The Multi-Stakeholder Forestry Programme (MFP) in Indonesia facilitates partnerships between central and local government, civil society and the private sector in supporting relevant policy analysis and development, assisting Indonesia to implement its FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA).
This contract is the third phase of support, which has been ongoing from DFID since 2000.
A brochure on MFP is available here.
The 11.7 million-pound MFP3 is funded through DFID’s Forest Governance Markets and Climate framework programme.
LTS is the lead contract holder for MFP3 support and collaborates with the Oxford Policy Management who delivers the project through its Jakarta office. Other key consortium partners include Efeca, IIED, SNV, HuMa and ICEL.
The program has outputs around: adoption of the SVLK timber legality assurance system; effective implementation of community-centred forest management; and mechanisms for assuring access to forest and land resources by community groups.
Over the past decade the Indonesian Government has committed to eradicate illegal logging and conserve its forests. However, policing forests and ensuring compliance has proved challenging. The Government recognised that existing international trade in illegal timber products drives illegal logging. In May 2011 Indonesia and the European Union concluded negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), committing the Indonesian Government to implement systems that ensure its timber products exported to the EU have been legally produced. This contract continues DFID support to Indonesian forest governance, with this phase focused on implementing the VPA: the first shipment of verified legal timber under the VPA scheme left Jakarta on November 2016, bound for London.
Contracted services include:
Value and Benefits
The intended outcome is the establishment of a legal and technically effective community-based forest industry that:
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