Decades of FAO experience in the forest sector demonstrates that improving how public and private entities make and enforce decisions about the management, use and conservation of forests - otherwise know as forest governance - can contribute positively to poverty alleviation, food security and climate change mitigation. The FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme has been working since 2008 to improve forest governance by supporting the European Commission's Action Plan on FLEGT to promote the legal consumption and production of timber. The Programme supports governments, civil society and private sector organizations in timber producing countries to implement projects that target forest governance measures outlined in the Action Plan.
Why Legal Timber Matters by: Robert Simpson, Manager of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Have you ever run your hand across a gleaming table top and wondered where [...]
This source of information will contribute to a better understanding of the Cameroonian forest regulations, the titles awarded for forest operations and the timber supply sources and will also unquestionably contribute to due diligence applied to Cameroonian timber and timber-derived products being imported into the EU market, [...]
The FAO FLEGT programme supported the organization of the Cameroon Regional Forest Governance Forum. This event, held in Yaoundé from 16th to 18th March 2016, gathered more than 200 participants from government, civil society, private sector, forest-dependent communities, indigenous peoples, [...]