Kéva Initiative, with funding from the FAO-EU FLEGT programme, carried out this study within the framework of their project “Extension of the System of Community-based Verification of the Legality of Timber from Community Forests in Gabon (SVCL Gabon)”.
In Gabon, Community Forests (CFs) are set up to “meet the needs of local communities in order to promote harmonious and sustainable development likely to generate substantial income in order to fight against poverty.
“The allocation, management and exploitation of CF timber is governed by a legal and regulatory arsenal. Engaged in negotiations with the European Union for the signature of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA-FLEGT), Gabon has listed CF as a source of legal timber. The objective of this study is to provide an overview of the legality and traceability aspects of CF timber in Gabon. »
This study is aimed at the province of Ogooué Ivindo with 20 FC in final agreement.