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Project ID TFL-SPD007/09 Rev.1 (M)
Title STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF SMALL-MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN GHANA TO PRODUCE AND TRADE IN TIMBER PRODUCTS FROM LEGAL AND SUSTAINABLE SOURCES
Status COMPLETED
Executing agency
KUMASI WOOD CLUSTER ASSOCIATION
Summary The project seeks to address the weak capacity of Small Medium Forest Enterprises in forest law enforcement and governance in Ghana. The main objective is to strengthen the capacity of SMFEs to produce and trade in legal timber through the development and implementation of internal wood control system consistent with legal and sustainable timber trade requirements. At the completion of the project, SMFEs will demonstrate understanding of the various standards covering Chain of Custody and wood tracking by documenting and implementing procedures to comply with and monitor compliance with legal timber trade requirements enabling an appreciable number of them to begin efforts towards CoC certification. The capacity of the Kumasi Wood Cluster Association, which is already a Group Certification systems service provider will be enhanced to better offer technical support to SMFEs towards legal and sustainable timber trade. The variety of activities and approaches developed to achieve this include training selected SMFEs on proper record capturing and storage practices, information management, how to use and implement IWCS; assisting SMFEs to set up their own IWCS and liaising with stakeholder institutions to audit SMFEs interested in certification. In order to ensure the sustainability of the project, SMEs will be encouraged to join the KWC or form similar network(s) or association to encourage and promote trade in legal and sustainble timber. KWC will continue to offer technical support to SMFEs in areas such as legality, certification and other market requirements.
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Project document E-TFL-SPD-007-09-R1-M-Project-Document.pdf
Completion report E-TFL-SPD-007-09-R1-M-Completion-Report.pdf
Technical report(s) Wood Tracking Manual.pdf
Wood Tracking System Implementation in Ghana-KWC-ITTO Project.pdf
Promotional material Chain-of-Custody-Brochure.pdf