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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 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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