MSMEs in forestry sector get support to operate sustainably

MICRO, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) make up approximately 80-90 per cent of the forestry sector in Guyana. Many MSMEs in Guyana involved in timber production operate through the Community Forest Organisation/Associations. However, they have challenges meeting the social, environmental and fiscal requirements of the European Union Forest Law Enforcement Governance…

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VPA provides opportunities beyond access to EU market

Guyana’s implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union (EU) goes far beyond giving the country access to export timber to a lucrative market. The VPA is a critical component of the Forest Law and Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. It would ensure that timber…

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Virtual Learning Event on the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT VPA) Sees Significant Participation from Forest Sector Stakeholders and the Public

Approximately 100 engaged forest sector stakeholders, representatives from civil society and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and other persons from across Guyana and the world came together between November 10 to 13 2020 on virtual platforms, Zoom and Facebook, for the ‘Markets, Technologies and Communities: Lessons and Experiences for the Forest and…

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Guyana Forestry Commission and partners to host global virtual learning and networking event that support local forest sector stakeholders

The Guyana Forestry Commission and partners will be hosting an upcoming virtual learning event on the European Union Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (EU-FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) titled Markets, Technologies and Communities: Lessons and Experiences for the Forest and Wood Product Sector in Guyana from Tuesday, November 10…

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