Developing bankable business plans for sustainable forest-based enterprises

This free course is part of the "Forest and landscape restoration" series and is available both online and in a downloadable version.

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This course has been developed by FAO elearning Academy to improve the capacity of small-scale producers, their organizations, and small and medium-sized enterprises to access investment and other forms of finance. Facilitating this allows these stakeholders to derive socioeconomic benefits from their participation in forest value chains, and also complements the resources of official channels in contributing to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This course is intended for:

  • Forest producers and their organizations, especially those who have business ideas with potential for scaling up.
  • Staff of producer organizations.
  • Small and medium-sized business advisors.

Upon finalisation, attendees will get a digital badge when passing a final exam.

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Access the course in French

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