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  1. Local communities and customary landholders, important allies in monitoring Indonesia’s forests

    Independent forest monitoring (IFM) is widely recognized as an important way to increase the transparency of the timber sector in tropical timber-producing countries. Local communities and customary landholders trained to undertake monitoring missions are well placed to act as monitors due to their...
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  2. Filipino timber producers gain new skills to enhance legal timber production and livelihood generation

    With abundant forest resources, Caraga is the foremost timber-producing region in the Philippines; however, it remains the country’s second poorest, owing to low local processing capacity and intricate legality requirements, limiting economic benefits and opportunities for timber producers. The...
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