Supporting smallholders in the forest sector to work sustainably
Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) make up 80–90% of forest enterprises in most timber-producing countries. These MSMEs play a key role in rural economies, generate jobs and can be part of the solution to reducing deforestation and forest degradation. Under its Forest Smallholders Project, the European Forest Institute (EFI) is supporting wood-based MSMEs in four Mekong countries to operate legally and sustainably.
Good Manufacturing Practices
Good Manufacturing Practices can increase the competitiveness and resilience of MSMEs and provide incentives for them to adopt legal and sustainable sourcing and processing practices. Good Manufacturing Practices enable MSMEs to achieve continuous business operations.