Project portfolio

The following is a list of ITTO projects in the field of reduced impact logging initiated since 1999. All budget amounts are in US dollars. For a complete list of all operational and completed projects financed by ITTO, please refer to the ITTO Annual Report.

In the project numbers given below, 'PD' denotes project and 'PPD' denotes pre-project. The suffix 'F' denotes Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management, 'M' the Committee on Economic Information and Market Intelligence, and 'I' the Committee on Forest Industry.

Capacity strengthening of forestry stakeholders to support the implementation of the national code of practice for forest harvesting

Project number :  PD 325/04 (I)
Project country :  China
budget :  ITTO: $143,284
Government of China: $66,205
Total: $209,489
Submitted by :  Government of China
Implementing agencies :  State Forestry Administration
ITTO funding sources :  Netherlands, USA, Republic of Korea
Financed at session No :  37

Summary

The objective of this twelve-month pre-project is to provide training and education at all levels of the forestry sector to effectively implement China's Code of Practice for Forest Harvesting. Activities include the launch of the Code; a review of existing training approaches and institutional frameworks for training through study tours to Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia; the organisation of a workshop to discuss and select training approaches; the development of training modules and manuals; and the development of strategies for expanding the training program.


Antimary Forest Management Regional Training Center

Project number :  PD 248/03 Rev.4 (F)
Project country :  Brazil
budget :  ITTO: $577,800
FUNTAC: $207,000
Total: $784,800
Submitted by :  Government of Brazil
Implementing agencies :  State of Acre Technology Foundation (FUNTAC)
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  37

Summary

This project will contribute to the sustainability of forest management practices in the western Amazon and the achievement of ITTO's Objective 2000 through the establishment of a regional training centre for sustainable forest management in the State of Acre. This centre will take advantage of the existing facilities in the Antimary State Forest and will focus on improving the knowledge and capacities of forest operators and forest workers at the forest management unit level. It will also put in place several dissemination mechanisms oriented towards the promotion of sustainable forest management practices not only for the Brazilian states of Acre, Amazonas, Rondonia and Mato Grosso but also for the Bolivian departments of Pando and Beni and the Peruvian department of Madre de Dios.


Biodiversity management and conservation in forest concessions adjacent to a totally protected area (Nouabale-Ndoki National Park) in northern Congo (Phase II)

Project number :  PD 310/04 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Republic of Congo
budget :  ITTO: $742,241
Government of Republic of Congo: $168,450
WCS*: $684,032
CIB: $726,600
Total: $2,321,323
Submitted by :  Government of Republic of Congo
Implementing agencies :  *Wildlife Conservation Society
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland, USA
Financed at session No :  38

Summary

This is the second phase of an ITTO project that commenced in 2000. It will concentrate on the adaptive implementation and monitoring of the wildlife, socioeconomic and reduced-impact-logging components of the forest concession management plan. It will extend wildlife conservation and integrated management to cover 21,000 km2 of the Ndoki-Likouala landscape in the Republic of Congo.


Development and delivery of a vocational training programme in reduced impact logging and sustainable forest management practices in Guyana

Project number :  PD 333/05 Rev.2 (I)
Project country :  Guyana
budget :  ITTO: $361,897
Government of Guyana: $441,431
Forestry Training Centre Inc: $80,155
Forest Enterprises: $136,130
TFF/Caterpillar Inc: $135,000
Total: $1,154,613
Submitted by :  Government of Guyana
Implementing agencies :  Forestry Training Centre Incorporated
ITTO funding sources :  USA, France, Bali Partnership Fund
Financed at session No :  39

Summary

The purpose of this 24-month project is to continue and expand vocational training in sustainable forest management and reduced-impact logging practices in Guyana. The project will build on the experience, successes, partnerships, and assets base of the Forestry Training Centre Incorporated (FTCI), which was established in May 2003 through ITTO Project PD 68/01 Rev.2 (I). The FTCI has prepared a training manual consisting of 17 modules that describe the process of reduced impact logging (RIL) step-by-step and has organized two training courses and one workshop to provide practical training in RIL for skill-levels from forest managers to field-based operators. In view of a further demand for SFM/RIL training and the existing capacity in terms of human resources and facilities to deliver such training, a continuation and broadening of this programme is proposed.

This project will assist human resource development and institutional strengthening in the forestry sector in Guyana. One of the main project activities is to continue the RIL training programme consisting of 27 practical training courses targeting 234 forestry professionals at all levels. The second component of the project activities aims to develop a RIL system and special training programme tailored to the needs of small-scale and community forest operators. 36 persons are expected to benefit from this programme. The third part of the project activities is to broaden the vocational sustainable forest management training programme beyond RIL practices by developing four additional training courses: forest management planning and code of practice standards, forest surveying and mapping, tree species identification, and auditing practices for Criteria and Indicators, from which courses 96 persons are expected to benefit.


Training of trainers in the application of ITTO and national criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management at the forest management unit level

Project number :  PD 42/00 (F)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $550,448
APHI $121,193
Total: $671,641
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  Association of Indonesian Forest Concession Holders (APHI)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Republic of Korea
Financed at session No :  29

Summary

This project developed a curriculum and training module for the education of concessionaire personnel in sustainable forest management based on the ITTO and national-level criteria and indicators. It trained 230 'trainers' within forest concession companies across five regions of Indonesia; these trainers now form the basis of a database of expertise at the national level maintained by APHI.


Biodiversity management and conservation in a forest concession adjacent to a totally protected area (Nouabale-Ndoki National Park), northern Congo

Project number :  PD 4/00 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Congo
budget :  ITTO: $1,022,084
Gov't of Congo: $222,000
World Conservation Society: $634,400
CIB: $410,900
Total: $2,289,384
Submitted by :  Government of Republic of Congo
Implementing agencies :  World Conservation Society
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, Japan, France, USA
Financed at session No :  28

Summary

This project is planning and implementing participatory management of the buffer zone (1,385,800 hectares) adjacent to the Nouabale- Ndoki National Park (390,000 hectares) for sustainable timber production and biodiversity conservation.


Development of a demonstration area in the sustainable management of Gabonese forests

Project number :  PD 8/98 Rev.4 (F)
Project country :  Gabon
budget :  ITTO: $458,695
Government of Gabon: $377,930
Total: $836,625
Submitted by :  Government of Gabon
Implementing agencies :  National School of Forestry (ENEF)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  28

Summary

This project is establishing a demonstration area of about 100,000 hectares with an operational forest concessionaire, where activities leading to sustainable forest management can be tested and demonstrated.This demonstration area is also providing training for national staff and generating additional information on sustainable forest management.


Forest management, community involvement and sustainable use of Si-Kop Forest Area (Coastal Province, Cameroon) – Phase II

Project number :  PD 21/98 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Cameroon
budget :  ITTO: $647,517
Government of Cameroon: $641,490
Total: $1,289,007
Submitted by :  Government of Cameroon
Implementing agencies :  Office National de Développement des Forêts (ONADEF)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  27

Summary

This project is implementing the strategy devised under an earlier project for the sustainable management of the Si-Kop Forest Area, which encompasses three elements: sustainable forest management activities in forest areas allocated for timber production; agriculture and agroforestry activities to increase and sustain agricultural production, with due attention given to the marketing of agricultural products; and tourism development.


Sustainable management of production forests at the commercial scale in the Brazilian Amazon

Project number :  PD 57/99 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Brazil
budget :  ITTO: $753,954
EMBRAPA: $154,560
CIFOR: $268,048
Partner enterprises: $127,284
Collaborators: $100,286
Total: $1,404,132
Submitted by :  Government of Brazil
Implementing agencies :  Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, Belem, Para in cooperation with the Centre for International Forest Research (CIFOR)
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, USA
Financed at session No :  27

Summary

The central aim of this two-phase project is to develop, test, evaluate and transfer a forest management system for use by timber enterprises working under typical production conditions found in terra firme forests of the Brazilian Amazon.


Strengthening sustainable management of natural forests in Asia-Pacific

Project number :  PPD 19/99 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Asia-Pacific
budget :  ITTO: $127,655
JIFPRO: $34,250
DA Forest Service: $40,000
Gov't of Indonesia: $10,000
Total: $211,905
Submitted by :  Governments of Indonesia and Australia
Implementing agencies :  Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and Estate Crops
ITTO funding sources :  USA, Australia, ITTO (un-earmarked funds)
Financed at session No :  27

Summary

This pre-project assisted member countries of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission in the implementation of a regional code of practice for forest harvesting. This included raising awareness of the issues and potential for improved forest harvesting practices, developing a practical and comprehensive training strategy with appropriate training guidelines and modules, and reviewing the experiences of alternative model forest management areas.


Training in reduced impact logging in Cambodia

Project number :  PD 65/01 Rev.2 (I)
Project country :  Cambodia
budget :  ITTO: $274,933
Government of Cambodia: $49,000
Total: $323,933
Submitted by :  Government of Cambodia
Implementing agencies :  Cambodian Department of Forestry & Wildlife
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  30

Summary

This project is training foresters, supervisors, managers and trainers from the Department of Forestry and Wildlife and the private sector, including concessionaires, in the practice of reduced impact logging, with a view to strengthening efforts towards sustainable forest management in the country. It is also establishing a demonstration area in the Kompong Thom forest in central Cambodia.


Establishment of the Mengamé-Minkébé Transboundary Gorilla Sanctuary at the Cameroon-Gabon border

Project number :  PD 66/01 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Cameroon
budget :  ITTO: $770,751
Government of Cameroon: $197,340
Total: $968,091
Submitted by :  Government of Cameroon
Implementing agencies :  Directorate of Fauna and Protected Areas, Ministry of Environment and Forestry
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland, USA
Financed at session No :  31

Summary

This project is putting in place a collaborative management process for the gorilla sanctuary to ensure its protection and initiating a process of cooperation between Cameroon and Gabon for the joint management of the sanctuary. Activities include the collection of reliable data for sanctuary management, raising the awareness of local communities, and controlling poaching.


Model forest management area (MFMA)—Phase III

Project number :  PD 12/99 Rev.4 (F)
Project country :  Malaysia
budget :  ITTO: $966,700
Government of Malaysia: $1,734,500
Timber companies: $186,000
Total: $2,887,200
Submitted by :  Government of Malaysia
Implementing agencies :  Sarawak Forest Department
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland
Financed at session No :  31

Summary

This project, which follows earlier ITTO projects conducted in the same model forest, is training forestry workers in the planning and implementation of sustainable forest management, demonstrating new methodologies and techniques, preparing comprehensive management plans, and monitoring management performance in the model area.


Training in reduced impact logging in Guyana

Project number :  PD 68/01 Rev.2 (I)
Project country :  Latin America
budget :  ITTO: $427,710
Government of Guyana: $395,650
Forest industry: $182,000
TFF: $158,150
Total: $1,163,510
Submitted by :  Government of Guyana
Implementing agencies :  Guyana Forestry Commission in cooperation with the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA
Financed at session No :  31

Summary

This project is developing a national reduced impact logging (RIL) training program that includes demonstration models of good RIL practices, a training facility, the training of trainers and other personnel in RIL, and a long-term plan to sustain the program.


Sustainable production of national forests under a regime of forest concessions

Project number :  PD 142/02 Rev.2 (F)
Project country :  Brazil
budget :  ITTO: $878,157
DIFLOR: $447,237
Total: $1,325,394
Submitted by :  Government of Brazil
Implementing agencies :  National Forest Program Directorate (DIFLOR), Ministry of the Environment
ITTO funding sources :  USA, Bali Partnership Fund
Financed at session No :  32

Summary

One of the goals of the Brazilian National Forest Program is to expand the management of native forests in public areas to at least 10 million hectares through a regime of forest concessions. This project will conduct social and economic surveys, environmental studies and preliminary forest inventories in five Amazonian national forests to prepare them as future concession areas. Management plans for the sustainable production of timber from the five national forests will be developed, along with the rules and procedures to be followed by companies under the concession regime.


Sustainable collaborative forest management: meeting the challenges of decentralization in the Bulungan Model Forest

Project number :  PD 39/00 Rev.3 (F)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $892,559
Government of Indonesia: $417,000
CIFOR $572,984
IRD $410,000
DFID $53,780
Total: $2,346,323
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Forestry Research and Development Agency (FORDA)
ITTO funding sources :  Switzerland, USA, Bali Partnership Fund
Financed at session No :  32

Summary

This project constitutes the second phase of ITTO project PD 12/97 Rev.1 (F). It is supporting the long-term goals of sustainable forestry in the Malinau District in East Kalimantan by improving the district-level (kabupaten) coordination of forest management in the model forest through improved stakeholder participation, conflict management, land-use planning and monitoring, and implementing sustainable forest management in the Inhutani II Malinau concession.


Development of human resources in sustainable forest management and reduced impact logging in the Brazilian Amazon

Project number :  PD 206/03 Rev.1 (F)
Project country :  Brazil
budget :  ITTO: $599,650
TFF: $979,960
Total: $1,579,610
Submitted by :  Government of Brazil
Implementing agencies :  Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF)
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, Switzerland, USA
Financed at session No :  34

Summary

The lack of qualified and trained forestry practitioners is a key problem impeding the adoption of good forest management in the Amazon. This recently initiated project, which follows ITTO project PD 45/97 Rev.1 (F): 'On-site training of tropical foresters and forestry trainers' implemented in Belem, Brazil, will increase the adoption of forest management and reduced impact logging (FM-RIL) practices by timber producers in Amazonian production forests through practical training, and promote and disseminate good forest management practices amongst stakeholders in the Brazilian Amazon through extension work. The project comprises a three-part strategy designed to develop human resources in the forest sector of Amazon Basin countries. The first consists of 38 practical training courses targeting 410 forestry professionals at all levels and tailored to their diverse needs and interests. The second component will promote interest in FM-RIL and raise awareness about its importance and benefits among the numerous forest stakeholders; at least 400 people are expected to participate in these events. The third component of the project strategy is to continue the successful FM-RIL training program developed under the previous project.


Promotion and transfer of knowledge on sustainable forest management models to timber producers

Project number :  PD 23/00 Rev.4 (F)
Project country :  Peru
budget :  ITTO: $420,212
CNF: $242,565
Forest concessionaires: $150,000
Total: $812,777
Submitted by :  Government of Peru
Implementing agencies :  Camara Nacional Forestal with the active participation of forest concessionaires, industrialists' assoc., professionals, NGOs, the Min. of Agriculture, MITINCI, PROMPEX, technological inst. & univs.
ITTO funding sources :  Japan
Financed at session No :  33

Summary

This project is focusing on the training and education of Peruvian Amazon forest stakeholders in sustainable forest management techniques, including the ITTO criteria and indicators, to promote private investments in the forest sector and the use of appropriate technologies.


Program to facilitate and promote adoption of reduced impact logging (RIL) in Indonesia and the Asia Pacific region

Project number :  PD 110/01 Rev.4 (I)
Project country :  Indonesia
budget :  ITTO: $611,863
Government of Indonesia: $74,500
Forest indtry: $261,000
TFF: $81,400
Total: $1,028,763
Submitted by :  Government of Indonesia
Implementing agencies :  Centre for Forestry Education and Training (CFET), Ministry of Forestry, in cooperation with the Tropical Forest Foundation
ITTO funding sources :  Japan, USA, the Netherlands
Financed at session No :  33

Summary

This project is increasing the awareness of key forestry sector stakeholders—managers of forest industry groups, officers of government forestry agencies, NGOs, media and community leaders—about the requirements and benefits of improved logging planning and implementation, strengthening the capacity of forestry institutions to promote and facilitate the implementation of reduced impact logging, and establishing a corps of forest technicians, supervisors and forest workers trained in the practical techniques of reduced impact logging.