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Community-Based Tree and Forest Product Enterprises: Market Analysis and Development

Community-Based Tree and Forest Product Enterprises: Market Analysis and Development
by Sue Hoye last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:43 PM
Contributors: Isabelle Lecup

Author(s): Isabelle Lecup

Publication Date: 2011

Location: Africa: Burkina Faso, Mali, Gambia, Ghana. Latin America: Colombia. Asia: China, Laos, Mongolia, Vietnam.

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Key points in document

  • The manual defines the Market Analysis and Development (MA&D) process, and provides planners with the information necessary to prepare for and to implement the MA&D process with respect to community-based enterprise development.
  • The MA&D approach aims to guide conservation enterprise development towards sustainability, ultimately resulting in an enterprises owned and run entirely by "empowered entrepreneurs."
  • The audience for this manual is at the project management, planning, and decision-making level.
  • It is recommended that facilitators use the Field Facilitator Guidelines, part of the larger MA&D package created by FAO and partners, for the field-based implementation of the MA&D approach.
  • The manual offers guidance on using the MA&D approach to ensure the appropriate conditions for community-based tree and forest product enterprises rather than presenting specific lessons from case studies on enabling conditions.

Information relevant to Learning Questions:

Are enabling conditions in place to support a sustainable enterprise?

  • Stakeholder alignment
  • Market demand, access to credit/capital
  • Ownership, governance
  • Government requirements, policies for enterprises, business alliances
  • Financial management capacity, technical capacity
  • Inputs, equipment
  • Targeted participants, biodiversity linkage, policies for and enforcement of resource use

Does the enterprise lead to benefits to stakeholders?

  • Increased income for participants
  • Non-cash benefits

Do the benefits lead to positive changes in attitudes and behavior?

  • Attitudes regarding sustainable use of resources

Does a change in stakeholders’ behaviors lead to a reduction to threats to biodiversity (or restoration)?

  • Biological resource use
  • Natural system modifications

Does a reduction in threats (or restoration) lead to conservation?

  • Forest ecosystems
  • Species

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