Microfinance and Forest-Based Small-Scale Enterprises

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This publication examines microfinance needs and constraints of small-scale forest-based enterprises. It analyses the different types of microfinance institutions, the role that they can play in the forest sector given the characteristics of small enterprises and forest communities and their impact on local livelihoods and environment. Additionally, it includes four case studies of various places in the world, to look at different institutions providing microfinance services to small-scale forest enterprises.

It is hoped that this book will be a useful reference point for national and international institutions involved in designing policies and projects for the development of forest communities. It should also be of interest to institutions providing financial services to small enterprises in rural areas.

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