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MSMEs important partner to improve forest governance and reducing deforestation and forest degradation

Micro, small and medium-sized timber producers and processors play a critical role in meeting the growing demand for forest products worldwide, as well as making vital contributions to livelihoods...

Webinar to explore how support to MSMEs improves forest governance and livelihoods

In an upcoming webinar, the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme and the European Forest Institute (EFI) will host a discussion on how support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) can improve forest...

The Republic of the Congo and the EU release 2020 annual report on VPA progress

The Republic of the Congo and the EU release 2020 annual report on VPA progress The 13th Joint Implementation Committee was held on 2-3 June 2021 in Brazzaville by Delegation of the...

La Unión Europea y Honduras acuerdan combatir la tala ilegal y promover el comercio de madera legal

Read in English La Unión Europea y Honduras acuerdan combatir la tala ilegal y promover el comercio de madera legal Honduras y la Unión Europea (UE) firman un acuerdo sobre la aplicación...

EU and Honduras agree deal to combat illegal logging, promote trade in legal timber

Leer en español EU and Honduras agree deal to combat illegal logging, promote trade in legal timber Honduras and the European Union (EU) have reached an agreement on forest law...

Ghana and EU finalise assessment of Ghana Timber Legality Assurance System

Ghana and EU finalise assessment of Ghana Timber Legality Assurance System Ghana and the European Union (EU) have finalised an independent assessment of the legality assurance system described...

Cameroon achieves a new milestone in promoting legal wood

Cameroon achieves a new milestone in promoting legal wood Cameroon has become one of the first African countries to require the use of legal wood and timber in all its public procurement...

Ghana’s forest management makes strides through Social Responsibility Agreements

In Ghana, traditional customs and practices – such as ‘taboo’ days when no one enters the forest – have helped to protect forests through the ages. But these practices have not always...

The Republic of the Congo and the EU release 2019 annual report on VPA progress

The Republic of the Congo and the EU release 2019 annual report on VPA progress  The Republic of the Congo and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the...

COVID-19 takes a heavy toll on Myanmar’s wood-based micro and small businesses

COVID-19 takes a heavy toll on Myanmar’s wood-based micro and small businesses The COVID-19 pandemic is exacting a devastating toll on wood-based micro, small and medium enterprises...

Supporting forest- and timber-based MSMEs in the Mekong region to operate legally and sustainably

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are a vehicle for development and generate almost half of jobs in the formal forest sector globally. They are key to local economies, generating...

EFI seeks a Land-Use Governance Expert

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is seeking Land-Use Governance Expert to reinforce the EU REDD Facility and its portfolio in Africa. The position is based at EFI’s office in Barcelona, Spain.

Trees give small farmers in Thailand access to loans

The EU FLEGT Facility has published a story describing how farmers in Thailand are starting to reap the benefits from international timber trade talks between Thailand and the European Union.

Recognising Indonesian V-legal documents in China: Exploring the options

Under its Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union, Indonesia issues export licences attesting to the legality of its timber shipments to non-EU markets. These “V-Legal...

Evaluation of EU rules on illegal logging: public feedback opportunity

The European Commission has invited public feedback on EU action to tackle illegal logging - the harvesting of wood in contravention of the laws and regulations.

South-east Asian countries share progress to tackle illegal logging and its associated trade

The 7th Regional Training Workshop on Timber Legality Assurance took place from 19 to 21 November 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Participants discussed their efforts to tackle illegal logging and its...

Valérie Merckx to lead EU FLEGT and REDD Facilities

Valérie Merckx has been appointed as Head of the FLEGT and REDD Unit, and will start in her position immediately.

Strong law enforcement drives responsible timber businesses in Ghana

The EU FLEGT Facility has published a story reporting how law enforcement and continuous checks on operators are transforming business practices in Ghana’s timber sector.

Indonesia and the EU release 2018 annual report on VPA progress

Indonesia and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement from January to December 2018.
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