This briefing introduces Occupational Health and Safety in the context of the wood-processing industry, it describes challenges faced by MSMEs in the Mekong region and shares training recommendations based on the experience of the European Forest Institute’s Forest Smallholders Project.
About the Forest Smallholders Project
Since 2016, the European Forest Institute (EFI) has been supporting wood-based micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in four Mekong countries to operate legally and sustainably. Under its Forest Smallholders Project, EFI has been testing solutions to MSMEs’ key challenges in pilot projects. Lessons learnt from these pilots are documented and disseminated nationally, regionally and internationally. Through its support to MSMEs, the Project promotes gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in the forest sector.
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