A market-led approach to community forest was piloted in Ywangan Township in 2014 through FFF funded project: “Preparing for a community forest-based enterprise “. It involved 6 CFs and had successfully established 6 village level Community Forest Products Producer Associations (CFPPAs) and a Township level CFPPA. Following the success of this project FFF funded the project: “Establishing and Strengthening CF Enterprises in Southern Shan State” in 2015. It involved 36 CFs in 5 townships including Ywangan with beneficiaries numbering 3,789 households. All necessary technical and business trainings have been conducted. The project has been able to assist the establishment of 8 new CFs, expanding 3 old CFs, and forming 36 village and 5 township level CF enterprises. . The charter of Southern Shan State CFPPA has been formulated and the creation of SSS CFPPA based on the charter is in progress.