Forest and Farm Facility Program (FFF)

Forest and Farm Facility Program (FFF)

Program Name: Forest and Farm Facility Program

Program Summary:

Forest and Farm Facilitation program is a partnership among FAO, IIED, IUCN and Agricord. Its steering committee includes members affiliated with forest producers, community forestry, indigenous people’s organizations, the international research community, business development service provider organizations, the private sector, government and donors.

Together, these partners have mandates and networks to engage efficiency with governments, provide technical support, knowledge generation, monitoring and learning, support membership networks from local to global, and provide strong links to farmer’s professional organizations as well as to regional and global FFPO Federation.

FECOFUN is lead implementing partner of the program in Nepal with the funding support of FAO, facilitating partner IUCN and the Knowledge partner IIED.

FFF Nepal Programme in this phase will build upon the learning of FFF Phase I. The focus will be to identify capacity gaps in FFPOs to ensure inclusive governance and strategic intervention on policy dialogue and advocacy. The governance mechanism of FFPOs will be strengthened through meaningful participation of women and youth and IPs. The representation and participation of disadvantaged group will ensure inclusion of their issues and interest at different level of FFPOs which will be ultimately reflected in FFPOs leadership, governance as well as policies.

The goal of Phase II of the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) is to support forest and farm producers and their organizations to be primary change agents of ‘Climate Resilient Landscapes and Improved Livelihoods.’ These producers are key players in reducing poverty and significant contributors for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to fight climate change as part of the Paris agreement. With its unique focus on FFPOs as vital agents for change, Phase II will contribute to at least 11 of 17 SDGs through focused work to achieve:

• Outcome 1. More enabling policy and legal frameworks for FFPOs delivered through more FFPO-inclusive governance and cross-sectoral processes (SDG 16 & 17).
• Outcome 2. Increased entrepreneurship, access to markets and finance through gender equitable value chains delivered through new capacity to provide business incubation within FFPOs (SDG 1, 5, 8 & 12).
• Outcome 3. Improved delivery of landscape scale mitigation, adaptation and climate resilience for climate change through direct engagement of FFPOs and integration with inclusive livelihood approaches (SDG 2, 13 & 15).
• Outcome 4. Improved and equitable access to social and cultural services (SDG 3 & 10).

Nepal is one of the core countries selected by the FFF. The key objective is to promoteinclusive FFPOs capacitated and mobilised to develop resilient landscapes and improved livelihoods. FFF Programme in Nepal will strengthen FFPO’s capacity in policy dialogue and strengthening their representation and voice in the cross sectoral mechanism at different level, networking and alliance building. Apex FFPOs including FECOFUN will be ensuring strategic interventions in their efforts to provide inputs and feedbacks on the on-going policy discourse in Nepal. The programme will be focussing on scaling up income generation activities of producer groups to the next level of climate resilient enterprises addressing challenges and exploring opportunities in value chain and market competitions. The intervention in the Phase II will focus on value additions of these products in supply chain. FFF Phase II will work on ensuring active participation of apex FFPOs in collaborating and building synergies with the climate change programmes in Nepal.

The objectives of the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) Programme in Nepal are in line with the global objectives of the FFF programme. The objective of the agreement is to strengthen FFPOs capacities in policy advocacy and business incubation to promote resilient forest and farm producer group’s enterprises for improved livelihoods ensuring that there is inclusive participation and representation of women, indigenous people, youths and disadvantaged groups of the community.

Program Intervened Site: Kavre, Makwanpur, Navalpur, Kapilvastu and Dang.

Duration: 2018-2022
Extended upto: 2025

Downloads : FFF Small Grant Request for Proposal Final (2023)

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