Programme FAO-UE FLEGT

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 report 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 [...]

Supporting forest sector micro, small and medium enterprises at scale

15 November 2021
Between 2016-2021, the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme funded 96 MSME support projects in 20 countries globally. These projects reached 3,300 MSMEs in total, but the 41 projects with a specific capacity building focus were able to train an average of 71 [...]

Unlocking the potential of community timber

15 November 2021
Growing international and domestic demand for tropical timber has resulted in critical wood supply gaps for many tropical timber-producing countries, in some instances linked to a surge in illegal logging. Growing shortages of legal timber supply have necessitated the exploration [...]

Promoting legality within the private forest sector: obstacles and incentives to formalization

14 November 2021
Informal forest sector micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are often equated with being “illegal” when their mode of production, source of raw materials, or even their legal existence does not conform with their country’s regulatory requirements. This characterization fails [...]

Selected publications and visibility materials by partners - FAO-EU FLEGT Programme Phase III

07 September 2021
This list is a compilation of selected materials produced by the Programme’s Service Providers throughout Phase III, grouped by the main thematic areas of Programme support

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

FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Programme - Phase III (2016-2021)

19 April 2021
The FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme works in partnership with the European Union its Member States to implement the EU’s FLEGT Action Plan to combat illegal logging and associated trade. Since 2016, the Programme has supported over [...]
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