This publication captures the key issues that resulted from the discussions from the conference which engaged 140 regional stakeholders, as well as public and private sector representatives from 10 Latin America countries and from demand side markets such as the EU and the US.
The workshop aimed to raise awareness among the social and indigenous groups on forest governance and the High Conservation Values (HCV) concept in the forestry sector. It also served as a platform for social NGOs and community-based organisations to share their opinions.
EU FAO FLEGT Programme is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in countries engaged in VPAs. Grants of up to €100 000 are channeled through the Programme to support the ongoing VPA process in the targeted country.
It is becoming apparent that 2014 will be a critical year for the forest community.Legislative reform at the Ministry of Forest Economy and Sustainable Development (MEFDD) continues with the revision of the Forest Law and th