Thailand has not established a comprehensive system of Criteria and Indicators (C&I) comprising a national set of C&I applicable in tropical forestry context, an adequate tracking/ change of custody (COC) system for monitoring of timber flows, an auditing system and adequate trained personnel which is evidence of the lack of key tools to implement sustainable forest management in the country.
This project aims to improve availability of timber and non-timber forest products (NTFP) from sustainable and legal sources through establishment of a comprehensive system of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management. The expected outputs of the project are:
-National C & I and standards of performance for SFM developed, tested and adopted;
-National tracking/COC system developed, tested and adopted;
-Auditing system for C & I/standards of performance and COC/timber tracking developed, tested and adopted; and
-Adequate personnel trained on auditing C & I/standards of performance and COC.