Conexsus: Unlocking exports of Brazilian non-timber forest products

This case study shares findings from a Partnerships for Forests (P4F) supported project in Brazil aimed to facilitate access to foreign markets for rural and forest small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which are primarily owned or led by women and traditional communities.

This capacity building project built on the Brazil Trade Facilitation Programme, which fosters exports from Brazilian micro, small and medium enterprises. As a result of the support provided by Conexsus, SMEs started exporting NTFPs and one of these SMEs developed a female-focused job description for a job opening, aided by the P4F’s institutional arrangement in support of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI).