NTFPs: impetus for conservation and livelihood support in Nepal

Sustainable management of NTFPs requires precise scientific information which ultimately augments responsible management as well as responsible business practices, and more importantly enhance customary rights of indigenous people and local communities through increasing knowledge base existed. Unfortunately, lacking scientific information of majority of the prioritized NTFPs is a ground reality, and those available are not accessible to needy entrepreneurs and general people as well. So there is growing need to compile, synthesis of information with primarily focus on economic aspect including ecology, conservation, product development and economic analysis of selected NTFPs. The book entitled “NTFPs: Impetus for Conservation and Livelihood Support in Nepal” is an endeavor to address the problem.