India: Promoting local livelihoods and gender-sensitive sustainable forest management

Posted on 8 Nov, 2017 by GFA

In 2017, GFA Bridges supports a project aiming at promoting local livelihoods and gender-sensitive sustainable forest management by supporting sustainable harvesting and marketing of NTFPs and by strengthening capacities of women and community-based organizations in the Sirsi landscape (Uttara Kanada District, Karnataka, India). The projects includes the implementation of three measures: the installation of a fuel-efficient drier for Non Timber Forest Products, the establishment of a tree nursery for native fruit tree and NTFP species, and trainings on sustainable NTFP harvesting and improved NTFP marketing, especially for women.

This project is undertaken by Alessandra Gro├če (GFA) in collaboration with Narasimha Hedge, Director of the NGO Life Trust, based in Sirsi.