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 [...]

Mercado de los productos forestales en Honduras (2018) – Spanish only

31 July 2018
Market study of forest products in Honduras: supply, demand, barriers and plan to increase the use of legal timber contains the methodology and an analysis of the results found regarding wood flows, commercial values, including imports, employment generation, the study [...]

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 [...]

Aportes al fomento del mercado de productos forestales en Honduras (2017) – Spanish and English

28 February 2017
This document proposes guidelines to increase the supply and demand of legal timber in Honduras. The contributions of this publication are based on the main findings of the “Market study of forest products in Honduras: supply, demand, barriers and plan [...]

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 [...]
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