Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Agriculture and Rural Development"
|Titel||The Seabuckthorn experience : starting a value chain from scratch : SNV Nepal forest products sector case study|
|Auteur||R. van Keulen|
|Organisatie||SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation|
|Onderwerp||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|Samenvatting||The activities of SNV in promoting the value chain development of seabuckthorn in the Karnali region are described. Karnali is the remotest and poorest part of Nepal’s Himalayas. The project was initiated at the end of 2006 in the district of Mugu with the intention to support and steer the Rural Enterprise Assistance Programme to a value chain approach. Local juice processing enterprises in the four districts of Karnali have been supported to increase their technological and institutional capacity through training in juice processing techniques, hygiene promotion, increasing market linkages and linking them to projects which can provide equipment support. In addition, two local NGOs, Rural Community Development Centre (RCDC)-Mugu and Sustainable and Equitable Development Academy (SEDA)-Nepal have been mobilized with resources to support collector groups in order to promote sustainable natural resource management and increase their bargaining power. Seabuckthorn berries are now commercialized for juice production and its seed oil has good potential for product diversification in the near future.|
|Rechten||© 2008 SNV|