Strengthening forest producer organisations

IFFA Chair Peter deMarsh is co-author of a FAO publication on strengthening forest producer organisations.

  • Published: 02.07.2014
  • Published by: Ivar Legallais-Korsbakken
  • The publication is called “Making change happen”, and describes what governments can do to strengthen forest producer organisations.

    This paper was born of a desire to better understand what governments can do to improve the enabling environment for FPOs. An initial paper was presented and discussed at a thematic session focusing on the enabling environment for FPOs during the International Conference on Forest Producer Organizations held in Guilin, China, in November 2013.

    Drawing on a range of sources and practical experience, with particular attention to the presentations, discussions and recommendations of the International Conference on Forest Producer Organizations, the paper contributes to a conceptual framework to assist countries in defining and implementing policies and tools to support effective FPOs. At the same time, the paper is designed to help focus the work of development assistance organizations such as FAO and Tropenbos International, partnerships like the FFF, and other agencies in supporting countries to pursue the sustainable management of community and family forests.

    The paper distributed during the FFF-IFFA event and officially launched the week after COFO.

     

    Link to the publication web site

    Link to FAO press release

     Link to FFF-IFFA event

    Link to the FFF web-site

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