Community-based forest enterprise development
COMMUNITY-BASED FOREST ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
For most people living in rural areas, especially the poor, forests and trees are the sources of food, fuel, fodder, medicines, and building materials as well as cash income.
FAO assists people in developing income-generating tree and forest product enterprises while also having greater incentive to sustainably manage and protect those resources.
Community-based tree and forest product enterprises are designed with the help of participatory methodologies such as Market Analysis and Development (M A & D) and operate within the framework of participatory forestry mechanisms that enable those people who have a direct stake in forest resources, to be part of decision-making in all aspects of forest management.
Market Analysis and Development (MA&D) is a participatory training methodology that aims to assist people in developing forest-based income-generating enterprises while conserving natural resources.
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Forest Connect ___
Forest Connect is an international alliance dedicated to avoiding deforestation and reducing poverty by better linking small and medium forest enterprises to each other, to markets, to service providers, and to policy processes.