FAO-EU FLEGT Programme

Working Paper 1: Evolution of African tropical wood markets - Ethics and pragmatism for a sustainable development of forest resources

02 November 2013
The Congo Basin is at a critical turning point in its history, with demographic growth, the development of megalopolises, the increase in GDP and the emergence of a middle class. This will bring about changes in terms of the consumption, [...]

Working Paper 2 : Brazzaville Forum on the future of Congo Basin forests – A model for the creation of shared value.

21 October 2013
The Brazzaville Forum, held on 21 and 22 October 2013, brought more than 400 participants together. With the aim of enabling all the players, stakeholders and donors of the sector to really grasp the work and achievements of this forum, [...]

Report : Towards a development strategy for the wood processing industry in the Congo Basin

02 September 2013
This White paper brings together a series of reflections and suggestions for the development and implementation of strategies to develop the forest industry in the Congo Basin.These were formulated over the course of four workshops organized between September 2010 and [...]

Fact sheet: From ACP FLEGT to EU FAO FLEGT - Scaling up efforts to improve forest governance

03 June 2013
This fact sheet presents the main strengths of the ACP-FLEGT Support Programme and how they will be transferred to the scaled up efforts to improve forest governance with EU FAO FLEGT.

Article : Tackling forest illegality through the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Action Plan

01 April 2013
One of the main tools of the FLEGT Action Plan is the negotiation and conclusion of legally-binding yet Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) between the EU and individual timber-producing countries. VPAs represent an unprecedented, bottom-up and inclusive process, bringing together a [...]

Report : Compendium on experiences from the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) process in Central and West African countries

23 October 2012
This compendium was published as a resource document for a regional conference on "Experiences from the VPA process in Central and West African countries" which took place in Ghana in October 2012. It is highlighting 16 experiences and the resulting [...]

Information document : EU FAO FLEGT Programme brochure

02 April 2012
The EU FAO FLEGT Programme provides assistance to three stakeholder groups in eligible countries - government institutions, civil society organizations and private sector organizations. This brochure describes the main components of the support provided by the Programme: support to projects [...]

Information document : Tackling forest illegality in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific - Successes, challenges and ways forward

02 April 2012
This brochure provides concrete examples of the ACP-FLEGT Support Programme’s contribution to implementing FLEGT Action Plan. The Programme supported over 100 projects in 33 countries. As mostly pilot initiatives, these projects test new methodologies and approaches for improving forest governance [...]

Article : Implementing an action plan to tackle timber illegality

02 April 2012
The ACP-FLEGT Support Programme addresses FLEGT-related issues as defined in the EU FLEGT Action Plan to tackle timber illegality. Consistent law enforcement, improved governance and assurances of legality, are part of the foundation that must be laid if forests are [...]

Article : Accepting calls for project proposals to tackle forest illegality

02 April 2012
Despite progress of responses to illegal logging, the FLEGT Action Plan continues to face a daunting global trade in illegal timber. In light of the challenges ahead, the EU and FAO are scaling up by embarking the EU FAO FLEGT [...]
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