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2021 Regional Dialogue on Sustainable Forest Trade in the Lower Mekong Region

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The dialogue connected over 150 participants comprising smallholder timber suppliers, traders, financiers, governments and project partners to discuss regional trends on timber trade, including the challenges, opportunities and solutions for sourcing sustainable timber in the region, with a focus on smallholders and SMEs.  

One of the key takeways that emerged from the dialogue is the need to level the playing field especially for smallholder timber suppliers who would like to engage in certification and in sustainable supply chains, but often lack the capacity, resources and support to do so. Control wood (or controlled sources) was discussed as one potential solution as this lowers the bar for smallholders as a step-wise approach to certification. For more key messages, please check out this summary presentation or read the summary write-up here




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