London was the venue of the 7th event on Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry. The idea and the need of a two day writeshop was developed as a follow up to the field dialogue in Kenya in December 2010.
In Mozambique, 10,823,000 people out of a total of 15,278,000 live in rural areas mostly in small communities within 40km of the coast where subsistence agriculture, forest resources and artisanal fisheries constitute the main options for income generation. Poverty in these rural areas and amolngst forest-dependent communities is widespread.
The Forestry Entrepreneurship and Joint Forest Management Project started collecting baseline information from forestry sector companies in March 2004. By end of the year all of them (67) were interviewed in the Project provinces: Sofala, Zambezia and Cabo Delgado. The data collection focused on technical and economic aspects of the companies.