International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

Chhotelal Chowdhary

Chhotelal Chowdhary, Mewar University, India

Chhote Lal Chowdhary is a Ph.D. student on rattan management and marketing of rattan in relation to community forestry of Nepal. He has possibly pioneered the rattan research and development of rattan in Nepal from 1992. He has extensive knowledge of non-wood forest products (such as rattan, medicinal and aromatic plans and bamboo of Nepal). He is the principal author of “Rattan Conservation, Management and Development Initiative in Nepal” in local language and “Post Formation Support of Community Forest User Groups of Nepal”.

Selected publications

  •  Chowdhary, C.L. and S.K. Paudel. (2008) Cultivation, Management and Development Initiative of Rattan in Nepal. Kabita and Sunita Publication., Kathmandu.
  • Chowdhary, C.L.and Dr. Rekha Singhal. (2011) Post Formation Support of Community Forest User Groups: Post Formation Support in the Perspective of Good Governance of Community Forest User Groups. LAP  LAMBERT Academic Publishing. VDM Publishing House. www.vdm-publishing-house.com. .
  • Paudel, S.K. and C.L.Chowdhary. (1994) Managing rattan as a common property: a case study of a community managed rattan in Nepal. Journal of Bamboo and Rattan. Vol 4. No. 2, 81-91(11). Publisher: VSP. www.ingentaconnect.com/content/vsp/jbr/2005/
  • (2014)  NTFP cultivation methods in Terai and Siwalik. Food and Agriculture Organization/ UN, Nepal (local language)