Income Generation and Environment Conservation through NTFPs/Herbal Management in Doti District

The project was implemented with support of UNDP – Global Environment Fund/Small Grant Program. The project activities were started form May 2006 and end on April 2008. The project has covered the seven Community Forests of Barbata VDC of Doti District. The project has effectively conducted its activities with in the 5 Community Forests of Barbata VDC namely Chhillerkot, Jadankot, Tallisat, Khiri, Chiurichauda and Kalika. The main objective of the project is to conserve biodiversity and improve livelihoods of the poor through sustainable cultivation, harvesting and processing of non-timber forest products/herbs in community forests and private land.

Beneficiaries/ Achievement


  • 761 households of 5 community forest
  • 48 Dalit women of 2 groups
  • 3 micro entrepreneurship developed for bel juice production and yearly more than 300 liter juice production, marketing
  • 3 CFs are engaged in bel collection and processing
  • 761 households are engaged in amala collection
  • More than 5 ton amala production from each 5 CF
  • 48 dalit women are engaged in other income generation activities.
  • 10 to 20 thousand earnings per month (seasonal) of each household
  • Engaged in herb processing activity
  • Socio-economic upliftment and maintaining better livelihood
  • Cultivation, conservation, harvesting/ collection of herbs in private and national, community forests
  • Earnings from herb selling in herb processing plant (seasonal 6 month in a year)
  • Environment and biodiversity conservation with plantation, cultivation and sustainable utilization of NTFP/herbs
  • Support on environment conservation with adopting sanitation and hygiene
  • Created local level employment opportunity

  Mobilized the already formed 35 Saving and credit groups

  Distribution of seed fund to 2 groups of Dalit women

  Awareness generation on environment conservation, land degradation, solid waste management, plantation on road side and school area etc.

  Conservation of rare and endangered plant species

  Documentation of the traditional knowledge, species linked to the herbal medicine

  Sustainable utilization of natural resources, promote income generation activities

  Formation of eco-clubs, plantation in school area, organize the environmental conservation activities in the school area, orientation on sanitation and drinking water to the school children

  Orientation on primary health care to the school children and teachers Formation and management of (CBOs), organizing trainings,

  Organize the community outreach programs on environment protection and biodiversity conservation

  Preparation and implementation of a NTFPs/Herbs production, processing and marketing business plan

  Management of cooperative and market enhancement

  Mobilizing Community Forest User Groups and local farmers in herbs cultivation, conservation, sustainable harvesting, processing and marketing etc.

  Micro-entrepreneurship development

  Establishment of market collection and dissemination centers

  Skill development training provided for Amala processing,  Bel juice production and bio-briquette making 

  Amala collection, processing and marketing

  Bel juice production and marketing

  Excursion for local people

  Identification of the major herbs and awareness dissemination of their marketing value

  Awareness on sanitation programs in local level

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