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EU FAO FLEGT Programme: First projects endorsed in Latin America and Asia

The EU FAO FLEGT Programme has endorsed 14 projects since expansion to Latin America and Asia began last year. Proposals approved cover a range of thematic areas from a host of countries, including:

  • (1) enabling effective timber monitoring and traceability in Nepal;
  • (2) improving legality, governance and trade for smallholders in Myanmar;
  • (3) developing strategic alliances to improve forest governance in Guatemala;
  • (4) instituting sustained mechanisms to combat forest illegality in Belize;
  • (5) revising Ekiti State Foresty Law and Governance in Nigeria;
  • (6) implementing and supporting a forestry administration system in Sierra Leone;
  • (7) carrying out a socio-economic study on the trans-boundary timber commodity chain and legal compliance levels in Kenya;
  • (8) building capacities of civil society on FLEGT processes in Côte d’Ivoire; and
  • (9) enhancing compliance and regulation of timber harvesting and trade in Uganda.

The Programme has also responded to direct assistance requests from the governments of Honduras, Côte d’Ivoire, Guyana and Vietnam.

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5 June 2013

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