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FAO FLEGT Programme

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.

From the field

FAO FLEGT supports the Cameroon Regional Forest Governance Forum

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, [...]

Cameroon. The new AROE Manual released: an important step towards FLEGT licensing

This Manual was produced by the Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour le Développement Durable in the context of a project funded by the EU FAO FLEGT Programme in Cameroon, entitled « Renforcement des capacités du Ministère de l’Environnement, de [...]

Congo Basin: Timber tracking technologies support law enforcement and forest monitoring

A 'logging vehicle tracking system' is being piloted in the Congo Basin to intercept illegal timber at different points in the forest supply chain.  The approach is being piloted through civil society organization Resource Extraction Monitoring (REM), which has developed [...]

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