Developing forest-based enterprises in Meghalaya

Developing forest-based enterprises in Meghalaya

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.

Authors: Albano, A.; Tiwari, B.K.; Lynser, T.; Kumar, C.

Topic: forest management,forest products,poverty alleviation

Geographic: Meghalaya, Northeastern India

Series: CIFOR Livelihood Brief no. 11

Pages: 4p.

Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 2008

DOI: 10.17528/cifor/002563

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