Organisations make small-holders actors

-Rural people, smallholders and communities must be seen as actors, and organisations make them actors.

  • Published: 02.05.2017
  • Published by: Ivar Legallais-Korsbakken
  • Tags: #UNFF 12  # poverty alleviation  # organisations 
  • IFFA chair Peter deMarsh underlining the importance of forest and farm producer organisations

    This was one of the main comments giver by IFFA chair, Peter deMarsh, in the UNFF 12 discussion of forests and poverty alleviation.

    IFFA supported the view that small holders should not simply be passive recipients of program and policies, but seen as actors. Enabling conditions in poverty alleviation are secure tenure, good market access, adequate support services, development of effective forest and farm producer organisation and the recognition by government.

    Peter deMarsh added thanks to the EU for acknowledging the important work of the Forest and Farm Facility.

    Secondly, it is important to acknowledge that protecting and expanding forest cover and increasing revenue from timber are entirely compatible. Recognition of that compatibility and learning how to strengthen it is the biggest challenge we face as a global forest community, Peter deMarsh stated.

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