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Domestic tropical timber markets: informal, illegal and unsustainable?

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A presentation by Paolo Cerutti of CIFOR.

The presentation was made at a conference on "The biggest 'private sector': what place for the informal economy in green and inclusive growth?" on 25 February 2016.

The event was hosted by IIED and the Green Economy Coalition, WIEGO, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the OECD's Sahel and West Africa Club.

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Domestic tropical timber markets: informal, illegal and unsustainable?

  1. 1. Domestic tropical timber markets: informal, illegal and unsustainable? www.cifor.org/pro-formal
  2. 2. 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? 1 2 Challenges (and opportunities)
  3. 3. Who are they? 1
  4. 4. Who are they?
  5. 5. Who they are NOT
  6. 6. Challenges and opportunities 2
  7. 7. The ‘invisible’ production
  8. 8. Opportunities (for smallholders)
  9. 9. 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; Prohibitively expensive Gabon Discretionary permit Suspended Congo Special permit Suspended in parts of the country; Not attributed in others DRC Artisanal Exploitation Permit Suspended in parts of the country; Delivered for wrong objectives; Incomplete regulation CAR Artisanal Exploitation Permit No implementing regulation Ghana Chainsaw milling Suspended since 1998 Liberia Chainsaw milling / PUPs ‘Considered illegal’ / Suspended
  10. 10.  ‘The biggest challenge is to overcome the inability of governments to stimulate legal trade…’ [Costs to chainsaw millers] Opportunities (for state officials)
  11. 11. Examples of real situations today Mr Sulthon Mohammad Amin, Jepara small-scale furniture association, Indonesia Mr Gustav Adu, Kumasi Wood Cluster Association, Ghana
  12. 12. GRACIAS OBRIGADO TERIMA KASIH MERCI 谢谢 THANK YOU

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