This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R7925: Commercialisation of non-timber forest
products: factors influencing success.Three new tools are now available
to help weigh up the pros and cons of commercializing nontimber forest
products. A book looks at how harvesting and selling forest products
could make a difference to the lives of the poor and what factors need
to be considered. A manual, developed and tested in rural communities,
maps out ways to scale-up, add value and overcome obstacles along the
marketing chain. Then, a computer program helps compare options to
reduce the risk of failure. National networks, researchers and
development agencies already draw on these tools to help shape their
programmes. Both producing and importing countries and regions use
them—Mexico, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam, the Nile Basin,
Sahelian West Africa, the Mekong Delta and the Philippines.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (14 pp.) taken from the CD.
FRP42, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 97.