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  • Payment for Ecosystem Services

    ANSAB has been a pioneer in the establishment of payment schemes for ecosystem services in Nepal. In 2006, it studied CFUGs in Nepal and Uttarakhand (India) as a tangible example of how forest carbon credits and payment for additional ecosystem services (biodiversity, water, and soil...

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  • Ecosystem-based Commercial Agriculture

    Ecosystem based farming is a recent development in Nepal, primarily through ANSAB’s effort, and it represents one such potential area that is gaining momentum in economic, health and environmental aspects. Read more on Ecosystem-based Commercial Agriculture (ECA) FIND OUR PROJECTS ON ECOSYSTEM-BASED COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE LEARN MORE ABOUT...

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  • Small and Medium Natural Resource based Enterprises

    ANSAB pioneered establishing enterprises based on non timber forest products (NTFP) in Nepal promoting sustainable utilization, processing, value chain development and marketing of these products with the focus on the interest of the poorest local people. ANSAB took special interest in developing and strengthening the...

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  • Biomass-based Energy

    In 2007, ANSAB designed and piloted a biomass based energy project at entire value chain level with the objectives of substantially increasing the demand for community-produced bio-briquettes in targeted markets of Kathmandu; enhancing the production capacities of rural processing enterprises to meet the new demand...

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  • Forest Products and Services Certification

    In 2002, ANSAB notably introduced Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in Nepal, that has helped the Federation of Community Forest User Groups (FECOFUN) – which represents over 15,000 CFUGs managing about 25% Nepal’s forest – to receive the management of first NTFP certification in Asia...

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