This quarter’s Smallholder Update presents articles related entrepreneurship and business practices. Programs in Nepal and South America that open up new opportunities for small producers to build their businesses and benefit from FSC certification are highlighted. Himalayan Bio Trade Limited tells about producing and marketing unique handcrafted products from community producers, highlighting the benefits back to producers and the role of great partnerships in creating more value for forest-based communities. The Amazon Alternative tells about their work to help small and medium-sized enterprises find access to finance and FSC certification in the Amazon.
You also find a project update and are introduced to the new Smallholder Fund, which is a small grants program that will help small enterprises get certified and benefit from the FSC label.
Learn more about the Smallholder Support Program here and find previous Updates here.