While NRDF successfully initiates sustainable sawmilling and forest management activities, we also base activities with women and non-landowner groups on other income generating activities. These include honey, coconut oil, soap, and small agricultural projects. Honey production is an exciting venture with targeted operations across the six project areas.
About the Livelihood program
To increase people’s involvement in sustainable natural resources management, NRDF manages small livelihood projects that contribute to community development.
Under its livelihood program, NRDF supports small income generating activities in the project areas. The Forest for Life program 2011-2013 focuses on commercialising potential Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs). One of those is the production of honey. All NRDF partners have already established small community based honeybee farms. By up-scaling this activity and possibly introducing certification, NRDF expects much profit for the communities. There are also some other potential NTFPs that could be introduced into the local and international market such as nuts, fruits and small carvings.
Support income generating activities within the project areas to increase the involvement of especially women in the program activities.
- Increase the scale of the existing honeybee program with possible product certification;
- Introduce new market commodities especially NTFPs.
Thanks to Wilko Bosma, Anna Price, Carol Petasopa and friends for these beautiful images: