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EU, FAO Announce Call for Proposals on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade

28 September 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has called for proposals for the EU-supported programme on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The programme supports the sharing of FLEGT-related information, including lessons learned, and supports stakeholders implementing the EU FLEGT Action Plan. 

Support will be provided to governments as well as directly to stakeholder groups in two tranches, one in 2012 and one in 2013. Countries who have established or are in the process of establishing Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA) with the EU, as well as selected non-VPA countries, are eligible for funding.

Proposals must address at least one of seven thematic priorities: support for the VPA process; improved transparency; monitoring and national control systems; the enhancement of community forestry; support for legal and regulatory frameworks; support for relevant private sector efforts and the improvement of timber markets.

The deadline for proposals is 12 December 2012. [FAO Press Release] [EU FAO FLEGT Programme Guidelines]