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Snv Ntfp Strategy June 08 Final

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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.

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  • 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