Small forest enterprises

Small and Medium Forest Enterprises (SMFEs) account for up to 90% of forest activity in the South and can be effective vehicles for reducing poverty, especially when they work together with associations.
/~But they often struggle with transport, communication and marketing difficulties, as well as a heavy burden of taxes and regulations. This report, based on studies in Guyana, South Africa and Uganda, reviews the growing consensus on best practice in small enterprise support, both within and outside the forest sector. It describes how a framework known as ”market system development” unites attempts to strengthen enterprise associations, facilitate better provision of financial and business development services, and improve the business environment.
Supporting small forest enterprises: A cross-sectoral review of best practice By D Maqueen
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IIED, 2008. 62 pp.
ISBN 978-1-84369-684-1 OBP10 o €12.65