Historias desde el campo

The impacts of COVID-19 on the forest sector: How to respond?

12 May 2020
This brief highlights some of the identified and perceived impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on development aspects interconnected with the forest sector, with a particular emphasis on the impacts on the production and trade of forest products.

Les acteurs de la filière bois au Cameroun se réunissent pour rendre plus efficace le contrôle de l’application de la loi forestière

15 April 2020
En 2010, le Cameroun a signé un Accord de Partenariat Volontaire (APV) avec l’Union Européenne (UE) pour l'application des réglementations forestières, la gouvernance et les échanges commerciaux (FLEGT). Cet accord, ratifié en 2011, vise à garantir la légalité de l’ensemble [...]

Evidence of VPA impacts: findings from Cameroon, Ghana and Indonesia

03 March 2020
A study conducted in Cameroon, Ghana and Indonesia, three countries at different stages of implementation of Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs), signed within the framework of the EU’s Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, showed that the VPA [...]

Independent Forest Monitors present recommendations to improve legal timber production and trade

03 December 2019
Makassar, Indonesia, 2 December 2019 The civil society organization Jurnal Celebes presented the results of one year of activities today in Makassar, conducted as part of the project ““Strengthening Indonesia’s Independent Forestry Monitoring Network to Ensure a Credible Timber Legality Verification [...]

FAO empowers furniture producers in Jepara and Pasuruan to access global market

21 October 2019 - Indonesia
The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations has partnered with the Wooden Furniture and Handicraft Producer Association of Jepara (APKJ) in Indonesia to assist micro and small enterprises in Jepara and Pasuruan Regencies in the Central Java Province [...]