International Forest, & Environmental Development

Forêt Internationale, et Développement Environnemental

MFE 301: Marketing techniques

Course Details

The objective of this module is to empower development actors with tools to improve the
marketing of their products and to have access to new outlets.

Articulations of this module include :
– Improving the design of products intended for marketing
– Major factors for sales price determination
– Commercialization, value chain, added value and minimization of environmental impacts
– Establish a quality control and marketing plan
– E-commerce and access to new opportunities
– Sales techniques

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MFE 302: Processing and Productivity Improvement of NTFPs and/or Agricultural Products

Course Details

The objective of this module is to train and/or build the capacities of development actors on
processing techniques for improving the productivity of their NTFPs (Non timber forest products)
and/or agricultural products.

Articulations of this module include :
– Technological foundations for processing
– Value-added production and labor organization
– Operations, logistics and quality management
– Maintenance management
– Coordination and management of a production team
– Choice of machines and inputs for productivity improvement

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MFE 303: Setting up REDD+ projects

Course Details

The objective of this training module is to facilitate the integration of REDD+ concepts in projects
development initiatives. This is a relevant strategy for sustainable development in developing
countries affected by the impacts of deforestation and forest degradation.

Articulations of this module include :
– REDD+ Key concepts
– Context analysis
– Definition of project area
– Key players
– Socio-economic analysis, etc.
– Elements of Project Idea Note (PIN)
– Analysis of deforestation or threats to forest cover drivers
– Reference scenario,
– Project activities to reduce threats
– Governance system, payment mechanism and profit or revenue sharing system
– Elements to be considered for the implementation of Sustainable Development Projects
(SDPs)

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MFE 304: Project set-up and financing

Course Details

The objective of this module is to train or strengthen the capacities of development actors on
efficient techniques for setting up projects to facilitate access to increasingly limited funding.

This module is structured as follows:
Analysis phase
o Preparatory analysis
o Stakeholder analysis
o Problem analysis
o Analysis of objectives
o Analysis of strategies
Planning phase
o Logical Framework
o Intervention logic
o Indicators and sources of verification
o Assumptions
o Necessary means
o Preparation of a calendar of activities

o Preparation of the provisional budget
o Project writing (elements to consider for a high-impact project)
o Submission phase and search for project funding
o Establishment of a mechanism for monitoring available funding
o Knowledge of lessors’ requirements
o Setting up the submission schedule
Monitoring-evaluation phase
o Why?
o When?
o How?
o Financial follow-up
o Writing Report

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