Promoting legality in the Mozambican forest sector: protection for natural resources and benefits for local communities

30 September 2021
Cheringoma, 28 September 2021 New forest management plan and timber traceability system proposed this week for the Muanza-Inhaminga corridor With over 40 percent of its national territory covered by forests[1], Mozambique is one of Africa’s greatest timber exporters. Legality and sustainability [...]

Forest enterprises equipped with new skills for legal and safe timber production in Ghana

22 September 2021
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 [...]

Women at the forefront of sustainable forest management in Mozambique

15 September 2021
The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme and the Mozambican National Directorate of Forests join efforts to engage local communities in the sustainable management and conservation of forests and natural resources As part of broader efforts to sustainably manage forest resources, the Mozambican government [...]

New paper on Independent Forest Monitoring in Central Africa published by CIDT

14 September 2021
Entitled NGO-state relations in the monitoring of illegal forest logging and wildlife trafficking in Central Africa, the paper highlights the importance of the relationship between public authorities and civil society in the execution of Independent Forest Monitoring (IFM) activities. Through [...]

« Success Story »: Régionale

13 September 2021
La coopération sud-sud en faveur des objectifs de transparence en Afrique de l’Ouest et Afrique Centrale Données clés La coopération entre des organisations non gouvernementales (ONGs) d’Afrique de l’Ouest et d’Afrique Centrale a contribué à faire progresser les objectifs de légalité et [...]

Cameroonian forest communities on the path towards legality: Results of four years of combined efforts and guidance

10 September 2021
New documentary produced by SAILD with the support of the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme highlights the benefits of community forestry and challenges faced by local communities to operate within legality The Cameroonian NGO Service d’Appui aux Initiatives Locales de Développement (Support Service [...]

Gender mainstreaming manual developed to tackle inequalities in Uganda’s forest sector

08 September 2021
Kampala, Uganda Women’s participation in the forest sector is 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 and Trade [...]

New studies by the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) now available online

03 September 2021
Publications are fruit of the collaboration between CATIE and the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme and cover a range of topics - from the negotiation of voluntary partnership agreements to the development of national forest policies in Latin America The FAO-EU Forest Law [...]

Thailand timber traceability improved through digital application development

31 August 2021
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 [...]

Historia de Éxito: Honduras

25 August 2021
Protegiendo los derechos territoriales de comunidades locales y cooperativas agroforestales Datos clave La Asociación de Municipios de Honduras (AMHON) y el Instituto Nacional de Conservación y Desarrollo Forestal, Áreas Protegidas y Vida Silvestre (ICF) han apoyado a las autoridades municipales hondureñas en [...]