Community forestry has been rewarded with US$ 95,000 (approximately Rs 6.8 million) for reducing emissions in the atmosphere causing climate change through enhancement of carbon stocks and sustainable management of forests.
Local communities to get US$ 100,000 for managing forests, reducing green house gas emission.
Hard work deserves rewards. Contributions made by the local communities have finally paid off as they are going to be rewarded, for the first time in the country, for successfully increasing forest carbon stocks, which absorbe carbondioxide in atmosphare.
This “Certification of Community Managed Forests” toolkit provides important methods and tools for developing and implementing the forest management certification. Forest certification is a market based tool for sustainable forest management (SFM) that promotes and rewards responsible forest management.
This toolkit Business Planning for Community Based Natural Products Enterprises offers skills, methods and tools with which the field facilitators can support rural community people to prepare and implement the business plan for their enterprises. The business plan allows the community as enterprise owners to assess the level of profitability and to design activities for its success.
This toolkit provides guidance to program managers and facilitators on how they can recruit, train and mobilize Local Resource Persons (LRPs) in order to deliver programs and projects effectively and efficiently in the rural areas. The LRPs are individuals drawn from the local community from amongst those with interest and commitment to local development.