FAO Investment Centre supports learning and exchange workshop on Chaco Forest conservation

The workshop was attended by technical experts and regional authorities from six different provinces of Northern Argentina (Chaco, Formoso, Jujuy, Salta, Santiago del Estero and Tucumán), who have since started a collective construction of a Forestry Administration, Control and Verification System (SACVeFoR), which aims to reduce illegal logging and transport of forest products in the Chaco Region. The collective construction process of the SACVeFoR has received strong political support from high-end environmental officials from each of the six provinces involved in the pilot project. The success of the two-day working seminar was marked, following its completion, when officials from all six provinces signed an agreement to begin the implementation of the SACVeFoR in their respective territories. The agreement was also signed by the National Secretary of Environment from the Government of Argentina, Juan José Mussi, as well as by the Governor of the hosting province of El Chaco Jorge Capitanich.


Spanish Version:

La Secretaría de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable (SAyDS) del Gobierno de Argentina organizó un taller de aprendizaje e intercambio Sur Sur sobre Sistemas de Administración y Control Forestal. A este evento asistieron técnicos y autoridades forestales de las seis provincias del Norte Argentino que han emprendido un proceso de construcción colectiva de un Sistema de Administración, Control y Verificación Forestal (SACVeFoR) cuyo objetivo es reducir la tala y transporte ilegal de productos forestales en el Parque Chaqueño. El proceso de construcción colectiva del SACVeFoR recibió un muy fuerte apoyo político cuando al final del evento las máximas autoridades ambientales de las seis provincias piloto (Chaco, Formosa, Jujuy,Salta, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán) firmaron, junto al Secretario de Ambiente de la Argentina, Dr. Juan José Mussi, y el Gobernador de la provincia anfitriona, la Provincia del Chaco, Jorge Capitanich, el Acta Acuerdo de Implementación del SACVeFoR.