This report describes a research project, the objective of which was \"to improve understanding about how forest resource based associations can work for the poor\". The project involved one international lead agency (IIED) and six country research teams in Brazil, China, Guyana, India, South Africa and Uganda. It involved literature reviews and participatory development, piloting, and implementation of adapted questionnaire survey methodologies across 126 forest-based associations. In each country the survey process was complemented by broader discussions and a dissemination process - both nationally and internationally. The impact has been a substantially increased understanding of how forest based association work for the poor.
Stronger by association - understanding how small forestry enterprise associations can work for the poor. Final Report, International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK, 42 pp.