News archive 2020

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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...

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...

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.