Legality in the forest sector: New insights into obstacles and incentives for MSME formalisation

02 August 2021
Worldwide, at least 41 million people work in the informal forest sector – more than three times the 12.5 million employed in formal forest sector-related businesses. In the informal forest sector, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are often characterised as [...]

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

26 July 2021
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 [...]

MSMEs important partner to improve forest governance and reducing deforestation and forest degradation

22 July 2021
Micro, small and medium-sized timber producers and processors play a critical role in meeting the growing demand for forest products worldwide, as well as making vital contributions to livelihoods and national economies. It is estimated that micro, small and medium [...]

Locally developed Due Diligence System launched in Viet Nam

02 July 2021
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 [...]

Promoviendo el comercio legal de madera y la gobernanza forestal sostenible en Guatemala

02 July 2021
Los bosques del departamento de Petén, en el norte de Guatemala, son reconocidos por su biodiversidad y recursos naturales. Gran parte de la madera nacional para comercialización proviene de esta región. No obstante, compradores de madera enfrentan dificultades para encontrar [...]

Honduras ratifies the Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the European Union

29 June 2021
Tegucigalpa, 29 June 2021 The National Congress of Honduras ratified a Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the European Union for forest law enforcement, governance and trade of timber products Honduras is the first Latin American country to sign a Voluntary Partnership [...]

Made in Cameroon: une vitrine pour la valorisation des petites et moyennes entreprises de transformation du bois d’origine légale

29 June 2021
L’Association « Artisan au Féminin » et la FECAPROBOIS présentent la quatrième édition du Salon du Mobilier « Made in Cameroon » pour exposer et promouvoir les réalisations des entreprises camerounaises de la transformation de bois d’origine légale et mettre en avant l’engagement [...]

New report published by RECOFTC highlights benefits of community forestry in times of crisis

25 June 2021
Surveys conducted in seven Asian countries show that community forests boosted resilience across the continent throughout the COVID-19 pandemic A new report published by RECOFTC shows that millions of people across Asia have been better able to cope with the COVID-19 [...]

Le CIFOR et le MINFOF lancent une campagne nationale pour la promotion du bois légal au Cameroun

22 June 2021
Le Centre de recherche forestière internationale (CIFOR) et le Ministère des Forêts et de la Faune (MINFOF) ont lancé ce jour une campagne nationale de sensibilisation sur l’utilisation du bois d’origine légale dans les principaux centres urbains du pays. Sous [...]

New findings available on the use of blockchain technology for the traceability of legal and sustainable charcoal in Côte d’Ivoire

21 April 2021
More than 2.4 billion people rely on firewood and charcoal for cooking, energy and income around the world (FAO 2017). These resources are commonly associated to deforestation and unsustainable, informal value chains. Since 2010, the Association of Women Producers and [...]