FAO-EU FLEGT Programme

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 [...]

Demandes en bois et produits dérivés dans les marchés publics en Côte d’Ivoire

07 December 2020
The economic and social importance of domestic wood consumption is recognized in West Africa, but the domestic markets remain largely fueled by illegal timber. This report aims to inform policy makers on the trends in public sawnwood demand and volumes [...]

Mercado de los productos forestales en Honduras (2018) – Spanish only

31 July 2018
Market study of forest products in Honduras: supply, demand, barriers and plan to increase the use of legal timber contains the methodology and an analysis of the results found regarding wood flows, commercial values, including imports, employment generation, the study [...]

The Timber Industry in Peru (Spanish)

12 March 2018
Identifying barriers and opportunities for internal trade in responsible wood products, from legal and sustainable sources, in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of Peru.

State of the forest sector in Central African Republic (2016)

27 February 2018
The Central African Republic (CAR) has a total land area of 623,000 km2 of which close to 23 million hectares, i.e. 37%, is composed of forested lands. In the southwestern part of the country, all forest operations are industrial. At [...]

Ghana: Championing rights and fair compensation for forest communities

01 December 2017
Ghana’s work to promote the legal timber trade, in partnership with the European Union (EU), strongly emphasizes involving local communities who live in or near forests. Yet many farmers and communities don’t understand their rights, which means that illegal activity [...]

Benin: Government agency blazes a trail for traceability

03 August 2017
Tracing wood back to the forest it came from is essential to eliminating illegal logging. The National Timber Office of Benin (ONAB), with assistance from the FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme, established an innovative traceability system [...]
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