Programme FAO-UE FLEGT

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 [...]

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 [...]
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