Fundamentals of viable community forestry business models

September 2014


Research from seven countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) in the Asia-Pacific region shows that sustainable practices are inherent to the community forestry enterprise (CFE) business model and vital for communities to sustain and enhance their livelihoods. Preliminary research findings based on two cases in Lao PDR and Thailand are shared in this working paper.