Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

Saving Forests, Making Profits: A Field Guide for Facilitators of Community-based NTFP Enterprises

August 26, 2016

This field guide provides practical guidance to mentors who work with forest-based communities in Cambodia to enable them to establish community-based NTFP enterprises. Specifically, it provides a step by step process through which mentors can guide communities to choose, establish and then successfully run an NTFP enterprise that will save Cambodia’s forests, while making community profits and improving livelihoods. It contains useful tools to help with each step, and case stories that bring the enterprise development process to life.

Above all this handy manual aims not just to guide facilitators and the communities with whom they work, but also to motivate and inspire them in the important task they have undertaken.

The Non-timber forest Products Exchange Programme for South and Southeast Asia (NTFP-EP) works with forest-based communities to strengthen their capacity in the sustainable management of natural resources. The Cambodia NTfP working group (CNWG) is a network of individuals, conservation and development organisations and community-based NTFP enterprises working to support local communities in sustainable forest management and community-based NTFP enterprise development.

The learning Institute works to alleviate poverty and enhance the well-being of people living in rural areas. Its mission is to be a centre of learning, working creatively with others to generate and share knowledge and practices that contribute to the sustainable and fair use of natural resources.