Mobilisation and Empowerment of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Involved in the Non-Timber Forest Products in Central Africa

Published on 23 August 2010

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Start Date: 1 January 2010 | End Date: 31 December 2010

Overview

This project aims at increasing the rural populations’ revenues, through empowerment in terms of entrepreneurship, and sustainable management of natural resources in a favourable institutional environment. Project activities are as follows:1. Business plan of nurseries on the pilot sites2. Creating and strengthening the nurseries on the pilot sites3. Developing the integration of improved plants in the existing agroforestry systems4. Initiating trainings in PFNL domestication on the new pilot sites in the Far-North, the North and the North-West5. Follow-up of the constructed nurseries6. Training in domestication and construction of nurseriesThe expected outcomes are as follows:1. The empowerment of small and medium size forest production companies is enhanced2. The priority branches of the non-timber forest products (NTFP) sector is developed3. The techniques for a sustainable management of NTFP are reinforced, notably those for harvest and domestication4.The institutional and legal frameworks are adapted to the functioning of NTFP actors in Central Africa.

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