Market Information System

This section provides information on sustainable, harvesting, domestication, market trend analysis, new product development, and marketing linkages of non timber forest products (NTFPs)/High Value Cash Crops (HVC) between buyers and sellers.

The main objective of ANSAB Market Information System (MIS) is to improve access to information for local collectors, producers and traders in strategic NTFP/HVC producing centers in Nepal in collaboration with local stakeholders. Specific objectives are to:

  • Collect, compile and develop information products relevant for making business decisions in the sub-sector;
  • Provide enterprise development support services to natural resources based enterprise, traders and entrepreneurs;
  • Establish long-term and sustainable linkage between producers and markets to ensure growth of the NTFP industry;
  • Make natural resources based products competitive in the market through introduction, replication and dissemination of appropriate technologies and product development.

MIS provides different type of general and customizes services to the value chain members in the sub-sector to enhance their competitiveness in the local, regional and international markets. Majority of the services are free of charge.