Forest Business Incubation: Towards Sustainable Forest and Farm Producer Organisation (FFPO) Businesses that Ensure Climate Resilient Landscapes

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February 2018
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International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Forest business incubation is a support process that accelerates the successful development of sustainable businesses in forest landscapes. There is much to develop. The aggregate gross annual value from smallholder producers within forest landscapes may be as much as US$1.3 trillion.

Forest Business Incubation: Towards Sustainable Forest and Farm Producer Organisation (FFPO) Businesses that Ensure Climate Resilient Landscapes demonstrates how to overcome business incubation challenges in remote forest landscapes. These may include low densities of educated entrepreneurs, high logistical costs, scarce infrastructure to differentiate products, and few capable business mentors. The book includes an introduction to the forest business incubation service delivery model, detailed case studies are presented of attempts to deliver business incubation services in forest landscapes, an analysis of the data presented by the case studies and some observations and conclusions about how best to develop forest business incubation in the service of both forests and people.

This book is complemented by the Forest business incubation toolkit by and for Forest and Farm Producer Organisations, which provides practical advice for setting up business incubation services in the forestry sector.

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Forestry