Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Forest Finance

This module is intended to increase understanding among the managers of forest enterprises owned by communities, entrepreneurs or governments of the issues associated with the financing of sustainable forest management (SFM). It explains the concept of forest finance and provides an overview of financial requirements and the factors governing the financial needs of forest enterprises. The module outlines key challenges and suggests proactive responses to them, particularly those related to financial planning; economic monitoring; reducing costs; increasing earnings; and access to financing.

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