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2019 Call for proposals: the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme is now accepting project proposals from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in countries engaged in VPAs with the EU.

15 July 2019
Grants up to USD 110 000 are channeled through the Programme to support ongoing VPA processes in targeted countries. Note: The selection of proposals in 2019 will be done in one phase. No concept notes will be required, only project [...]

Strengthening legal frameworks to fight illegal logging

14 May 2019
From 14-15 May 2019, FAO convened a technical working group meeting of experts from international organizations, research institutions, academia, civil society and private sector who met to exchange and provide feedback on an intial set on guiding legal elements. “The primary [...]

Collaboration key to strengthening forest governance

26 April 2019
As countries step up their efforts to fulfill commitments made under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Agenda 2030, the cross-cutting theme of improved forest governance is at the centre of efforts to halt deforestation and forest degradation as well [...]

The Forest Department of Sarawak and FAO to promote Reduced Impact Logging in support of Sustainable Forest Management

04 April 2019
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has resumed its longstanding cooperation with the Forest Department of Sarawak (FDS), Malaysia, through a project supported by the FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme. The project, [...]

Success story : Responsible forest management to face illegal logging in Darien, Panama (in Spanish)

17 January 2019
El gran pulmón de Panamá. Así es como definen a la selva del Darién, un tupido bosque tropical de 20.000 kilómetros cuadrados y una de las mayores reservas de la biodiversidad de toda Centroamérica.

A timber legality system in Darien, Panama (in Spanish)

17 January 2019
A partir de 2018, el Ministerio de Ambiente de Panamá inició la implementación de un sistema de trazabilidad en la provincia del Darién, para verificar la legalidad de la madera que se extrae de sus bosques para comercializar. El proceso [...]

Discover the video produced by AVSI : «For the legalization of timber value chains»

27 November 2018
Côte d’Ivoire. Projet Flegt: AVSI, FAO, UE

Sustainable timber: Countries meet to swap experiences on EU trade compliance

26 November 2018
Experts working to eliminate illegal logging in the Republic of the Congo and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic gathered in Ghana to learn from that country’s own experiences in promoting trade of legally-produced timber to the European Union. The Ghana Forestry [...]

Guyana, EU initial pact on legal timber, stronger forest sustainability

23 November 2018
 Guyana and the European Union (EU) today initialled a Voluntary Partnership Agreement, a binding trade pact that commits both sides to deal in legal timber products while strengthening forest governance and sustainable forest management. The initialisation sets the stage for the [...]

EU and Vietnam sign deal to combat illegal logging and promote trade in legal timber

19 October 2018
The EU and Vietnam signed today a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The agreement will help improve forest governance, address illegal logging and promote trade in verified legal timber products from Vietnam to [...]
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