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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Thanks to PROFOR for finance to develop a SMFE support toolkit

 

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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Web Development for any forest and any org

Roopokar is a full service advertising agency headquartered in Dhaka, Bangladesh. We had started digital in mind but with the time the canvas is widened as full service advertising agency. Known as…Continue

Tags: engine, optimization, search, development, design

Started by Ahmed Murad May 25.

NEW training course: Joint Mitigation and Adaptation (JMA): A Community Forestry Approach

We need to generate new ways of achieving joint mitigation and adaptation outcomes. Can the age old practice of community forest management offer solutions for the modern problem of climate…Continue

Tags: community, forestry, mitigation, adaptation, change

Started by Martin Greijmans Apr 28.

Improving Legality Among Small-Scale Forest Enterprises - The Role of National-Level Indicators Within the Sustainable Development Goals

This interesting paper from Chatham house with examples from Brazil, Ghana, Laos and Indonesia particularly focuses on the struggles for policy support to locally controlled forestry (LCF) and raises…Continue

Started by Martin Greijmans Apr 6.

new publication: Review of forty years of community-based forestry

Hi everyone,FAO have just published and launched at the Asia Pacific Forest Week, the "Forty years of community-based forestry: A review of its extent and effectiveness" (…Continue

Started by Martin Greijmans Feb 25.

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osei kofi posted a status
"I wish I could get in touch with any potential forest plantation investor for my dear country Ghana to mitigate the rate of deforestation."
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Looking seeds of life

In the desert area of La Guajira Colombia half a million animals feed on the tree species that provide food through their leaves and fruit.
May 30
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Acacia senegal planting

The Gum Arabic Producers sons help for handling and planting Acacia senegal.
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May 25
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Web Development for any forest and any org

Roopokar is a full service advertising agency headquartered in Dhaka, Bangladesh. We had started digital in mind but with the time the canvas is widened as full service advertising agency. Known as the best web design company in Bangladesh. We are strategists, designers, producers and technologists who share a passion for creating great ideas and translating them into engaging user experiences, meaningful relationship with brand and consumer…See More
May 25
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Diane Jukofsky posted a blog post

Rainforest Alliance Offers FSC® Lead Auditor Training Course in CA, USA

Start Date:  Monday, May 23, 2016End Date:  Friday, May 27, 2016Location: Amorim Cork America360 Devlin RdNapa, CA 94558United StatesThe Rainforest Alliance is holding an intensive 5-day training course to prepare professionals who wish to have knowledge and skills necessary to become Forest Stewardship Council® lead auditors for Forest Management and Chain of Custody standards.Individuals new to forestry and wood products auditing will come away with an in-depth understanding of FSC® standards…See More
Apr 28
Martin Greijmans posted a discussion

NEW training course: Joint Mitigation and Adaptation (JMA): A Community Forestry Approach

We need to generate new ways of achieving joint mitigation and adaptation outcomes. Can the age old practice of community forest management offer solutions for the modern problem of climate change?Interested?Please register for the Joint Mitigation and Adaptation (JMA): A Community Forestry Approach, a training course in Bangkok, 30 May – 4 June 2016…See More
Apr 28
Steve Ball updated their profile
Apr 10
Martin Greijmans posted a discussion

Improving Legality Among Small-Scale Forest Enterprises - The Role of National-Level Indicators Within the Sustainable Development Goals

This interesting paper from Chatham house with examples from Brazil, Ghana, Laos and Indonesia particularly focuses on the struggles for policy support to locally controlled forestry (LCF) and raises how the SDGs can be an option to get a buy from policy makers leading to recognize unofficial LCFs.In conclusion the paper states that:The small-scale forest sector plays a crucial role in the rural economies of many countries. If it were given the right support, it could play an even bigger role…See More
Apr 6
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Mar 24
Dominic Elson and Michael Gaouette are now friends
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"i Stella, i think you can email in binija88@hotmail.com "
Mar 4
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"Hi, you can Google the University of Canterbury. They have a Forestry School. Kind regards"
Feb 29
Wain Collen and José Carlos are now friends
Feb 29
osei kofi left a comment for Sandra J. Velarde
"Could you please furnish me with an institution in New Zealand that offer scholarships to foreigners wishing to further their studies precisely second degree in Forestry?"
Feb 29
Wain Collen left a comment for José Carlos
"Hola José Carlos, Muchas gracias por tu mensaje. Sería un gusto reunirnos aquí en el Ecuador para conversar más. Suena interesante la iniciativa que mencionas.Cuales son las fechas que vas a estar aquí para poner…"
Feb 26
José Carlos left a comment for Wain Collen
"Hola, Wain Soy José Carlos de Reforestamos México. Estaré en Ecuador la próxima. Estoy en búsqueda de contactar forestales de Latinoamerica. Ojalá podamos charlar y platicar de tu trabajo y una iniciativa…"
Feb 25
José Carlos updated their profile
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