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Market Analysis and Development of Forest-Based Enterprises

The Market Analysis and Development of Forest-Based Enterprises Module is intended for forest managers, forest user groups and landowners wishing to establish forest-based enterprises to generate sustained cash income from forests. The module outlines the principles that should be considered in a market analysis and development approach to the creation of forest enterprises, the key elements of enterprise development plans, and the steps to be taken in developing such plans. The module also provides links to tools and case studies to foster effective markets analysis and development of forest-based enterprises.

This working paper presents findings from a rapid appraisal and field study of the walnut value chain in Jalal-Abad province between March 28 and April 1, 2011. Thereafter, the Rural Development Fund research team devoted considerable time and effort to checking data and producing graphs and market maps for the...
This study is based on the experience on community-based forest enterprise development and on the existing enabling environment in the Gambia. It was done on the request of Forest Trends, in order to contribute to a wider study issued by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) on Community-based Forest...
This document presents the final results from the Mt Emei World Heritage Site (WHS) of the Community-Based Enterprise Development (CBED) project for Conservation of Biodiversity at World Heritage Sites. The overall objective of the project in both countries was to create viable community-based enterprises that improve livelihoods while providing incentives for...
Many World Heritage Sites are at risk from resource overuse and exploitation due to the livelihood needs of communities living in their surrounding areas, through creative and flexible implementation of the Market Analysis and Development (MA&D) approach developed by FAO. This working paper describes the community-based commercial enterprise development project...
The Forestry Department of FAO has been assisting the implementation of different kinds of projects focused on tree and forest product enterprises. The Market Analysis and Development (MA&D) methodology used in these projects has also been successfully applied to other resources and opportunities, in services such as community-based tourism projects,...
The Forestry Department of FAO has been assisting the implementation of different kinds of projects focused on tree and forest product enterprises. The Market Analysis and Development (MA&D) methodology used in these projects has also been successfully applied to other resources and opportunities, in services such as community-based tourism projects,...
Empowering local communities with the technical skills and resources necessary to achieve a regular income is vital when addressing many of the problems that afflict developing countries. The market analysis and development (MA&D) approach provides the crucial structures that are necessary to achieve this empowerment through sustainable forest management and...
The Market Analysis and Development (MA&D) approach, developed by FAO, provides a training framework for local people to enhance small forest enterprises development, by which means they can improve their cash income. Within the context of a project funded by the EU, FAO has introduced the MA&D approach in the...
The current demand for numerous popular plant species used for indigenous medicines exceeds supply. To date, several plant species, such as wild ginger (Siphonochilus aethiopicus) and the pepper-bark tree (Warburgia salutaris) have become extinct outside of protected areas in KwaZulu-Natal. The declining supply of indigenous medicinal plants is likely to...
Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi is a video lecture series designed to be a primer on forest management for private landowners. Each of the 13 stand-alone videos address a topic from the Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi book, which can be downloaded at msucares.com. Viewers are encouraged to...
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