The general objective of this Thematic Programme is to improve national forest law enforcement and governance in tropical ITTO member countries in order to enhance and diversify international trade in tropical timber from sustainably managed forests and to help alleviate poverty in those countries.
The strategy to reach the objective contains several elements:
- respond to the needs of producer members and local communities to improve forest governance
- enhance the transparency and effective management of supply chains
- public-private partnerships between governments, the private sector, Civil Society Organizations and local communities are enhanced to create strong networks to discourage illegal forest activities