Anna Bolin

Anna Bolin
International Institute for Environment and Development · Natural Resources Group

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Introduction
Anna Bolin currently works as a researcher in forestry within the Natural Resources Group, International Institute for Environment and Development. Anna does research in rural cooperative and social networks, women's entrepreneurship, Political Economy and Forestry. Her current research projects include 'Forest Connect' the 'Forest and Farm Facility' and 'Collective Power in Women's Entrepreneurship'.

Publications

Publications (25)
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Gaps in Forest and Farm Producer Organisations’ (FFPOs) knowledge, which are being widened by local and global uncertainties, undermine FFPOs’ pursuit of broad conceptions of prosperity. As current methods of knowledge generation face several challenges, we use a knowledge demand survey from 41 FFPOs in six countries to show how co-productive metho...
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To meet the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs’) aim of leaving no one behind, governments must ensure vulnerable groups have access to social and cultural services. Many of these services are central to people’s wellbeing, empowerment and sustainable development — particularly for women. In remote forest landscapes, state service provision can b...
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The combined impacts of multiple locally-controlled forestry (LCF) businesses will play a key role in shaping the fate of forest landscapes. This article analyses how such enterprises contribute to a broad notion of prosperity as ‘that which people value and have reason to value in line with the common good’. It focuses on innovations that are foun...
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Strengthening gender equality in business is an important and valid entry point to achieve Sustainable Development Goals that leave no-one behind. Making progress on gender means tackling entrenched power inequalities in diverse societies. At the heart of gender inequality lie systems of patriarchy and related socio-cultural norms which must be cha...
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This paper presents research aimed at understanding the barriers to sustainable small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in forest landscapes in accessing finance by examining the financial situation in forest landscapes in two countries – Mozambique and Guatemala. In both countries, subnational regions were examined for existing public and priva...
Technical Report
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In rural areas, implementing sustainable development and climate action requires the coordinated action of the 1.5 billion male and female forest and farm producers who live there. The profitability and sustainability of their businesses will define whether the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change can be ac...
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Forest business incubation is a support process that accelerates the successful development of sustainable businesses in forest landscapes. While more than 7,000 business incubators exist worldwide, few serve forest landscapes. Low densities of educated entrepreneurs, high logistical costs, scarce infrastructure to distant markets, and few capable...
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Formal and informal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are key players in forest-linked value chains, creating jobs, generating tax revenue, and meeting domestic and international demand for forest products and services. Appropriate investment, capacity building and management could have a multiplier effect on the sector, significantly increasing...
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Almost 1.3 billion people inhabit, and are decisive to the fate of, the world’s remaining forests. When organised into forest-farm producer organisations around secure resource rights, they can appreciate, reconcile trade-offs between, and deliver multiple goods and services that local and global publics need (from local food security and wood ener...
Technical Report
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Locally controlled forest and farm businesses collectively comprise the biggest rural private sector. They support subsistence needs and income generation for more than a billion people – many of them poor. But it’s usually tough business. Fierce competition is the norm in securing natural resources, money, buyers, business permits, skilled workers...
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Although forest covers 40 per cent of Nepal, the forestry sector’s potential to generate huge employment opportunities is largely untapped. Private sector involvement and investment could create 1.38 million work days a year. But certain policies and administrative hurdles hinder both community and private investment in the sector. The lack of busi...
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Our decreasing forest landscapes are under huge pressure to deliver local and global needs, from a village’s food and firewood to mitigating climate change. With demand unlikely to fall, the key issue is how we extract what we need. Governments are faced with two contrasting business models: the profit-maximising, often run by distant owners; or lo...
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Forests are mostly inhabited by approximately 1.3 billion rightsholders. We all depend on them indirectly. Forests therefore have to cater to the multiple needs for local goods (access to income, food, clean water, wood energy, construction materials, fertile soils, medicinal and cosmetic products, and recreation) and global goods (climate change m...
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Maintaining vital flows of vital local and global public goods from forest landscapes requires multi-functional land use mosaics. To address past state failures and ensure justice in how competing demands for forest goods are met, governments are increasingly devolving rights downward. Evidence points to local forest farm producer groups being bett...
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The scope of the reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) mechanism has broadened REDD+ to accommodate different country interests such as natural forests, protected areas, as well as forests under communitybased management. In Tanzania the REDD+ mechanism is still under development and pilot projects are at an early stag...
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The last decade has seen a proliferation of initiatives and actors involved with promoting alternative solutions to the problems of climate change and poverty. One such initiative is the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD (+)) mechanism. The REDD (+) mechanism contains similar components to integrated conservation and d...
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The scope of the reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) mechanism has broadened REDD+ to accommodate different country interests such as natural forests, protected areas, as well as forests under community-based management. In Tanzania the REDD+ mechanism is still under development and pilot projects are at an early sta...

Projects

Projects (2)
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Climate-resilient landscapes and improved livelihoods
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Reducing poverty and protecting forests by better linking locally-controlled forest-farm enterprises to each other, markets, service providers and decision-makers.