Economic potential of forest resources of Nepal

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Pandey, S. S., Subedi, B. P. and Dhungana, H.. 2010. "Economic potential of forest resources of Nepal." Banko Janakari: a journal of forestry information for Nepal. 20 (2), pp. 48-52.
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Economic potential of forest resources of Nepal

ERA Journal ID200008
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsPandey, S. S. (Author), Subedi, B. P. (Author) and Dhungana, H. (Author)
Journal TitleBanko Janakari: a journal of forestry information for Nepal
Journal Citation20 (2), pp. 48-52
Number of Pages5
Year2010
Place of PublicationKathmandu, Nepal
ISSN1016-0582
1996-8612
Web Address (URL)http://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BANKO/article/view/4803/3994
Abstract

Nepal's forest resources underpin the livelihoods of rural people in important ways. During the country's 'planned development' over the past 50 years, the government, donors and policy makers have viewed these resources as a key vehicle for ushering in economic growth and for meeting basic needs. They underscore the potential value of forest
resources for achieving conservation and socio-economic objectives. To what extent have economic incentives been generated to effectively harness these resources to meet the
said objectives is an open question. To address this question, this paper reviews briefly and broadly the economic potential of the country's forest resources in terms of forest goods and services. Estimates of economic potential of timber and non-timber forest products and environmental services have been assessed. A number of recommendations for realizing the potential for achieving development and poverty reduction objectives is provided.

Keywordsforestry; non-timber forest products; ecosystem services; economic potential; livelihood
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020380105. Environment and resource economics
300707. Forestry management and environment
300708. Forestry product quality assessment
Byline AffiliationsAsia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources, Nepal
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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