AFFON demands family forest friendly policy
Association of Family Forest Owners Nepal had a successful meeting with the Nepalese Forest minister the 12 December 2015.
|AFFON Chair Jog Raj Giri in meeting with the honorable Minister Agni Sapkota, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation.?|
The outcome of the meeting was that the Minister has agreed to work for the removal policy hurdles, and in such a way promote the forest-based enterprises, reduce poverty and enhance the livelihood of the forest families.
At the informal meeting with the honorable minister Mr. Agni Sapkota, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation-Government of Nepal, Mr. Jog Raj Giri, Chairman AFFON (Association of Family Forest Owners Nepal), urged for removing policy hurdles. The Honorable Minister was very positive throughout the discussion.
The meeting mainly aimed to abreast the minister on the issues relating to the family forest owners. However, the discussion was mainly concentrated on the following issues:
Changes in policy that may reduce the distance between forest-based enterprises and the forest in the hilly regions, and easing the ban on trade of Nepalese alder.