Neelum and Jhelum Valleys Community Development Project

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Neelum and Jhelum Valleys Community Development Project

Neelum and Jhelum Valleys Community Development Project

This impoverished area is steep and mountainous, consisting mostly of forests, rangelands and alpine pastures. Rural poor people do not produce enough food to feed themselves and their families, and the growing population is putting pressure on available arable and grazing land. Deforestation, overgrazing and cultivation of steep land have caused some erosion. The project worked to improve the living conditions of the local population, especially the poorest people in the area. Specific objectives of the project were to:

  • promote environmental conservation
  • promote community participation in the development of resources
  • introduce technology and skills for new income-generating enterprises

Nearly 12,000 ha were planted with saplings provided at subsidized rates to member households. Crop yields improved significantly, and the average household income of project participants more than doubled.

Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Approval Date
04 September 1991
1991 - 2003
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 24.3 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 15.84 million
Co-financiers (International)
United Nations Development Program US$ 4.63 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 3.68 million
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