Programa FAO-UE FLEGT

Enabling micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to participate in legal timber production and trade: Transformational changes generated by the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme

30 November 2022
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play a critical role in meeting the growing demand for forest products worldwide, with potential to contribute to responsible supply chains that combat illegal logging while promoting economic growth. However, a growing number of [...]

FAO-EU FLEGT Programme: Results, impacts and lessons learned from designing and implementing timber legality verification systems

04 October 2022
The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme was established in 2016 to support the implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan. Across it's implementation, the Programme sought to tackle illegal logging, promote trade in legal timber products, and ultimately contribute to SFM and [...]

Legal and sustainable forest value chains for climate action

01 July 2022
Legal and sustainable forest value chains hold significant potential to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the target, outlines in the Paris Agreement, to limit average global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius. Ensuring the [...]

Timber traceability – A management tool for governments

24 June 2022
There are growing demands for countries to develop national timber traceability systems. These demands range from a country’s own needs to track timber and collect associated revenues consistently, to international demands for due diligence regarding the legality of the timber [...]

Increasing legality compliance amongst forest sector MSMEs: creating an enabling environment for responsible forest product trade and socio-economic recovery

04 May 2022
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play a critical role in meeting the growing demand for forest products worldwide, with potential to contribute to responsible supply chains that combat illegal logging while promoting economic growth. However, MSMEs have been challenged [...]

Increasing stakeholder participation in forest law reform process: Case studies from FAO-EU FLEGT Programme

18 January 2022
The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme is carrying out an experience capitalization exercise to collect, analyse and share experiences, good practices and lessons learned during the implementation of the Phase III of the Programme. As a part of this effort, the Programme [...]

Women’s participation in wood-based value chains in voluntary partnership agreement countries: a case study from La Xuyen wood village in Nam Dinh province, Viet Nam

13 December 2021
This brief is part of a larger study that seeks to identify the knowledge gaps around gender in the forest sectors of Côte d’Ivoire, Viet Nam and Honduras by assessing the role of women in wood-based value chains and identifying [...]

Women’s participation in wood-based value chains in voluntary partnership agreement countries: Constraints and opportunities for women in wood-based value chains in forestry cooperatives in Honduras

13 December 2021
This brief describes the constraints as well as opportunities of women in the wood-based supply chain, from a case study from seven community-based forest cooperatives in the Atlántida, El Paraíso and Francisco Morazán regions of Honduras. These cooperatives are involved [...]

Women’s participation in wood-based value chains in VPA-implementing countries. MALEBI: Women at the forefront of sustainable charcoal production in Côte d'Ivoire

13 December 2021
This brief describes the constraints as well as opportunities of women in the wood-based supply chain, from a case study that focuses on The Association of Women Producers and Traders of Secondary Forest Products (MALEBI) in Côte d’Ivoire. Within the [...]

Stronger together: How trade associations in tropical timber-producing countries multiply benefits for forest sector MSMEs

15 November 2021
A wide body of experience within and beyond the forestry sector recognizes the power of associations in bringing together small-scale actors, especially micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs). Associations offer increased economies of scale in purchasing, producing, and providing greater [...]
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