rachhmaa , Fagarkhola, Lankurirukh Vulvule), Chautara Sangachowkgadhi cluster (Sansari, Banjekapashe and Shreechap Deurali), Bethanchowk cluster (Patnebhanjyang, Janajagriti, Kalapani), Lisankhupakhar cluster (Deupokhari , Boldekharka, Lamachaur).