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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.

For more information: http://www.fao.org/forestry/36760-018556b90550b680a60c78c5763b04e53.pdf

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5 June 2013

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