Forest Connect

Reducing poverty by connecting small forest enterprises

Forest Connect is a social network


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


Results: forest investment business plan workshop

Revision of the business plan by incorporating comments and advices of the workshopDownload business planAt this place we want to thank all participants of the workshop for their input and especially…Continue

Started by Alexander Watson Jan 3.

Common Fund for Commodities 1 Reply

Hi allI came over this call for proposals from the Common Fund for Commodities which I thought might be interesting for…Continue

Started by Martin Greijmans. Last reply by Kurt Brown Nov 21, 2013.

Promoting Carbon financing: will this really create climatic changes mitigation and community benefits? 3 Replies

Reducing emmission from Deforestation is picking up as a global discussion especially for the potential developing countries. But again they are ranking high in poor forest governances. I think…Continue

Started by isaac. Last reply by Khawaja Shafqat Hussain Nov 11, 2013.

**EU-FAO FLEGT Programme - 2nd call for proposals for projects VPA countries** 1 Reply

Announcement:Call for proposals for projects in VPA countriesMarch 2013The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is issuing a call for proposals through its EU-FAO Forest Law…Continue

Started by Kata Wagner. Last reply by Khawaja Shafqat Hussain Nov 11, 2013.


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raquel orejas is now a member of Forest Connect
Apr 8
Martin Greijmans left a comment for Martin Greijmans
"Hi Mary, Perhaps Duncan Macqueen [] can provide you with some info, as I/RECOFTC are not working in Africa. Duncan is with IIED and may have more details. Hope it works. Martin"
Apr 4
Nicholas Berry is now a member of Forest Connect
Apr 1
Mary Allen left a comment for Martin Greijmans
"Thanks Martin for welcoming me to the network and for the link to RECOFTC. I have been talking to a number of organisations working in NTFP in Francophone West Africa and am looking at ways of getting more technical briefs available in…"
Mar 29
Martin Greijmans left a comment for Claire Hilary Morris
"Hi Claire, Welcome to Forest Connect, and we hope you find what are looking for. If you have any resources yourself you like to share please do so. Currently Forest Connect countries are developing best practices cases in which community enterprises…"
Mar 27
Claire Hilary Morris is now a member of Forest Connect
Mar 26
Daniel Pinto updated their profile
Mar 25
Md Sarwar Jahan posted a blog post

Trema orientalis pulp

Trema orientalis can solve raw material problem of pulp mills in Bangladesh.A lot of research has been carried out on T. orientalis. It is the fastest growing species. Certainly, it is a good pulpwood in respect pulp yield, pulp quality and bleachability. I would suggest multinational company to come forward to establish a pulp mill based on T. orientalis. I am ready to provide technical support.See More
Mar 25
Duncan Macqueen posted a blog post

Call for proposals for planning and partnership grants to strengthen Forest and Farm Producer organizations at the regional and global level.

These grants will help link the many national and various international networks that represent forest and farm producers and forest rights holders to pursue a shared agenda, bring local success stories to the notice of global decision-makers to facilitate successful local-level investments, and help shape international and national policies and actions through the sharing of knowledge and experience among local forest and farm producers.…See More
Mar 24
Martin Greijmans left a comment for Mary Allen
"Hi Mary, Welcome to Forest Connect, I hope you can find what you are looking for and hope you also contribute your insights! Within RECOFTC we have had some contacts with PA in Nepal, our project ForInfo may match this…"
Mar 24
Martin Greijmans left a comment for Jenny Wong
"Hi Jenny, Welcome to Forest Connect, I hope you find some useful resources and hope you can add a few new ones! Welcome again, Martin "
Mar 24
TANGEM ELVIS PAUL NFOR updated their profile
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Mary Allen is now a member of Forest Connect
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Jenny Wong is now a member of Forest Connect
Mar 17
Jonas Nacke left a comment for Jonas Nacke
"Hi, I am currently studying International Ecosystem Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde, Germany and have just finished an internship in Ethiopia at a building trade school involved in small scale forestry. Thank you for…"
Mar 13
Martin Greijmans left a comment for Victor Solagbade
"Hi Victor, Welcome to Forest Connect.  I hope you had some time to browse around and find what you were looking for. I you have anything to share, on for example forest investment I would be particularly interested how we in Asia can learn from…"
Mar 13
Martin Greijmans left a comment for Jonas Nacke
"Hi Jonas, Welcome to Forest Connect, I hope you find what you are looking for. Perhaps you could include some of your points of interest in your profile, so we maybe able to guide you a bit. Take care Martin"
Mar 13
Jonas Nacke is now a member of Forest Connect
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Victor Solagbade is now a member of Forest Connect
Mar 7
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