Mission reports

ITTO dispatches technical missions to member countries, on request, to help identify the factors that most severely limit progress towards ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management and to formulate action plans to overcome these constraints.

ITTO Objective 2000 – Decision 2(XXIX) - Review of ITTO Diagnostic Missions

Achieving ITTO Objective 2000 and Sustainable Forest Management - Diagnostic Mission Report on Cameroon

Published :  January 2010

Mission en appui au Gouvernement de la Côte d’Ivoire en vue d’atteindre l’Objectif 2000 de l’OIBT et l’aménagement forestier durable

Published :  May 2009

MISSION D’APPUI AU GOUVERNEMENT DU TOGO EN VUE D’ATTEINDRE L’OBJECTIF 2000 DE L’OIBT DANS LE CADRE DE LA GESTION DURABLE DES FORETS

Published :  May 2009

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in Nigeria

Published :  October 2007

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in Papua New Guinea

Published :  April 2007

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in India

Published :  October 2006

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in Thailand

One of this mission's recommendations is to develop national criteria and indicators through a broad-based participatory process, which has the potential to serve as a critical element in developing a shared vision among stakeholders about how the country's national forests should be managed.

Published :  October 2006

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in Mexico

This mission recommends, among other things, that the Mexican government promote agreements between community forest owners and companies to establish commercial plantations and make joint investments in forest industries.

Published :  September 2005

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in Liberia

This mission recommended that ITTO actions should focus on four main areas: improving knowledge about the forest resource and its utilization; capacity building; pilot preparation of a sustainable forest management plan; and supporting real participation of local communities in the management and use of forest resources.

Published :  June 2005

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in Gabon

Published :  April 2005

Consecución del Objetivo 2000 y la ordenación forestal sostenible en Panamá

This mission recommended, among other things, the creation of a 'dialogue forum' for sustainable forest management at a ministerial level that would involve civil society, academia and representatives from the Comarcas.

Published :  December 2004

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in Cambodia

A limited number of carefully monitored industrial-scale concessions linked to efficient processing capacities and providing high local value added would help maximize the benefit of the timber industry to Cambodian society, according to this report.

Published :  December 2004

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in the Republic of the Fiji Islands

One of this mission's recommendations was to raise landowners' awareness of the long-term benefits that sustainable forest management can bring through such actions as firmly supporting, ensuring the continuation, and expanding the scope of the ITTO landowner-awareness program.

Published :  November 2004

Consecución del Objetivo 2000 y la ordenación forestal sostenible en Ecuador

According to the report of this mission, the Government of Ecuador should give priority to two main issues: strengthening and modernizing the institutional framework affecting the forest sector, and improving cooperation between the public and private sectors.

Published :  June 2004

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in the Philippines

This mission made a wide range of recommendations, including for ITTO to support the Philippines in developing multi-stakeholder approaches to total watershed planning in an effort to reduce resource-use conflicts and to provide a supportive land-use context for sustainable forest management.

Published :  October 2003

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in Peru

This mission recommended, among other things, the comprehensive valuation of Peru's forest resources and the communication of this value to decision-makers, especially the national congress, in order to improve the profile of the forest sector in the country's macroeconomic landscape.

Published :  October 2003

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in Suriname

One of this mission's many recommendations was that the government should immediately initiate a dialogue with the tribal communities in the interior of the country and develop an approach to determining land-tenure rights.

Published :  September 2003

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in Guyana

According to this mission, the Guyanese timber industry should use labour-intensive, low-technology approaches to timber extraction based on mobile sawmills and improved chainsaw conversion and, with ITTO assistance, should reorient its approach to marketing.

Published :  April 2003

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in Trinidad and Tobago

This mission recommended, among other things, that ITTO support a project in Trinidad & Tobago to help strengthen the capacity of the Forest Department to carry out a multi-stakeholder, multi-resource assessment of the country's forests.

Published :  April 2003

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in Brazil

ITTO should focus its assistance to Brazil on, among other things, creating a critical mass of trainers, trained staff and workers with the skills needed to implement sustainable forest management.

Published :  September 2002

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in the Central African Republic

According to this mission, the zoning of forest concessions would be an important first step towards sustainable forest management in the Central African Republic. (Full Report Available in French)

Published :  September 2002

Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in the Congo

According to this mission, the most important ingredient for sustainable forest management in the Republic of Congo is transparency in the granting of logging permits; ITTO's assistance should therefore afford this the highest priority.

Published :  March 2002

Achieving sustainable forest management in Indonesia

This wide-ranging mission identifies corruption, illegal logging and illegal trade as major impediments to sustainable forest management and makes sweeping recommendations for the reform of the Indonesian forest sector.

Published :  September 2001

Review of progress towards the Year 2000 Objective

This review notes signs of progress towards sustainable forest management, particularly in policy and law reform, but much more needs to be done to implement such policies on the ground.

Published :  November 2000
Author :  Duncan Poore and Thang Hooi Chiew

Promotion of Sustainable Forest Management in Sarawak, Malaysia

This mission overall assessment regarding the sustainable utilization and conservation of tropical forests and their genetic resources as well as the maintenance of the ecological balance in Sarawak, Malaysia was that it was only partly achieved. It notes that firm government support is required for better sustainable forestry.

Published :  1990