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Reducing vulnerability to climate change in rural Nepal by supporting local business development based on forest-land-management renewable energy initiatives

Closed
Combination
Forestry
Call 6
Nepal
Time consumed
 
Start: 06-Feb-17 End: 31-Dec-19
Lead Nordic partner
Danish Forestry Extension
Country of Lead Nordic partner
Denmark
Local partner(s)
Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN), Himalayan Bio Trade Pvt. Ltd. (HBTL)
Other partner(s)
Biosynergy A/S, Skovdyrkerne
NCF grant size
354,075
Total project cost
526,101
Technologies
Biogas production technologies
Methods
Agroforestry, Non-timber forest products, Training
Country of implementation:
Nepal
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Description

This project supported sustainable management of forests and agroforestry systems and the production of NTFPs (non-timber forest products) that lead to improved livelihoods and climate resilience of forest communities of fragile landscapes in rural Nepal. The main purpose of the project was to develop forest-based women enterprises. The project worked with 10 women groups to consolidate, scale up and diversify their agroforestry systems in the...

Objective

• By the end of the project, economically and institutionally independent women enterprise functioning with members from 10 women groups from 10 community forest user groups of Nawalparasi
• NTFP (non-timber forest product) women enterprise business diversified and scaled up, benefitting 150 women and their households directly, and indirectly a total of 5,000 households in the participating CFUGs (Community Forest User Group)
• Four CFUGs continue management...

Results

-10 women groups from 10 community forests in Nawalparasi district were formed. These women groups were involved in the restoration of the degraded areas of community forests, cultivation, harvesting and distillation of medicinal aromatic plants. Out of the 10 groups, 7 were officially registered. They are economically independent entities which function as enterprises and are currently running nature-based business focused on production of medicinal aromatic...

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