Programme FAO-UE FLEGT


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 [...]

Nouveau documentaire produit par la Fondation AVSI avec le soutien du Programme FAO-UE FLEGT

25 August 2021
Avec interventions de nombreux acteurs locaux et internationaux, le documentaire approche le thème du processus APV FLEGT en Côte d’Ivoire, ses défis et opportunités Basé sur le projet “Appui à la structuration et à l’amélioration de la participation des acteurs du [...]

Historia de Éxito: Colombia

24 August 2021
La capacitación de MiPYMES como estrategia para el crecimiento del mercado nacional de madera legal Datos clave Las micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (MiPYMES) son esenciales para el mercado de madera nacional colombiano, pero enfrentan dificultades para cumplir con los requisitos de [...]

CATIE course on forest management: 33rd edition will count on the technical contribution of FAO-EU FLEGT Programme officers

06 August 2021
This week marked the start of the 33rd edition of the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center’s (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, CATIE) international course on forest management, entitled “Diversified Forest Management: Governance and Legality in the [...]

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 [...]