Workshop on forest certification in the Balkan countries

16 Jun, 2017


A workshop was held in Tirana on 16-17 May 2017 that identified opportunities and bottlenecks for forest certification in the Balkan countries. The workshop was organised by the Regional Centre for Forestry and Rural Development (REFORD) with contributions by the FAO Regional Office, Connecting Natural Values & People (CNVP), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

The workshop provided forestry stakeholders with the opportunity to share their views on aspects of forest certification, including current trends, developments and obstacles in the Balkans and the wider region. The workshop reviewed the results of a survey on forest certification held in the six Balkan countries by REFORD network members.

Discussion at the workshop allowed increased understanding among Balkan stakeholders, particularly small-scale forest holders, concerning the role of forest certification in relation to sustainable forest management.


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