Research Articles

NTFP-based enterprises: Learning from Nepal for green and fair value-chain development

Author: Bhishma P. Subedi and Sudarshan C. Khanal
Publisher: The Forest Research Institute (Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education)
Language: English
Date of Publication: July 2014
Number of Pages: 21
Price: Free

This paper presents the status, growth and impact of NTFP-based enterprises since 1990, identities and analyses factors and impacts of change, including some specific interventions, and draws lessons for sustainable growth of the industry balancing social, economic and environmental goals. The main sources of information include a review of literature, data and information from various studies, experiments, national strategies, project reports, of ce records, consultation with experts, and direct experiential knowledge of the authors. The framework of analysis and lessons are expected to be useful for academicians, policy makers and development practitioners, including governments.