Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
  • Like
Snv Ntfp Strategy June 08 Final
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.


Now you can save presentations on your phone or tablet

Available for both IPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Snv Ntfp Strategy June 08 Final


SNV Non-Timber Forest Products strategy with focus on value chains to focus pro-poor interventions.

SNV Non-Timber Forest Products strategy with focus on value chains to focus pro-poor interventions.

Published in Business , Technology
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
No Downloads


Total Views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds



Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

    No notes for slide


  • 1. Overview of SNV’s work in SNV Lao PDR Strategy Launch 13 June 2008 the NTFP Sector
  • 2. SNV’s strategic sector focus in Lao PDR
    • Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) provide a key coping strategy for some 80% of the poor to secure food
      • local use: USD 200 million/year (53 USD/person/year)
      • local sales: USD 56 million/year
      • export value: USD 5.9 million (2005)
    • NTFPs prominent on government and development agendas
    • Large potential for value adding in NTFP value chains potentially benefiting poor and other actors
    • To focus interventions SNV’s value chain choices are: bamboo, paper mulberry and rattan shoots
  • 3. Impact target 2010 for SNV Lao
    • Income gains for poor NTFP collectors targeting directly 10,000 households living under/on the poverty line and increase employment with 3,600 new jobs, by:
      • more efficient value chains = raising production, income and employment = increasing prices + volumes of NTFP trade (bamboo prices are predicted to increase 100% within 1-2 years)
      • sustainable production from managed forests and domestication, improved quality, timely delivery, adding value through product processing.
  • 4. Impact target 2010 for SNV Lao
    • Improved capacity and leadership of 250 people working for and in the value chains, by:
      • more transparent quota and registering systems giving a better overview of NTFP trade flows and increased tax revenue for government = better service delivery.
      • community participation in forest management (empowerment)
      • wider range of business service providers and capacity builders available to the NTFP sub-sector.
  • 5. Sector objectives
    • To contribute towards alleviation of poverty, and help ensure environmental sustainability
    • To empower local gatherers and their communities
    • To build capacity at national and provincial level to create an effective enabling environment for the sector
    • To support local capacity building organisations at all levels throughout the sector
    • To provide NTFP knowledge services across the Asia region
  • 6. How we work
    • SNV
    • Provides capacity building and access to knowledge support
    • Strengthens government administrative support systems
    • Stimulates a wide range of business service providers and capacity builders
    • Develops value chain interventions
    • Provides specific services supported by cross-cutting advisors (governance, access to finance, business development) and SNV’s worldwide network
  • 7. Our products and services
    • Organise multi stakeholder workshops with local government department, associations and private sector to identify, prioritise, agree and plan value chain interventions (Houaphanh, Sangthong)
    • Raise awareness (China, Vietnam) and develop participatory strategic plans with Houaphanh province departments and private sector to develop the bamboo sub-sector
    • Facilitate workshops and field learning for Luang Prabang DOIC to improve understanding on the importance of developing effective services for the paper mulberry value chain
    • Organise events for Sangthong district communities to exchange knowledge with peers in Vientiane province
    • Work together with local capacity builders to build such skills!
  • 8. Our clients and partners
    • Clients:
    • Clients which promote positive change in selected value chains
    • At province and district level:
      • Public sector (government): DPI, DOIC, PAFO, DAFO
      • Private sector: Souphaphone Bamboo factory
      • Civil society organisations & local capacity builders: Gender Development Group, Normai , Lao Development Network, Enterprise Development Consultants
    • At national level: MAF, DOF; MOIC, SMEPDO
    • Partners:
    • Partners with (large scale) impact on poverty alleviation: WWF and Prosperity Initiative
  • 9. Thank you