Distinguishing community forest products in the market: industrial demand for a mechanism that brings together forest certification and fair trade

Reports/papers (non-specific)
, 104 pages
PDF (1.33 MB)
13547IIED.pdf
Language:
English
Published: February 2008
Small and Medium Forest Enterprise
ISBN: 9781843696827
Product code:13547IIED

This report assesses demand for a mechanism that brings together forest certification and fair trade in the timber market. Timber buyers from 21 countries were surveyed as part of this study - with more detailed value chain analysis in 4 country case studies. The report concludes that there is indeed both demand and practical options to do more for community forest producers. A historic opportunity exists to bring together forest certification and fair trade in the interests both of communities and the forests on which they depend.