FAO Forestry Paper 146

 

Microfinance and forest-based small-scale enterprises

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2005

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Acknowledgements

Foreword

Acronyms

Summary

1. Introduction

2. Needs for microfinance among forest-based small-scale
enterprises

Forest-based small-scale enterprises

Production aspects

Economic aspects

Social aspects

3. Sources of microfinance for forest-based enterprises

Microfinance services

Microfinance providers

Microfinance outreach

Financial sustainability

Impact on the environment

4. Nepal: the micro-enterprise development programme in Parbat district

Parbat district

Micro Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP)

Livelihoods and Forestry Programme (LFP)

Conclusions

5. Guatemala: BANRURAL and Bancafé in Petén

Department of Petén

Bancafé

BANRURAL

Challenges for the future

Conclusions

6. The Sudan: Elmirehbiba gum arabic producers association

Microfinance in the Sudan

Elmirehbiba village

Elmirehbiba Gum Arabic Producers Association (EGAPA)

Conclusions

7. Peru: the Brazil nut industry in Madre de Diós

Microfinance in Peru

Department of Madre de Diós

Microfinance services in Madre de Diós

Conclusions

8. Conclusions

Conducive policy framework

Business development services, social facilitation and rural infrastructure

Enhancing the capacity of microfinance institutions

Bibliography