Can Seeding Drones Save Degraded Areas?

Developing Climate Resilient Livelihoods (DCRL), a joint initiative of the Ministry of Forests and Environment and UNDP funded by the Global Environment Facility, piloted the drone-based seeding to bring greenery back to the barren landscapes in the difficult terrain of Khotang and Okhaldhunga district.

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UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in some 170 countries and territories, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners. UNDP has been supporting the Nepalese people in their struggle against poverty since it opened an in-country office in 1963.

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Nepalese improved their living standards and resilience through our support to create jobs and livelihoods opportunities.


Nepalese received free legal aid services


Nepalese in remote off-grid areas gained access to renewable energy.


people got their new homes with UNDP assisting construction of 31,500 quake-safe houses after the 2015 earthquake.


people received digital vaccine certification


vulnerable women received temporary cash transfers