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Natural Resource Management – Watershed & Irrigation

Natural resource management Natural Resource Management encompasses the management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals, with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations. It is the sustainable management of natural resources for achieving food, nutritional, environmental and livelihood security in the country. It aims to augment social, physical, human, natural and financial capital.

In NRM sector, AFC has been offering services in watershed based agriculture, rainfed farming, soil and water conservation, irrigation engineering, water resources development and management, wasteland development, land use planning, forestry, environment management and impact assessment, bio-diversity conservation and various other key areas. AFC is fully aware of the resources potential and the problems and prospects of their utilization from the grassroots level. Its experience in Environment Impact Assessment studies and preparation of Environment Management Plans as also expertise in remote sensing and GIS applications has been an additional advantage to AFC. AFC’s services in this sector include grassroots level project implementation, training and capacity building (in areas like empowering stakeholders, resolving conflict interests of stakeholders, fostering adaptive management capacity etc), documentation, policy level advocacy at national level etc.