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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EXCEED training: First Steps to Community Enterprise Development

Hi all,NTFP-EP's training called EXCEED: First Steps to Community Enterprise Development might be of interest. Please take a look at the details here:…Continue

Started by Denise Margaret Matias Mar 3.

Online consultation for grant for community forestry enterprises

Hi everyone,I am from an organization called The Munden Project and we have been designing a fund for community forestry enterprises. With…Continue

Started by Denise Margaret Matias Nov 4, 2014.

How to measure the performance of forestry projects?

FairForest Metrics are available for free and are published under the Creative Commons license CC BY 4.0. You can download…Continue

Started by Alexander Watson Nov 4, 2014.

Forestry Sector Market Survey: Use of Forest Information Technologies & Marketing of Forestry Services and Products

We thank the survey participants for making this market study possible by providing valuable market insights and individual perspectives and experiences. The survey is published under a creative…Continue

Started by Alexander Watson Oct 6, 2014.

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Aruna Shukla posted a blog post

Marketing Shortcomings of Medicinal and Aromatics Plants (MAPs) in Nepal

Nepal is home to many unique and rare Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs). Nepalgunj, a city located in Mid western development region is regarded as one of hub for this business. As an employee of NGO which is exclusively dedicated to development of MAPs, It has become a concern for me gradually. Jadibuti Association of Nepal (JABAN) has over 300 members from all over Nepal.Being part of this organization, I come across traders, collectors, farmers, development organization officials etc…See More
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Aruna Shukla left a comment for Martin Greijmans
"Hello Sir, Thank you for your message. I am really excited and look forward to learn more. Thanks Aruna Shukla"
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Martin Greijmans left a comment for Isaac Aram Gonzalez Carballo
"Hi Isaac, Welcome to Forest Connect - we hope you find enough Spanish materials to help in your work. Also if you have any experiences in supporting community enterprises, please don't hesitate to share these, Thanks and take care, Martin"
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Martin Greijmans left a comment for Jolien Schure
"Goedendag Jolien, Welcome to Forest Connect. We hope you find this site useful for your interest and work. I quickly looked at your website and some of your research papers could be shared on this forum as well, in particular to share lessons on…"
Jun 10
Depi Susilawati left a comment for Martin Greijmans
"Selamat Pagi Martin, Thank you for connecting me with the Forest Connect. It would be exciting to see each other in this network and sharing the best practices as well. I found that MA&D will have many challenges in the field especially in…"
Jun 10
Martin Greijmans left a comment for Depi Susilawati
"Salamt Pagi Depi, Welcome to Forest Connect. We hope you find this site useful for your interest and work. The work of FC is much related to the MA&D work you are undertaking with RECOFTC. Hope you can also share your experiences to spread best…"
Jun 10
Martin Greijmans left a comment for Aruna Shukla
"Hi Aruna, Welcome to Forest Connect. We hope you find this site useful for your interest and work. There are quite a few Nepali colleagues who are working to support community enterprises you want to get in touch with. Many are member of Forest…"
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Martin Greijmans posted a blog post

Increasing the capacity of supporters of local people to increase benefits from community forests

Between 25-30 May 2015, RECOFTC and Raks Thai Foundation organized the Market Analysis & Development phase 1 (MA&D) training in Kanchanaburi, Thailand for 26 participants from the following organizations: Raks Thai Foundation, Royal Forest Department, Inter Mountain Peoples Education and Culture in Thailand Association, Upland Holistic Development Project, RECOFTC - Thailand and Lao PDR Country Programs, World Wildlife Fund - Laos, Ngao Model Forest association, Conservation Network…See More
Jun 4
Duncan Macqueen posted a blog post

Status of REDD+ projects worldwide

This interesting new report surveys the global extent of private sector and NGO actors in the field of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+): http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/17570IIED.pdfSee More
May 26
francesca Nugnes posted a blog post

Hi! FAST and GIZ have launched a Survey to promote Impact Investments in Sustainable Forestry and identify opportunities and incentives for investments in sustainable forestry. The Survey is addresse…

Hi! FAST and GIZ have launched a Survey to promote Impact Investments in Sustainable Forestry and identify opportunities and incentives for investments in sustainable forestry.The Survey is addressed to Investors please distribute it to your investors’ network! Everybody (investors and non-investors) is welcome to join our webinar in July to discuss the results of the Survey!To complete the Survey please click here…See More
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