Vietnamese NGO works with youth to promote a culture of legal timber

02 March 2021
Consumer demand for high-value tropical hardwood products in Viet Nam has driven the illegal harvesting and import of endangered timber species from high-risk sources, presenting a challenge for Viet Nam’s national agenda on legal and sustainable timber trade. To address this, [...]

Promoting Legal Timber Markets: the Role of Public Procurement Policies in the Tropics

24 February 2021
New article published by Chatham House - Promoting Legal Timber Markets: the Role of Public Procurement Policies in the Tropics. The article highlights the importance of public procurement policies in tropical timber-producing countries in reducing the amount of illegal timber produced [...]

Honduras y la Unión Europea firman Acuerdo Voluntario de Asociación

24 February 2021
The following Press Release was originally published on the FAO Honduras website. Bruselas, Bélgica. Honduras es el primer país latinoamericano en firmar un Acuerdo Voluntario de Asociación (AVA) con la Unión Europea (UE). El acuerdo bilateral tiene como objetivo mejorar la [...]

Raising awareness about timber legality among Indigenous Communities in Guyana

05 February 2021
The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), as the lead agency in the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between Guyana and the European Union, has partnered with relevant government agencies to strengthen legal compliance in line with the requirements set out in the VPA. [...]

Use of legal timber now mandatory in public procurement in Cameroon

03 February 2021
In Cameroon, Government orders account for the largest share of sawn wood and furniture purchased in the country.  As legal timber is scarce on the domestic market, these orders inadvertently support illegal timber production and trade. To address this issue, [...]

FAO launches first FLEGT partnership with Cambodia’s Forestry Administration

21 January 2021
The FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme has partnered with the Forest Administration (FA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) in Cambodia to build forest sector-wide capacity and develop alternative and sustainable sources of [...]

Cambodia strengthens community forestry

21 January 2021
In 2010 the Royal Government of Cambodia issued its policy and long-term strategy for sustainable forest management in Cambodia, allocating 2 million hectares of forest to Community Forestry (CF) by 2029. The role of CF in the sustainable management of forest [...]

FAO and EU support national efforts for equitable benefit-sharing in Liberia

17 December 2020
FAO and the EU extend support to Government institutions and NGOs to develop capacities and tools to ensure forest communities benefit from commercial logging   Monrovia, 17 December 2020 The FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme has launched two new [...]

Inclusive independent forest monitoring bolsters good forest governance

14 December 2020
The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme has supported Indonesian CSOs to strengthen Independent Forest Monitoring (IFM), by training and mentoring the next generation of independent forest monitors, with a view to include and empower traditionally underrepresented groups such as women and youth. IFM [...]

La Côte d’Ivoire poursuit ses efforts pour la promotion du bois légal

10 December 2020
L’élaboration d’une politique publique d’achat de bois légal par le Ministère des Eaux et Forêts représente une étape clé dans la promotion de la production et du commerce de bois légal sur le marché domestique Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 10 Décembre 2020 L’augmentation [...]