Malawi green gold: Challenges and opportunities for SMFE in reducing poverty
Challenges for the governance of forests in Malawi
Malawi’s green gold: Challenges and opportunities for small and medium forest enterprises in reducing poverty
(IIED, December 2008)
This study surveys a thriving, albeit largely informal, SMFE sector in Malawi. It looks in detail at four promising subsectors: timber, cane furniture, tree fruit juices and woodcarving. It describes both the challenges and opportunities for the governance of forest services in regards to SMFE, and ways of organising SMFEs to better meet market demand while sustaining the resource.