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19 November, 2014

Images, to raise awareness local people about legal timber in Province Orientale (DR Congo).

The provincial minister of natural resources, Paulin Odiane, presented the comic book titled “Together for legal timber” during an event to launch an awareness campaign on legal timber organized by TBI DR Congo on November 14, 2014.

18 November, 2014

Global Landscapes Forum: Forest and farming families speaking out – Speaking out for forest and farming families

Tropenbos International, the AgriCultures Network and the Forest and Farm Facility are creating a space so voices from the fields and forests can be heard at the Global Landscapes Forum, Lima, Peru, on 6-7th December 2014.

17 November, 2014

Effectively addressing domestic and regional timber trade within FLEGT VPAs

Domestic and regional timber trade in developing countries is important for economic development. It offers a lot of employment and timber for (re)construction purposes. The supply of lumber to the domestic market in developing countries is very often informal because of an inadequate legal framework and unclear tenure arrangements. During a workshop organized by Tropenbos International in cooperation with CIFOR at the Forest Governance Forum in Cameroon (Yaounde, 22-24 October 2014) it was discussed how this trade can be effectively addressed within FLEGT VPAs.