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Developing bankable business plans



This guide was developed to improve the capacity of small producers, their organizations and small and medium-sized enterprises to access private investment and finance for sustainable forest-based businesses. It offers a framework to think through, organize and develop a convincing investment proposal. The guide introduces ten key elements, presented as modules, which should be included in any bankable business plan. Templates, tips and advice also provide users with a structured way to think through and substantiate information related to each of these elements. The goal is to increase the business’ attractiveness to funding sources and thus facilitate access to finance. The guide is especially aimed at those producer organizations and companies that seek to scale up operations and need the know-how to do it themselves.



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Cite this content as
‚ÄčBoscolo, M., Lehtonen, P. and Pra, A. 2021. Developing bankable business plans‚ÄďA learning guide for forest producers and their organizations. Forestry Working PaperNo. 24. Rome, FAO.‚Äč
#96 p.
Serial Title
Forestry Working Paper
Series number
No. 24


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