Establish the self-sustaining Model for Community Forest Harvesting
Foundation for People and Community Development Inc. PNG
Papua New Guinea Forest Authority
ECONOMIES DIRECTLY BENEFITED
Papua New Guinea
10 months, March 2014- January 2015
To improve livelihoods and/or enhance quality of life for the participating communities through sustainable forestry practices.
1. Establish the path and business model(s) that would allow community sawmilling to become independently viable, attractive and sustainable.
2. Engaging PNG Forest Industry, Forest Authority, communities and saw millers, to identify the business model(s) that could be commercially self-sustaining, improve the livelihoods of communities, generate new skills that are both technical and business orientated and founded on sustainable forestry practices.
1. Identification of practitioners that PNG can learn from. This includes reports, activities, locations and contacts both locally and internationally.
2. A report summarizing the findings from a desk top review of the international literature on community sawmilling, where it has been successful and why. Business models that are likely to be attractive to PNG communities devised based on the findings.
3. Confirmation/Network of key stakeholders/participants involved in this work including the participating community forestry practitioners.
4. Engaging communities will establish what commercial model(s) exists that improves livelihoods, offers the opportunity to learn new skills and sustains the forest ecosystem.
The project has achieved two outputs as planned.
A literature review on Self-Sustaining Model for Community Forest Harvesting
[Author: Mr. Mark Winai, project coordinator, FPCD]
From little things, big things grow- The business for a PNG Community Forest Enterprise [Author: Jim Grigoriou, international consultant, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization of Australia- CSIRO]