Economic potential of forest resources of Nepal

Pandey, S. S. and 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. ISSN 1016-0582

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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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - No Department
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2013 04:14
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 06:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: forestry; non-timber forest products; ecosystem services; economic potential; livelihood
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070504 Forestry Management and Environment
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070506 Forestry Product Quality Assessment
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8201 Forestry > 820199 Forestry not elsewhere classified

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