FAO-EU FLEGT Programme

The FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme seeks to reduce and eventually eliminate illegal logging. With the support of its donors, the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme funds projects created by governments, civil society and private sector organizations in Latin America, Africa and Asia to improve forest governance. The Programme works in support of the European Commission’s Action Plan on FLEGT to promote the legal production and consumption of timber by granting funds to projects, and assisting them at all stages from the original design through to the final outcome. Decreasing illegal logging contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals by alleviating poverty (SDG 1), ensuring food security (SDG 2), mitigating climate change (SDG 13) and managing forests sustainably (SDG 15).

How a piece of paper changed lives in a carpenter village in Central Java

Slamet Setiono has spent almost his entire life in Jetis, a small village close to the tourist hub of Yogyakarta. The region is famous for its furniture and craft industry, thanks to its teak trees and concentration of artisans.  Fascinated by the region’s rich culture of woodcraft from an early age, Slamet learnt carpentry and woodturning while working with his neighbours [...]

Community forestry: Recommendations on adapting timber traceability systems for community use

Timber traceability is a growing global trend. Governments and consumers require reliable tracking of products sold with claims to legality or sustainability from their origin throughout the supply chain. Timber traceability contributes to multiple forest sector priorities, including promoting legal compliance, encouraging formalization, suppressing illegal timber markets, increasing sector governance and transparency, and facilitating due diligence. Better timber traceability also contributes [...]

Local communities and customary landholders, important allies in monitoring Indonesia’s forests

Independent forest monitoring (IFM) is widely recognized as an important way to increase the transparency of the timber sector in tropical timber-producing countries. Local communities and customary landholders trained to undertake monitoring missions are well placed to act as monitors due to their daily presence in the field and their understanding of the local context.  To strengthen IFM in Indonesia, the [...]

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