With around half of its land area still forested, Meghalaya one of the eight states of Northeastern India – has high potential for the development of forest-based
enterprises. There are, however, various constraints to the development of forest-based enterprises as demonstrated by the noticeable underdevelopment of industries in the state and the dearth of information regarding the status of existing forest-based
industries – an important element to guiding targeted interventions. This policy brief presents an overview of existing forest-based enterprises in Meghalaya,
focussing on some of the most important forest products and identifying key areas and pathways to developing forest-based enterprises that would generate income and employment for the poor.
Topic: forest management,forest products,poverty alleviation
Geographic: Meghalaya, Northeastern India
Series: CIFOR Livelihood Brief no. 11
Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
Publication Year: 2008Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.