FAO-EU FLEGT Programme


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, [...]

Success story : Responsible forest management to face illegal logging in Darien, Panama (in Spanish)

17 January 2019
El gran pulmón de Panamá. Así es como definen a la selva del Darién, un tupido bosque tropical de 20.000 kilómetros cuadrados y una de las mayores reservas de la biodiversidad de toda Centroamérica.

A timber legality system in Darien, Panama (in Spanish)

17 January 2019
A partir de 2018, el Ministerio de Ambiente de Panamá inició la implementación de un sistema de trazabilidad en la provincia del Darién, para verificar la legalidad de la madera que se extrae de sus bosques para comercializar. El proceso [...]

Discover the video produced by AVSI : «For the legalization of timber value chains»

27 November 2018
Côte d’Ivoire. Projet Flegt: AVSI, FAO, UE

Sustainable timber: Countries meet to swap experiences on EU trade compliance

26 November 2018
Experts working to eliminate illegal logging in the Republic of the Congo and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic gathered in Ghana to learn from that country’s own experiences in promoting trade of legally-produced timber to the European Union. The Ghana Forestry [...]

Guyana, EU initial pact on legal timber, stronger forest sustainability

23 November 2018
 Guyana and the European Union (EU) today initialled a Voluntary Partnership Agreement, a binding trade pact that commits both sides to deal in legal timber products while strengthening forest governance and sustainable forest management. The initialisation sets the stage for the [...]

EU and Vietnam sign deal to combat illegal logging and promote trade in legal timber

19 October 2018
The EU and Vietnam signed today a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The agreement will help improve forest governance, address illegal logging and promote trade in verified legal timber products from Vietnam to [...]

Video: in Cameroon, the FAO EU FLEGT program supports a public awareness campaign for the purchase of legal timber

24 September 2018
As part of our campaign "Legal timber is great" (Le bois légal, c’est génial) in Cameroon, we invite you to buy products made of timber of legal origin and to preserve the forests of the Congo Basin.

Call for proposals: for the candidates whose concept note has been accepted, a full proposal can be submitted by the 25th of September 2018. Click here for more info

11 June 2018
Grants up to USD 110 000 are channeled through the Programme to support ongoing VPA processes in targeted countries. The selection of proposals will be done through two phases. In the first phase, all eligible applicants are invited to submit [...]

Transparency in Ghana’s timber sector improved through public information portal

09 April 2018
A public portal of forest governance information has been launched in Ghana, aimed at improving transparency in the country’s forest sector and ensuring the credibility and integrity of the Ghana Wood Tracking System (GWTS). The Ghana Timber Transparency Portal is part [...]