The pasture of green forest of wild honey bee conserved from deforestation

June 14, 2017

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The pasture of green forest of wild honey bee conserved from deforestation

About the Implementing organization

Name: Multi-dimensional Resource Centre Nepal(MRC Nepal)

Country: Nepal

Year of establishment: 2002

Type of organization: Community-based association or organization / Legally recognized non-profit status / Non Government Organization

Description

The initiative in the areas is new and the approach of implementation is also new and innovative to conserve the green forest land of honey bee pasture.The areas recognise as the native pasture land for the wild honey bee but because of forest encroachment/deforestation of forest dependent community, the pasture land of forest degrade rapidly.As a result, the honey bee population and its products decline sharply.Along with these, because of heavy application of chemical pesticides in cultivated agriculture land which also the pasture of honey bee also deteriorated for honey bee grazing.

Recognising of these facts in the areas, the initiative enhanced for alternative livelihood option for forest dependent community.Such activities include organic fresh vegetable production technologies and mustard production technologies promotion generated attractive income at household level.The initiative also discourages for the application of chemical pesticides in vegetable garden which would be the qualitative pasture for a honey bee.The degraded forest land also covered by a heavy plantation of natural fauna.So that the initiative created good pasture for honey bee resulting quality honey products and improving crop yield of mustard because of better pollination by honey bee.The initiative also conserves forest because of creating alternative livelihood option of forest dependent communities.

So, the initiative and action is innovative and different from business as usual in the areas.

Nature Element

Forests

Type of Action

Protection / Sustainable use

Sustainable Development Element

Jobs and livelihoods / Food security

Related Sustainable Development Goal(s)

    

Environmental Impacts

The deforested and degraded forest land conserve rapidly through plantation and discourage for encroachment to the dependent community. So that the initiative protects the environment.Along with these, the application of chemical pesticides in agricultural crops production discourages rapidly and transferred the technologies of organic methods of production that added value on environmentally friendly production.
This action also protects wild honey bee population resulting good crop yield and quality honey products.
The initiative and actions reflected on the improved livelihood of the forest dependent community which created enabling environment protection.
The natural fauna and flora including wild honey bee conservation resulted in better environmental conservation in the areas.The forest dependent community are organised into functional and viable groups so that there are existence and sustainability of the action in a long run.

Sustainable Development Impacts

The innovative technologies dissemination approach was through institutional development framework of the organised beneficiaries into a viable and functional group.The group was capacitated with skills on the institutional manner and technical manner.The local resource person (LRP) in the group itself developed through various level of skills enhancement capacity building training on institutional development and technical advancement.So that the action and initiative is sustainable in a long run.The LRP took responsibility for service delivery within the members household if needed in a long run.The social development foundation and community contribution also created in the group which supported for creating ownership of the initiative and actions.
These all elements provided impact for long run sustainable development in the areas after phase over the situation of the initiative.Not only these but also contributed in sustainability because of the increased income and improved livelihood.

Scalability

The initiative and the action is the proven with evidence based in the areas.In practice, it is widely known and transferred the technologies and approach through farmers to farmers dissemination.The increased honey bee population increases crop pollination and resulting increased production and productivity. The increased income from improved organic methods of production technologies also justified the technologies and approach, so that the initiative scale up and expanded at local, regional and national level.
Farmers to Farmer's dissemination is important and existed in the areas and district level.This also expanded at national level and it has been happening. The initiative in the beginning was piloting and in the succeeding years, it was scaling rapidly in the areas and outside.There is continued organic vegetable garden with sufficient scale up in the areas.The scaling up in terms of quantitative and qualitative impact existed in the areas which is the foundation of scalability.

Replicability

The proven facts and evidence of the action and initiative is replicable and also replicated in other parts of the country and outside the country also.The approach and the technologies is innovative and simple, not sophisticated.So that every people and farmers can adopt very easily with low-cost mechanisms for poor producers. As a result, the action has been replicated in many areas or other parts of the country too.
Quality honey production and organic vegetable production with the marketing perspective is very important and economical.So that the action has been replicated in other parts of the country.
Not only these, but also the increased income from the initiative also boost for wider scale replicability. The livelihood of the poor producer has been increased from the action which also the important indicator of replicability.The action is also important for other deforested and degraded areas to introduce and replication.

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