Roadmap for strengthening forest and farm producer organisations - policy brief
Forest and farm producer organizations unleash the economic power and entrepreneurial potential of indigenous peoples, communities and smallholders at scales that transform landscapes. They do this by increasing the political “voice” of small-scale forest and farm producers to secure tenure and rights to natural resources on which their enterprises are based. But they also increase the negotiating power of producers to obtain fair value for their products and services.
As they develop, they deliver business advice and services to producers through partnerships with NGOs, consultants, companies and governmental and development agencies. As such, forest and farm producer organizations build capacity of otherwise isolated and marginalized producers to achieve financial, food and energy security, increase their resilience and adaptability to climate change, sustainably manage their forestlands and farms, and boost their participation in policy processes. This roadmap makes six important recommendations:
1. Share the news. ~2. Assist forest and farm producer organizations to become stronger. ~3. Create an enabling environment.~4. Clear a path for increased finance. ~5. Connect forest smallholders to markets and services. ~6. Build a global coalition.