Forest Connect

Reducing poverty by connecting small forest enterprises

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More than 1000+ members are from 94 countries - N.B. Forest Connect partner countries include Burkina Faso, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Lao PDR, Mozambique and Nepal

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Welcome to the FOREST CONNECT networking site

Hello! Please use this site to share: news about Small and Medium Forest Enterprises (SMFEs) in your country, tools and tactics that have worked to improve the prospects for SMFEs, recent documents that others might find useful, and upcoming jobs, meetings or training events.

Please do upload photos (especially a profile photo so we can see you) but keep the main photos for small forest enterprise work (no personal or institutional adverts please).

There is a library of useful reports and manuals bottom left that you can access by clicking on the 'more' button at the bottom of that box. If you have any comments or queries please do contact Duncan Macqueen.

Forum or Blogs - which should you use?

Please use the Forum when you want to start a discussion (simply click the '+Start Discussion' link at the bottom of the Forum box). Please ensure that it concerns SMFEs.

Please use the Blogs when you want to announce a new report, tool, job or training opportunity or just want to share your thoughts (simply click the '+ Add a Blog Post' link at the bottom of the Blog Posts box). Blogs allow you to upload a file and preview your message before you post it.

Both options allow other members to comment. If you want to upload a document to the background database of useful reports or useful links - please send it to duncan.macqueen@iied.org.

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Asia-Pacific Forestry Week Invitation - Impact investments

I will be presenting FAST/GIZ framework to measure the impact of investments in sustainable forest SMEs at the Asia Pacific Forestry week the 23rd of February - Green Investments stream.…Continue

Started by francesca Nugnes on Thursday.

Invitation to launch Forestry Investments Guide Mexico

Dear Allin collaboration with GIZ we  are pleased to invite you to the launch of our  Guide about Forestry  Investments in Mexico City.When; February 15th, 8h-10h, breakfast offered by FASTWhere;…Continue

Started by francesca Nugnes Feb 3.

Forest Definition in UNFCCC

 The definition does not currently distinguish between natural forests and plantations. It also allows for areas of cleared forest stating: ‘areas normally forming part of the forest area which are…Continue

Started by John Akinnuba Oct 17, 2015.

Support our forest platform proposal at MIT Climate CoLab competition

Dear Reader, Please support our proposal at the MIT Climate CoLab competition with your public voting. The name of our proposal is:  …Continue

Started by Alexander Watson Jul 10, 2015.

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Rainforest Alliance CFE case studies

Rainforest Alliance releases 10 case studies on community forest enterprisehttp://www.rainforest-alliance.org/publications/community-forestry-case-studies As the first week of COP-21 wraps up in Paris, many are underscoring the potential for community-managed forests to mitigate climate change. While decentralizing control over natural forests is a big step in the right direction, it is also clear that…See More
Dec 4, 2015
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"Locally controlled forest enterprises offer the greatest opportunity for the millions of smallholder forest and farm producers across the globe to fight poverty, generate incomes and enhance the capacity of the youth and women to participate in…"
Nov 27, 2015
Martin Greijmans posted a blog post

ADDING VALUE TO VALUE CHAINS

Hi all,An interesting report from CARE on trying to include poor people – especially women in value chains....despite some success it takes much time and effort to alleviate poverty for all. The report asks 'Why do so many people remain at the bottom of the pyramid, unable to participate equitably in markets and improve their livelihoods? What are the barriers to their progress?'CARE identified four major issues which need to be addressed in order to enable more poor people to participate…See More
Nov 23, 2015
Geraldine Warren posted a blog post

New network aims to connect locally controlled forest enterprises across Africa

The African Forest Enterprises Connect Network (AFECONET) has been set up to connect and support locally controlled forest and farm producers.Simanto, who is the head of extension management at Kenya's Forest Service, said: "We are hoping to connect all the forest and farm producers across Africa through the African Forest Enterprises Connect Network so that we can have…See More
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Forest Definition in UNFCCC

 The definition does not currently distinguish between natural forests and plantations. It also allows for areas of cleared forest stating: ‘areas normally forming part of the forest area which are temporarily unstocked as a result of human intervention’.This was originally intended to apply to plantations, but the lack of distinction means it could apply to natural forests. The concern is that this could lead to a situation under REDD+ where forestry companies are paid by governments to…See More
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