9 DECEMBER @ 15:00 GMT

How can microfinance support forest value chains?

GLF Live with Mathilde Bauwin and Claudien Nsengimana

This post is also available in: Français

Deforestation is one of the main causes of land degradation and climate change. But forests are also the source of livelihoods for many of the world’s most vulnerable communities, which means restricting human use of forests is not always an option. This leads to the question: How can we support actors in forest value chains while ensuring sustainable forest management?

Part of the solution is to support local communities in managing their business while encouraging their adoption of good practices. Microfinance can be a key tool to achieve this: It offers small-scale loans and funding streams that can support the management of the activity of actors in forest value chains, and can complement the offer of financial services by building the capacity of these actors.

In this GLF Live on 9 December at 15:00 GMT, we will learn from the managing director of the microfinance institution Inkunga in Rwanda and its technical and financial partner ADA about their initiative to support Rwandan forest value chains through these services.

This GLF Live will air on the Global Landscapes Forum’s Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. Please note it will be hosted in French only.

Claudien Nsengimana is the director general of l’Inkunga Finance PLC in Rwanda.

Mathilde Bauwin is the head of Knowledge Management at Appui au Développement Autonome (ADA).

This article is focused on value chains in support of the work of the Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration Impact Program (FOLUR), with funding from the Global Environment Facility.


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