Safeguarding forests in the post COVID-19 recovery phase

20 July 2020
Strengthening legality and sustainability to address COVID-19’s effects on deforestation at FAO COVID-19 Forestry Webinar Week The ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic pose an unprecedented challenge to virtually every aspect of society, including not only human health but also the economy [...]

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 [...]

Indonesian independent forest monitors present recommendations to improve legal timber production and trade

02 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
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 [...]

The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme opens a Call for Proposals in Uganda

09 September 2019
  Grants are available to eligible applicants from government, civil society and private sector organizations in Uganda. All eligible applicants from government institutions, civil society, communities, indigenous groups and private sector organizations in Uganda are invited to submit proposals to the FAO-EU [...]

Strengthening legal frameworks to fight illegal logging

14 May 2019
From 14-15 May 2019, FAO convened a technical working group meeting of experts from international organizations, research institutions, academia, civil society and private sector who met to exchange and provide feedback on an intial set on guiding legal elements. “The primary [...]

Collaboration key to strengthening forest governance

26 April 2019
As countries step up their efforts to fulfill commitments made under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Agenda 2030, the cross-cutting theme of improved forest governance is at the centre of efforts to halt deforestation and forest degradation as well [...]

The Forest Department of Sarawak and FAO to promote Reduced Impact Logging in support of Sustainable Forest Management

04 April 2019
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has resumed its longstanding cooperation with the Forest Department of Sarawak (FDS), Malaysia, through a project supported by the FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme. The project, [...]