Scaling out Natural Resource Outputs in Asia

This project will endeavor to enhance livelihood opportunities for the rural poor in Nepal by bringing research findings, mainly from earlier IDRC-supported work, into effective use. A coalition of partners (innovators, researchers, academics, media advocacy specialists and developers of forest product enterprises) will promote innovations for active, equitable and effective management of natural resources within the framework of community forestry in three districts of Nepal. Researchers will identify and support the local forest-dependent poor; enhance interaction between diverse forest actors; strengthen the capacity of community forest user groups and other local actors to better manage forests; develop policy linkages in support of forest sector innovations; and disseminate and scale out forest innovation products and processes. The project is expected to improve the external operating environment of local forest user groups and widely disseminate field experiences.

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Start Date

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

End Date

Thursday, October 20, 2011


29 months

IDRC Officer

Ahmed, Sara

Total funding

CA$ 83,800


Nepal, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia


Agriculture and Food Security

Project Leader

Mani Ram Banjade


Forest Resources Studies and Action Team

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