ACP FLEGT Support Programme 2008-2012

The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Support Programme for African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP-FLEGT Support Programme), was a collaborative effort among the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the European Commission and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to address forest law enforcement, governance and trade issues in ACP member countries. The efforts of the ACP-FLEGT Support Programme was in 2012 scaled up with the EU FAO FLEGT Programme (2012-2016).



The ACP-FLEGT Support Programme was a four-year initiative between 2008 and 2012, funded by the European Commission and implemented by FAO.

The Programme had two main components:

  • providing assistance to ACP country stakeholder groups in putting the European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan into practice; and
  • supporting the collection, analysis and dissemination of FLEGT-related information and lessons learned among the stakeholder groups.

The Programme supported stakeholder groups to:

  • improve forest governance by providing technical assistance for reviewing and, if necessary, modifying national forest policy, legislative or regulatory systems;
  • strengthen the ability of government and non-governmental institutions to put into practice priority elements of the EU FLEGT Action Plan;
  • support pilot projects that test new systems, add value to or bridge critical gaps in FLEGT processes;
  • make FLEGT-related information and knowledge available to ACP stakeholder groups, and facilitate national and regional information sharing opportunities.

Stakeholder groups include government institutions, civil society organizations and private sector organizations.

last updated:  Friday, October 11, 2013