Churia Conservation, Livehood and Land Rights

This report is an outcome of the Participatory Action Research (PAR) in Chure area of Sarlahi and Mahottari districts. Therefore, this report has tried to uncover the existing situation of Chure region and share experiences and achievements of 50 communities of two districts during a period of oneyear. PAR, unlike in other researches, focused on the qualitative aspects of certain issues, e.g. dealt with language more often than with numbers, and adopted reflective approach to ensure critical reflection upon the process and outcomes in each step. Moreover, this study has attempted to demonstrate and institutionalise action-reflection and action at each level, from the community to researchers.