Multi-Stakeholder Forestry Programme (MSFP)

Rupantaran Nepal was involved in MSFP from March 2013 in the five mid-western districts of Nepal. This programme was implemented with the financial aid of MSFP Services Support Unit (through Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal and remained till July,2016 . The key aimed of the programme was to improve the livelihoods and resilience of poor and excluded people in Nepal. The core programme were implemented in 23 districts of 6 lots. Rupantaran Nepal implemented MSFP programme in 5 districts of Rapti- Rolpa, Dang, Pyuthan, Salyan and Rolpa (lot-V).  The summary of overall achievements in lot-V were; 

  • Installed 881 improved cook stoves  and Bio-gas plant which use less fuel, are efficient in terms of time and labor and undertook perception survey toward improved cook stove
  • Piloted and tested for Payment of Environment Services mechanism in 36 CFUGs of two VDCs and accredited Plan VIVO certification, Supported more than 13,070 poor and vulnerable HHs to improve their livelihoods with preparing Livelihoods Improvement Plan.
  • Facilitated preparation of 51 LAPAs and its implementation support in collaboration with different service providers and project/ programme.  Likewise, 574 Community-based Adaptation Plan prepared, integrated into operational plan and implemented
  • Created Employment opportunity to 2223 personnel (Total 600,210 person days) through 68 Forest-based Enterprise Development and developed market linkages of their product
  • Built capacity of 27239 Forest Managers on GESI, SFM, Governance and Climate Change Adaptation through training, coaching, mentoring and technical backstopping support.
  • Completed  Plantation in 190.6 Hector degraded and open land within CFUGs and LFGs  and conducted  active forest management in 8614hector of CFUGs  

Beside these progress, Rupantaran Nepal has commission various study to document the good practices and learning which includes value chain analysis of selected forest based product, effect of migration in forestry: A case of Rapti, documentation of climate change and mitigation, GESI, enterprises, governance and sustainable forest- achievements, learnings, challenges and way forward.  

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