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Briquette industry making village women self-reliant

The Himalayan Times on November 12, 2012 writes on the case of the ANSAB supported briquette industries in Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha districts, in making the village women self-reliant. The news reads as follows: HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE KATHMANDU: People willing to learn lessons on entrepreneurship can learn a lot…

ANSAB partners with Yale to organize Yale Himalaya Initiative consultation workshop

ANSAB worked with the Yale University as a local partner to organize Yale Himalaya Initiative (YHI) consultation workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal, on August 12, 2012. The daylong event brought Yale faculty together with scholars and professionals from across the Himalaya region to share ideas and develop directions for…

REDD+ pilot project makes the second forest-carbon payment

On July 18, 2012, three watersheds under the REDD+ pilot project in Nepal received a seed grant of US $95,000 as carbon payments for their contributions to sustainable conservation and management of forests. Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Mr. Resham Bahadur Dangi handed…

ANSAB presents in High Value Agriculture Project (HVAP)’s regional value chain workshop

Value Chain Experts from ANSAB presented on the preliminary findings of the value chain and baseline studies of the select four products – Turmeric, Off-season Vegetables, Goat and Timur in a regional value chain consultation and intervention strategy development workshop conducted by the High Value Agriculture Project in…

Carbon trade lures businesspersons

Rajendra Manandhar in The Kathmandu Post – one of the most read English newspapers in Nepal writes: With community forests receiving money for conserving forest and storing carbon, business communities have shown interests in carbon trade. At the invitation of ICIMOD, FECOFUN and ANSAB, businesspersons including FNCCI Chairman…

Chairperson Radhesh Pant appointed as the CEO of the Nepal Investment Board

The Government of Nepal has appointed ANSAB’s chairperson Radhesh Pant as the Chief Executive of the Nepal Investment Board on November 28, 2011. The Investment Board is envisioned to give a one-window solution to potential investors in big projects over Rs 25 billion with the chairmanship of the…

Celebrating success: Stories of FSC certification

FSC International Center has published a book Celebrating success: Stories of FSC certification with stories of FSC certification around the globe. The book includes the stories of diversity of ways in which FSC certification can bring social benefits with cases from Latin America, Asia, Europe and Africa; hugely…

FAO recognizes Dr. Bhishma P. Subedi as a Champion of Asia-Pacific Forests

Dr. Bhishma P. Subedi, Executive Director of ANSAB has been recognized as a “Champion of Asia-Pacific Forests” by the FAO during the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW) 2011 in Beijing China. FAO conducted a process to identify “Champions of Asia-Pacific Forests” to help recognize and celebrate success of exemplary…

Event: A stakeholders’ workshop on SMFE national policy provisions and practices

Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB) organized a stakeholders’ workshop on present policy provisions and practices related to SMFE sector in Nepal on November 3, 2011 at ANSAB Headquarters, Kathmandu. The workshop was organized to share ANSAB’s brief analysis of national policy issues related to SMFE…

ANSAB provides its technical service in Papua New Guinea

ANSAB has started to provide its technical service for producing handmade paper in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The organization’s handmade paper technician Mr. Palden Sherpa left for PNG last week and has started a 45 days training for the local communities in PNG to make handmade paper in…

Briquette producers’ association of Nepal: Outset of a sustainable and professional business system for briquette sector in Nepal

Briquette Producers’ Association of Nepal has been established in Nepal with facilitation from ANSAB under the Forest Connect Initiative in Nepal. The Association has been established to address the issues, challenges and opportunities of the sector in order to build a sustainable business system for the benefit of…

ANSAB organises bio-briquette producers’ meeting in Nepal

ANSAB in association with Himalayan Naturals P. Ltd., a bio-briquette producing and marketing company organized a meeting of the bio-briquette producers of Nepal on August 20, 2011 at ANSAB Headquarters, Kathmandu. The meeting discussed on the issues, challenges and opportunities of the bio-briquette sector in Nepal, and on…