I have better pictures, but just as placeholder. We want to make sure the audience understands who we are talking about.
Problem with data recording
Employment or contribution to rural economies
A point on the ‘illegal’ situation.
and a point on governance, just in case and if we want to raise this issue.
Domestic tropical timber markets: informal, illegal and unsustainable?
Domestic tropical timber markets: informal,
illegal and unsustainable?
Domestic tropical timber markets:
informal, illegal and unsustainable?
Paolo Omar Cerutti and Xiaoxue Weng
The biggest ‘private sector’: what place for the informal economy in green and inclusive growth?
This presentation has been produced with the financial assistance of the
European Union, the UKAID-funded KnowFOR (Forestry Knowledge) program
and the CGIAR research program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)
What are we talking about?
2 Challenges (and opportunities)
Why can’t they have a permit?
Simple, cheap, decentralised (and seek convergence
between legal and legitimate), but based on
knowledge of the resource
Country Available permits Current situation
Cameroon Timber exploitation permit Suspended 1999-2006; Volumes not adapted;
Gabon Discretionary permit Suspended
Congo Special permit Suspended in parts of the country; Not attributed
DRC Artisanal Exploitation
Suspended in parts of the country; Delivered for
wrong objectives; Incomplete regulation
CAR Artisanal Exploitation
No implementing regulation
Ghana Chainsaw milling Suspended since 1998
Liberia Chainsaw milling / PUPs ‘Considered illegal’ / Suspended
‘The biggest challenge is to overcome the inability of
governments to stimulate legal trade…’
[Costs to chainsaw millers]
Opportunities (for state officials)
Examples of real situations today
Mr Sulthon Mohammad Amin, Jepara
small-scale furniture association, Indonesia
Mr Gustav Adu, Kumasi Wood Cluster