Non-timber Forest Products (NTFP) and Agro-forestry Subsectors: Potential for Growth and Contribution in Agriculture Development

  • Madhav Bahadur KarkiEmail author
  • Chhote Lal Chowdhary


The chapter describes the important role the non-timber forestry and agro-forestry sub-sectors play in Nepalese economy. Domestic consumption and export values of raw as well as processed non-timber forest products (NTFP) such as herbal medicine, aromatic oils, natural dye, fiber and nutrition supplements generated by these sub-sectors are on the rise. Agro-forestry is the mainstay of Nepal’s mountain farming systems. Sub-sector-related policy, institutions and regulatory frameworks are carefully reviewed since they play a critical role in the healthy development of these sub-sectors. Gaps in policy and legal framework, implementation hurdles are preventing good potential for growth and their contribution in agriculture development.


Non-timber forest products Value addition Agri-technologies Value chain and institutional arrangements 


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  1. 1.CGEDBaluwatarNepal
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