To encourage for proper utilisation and equitable distribution of resources available from community forests to improve the socio-economic condition of deprived sections of community



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Program Name:
Forest and Farm Facility Program

Program Summary
Forest and Farm Facility program is a partnership between FAO, IIED and IUCN, guided by a Steering Committee with members affiliated with forest producer, community forestry, indigenous peoples' organizations, international research community, business development service provider organization, private sector, government and donors. Currently, FFF is being implemented in ten countries within Africa, Asia and Latin America.
FFF Programmes in Nepal is supported by the FAO Nepal with facilitation by IUCN Country Representative. The process to catalyze multi-stakeholder policy platforms and strengthen smallholders' producer organizations for business and policy engagement is initiated by three key organizations: the Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal (FECOFUN), the Federation of Nepal Cottage and Small Industries (FNCSI) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Nepal office (IUCN Nepal). FECOFUN is in the support to national and district level forest and farm producer groups and organization for providing capacity development training on women empowerment, strengthening on policy advocacy and engagement. FECOFUN also facilitate policy networks for identifying forest and farm issues that support to retain the rights of forest and farm producer groups.

Goal and Objectives
The goal of the programme is to contribute to improve food security and livelihoods of the local people and the objectives is to increase household income of the smallholder, women, community and indigenous peoples groups by sustainable management of forest and farm resources.

Strategy
FFF activities are organized under three pillars:
* Pillar 1: Strengthen smallholder, women, community and Indigenous Peoples' producer organizations for business/livelihoods and policy engagement.
* Pillar 2: Catalyse multi-sectoral stakeholder policy platforms with governments at local and country levels.
* Pillar 3: Link local voices and learning to global processes through communication and information dissemination.

Target Groups
Forest and Farm producers, Smallholders families, Indigenous Peoples and local communities

Geographical Coverage
Nawalparasi and Kavrepalanchock, Makawanpur, Tanahu and Chitwan

Outcomes
* System of multi-stakeholder policy dialogue established and strengthened
* Resource accessing capacity of producers' groups and organizations enhanced
* Access on services from government and non government increased.
* Income from forest and farm products increased
* Small holder's communities and indigenous people improved livelihood and decision making over forest and farm landscapes.

Duration
Till 2017

Executive Partners
FNCSI and IUCN

Financial Support
FAO