Transiting to Green Growth: Natural Resources in Nepal (TGG-N) Project
Project Summary: The TGG-N research-cum-capacity building project aims to provide a contemporary understanding of Nepalese transnational MAP production networks, i.e. the transnationally organised nexus of interconnected functions and transactions by firms and non-firm institutions through which a specific product is produced, distributed and consumed.
Goal and Objectives: i) To provide improved understanding of the dynamics of transnational production networks for MAPs traded in and from Nepal. ii) Build human and social capacity to undertake high quality green growth related research and dissemination at key natural resources institutions in Nepal.
Methods: Data is generated through transnational production network actor interviews: from harvesters and traders to end consumers and regulatory bodies. Moreover, data collection instruments include ecological inventories.
Target Groups: Actors along the production network, policy makers.
Geographical Coverage: Nepal, India and China.
Outcomes: Project outcomes will inform the development of policies and strategies for transiting to green growth in natural resource sectors in low income countries. Outputs include articles in peer reviewed journals, policy briefs, strengthening Nepalese partners human and social capital, and sector-wide stakeholder participation.
Duration: January 2014 – June 2018
Executive Partners: Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) and Department of Geosciences and Natural resource (IGN), University of Copenhagen in Denmark, Federation of Community Forestry Users in Nepal (FECOFUN), Central department of Botany, Tribhuvan University(CDB/TU) and Faculty of Agriculture, Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) in Nepal, and Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences in China.
Financial Support: DKK 9.0 million (Source of financing: DANIDA)