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Community-based tree and forest product enterprises

Market Analysis and Development - Manual







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    Community-based tree and forest product enterprises: market analysis and development, booklet F
    Designing tree, forest and home garden product enterprises
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    This case study illustrates the use of the MA&D methodology to identify products and to develop viable tree, forest and home garden product enterprises at community level in Viet Nam without degrading the forest resource base and the environment. It provides examples of the methods and tools used by the facilitating team.
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    The study looks at three representative cases in detail to understand the organizational management; resource governance, production and harvesting; technology and financing; and benefit sharing arrangements. It is found that the SSFE governance framework is still evolving particularly in case of those managed by groups. Forest resources are generally harvested under an approved management plan and the user groups have adopted measures to ensure sustained supply of resources over time. Despite these measures, there are sustainability challenges that these SSFEs will face in the long run. While most of the SSFEs are struggling to generate profit, they have a strong orientation for equitable benefit sharing, especially to benefit poor, women and other marginalized forest dependent groups. The study has made a few recommendations. First, it shows a need to explore suitable institutional arrangements that creates adequate incentive to local forest user group leaders to run enterprises and develop needed partnership with private sector. Second, capacity development of service providers, entrepreneurs and forest managers should be supported by suitable technical and managerial capacities. Third, there is a need for timely and periodic revision in policy and forest tenure to incentivize forest managing communities and private actors in establishing SSFEs. Fourth, critically needed business development services should be provided through a combination of public and private funds and mechanism. Finally, the government must ensure a safe and fair business environment in which entrepreneurs are encouraged to invest more on SSFEs.
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    Community-based tree and forest product enterprises: market analysis and development 2003
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    MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES are emerging throughout the world as trends towards economic liberalization and governmental decentralization open new markets and give local communities more say in the management of their forest resources. LOCAL COMMUNITIES therefore have more opportunities to benefit from forest resources, while also having greater incentive to better manage and protect those resources. BUT, INCREASING DEMAND for forest products, which increases their commercial val ue, can result in over-exploitation of the resource base and economic exploitation of the people who harvest the products. The result is degradation of the resources and continued poverty and indebtedness of the harvester. Therefore, it is now recognized that forest products need to be not only financially viable, but also environmentally and socially sustainable. THE MARKET ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT (MA&D) approach has been designed and developed specifically to assist people in achieving a sustainable livelihood system in which their household and community economic assets are increased and local forest management is improved. MA&D enables local people to identify potential products and develop markets that will provide income and benefits without degrading their resource base.

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