FAO-EU FLEGT Programme


New report published by RECOFTC highlights benefits of community forestry in times of crisis

25 June 2021
Surveys conducted in seven Asian countries show that community forests boosted resilience across the continent throughout the COVID-19 pandemic A new report published by RECOFTC shows that millions of people across Asia have been better able to cope with the COVID-19 [...]

Le CIFOR et le MINFOF lancent une campagne nationale pour la promotion du bois légal au Cameroun

22 June 2021
Le Centre de recherche forestière internationale (CIFOR) et le Ministère des Forêts et de la Faune (MINFOF) ont lancé ce jour une campagne nationale de sensibilisation sur l’utilisation du bois d’origine légale dans les principaux centres urbains du pays. Sous [...]

New findings available on the use of blockchain technology for the traceability of legal and sustainable charcoal in Côte d’Ivoire

21 April 2021
More than 2.4 billion people rely on firewood and charcoal for cooking, energy and income around the world (FAO 2017). These resources are commonly associated to deforestation and unsustainable, informal value chains. Since 2010, the Association of Women Producers and [...]

Ensuring legal compliance amongst smallholder rubber producers in Viet Nam

21 April 2021
In 2020, the Viet Nam rubber industry contributed an estimated USD 7.86 billion to the Vietnamese economy. Smallholder rubberwood producers manage more than half of Viet Nam’s rubber plantations; approximately 260 000 households harvest upwards of 1.3 million cubic meters [...]

La Côte d’Ivoire engage les femmes dans la gestion durable des forêts

20 April 2021
Avec le projet « Projet Femmes et Forêts : Contribution à la restauration et la reconstitution du couvert forestier ivoirien », le MINEF et la FAO ouvrent la voie à une meilleure implication des femmes dans la gouvernance des ressources [...]

The European Union and Germany issue a position paper on Cameroon’s proposed timber legality verification and traceability system

01 April 2021
The European Union and Germany have published a position paper on Cameroon’s proposed timber legality verification and traceability system, the Système informatisé de gestion des informations forestières – SIGIF2, accessible here (French) and here (English). The EU and Germany, through its development cooperation [...]

Newly released report presents new method to calculate illegal production and trade of timber in Peru

26 March 2021
The Presidency of the Council of Ministers in Peru has released a report outlining a new and updated method to calculate illegal timber production and trade in the country.  The report, completed with the support of the USAID Pro-Bosques Activity, [...]

Forestry Department of Sarawak endorses new Harmonised Reduced Impact Logging Guidelines

17 March 2021
Sarawak, Malaysia Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) is a comprehensive set of planning, monitoring and control practices regulating timber harvesting operations. RIL was first developed for the Sarawak Department in 1998; since then, several versions of the guidelines have been developed across [...]

Improving forest resource management in Mozambique

16 March 2021
Sofala, Mozambique – March 2021 Mozambique is one of Africa’s most significant timber exporters; however, concerns over the legality and sustainability of the timber traded threatens the expansion of this market and led to calls for collaborative action to promote good [...]

FLEGT process highlighted in new timber design exhibition

15 March 2021
The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has presented the winners of its design competition, Conversations about Climate Change, in a virtual exhibition. Created using tropical hardwoods from countries involved in the European Union’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action [...]