An artisinal woodworker uses legally sourced timber to craft a piece of furniture in Japara, Indonesia in October 2019. Woodcarving accounts for 10 percent of Indonesia’s total exports. By using legally sourced timber, artisans increase the value of their goods on both domestic and international markets.
In 2019, FAO partnered with the Wooden Furniture and Handicraft Producer Association of Jepara and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) to increase the capacity of micro and small enterprises in Jepara and Pasuruan to comply with the legality requirements set out in the Indonesia Timber Legality Assurance System, a central element of the Indonesia-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement.
Since the start of Phase III in 2016, the Programme has supported 17 projects in Indonesia, amounting to approximately USD 1.8 million, primarily focusing on supporting MSMEs, strengthening SVLK implementation and conducting independent forest monitoring.
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