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ANSAB presents in the ASEIC Global Innovation Forum

Sudarshan Khanal, ANSAB’s Research, Planning and Communication Manager presented on the enterprise-oriented community-based natural resource management approach for inclusive and sustainable rural development in the Global Innovation Forum organized by the ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Center (ASEIC) in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 4-5 September 2018. While a great deal of…

FSC approves the National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Nepal

The National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Nepal has been recently approved by the FSC Policy and Standards Committee (PSC) without any condition. The Standard has been developed by a chamber-balanced Standards Development Group coordinated by ANSAB using multi-stakeholder process, including two public consultations. The Standard was field…

FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) draft for Nepal

The NFSS provides benchmarks (indicators) for interested parties to manage their forests environmentally appropriate: the production of timber, non-timber products and ecosystem services maintains the forest’s biodiversity, productivity and ecological processes; socially beneficial: forest management helps both local people and society at large to enjoy long term benefits…

Climate-smart agriculture in the Himalayas – An innovative green business model for food security and poverty reduction of mountainous communities of Nepal

ANSAB has envisioned a concept of Ecosystem-based Commercial Agriculture (ECA) with the goal of transforming conventional farm and forestry practices into climate smart and prestigious business. A climate smart ECA system, as envisioned by ANSAB, increases the production and productivity in a sustainable way; improves the resilience of…

ANSAB initiates result based payment for ecosystem services on drinking water in Nepal

A result based Payment for Ecosystem Service (PES) on drinking water has been established in Nepal applying the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Ecosystem Services (ES) standard that the local communities are now practicing and performing in Dolakha district. This initiative was initiated by ANSAB under the GEF funded…

ANSAB receives the Adaptation at Scale Protsahan Award

ANSAB received the Adaptation at Scale Protsahan award for its ecosystem-based commercial agriculture initiative in Bajura district, being implemented in partnership with ICCO Cooperation and Mission East. ANSAB’s Programs Director, Mr. Puspa L. Ghimire, received a token of appreciation and a cash prize of GBP 10,000 from the…

One health day celebration

ANSAB celebrated One Health Day on November 3, 2016 as a campaign for One Health interactions and for the world to ‘see them in action’. ANSAB organized quiz contest among schools and School Health Clubs (SHCs) on ‘One Health and Zoonoses’ in Chitwan, Rupandehi and Banke districts. The…

FSC national standard development in Nepal: Update on process and progress

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has recently revised and approved International Generic Indicators (IGIs) for using in a consistent way across the world and strengthening the credibility of the FSC system. The IGI incorporates wide range of ecosystem services which are not adequately covered under sustainable forest management certification…

ANSAB supports earthquake affected communities in Dolakha and Sindhupalchok with livestock sheds

ANSAB has distributed CGI sheets to 200 needy households in Dolakha and Sindhupalchok districts for livestock shed construction. As a part of Earthquake Relief and Recovery Program (ERRP), under One Health Asia Programme contingency fund, about 1,800 CGI sheets were distributed among local people to minimize the vulnerability…

SAARC Resolution on Agroforestry 2016

The ”SAARC Resolution on Agroforestry 2016″ is released on June 3 of 2016 at Kathmandu, Nepal by Mr. Uday C. Thakur, Secretary, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MFSC). The declaration was released in an inception meeting to develop a SAARC Regional Coordinated Programme on Agroforestry (SARCOPA) jointly…

Inception meeting to develop SAARC regional coordinated program on Agroforestry

An inception meeting to develop a SAARC Regional Coordinated Programme on Agroforestry (SARCOPA) was jointly organized by the SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC), Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD), Nepal; the Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bio-resources (ANSAB), Nepal; and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), at Kathmandu from June…

ANSAB celebrates World Veterinary Day

ANSAB celebrates World Veterinary Day themed “Continuing Education with a One Health focus” organized by District Livestock Service Office, Banke on 30 April, 2016 with joint effort from all organizations working on Zoonoses and One Health including One Health Asia Programme, implemented in Nepal by ANSAB in partnership…