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Supporting small forest enterprises: reports from the field - Guyana
Forest Connect is an international alliance dedicated to reducing poverty by better linking small and medium forest enterprises to each other, to markets, to service providers and to policy processes such as national forest programmes. It currently involves active programmes of work in 12 countries: Burkina Faso, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, India, Laos, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique and Nepal. This report from Guyana explains how the North Rupununi District Development Board became involved with Forest Connect alliance, the activities they have undertaken and their impacts, and their vision for the future.
To restore forests and get out of poverty, rural communities need the knowledge and connections to build flourishing enterprises. Forest Connect aims to reduce poverty and protect forests by better linking locally-controlled forest and farm enterprises, not only to each other, but also to markets, financial and business support services and to decision makers, policymakers and policy processes, such as National Forest Programmes.
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