FLEGT Programme aims at empowering smallholder wood producers, reducing poverty
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13 May 2016, Rome--- The European Union (EU) and FAO have agreed to step up joint efforts to support tropical timber producing countries in curbing illegal logging, improving forest governance and promoting the trade of legally sourced timber. Doing so is expected to not only reduce the environmental impacts of illegal logging and mitigate climate change but will also boost the incomes and food security of forest communities by improving access to domestic and international wood markets. A $30 million funding agreement was formalized today at FAO headquarters.

Robert Simpson, Manager of the FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Programme (FLEGT), tells more about the FLEGT Programme.
03min. 28sec.
Sujet(s): Biodiversité, Changement climatique, Désertification, Environnement/Ressources naturelles, Interview
Produit par: FAO
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