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11 March 2013 Ghana

Supplying legal lumber to the domestic market in Ghana

Ghana is close to finding a solution to the dilemma of supplying legal lumber to the domestic market as indicated by a just completed pilot project by Tropenbos International Ghana. TBI Ghana has devised and successfully tested new models that link artisanal millers directly to forest concession holders to access logs to produce lumber for the Ghanaian market.

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11 March 2013 Ghana

A boost for new EU Chainsaw project districts

The EU Chainsaw milling project being implemented by TBI Ghana and partners has successfully held a capacity building session for the leadership of stakeholder groups and members of steering committees of district-level multi-stakeholder dialogue (DLMSD) platforms in two new project districts: Tarkwa and Nkwanta in the Western and Volta Region respectively.

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07 March 2013 Colombia

Gold mining activities big threat for local communities in the Colombian Amazon

Gold mining activities are a real threat for the local communities in the Colombian Amazon according to the report “Mining from a local perspective” compiled by Tropenbos International Colombia. This document gathers more than 40 testimonies of local communities regarding the impact of mining activities in their territories.

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05 March 2013 DR Congo

Increasing land purchases around Kisangani cause conflicts with local population

Urban dwellers are buying more and more land around Kisangani, Oriental Province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These land purchases cause conflicts with the local population. A study conducted by Tropenbos International DR Congo (TBI DR Congo) in the region of Kisangani during December 2012 and January 2013 shows that if customary rights are considered and respected in formal land acquisition processes, conflicts over land could be reduced considerably.

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04 March 2013 Indonesia

Sustainable management practice drives bigger demand for HCV training in Indonesia

In the last three years, more than 200 professionals have completed High Conservation Value (HCV) Assessment Trainings conducted by Tropenbos International (TBI) Indonesia and its partners. The number of participants has surged significantly and the latest training in Yogyakarta in November 2012 attracted over 60 participants from all over the country.

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11 February 2013 Ghana

TBI Ghana pilots Wood Tracking System for the domestic market

TBI Ghana has developed and started piloting a Wood Tracking System (WTS) for the domestic timber production and trade. This domestic WTS is part of the implementation of a project that aims to link local communities with forest concession holders to produce legal lumber for the domestic market. The project is supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (“FAO”) under the “ACP-FLEGT Support Programme”.

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