Presents a vision for how the rural poor can use their ecosystem assets to create viable and sustainable enterprises, gain empowerment, increase their income and opportunities, and build their resilience to environmental and social challenges -- and do so at a significant scale. The chapter: Presents the thesis that scaling up nature-based income and culturing resilience requires the three elements of ownership, capacity, and connection, and defines these terms. Defines what we mean by ecosystem-based enterprise and how it relates to community-based natural resource management. Presents a rationale for the need to “scale up” and explains the different kinds of scaling. Defines the enabling environment of natural resource polices, market regulations, and state support that is needed to foster successful nature-based enterprises of the poor. Explains the role of local governments vis-à-vis other local resource institutions such as forest user groups, watershed committees, or fishery committees. Relates our thesis to community-driven development as funded and practiced by development organizations today. Defines the three dimensions of resilience -- ecological resilience, social resilience, and economic resilience -- and how scaling up ecosystem-based enterprise helps build the resilience of rural communities and poor families.
World Resources 2008-001 Scaling Up Ecosystem Enterprise
World Resources 2008 Roots of Resilience: Growing the Wealth of the Poor Chapter 1 Scaling Up Ecosystem Enterprise
Scaling up nature-based enterprises offers a clear route to building the resilience of rural communities.
What Are We Scaling Up? <ul><li>Environmental income </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) </li></ul>
Five Types of Scaling Up <ul><li>Quantitive </li></ul><ul><li>Functional </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational </li></ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional </li></ul>