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Prioritising scarce resources for facilitated support of small forest and on-farm tree enterprises: Proceedings of the third international Forest Connect workshop
Forest Connect is an ad hoc global alliance that shares approaches, business models and tactics to support locally controlled forest and on-farm tree enterprises. It ‘connects’ practitioners facilitating such support on the ground.
The third international Forest Connect meeting in Kathmandu was held from 12 to 15 February 2013, hosted by Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB). It addressed this key issue: how to prioritise scarce resources for facilitated support of small forest and on-farm tree enterprises. This report details the presentations from country-specific scoping studies; a field visit to enterprises in Nepal; and workshop exercises for future prioritisation.
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To restore forests and get out of poverty, rural communities need the knowledge and connections to build flourishing enterprises. Forest landscapes are among the most isolated and marginalised areas in the world, where land, food and energy security and income generation are pressing concerns. Achieving sustainable development in the forest landscape while addressing those immediate needs is a complex challenge that requires joined-up efforts.
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