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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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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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: http://ntfp-ep.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/j/E00BA5A3F8CBCF7BBest,DeniseSee More
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Shoana Humphries posted a blog post

Green Value simplified financial tool for SMEs is available for download in English, Spanish, & Portuguese

Almost one-third of forests in developing countries are controlled by indigenous and other rural communities. These forests are increasingly important sources of legal timber and non-timber forest products and services.  This is especially true in the Amazon region where community forest management has received much…See More
Jan 6
Alvaro Samayoa updated their profile
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David Young posted a status
"Hi I'm now living in Ethiopia, although still working in Cameroon, Ghana, and Liberia. Any others in Ethiopia, or just visiting?"
Nov 26, 2014
Chris Burchmore left a comment for Blair Mobley
"Hi Blair I note you are based in Zambia, I am with FSC in Africa and we are actively seeking solutions to the certification of  small holder forestry across Africa"
Nov 23, 2014
Chris Burchmore updated their profile
Nov 23, 2014
Chris Burchmore and krishna prasad Bhatta are now friends
Nov 23, 2014
Fred Hoogervorst posted a photo

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Artist-Scientist at Herbarium Wanariset, Kalimantan, Indonesia, documenting flora, out of the nearby Rainforest.Photo: fredhoogervorst, www.fredhoogervorst.com
Nov 21, 2014
Ann Weddle updated their profile
Nov 21, 2014
Duncan Macqueen posted a blog post

World Forestry Congress - time to get abstracts in

Dear colleagues and friends (please distribute widely),The Forest and Farm Facility would like to spread the word about the XIV World Forestry Congress next year and its upcoming deadline for submission of abstracts.The XIV World Forestry Congress, to be held in Durban, South Africa, 7-11 September 2015, is the largest and most significant gathering of the world's forestry sector, this time with the central theme Forest and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future. The congress is open to…See More
Nov 20, 2014
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"nice"
Nov 8, 2014
 
 
 

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