Thematic Programmes

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Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (TFLET)
The general objective of the Thematic Programme is to improve national forest law enforcement and governance in tropical ITTO member countries in order to enhance and diversify international trade in tropical timber from sustainably managed forests and to help alleviate poverty in those countries. TFLET Case For Support Brochure


TFLET Projects
Submitted by ID Title ITTO Funding
TFLET Pre-cursor projects
Africa PD 124/01 Rev.2 (M) Phase II - Stage 2 Promotion of Sustainable Management of African Forests (ITTO/ATO) $544,070
Cambodia PD 493/07 Rev.1 (F) Strengthening Capacity of Forest Law Enforcement and Governance $561,195
Peru PPD 138/07 Rev.1 (M) Verifying the Legality of Timber Forest Products in Peru $79,844
PNG PD 449/07 Rev.2 (M, I) Enhancing Forest Law Enforcement in Papua New Guinea $473,040
TFLET 1st Cycle (2009)
Thailand TFL-PPD 005/09 Rev.1 (F) Strengthening the capacity of local communities of Chaiyapum Province (Thailand) to manage community forest (sunset) $56,970
TFLET 2nd Cycle (2009)
Cameroon TFL-PD 003/09 Rev.2 (M) Improving governance and transparency of timber harvests and trade in Cameroon $365,526
Cameroon TFL-PD 014/09 Rev.1 (M) Reduction of illegal logging through better governance of community forests in the Lom et Djerem Division, East region, Cameroon $302,562
China TFL-PD 017/09 Rev.2 (M) Equipping small and medium sized forestry enterprises in China for procurement of tropical timber from legal and sustainably managed forests $322,056
Colombia TFL-PPD 001/09 Rev.2 (M) Implementing and promoting sustainable forest management through formulation of an action plan for improved forest law enforcement and governance in Colombia $91,498
Ghana TFL-SPD 007/09 Rev.1 (M) Strengthening the capacity of small-medium enterprises in Ghana to produce and trade in timber products from legal and sustainable sources $163,039
Indonesia TFL-PD 010/09 Rev.1 (M) Strengthening the capacity of related stakeholders in Java on implementing new Indonesian TLAS $474,163
TFLET 3rd Cycle (2010)
Germany TFL-PPD 023/10 Rev.1 (F) Development and implementation of a species identification and timber tracking system in Africa with DNA fingerprints and stable isotopes $155,522
Guatemala TFL-PD 024/10 Rev.2 (M) Improvement of forest law enforcement at the national level to promote forest governance in Guatemala $563,339
Indonesia TFL-PD 019/10 Rev.2 (M) Developing collaborative management in the Cibodas Biosphere Reserve, West Java Indonesia $496,670
TFLET 4th Cycle (2012)
Ghana TFL-SPD 028/12 Rev.1 (M) Empowering civil society organizations and other non-state actors to effectively contribute to forest law compliance in Ghana $147,701
Peru TFL-SPD 029/12 Rev.1 (M) Marketing of timber from legal and sustainable sources by indigenous communities in Ucayali, Peru for the fair trade market $137,941
Peru TFL-SPD 030/12 Rev.1 (M) Improved governance and implementation of transparent negotiation mechanisms for indigenous community forestry in Atalaya (Ucayali), Peru $131,236
TFLET 5th Cycle (2013)
Guatemala TFL-PPD 040/13 Rev.2 (M) Development of a program to strengthen the traceability of legally sourced forest products in Guatemala $74,586
TFLET 6th Cycle (2013)
Australia TFL-PD 037/13 Rev. 2 (M) Implementing a DNA timber tracking system in Indonesia $518,833
Guatemala TFL-PPD 045/13 Rev. 2 (M) Improving forest product monitoring and efficiency through the development of a program to enhance the performance of the primary forest processing industry $66,942
Indonesia TFL-PD 032/13 Rev. 2 (M) Strengthening the Capacity of Local Institutions to Sustainably Manage community Forestry in Sanggau for Improving Livelihood $456,680
Indonesia TFL-PD 033/13 Rev. 2 (M) Strengthening the governance of community forest through improved capacity to adequately perform timber administration in Java and Nusa Tenggara region in Indonesia $495,880
Mali TFL-SPD 038/13 Rev.3 (M) Capacity-building programme to foster law enforcement and local governance over timber use and marketing activities in the Segou region, Mali $149,707
Panama TFL-PD 044/13 Rev.2 (M) Strengthening of ANAM’s management capacity to reduce illegal logging and trade in the eastern region of Panama (Bayano and Darien) through monitoring and control mechanisms $412,556
PNG TFL-SPD 043/13 Rev. 1 (M) Chain of Custody Verification for Timber Processors in Papua New Guinea $147,280

Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Enhancing Environmental Services in Tropical Forests (REDDES)
The general objective of the Thematic Programme is to help improve livelihoods by reducing deforestation and forest degradation and enhancing environmental services through the sustainable management of tropical forests, forest restoration, afforestation, reforestation and other related activities. REDDES Case For Support Brochure


REDDES Projects
Submitted by ID Title ITTO Funding
REDDES 2nd Cycle (2009)
Brazil RED-PD 029/09 Rev.1 (F) Monitoring deforestation, logging and land use change in the Pan Amazonian Forest - PANAMAZON II $1,124,784
China RED-SPD 020/09 Rev.1 (F) Development and demonstration on scheme of payment for environmental services (PES) derived from degraded and secondary tropical production forests in China $149,040
DRC RED-A 023/09 Rev.1 (F) Technical Support for the Development of a National Forest Inventory in the Democratic Republic of Congo to assess carbon stocks and changes in carbon stocks of forest land $476,820
Ghana RED-PD 026/09 Rev.1 (F) Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation through collaborative management with local communities $658,716
Guatemala RED-PPD 006/09 Rev.2 (F) Local REDDES programme for development and addressing climate change in Guatemala: Building social processes fror sustainability $82,080
Guyana RED-PD 005/09 Rev.2 (F) Strengthening Guyana's capacity to manage forest resources and environmental services through resources assessment and monitoring changes in deforestation and degradation $400,680
Indonesia RED-PD 007/09 Rev.2 (F) Enhancing forest carbon stock to reduce emission from deforestation and degradation through sustainable forest management (SFM) initiatives in Indonesia $447,071
Indonesia RED-SPD 009/09 Rev.2 (F) Promoting the partnership efforts to reduce emission from deforestation and forest degradation of tropical peatland in south Sumatra through the enhancement of conservation and restoration activities $149,493
Peru RED-PD 018/09 Rev.1 (F) Sustainable forest management and utilization of ecosystem services in forests managed by the Ese'Eja naïve community in Infierno, Peru $356,519
REDDES 3rd Cycle (2011)
Brazil RED-SPD 058/11 Rev.2 (F) Developing REDD+ES in the Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest $142,110
Cameroon RED-PPD 050/11 Rev.1 (F) Participatory development, conservation and rehabilitation of degraded forest areas in the Bamboutos Mountain chain, West Cameroon $73,613
Cameroon RED-PPD 051/11 Rev.1 (F) Contribution to the implementation of REDD mechanisms by enhancing the participation of stakeholders in sustainable forest management in Cameroon $81,864
Ecuador RED-SPD 055/11 Rev.1 (F) Integrating sustainable livelihoods, environmental mortgages, and science-based reforestation for tangible forest conservation change in the Ecuadorian Chocó $149,922
Honduras Guatemala RED-PPD 041/11 Rev.2 (F) Designing a Programme for Capacity Building and Meaningful Stakeholder Participation in Forest Governance and REDD+ in Honduras and Guatemala $144,650
Indonesia RED-PD 064/11 Rev.2 (F) Promoting Local Community Initiative on the Rehabilitation of Mangrove Ecosystem with Demonstration Activities in Bintan Island to Reduce further Deforestation and Forest Degradation $504,317
ITTO RED-PA 056/11 Rev.1 (F) Strengthening the capacity of ITTO producer countries in Africa in generating and disseminating scientific information on Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Enhancing Environmental Services from Forests $253,120
ITTO RED-PA 069/11 Rev.1 (F) Quantifying the REDD+ effect of ITTO projects $143,510
Malaysia RED-PD 037/11 Rev.2 (F) Reducing forest degradation and emissions through sustainable forest management (SFM) in peninsular Malaysia $590,922
Myanmar RED-PD 038/11 Rev.3 (F) Capacity building for developing REDD+ activities in the context of sustainable forest management $571,890
Mexico RED-PD 045/11 Rev.2 (M) Environmental assessment and economic valuation of ecosystem services provided by coastal forests (mangrove forests, flood forests, rain forests and scrub forests on dunes) and their agricultural replacement systems on the central coastal plain of Veracruz, Mexico $470,682
Peru RED-PD 033/11 Rev.2 (F) Value adding to environmental services from managed forests belonging to seven communities in the Ucayali region $415,384
Thailand RED-SPD 039/11 Rev.1 (F) Improving the quality and coverage of the estimates of carbon stocks in Thailand's forests and trees outside forest: Phase I (sunset) $113,373
Togo RED-PD 031/11 Rev.1 (F) Rehabilitation and restoration of residual forests and arid savannah lands in the Akpé and Akama valleys $478,894
REDDES 4th Cycle (2012)
Cameroon RED-PPD 074/12 Rev.1 (F) Identification of a project on gender mainstreaming in the development of actions to control deforestation and forest degradation, to improve the well-being of communities dependent on forests and other ecosystems in Central and West Africa $101,117
China RED-SPD 075/12 Rev.1 (F) Demonstration on investigation and assessment of typical forest ecotourism resources in Hainan province, China $145,800
Ghana RED-SPD 077/12 Rev.1 (F) Rehabilitation of degraded forests for sustainable wood fuel production and climate change mitigation in the forest-savanna transition zone of Ghana $121,662
Ghana RED-PD 093/12 Rev.3 (F) Advancing REDD+ in Ghana: preparation of redd+ pilot schemes in off-reserve forests and agro-forests $297,205
Guatemala RED-SPD 079/12 Rev.1 (F) Strengthening of governance and sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems in Guatemala as a climate change adaptation measure $146,751
Liberia RED-SPD 084/12 Rev.1 (F) Improving efficacy of forestry policies and activities in Liberia through REDD+ demonstration projects $149,922
Togo RED-SPD 092/12 Rev.1 (F) Reducing deforestation and forest degradation in the Natchambonga and Djiyega community forests by promoting participatory forest management actions $149,904

Community Forest Management and Enterprises (CFME)
The general objective of the Thematic Programme is to contribute to poverty reduction in tropical forest areas by: (i) strengthening the ability of forest communities and smallholders to sustainably manage their tropical forest resources; and (ii) assisting CFEs to add value to and market the products and services obtained from these resources. CFME Case For Support Brochure


CFME Projects
Submitted by ID Title ITTO Funding
CFME 1st Cycle (2010)
Ghana CFM-SPD 007/10 Rev.1 (F) Enrichment of young forest plantations with selected NTFPs for livelihood improvement and support of forest fringe communities in Atwima Mponua District of Ghana, in order to secure and protect the resources on a sustainable forest management basis $149,229
Indonesia CFM-PD 001/10 Rev.1 (F) Strengthening capacity of stakeholders for the development of community-based plantation forest at 3 selected areas in Indonesia $465,151
PNG CFM-PPD 006/10 Rev.1 (F) Enabling customary landowners to participate effectively in CFM and REDD schemes within four pilot areas of PNG $122,040
Thailand CFM-PPD 005/10 Rev.1 (M) Increasing access to markets and capital for teak plantation smallholders in Thailand (sunset) $31,104

Trade and Market Transparency (TMT)
The general objectives of this Thematic Programme are to: (i) increase the capacity of producer member countries to develop and employ market intelligence and marketing skills; and (ii) improve market transparency through improved data and analysis. TMT Case For Support Brochure


TMT Projects
Submitted by ID Title ITTO Funding
TMT 1st Cycle (2010)
ITTO TMT-SPD 002/10 Rev.1 (M) Improving resilience of the tropical timber sector to the impacts of global and regional economic and financial crises $150,000
TMT 2nd Cycle (2011)
Guatemala TMT-PD 004/11 Rev.2 (M) Strengthening of the forest information system of Guatemala to improve market and trade transparency and decision-making in the forest sector $359,716
Guyana TMT-PD 006/11 Rev.3 (M) Strengthening market information systems to enhance trade and market intelligence in the forest sector of Guyana $320,920
ITTO TMT-PA 007/11 Rev.1 (I) Methodological Development for Life Cycle Analysis of Tropical Wood Products to Improve their Competitiveness in International Markets $60,116
TMT 3rd Cycle (2012)
France TMT-SPD 010/12 Rev.1 (M) Preparation of the publication “atlas of tropical timber species – 1st Edition: Technological characteristics and uses of 273 tropical timber species (and 17 temperate species) $138,033
Gabon TMT-SPD 011/12 Rev.2 (M) Adaptation and application at the national scale of the Trace Bois-Gabon (Gabon timber tracking) for the collection and processing of forest and timber statistics in Gabon $138,996
Ghana TMT-SPD 012/12 Rev.1 (M) Improving intra-African trade and market transparency in timber and timber products $111,931
ITTO TMT-SPD 013/12 Rev.1 (M) Analysis of the economic impact of governmental procurement policies on tropical timber markets $150,000
TMT 4th Cycle (2013)
Guyana TMT-SPD 014/13 Rev.1 (M) Enhancing the sustainable management and commercial utilisation of the CITES-listed species Cedrela Odorata (Red Cedar) in Guyana $136,640
TMT 5th Cycle (2015)
Cameroon TMT-SPD 020/15 (M) Support for ANAFOR for optimum operation of the database management of Pericopsis Elata (Assamela) in Cameroon $113,400
China TMT-SPD 023/15 Rev.1 (M) Supporting SMEs and importers of tropical timber for better understanding of CITES and the need to comply with CITES rules in China $150,000
Congo TMT-SPD 021/15 Rev.1 (I) Establishment of a monitoring center for the industrial use of P. Elata in the Congo Republic $130,000
Ghana TMT-SPD 017/15 Rev.2 (M) Improving Sustainable Pericopsis Elata Conservatin and Trade Regulation in Ghana $149,997
Switzerland TMT-SPD 022/15 Rev.2 (M) Establishment of a fully documented referece sample collection and identification system for all CITES-listed Dalbergia species and a feasibility study for Diospyros and look-alike species $200,000

Industry Development and Efficiency (IDE)
The general objective of this Thematic Programme is to strengthen the capacity of tropical timber-producing countries to: (i) increase the production, further processing and trade of tropical timber and other forest products and services from sustainably managed and legally harvested forests; and (ii) improve efficiency in the processing and utilization of tropical timber and timber products and non-timber forest products (NTFPs).
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IDE Case For Support Brochure