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Local Communities and Natural Products: A Manual for Organizing Natural Resource Management Groups for Resource Management Planning, Enterprise Development and Integration into Value Chains

Local Communities and Natural Products: A Manual for Organizing Natural Resource Management Groups for Resource Management Planning, Enterprise Development and Integration into Value Chains
by Sue Hoye last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:43 PM
Contributors: Bhishma Subedi, Hari Dhungana, Deepak Khadka, and Sushil Gyawali

Author(s): Bhishma Subedi, Hari Dhungana, Deepak Khadka, and Sushil Gyawali

Publication Date: 2007

Location: Asia: Nepal.

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Key points in document

  • This manual is intended to guide project planners through the process of integrating enterprises related to the production of goods from natural products into community-based natural resource management plans.
  • The document provides a multi-faceted approach to enterprise development that utilizes methods such as community organizing, natural resource management planning, enterprise planning, and value chain integration.
  • The document describes examples of community-based natural resource management projects in Nepal carried out by the Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB).
  • The manual provides guidance on planning for enterprises and their products, market development and planning, financial planning, policy and regulatory considerations, and the development of a business plan. ANSAB considers these steps key components for the creation of an enabling environment.

Information relevant to Learning Questions:

Are enabling conditions in place to support a sustainable enterprise?

  • Stakeholder alignment
  • Market demand
  • Ownership
  • Government requirements, policies for enterprises, business alliances
  • Financial management capacity, technical capacity
  • Equipment
  • Policies for and enforcement of resource use

Does the enterprise lead to benefits to stakeholders?

  • Increased income for participants
  • Non-cash benefits

Do the benefits lead to positive changes in attitudes and behavior?

  • Not addressed

Does a change in stakeholders’ behaviors lead to a reduction to threats to biodiversity (or restoration)?

  • Residential and commercial development
  • Agriculture and aquaculture
  • Biological resource use
  • Natural system modifications

Does a reduction in threats (or restoration) lead to conservation?

  • Forest ecosystems
  • Species

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