DFID KNOWFOR 2: SMEs and Informal Sectors

Project leaderPaolo Cerutti
Location Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Indonesia
Project statusON-GOING
Project start2015-10-01
Project end2017-09-30

This project aims to improve the integration of smallholders and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into value chains across timber, furniture, charcoal, pulp and paper.

Much knowledge has been generated on the production and market dynamics from the supply side, but more understanding is needed of the demand side with specific attention given to traders’ perspectives, traders’ behaviors to legalize timber, incentives and market opportunities for green furniture, and company-community partnerships.

This project is building on an extensive body of knowledge and filling existing knowledge gaps to produce policy recommendations to improve the potential of smallholders and SMEs in legal markets.

In addition, we are developing options for value chains and partnerships that favor legal timber, and identifying market niches.


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