CIFOR paper: Timber legality verification system and the VPA in Indonesia

In this co-authored CIFOR paper, Emily and Lucy researched the Indonesian timber legality verification system and the Voluntary Partnership Agreement, with particular reference to challenges of the small-scale forestry sector.

The overall objective of this paper is to analyze the potential implications of the mandatory implementation of SVLK on the small-scale forestry sector of Indonesia. In doing so, the paper also assesses whether a mandatory approach to legality verification will achieve a greater impact in terms of assuring legality, than voluntary approaches, such as certification.  Analysis was undertaken through desk-based analysis of government statistics and field surveys in three provinces of Indonesia — Central Java, East Kalimantan and Papua.

http://www.cifor.org/publications/pdf_files/WPapers/WP164Obidzinski.pdf

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