This project addresses key knowledge, technical and policy gaps related to forest and land governance, trade in informal and legal timber products, deforestation-related commodity-based agribusiness, woodfuel and, ultimately, sustainable forest and land-use management and the improvement of livelihoods. CIFOR's work in the project supports the FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) Action Plan, as well other government- and industry-led processes in partner countries. The aim is to foster good governance, decrease deforestation and improve livelihoods. CIFOR collaborates closely with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the European Forest Institute and the Forest and Farm Facility as strategic partners in the action.
The project consists of four components:
- FLEGT impact monitoring
- Territorial approaches and deforestation
- Food security and forests
- Woodfuel and charcoal.