FAO-EU FLEGT Programme

Programme publications

Viet Nam: business learns to engage with work in legal timber production and trade

20 December 2018
Viet Nam, a major timber importing and processing country, has seen exponential growth of its forest-based industries over the past decade. Besides importing timber from some 80 countries across Asia, Africa and South America, Viet Nam exports timber products worth [...]

The Timber Industry in Peru (Spanish)

12 March 2018
Identifying barriers and opportunities for internal trade in responsible wood products, from legal and sustainable sources, in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of Peru.

State of the forest sector in Central African Republic (2016)

27 February 2018
The Central African Republic (CAR) has a total land area of 623,000 km2 of which close to 23 million hectares, i.e. 37%, is composed of forested lands. In the southwestern part of the country, all forest operations are industrial. At [...]

Ghana: Championing rights and fair compensation for forest communities

01 December 2017
Ghana’s work to promote the legal timber trade, in partnership with the European Union (EU), strongly emphasizes involving local communities who live in or near forests. Yet many farmers and communities don’t understand their rights, which means that illegal activity [...]

Benin: Government agency blazes a trail for traceability

03 August 2017
Tracing wood back to the forest it came from is essential to eliminating illegal logging. The National Timber Office of Benin (ONAB), with assistance from the FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme, established an innovative traceability system [...]

National demand for sawnwood in Cameroon

09 February 2017
The economic and social importance of domestic wood consumption is now recognized in Central Africa, but it is largely fuelled by informal timber. No one has yet developed a global understanding of these sectors in order to develop the conditions [...]

Traceability: a management tool for business and governments

23 November 2016
This publication outlines the vital factors to be taken into account when designing a traceability system and illustrates the added benefits to governments, the private sector and community forests through five case studies from African countries.

State of the timber sector in Cameroon (2015)

01 September 2016
Since 2010, a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) was signed between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Cameroon on forest law enforcement, governance and trade in timber and timber products for the European Union (FLEGT).   According to the VPA, the [...]

FAO FLEGT Programme - Forest law, enforcement, governance and trade

13 July 2016
Summary of the FAO FLEGT Programme objectives and mandate.

REDD+ and FLEGT: Working Together to Strengthen Forest Governance and Mitigate Climate Change

12 July 2016
Forest loss contributes to one-sixth of annual greenhouse gas emissions, making it a major contributor to climate change. Experience shows that approaches to reducing deforestation and forest degradation and strengthening forest governance – such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and [...]
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