International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 4, April 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Impact of Forest Based Micro Enterprises in Rural Livelihood in Buffer Zone of Bardiya National Park, Nepal
      Sramika Rijal, Sagar Kumar Rimal, Ram Hari Timilsina
Abstract: A study was conducted to assess the impact of MAPs based enterprises in rural livelihood’s financial capital in buffer zone of Bardiya National Park in 2011 A.D. It included purposive sampling of 105 households from four user committees of four VDCs of Bardiya namely, Thakurdwara, Suryapatuwa, Manau and Patabhar. The study was conducted through household survey, key informant survey and focus group discussions. Among 105 respondents, 59 were found to be cultivating mentha, 7 were chamomile cultivators and 39 were found to be cultivating both mentha and chamomile. The findings revealed that mentha and chamomile based enterprises has positive impact on livelihood’s financial capital. The T- test showed that the mean annual income in the household increased having positive impact on many household components. A positive impact of enterprise in income from agriculture and livestock is found, however, no significant impact on the off farm activities because of enterprise was seen. The employment opportunities at the local level were found to be addressed. From the respondent’s perception, willing to conserve the biodiversity was found to be increased among the IGAs users after being involved in enterprises through the involvement in various conservation activities. Good initiation on adoption of alternative energy for cooking like biogas was found. Strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of enterprise were studied. A need for further training for farmers in marketing has been identified in order to maximize the quantity and quality of product.

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Sramika Rijal, Sagar Kumar Rimal, Ram Hari Timilsina (2018); Impact of Forest Based Micro Enterprises in Rural Livelihood in Buffer Zone of Bardiya National Park, Nepal; Int J Sci Res Publ 6(4) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0416.php?rp=P525309
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