Improving women’s participation in good forest governance in Uganda

09 December 2020
Kampala, Uganda, Despite the inclusion of gender aspects in Uganda’s Forestry Policy, effective participation of women in decision-making processes remains scarce.  Currently, women have no access by right and no control over productive resources such as forests. Dedicated roadmaps designed to [...]

FAO and CIFOR publish a study on timber market trends in Côte d’Ivoire

07 December 2020
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), has published a report on the production and consumption of timber in Côte d’Ivoire. Entitled “Demand for timber and timber products [...]

National Forestry Forum brings together forest-dependent communities and the Government of Liberia to improve benefit-sharing from logging

11 November 2020
10 - 12 November 2020, Ganta, Liberia The National Forest Forum has commenced in Ganta, Nimba County, Liberia, under the auspices of the National Benefit Sharing Trust Board (NBSTB), in collaboration with the Liberian Forestry Development Authority.  The three-day event, is [...]

New report highlights the importance of Indonesian Independent Forest Monitoring’s contribution to the SVLK

02 November 2020
The Indonesian Independent Forest Monitoring Network Jaringan Pemantau Independen Kehutanan (JPIK) has published a report entitled “Assessing Compliance of Timber Forest Product Utilization and Trade Permit Holders”. The report captures the results of Independent Forest Monitoring activities carried out in [...]

Ghanaian concession holders to receive trainings on legality and health and safety standards

30 October 2020
Accra, 30 October 2020 The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme has launched a new project with the Nature and Development Fund (NDF) in Ghana, to promote sustainable forest management through enhanced legality of forest operations. The project will build the capacity of 40 [...]

Programme partners SAILD and AVSI featured in Moving Forward publication

29 October 2020
Programme achievements were featured in the sixth issue of the biennial Moving Forward publication. The report featured more than 35 stories and case studies highlighting how FAO Forestry’s work in 2018-2019 helped improve lives and livelihoods while making forestry more [...]

Webinar series on COVID-19 and the Forest Sector - Experience from Forest Communities of Covid-19 Impacts

23 October 2020
About the session: 28 October 2020, 10:00-11:00 CET  Language: English The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront a number of pressing global challenges. Health systems have been stretched thin and lockdown measures have taken a heavy social and economic toll, the devastating impacts [...]

New Federation of Timber Operators strengthens private sector representation in Mozambique

20 October 2020
On 20 October 2020, the Mozambican Association of Timber Operators (AMOMA), announced the  creation of the Mozambican Federation of Timber Operators (FEDEMOMA). The new Federation  unites 16 associations representing nine provinces. These associations in turn consist of 600 enterprises, including [...]

“Forest governance and COVID-19: How can FLEGT support a green recovery from the pandemic?” Experience from the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme

15 October 2020
On 14 October 2020, Member of the European Parliament Karin Karlsbro - in collaboration with Fern, the Centre for International Development and Training, University of Wolverhampton (CIDT), the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) - hosted [...]

Le Cameroun se prépare pour démarrer une plateforme virtuelle pour les transactions de bois légal sur le marché intérieur

06 October 2020
Avec l’objectif d’accroître l’usage national de bois légal, le Centre de recherche forestière internationale (CIFOR) et le Ministère des Forêts et de la Faune (MINFOF) ont présenté un nouveau projet dénommé « Essor des transactions de sciages d’origine légale au [...]