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From the field stories

Forest enterprises equipped with new skills to boost legal timber production in Ghana

22 September 2021 - Ghana
Accra, Ghana As part of Ghana’s commitment to timber legality under a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) signed with the European Union in 2009, forest enterprises must comply with several forest legality standards. While larger enterprises have the capacity to adapt their [...]

Gender mainstreaming manual presented to key stakeholders in Uganda

08 September 2021 - Uganda
Kampala, Uganda Women’s participation in the forest sector is recognized as an important pathway out of poverty and is a powerful tool to improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and promote sustainable forest management. Recognizing this, the FAO-EU Forest, Law Enforcement, Governance [...]

Thailand timber traceability improved through digital application development

31 August 2021 - Thailand
With over 16.4 million hectares of forested land, covering almost one-third of the country, ensuring the traceability and legality of timber entering Thailand’s supply-chains is a critical step towards meeting their commitments under the Voluntary Partnership Agreement, which Thailand began [...]

South-south exchange between Ghana and Uganda seeks to promote timber traceability

26 July 2021 - Ghana
26-30 July 2021: Accra, Ghana A delegation of representatives from Uganda has arrived in Accra, Ghana, for a five-day exchange visit to inform Uganda's development of a timber traceability system. The delegation, composed of representatives from Uganda forestry authorities and line [...]

Locally developed Due Diligence System launched in Viet Nam

02 July 2021 - Vietnam
The ability to effectively assess the legality of timber is critical to ensuring that only legal or low risk timber enters responsible supply chains or markets. In line with commitments made under the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between Viet Nam [...]
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