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Las voces indígenas, protagonistas de un acuerdo sobre la madera en Honduras

En las jornadas previas al Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas del Mundo, el Instituto Forestal Europeo (EFI) ha publicado una historia que describe la experiencia de los pueblos indígenas...

Indigenous voices central in Honduras timber agreement

In the lead up to the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the European Forest Institute (EFI) has released a story describing the experience of indigenous peoples in the...

Micro, petites et moyennes entreprises : des partenaires indispensables pour améliorer la gouvernance forestière et enrayer la déforestation et la dégradation des forêts

Les micro, petites et moyennes entreprises (MPME) de production et de transformation du bois contribuent grandement à satisfaire la demande croissante de produits bois à l’échelle mondiale, tout en...

Las mipymes, un socio importante para mejorar la gobernanza forestal y reducir la deforestación y la degradación forestal

Las micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (mipymes) del sector forestal y maderero desempeñan un papel crucial para cubrir la creciente demanda de productos forestales en todo el mundo, además de...

Legality in the forest sector: New insights into obstacles and incentives for MSME formalisation

In a new joint report, Promoting legality within the private forest sector: obstacles and incentives to formalization, the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme and the European Forest Institute (EFI) make a case...

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.

Highlighting strengths and challenges of Indonesia’s Sustainable Forest Management Standard as a mechanism for increased sustainability

A recent study explores the environmental credentials and performance of the Indonesian sustainable forest management standard known as the PHPL (Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari). Conducted by...

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...