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Community Forestry Enterprise .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

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  • Location: Guatemala
  • Sectors:
  • By: Guatemala
  • Type: National
  • Source: World Resources Institute (2011) A Compilation of Green Economy Policies, Programs, and Initiatives from Around the World. The Green Economy in Practice: Interactive Workshop 1, February 11th, 2011
  • Year: 2005
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Community Forestry Enterprise
Since mid 2000s, under the supervision of NGOs, donors, and government agencies, community-owned forest enterprises steward over 420,000 hectares in Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve.



Under the supervision of NGOs, donors, and government agencies, community-owned forest enterprises steward over 420,000 hectares in Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve. Each enterprise is responsible for one distinct parcel of land or "concession" that is leased to them by the Guatemalan government. Already, communities in Honduras are replicating the concession model, while government agencies from Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru have hired members of Peten's community-owned enterprises as consultants in sustainable forest management


The benefits of the policies are as follows:


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