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01 – 15th
September 2019



  Japan pledges US$ 20 billion investment in Africa
African leaders were recently in Japan for the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) where the Japanese Prime Minister promised that Japan’s private sector will invest US$20 billion over three years in Africa and that the government would offer “limitless support” for investment, innovation, enterprise, and entrepreneurship with backing from Japan’s government institutions.

The Japanese Prime Minister said Tokyo’s aim was to build partnerships “that values freedom, the rule of law and the market economy free from force or coercion.” An approach that is seen as a departure from traditional aid towards more commercial engagement and with it a stronger emphasis on African development agendas.

ITTO side event at TICAD
During TICAD the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) hosted a discussion focusing on “Sustainable forest management and Sustainable Development Goals 2030 in Africa”.

Speaking at this event, Hiroshi Nakata, Senior Advisor at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said sustainable forest management (SFM) must be tailored to suit Africa’s extraordinary diversity of landscapes, people and market demands and landscape restoration and sustainable and legal supply chains will be crucial in efforts to bring about SFM.

At the same event, Rosalie Matondo, Minister of Forest Economy in the Government of the Congo said increased collaboration between international partners and governments and the close involvement of local people are needed to achieve sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin.

During her opening address at this ITTO event, Mme. Matondo said international partners could help the people of the Congo Basin overcome the various constraints faced in the sub-region in achieving Sustainable Development Goals 1 (no poverty), 13 (climate action) and 15 (life on land) through innovate technologies, know-how, entrepreneurship and capacity building.

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  Continental Free Trade Agreement – AGI clear on advantages and threats
In a statement on its website, Charles Darku, Vice President of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) says access to the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could drive expansion of local industries and create more jobs and wealth in the country but to make the most of the continent-wide market he called for favourable policies.

What is needed, he said, is access to competitively priced credit, improved trade infrastructure and cross-border alliances that will boost the capacity and competitiveness of local industry.

AfCFTA provides an opportunity for Africa to create the world’s largest free trade area, with the potential to unite 1.3 billion people in a US$2.5 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development through a continental market for goods and services with free movement of people and capital.

According to Mr. Darku, for the local private sector to play a key part in this free trade market we must have something to trade and so we must seek an expansion in the manufacturing industries so we can play our part.

He continued “how are we to build the capacity of Ghanaian industries to ensure that gains will outpace threats?” Despite the prospects on offer, the AGI is mindful that an influx of imports from other countries could possibly threaten gains Ghanaian industries could secure from AfCFTA.


Committee to investigate allegations of corruption in rosewood trade
At a recent press conference the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, said the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has constituted a seven-member Committee to investigate all allegations of corruption in rosewood trade in Ghana. This follows claims by an NGO of institutionalised trafficking and export of rosewood which Mr. Afriyie said are grossly exaggerated and without basis.

He continued, “Without prejudice to the outcome of the ministerial investigation into the rosewood challenge, the Forestry Commission expects this press conference will help to set the records straight, for the press in particular and the general public to be well informed about the realities of the situation on the ground.”

Help offered to restore degraded forests
In partnership with the Forestry Services Division of the Ghana Forestry Commission the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) will support the planting of 160,000 tree seedlingsoin degraded forest land. This small project is designed to help protect water bodies and mitigate climate change and impact sustainable agricultural productivity.

Ghana and US declaration on African Green Revolution
The governments of the United States and Ghana have signed a Declaration for Partnership at the African Green Revolution Forum in Accra. The Declaration launches a five-year ‘Feed the Future Country Plan for Ghana’ that will increase investments in agriculture, build greater resilience and improve household nutrition.

Feed the Future is the US Government’s global hunger and food security initiative that is aimed at bringing together investments from 11 US Government agencies to help accelerate Ghana’s journey to self-reliance through agriculture, trade and policy reforms.


  Formaldehyde limits for domestic panel sales
Limits on formaldehyde emissions are mandatory in many consumer countries and the Malaysian panel products industry responds accordingly when exporting.

However, presently in Malaysia there are no regulations on formaldehyde emission levels for the domestic market. All wood panel products whether manufactured locally for imported for Malaysian consumers are not subject to inspection for formaldehyde emission levels.

To address this, the Malaysian Panel Products Manufacturers Association (MPMA) requested the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) to regulate formaldehyde emission for all panel products for the
domestic market whether they be locally manufactured or imported.

Since 2016, the Malaysian market has been flooded with imported plywood which was suspected to have high formaldehyde content.

An awareness event was recently conducted by the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) among domestic plywood mills, workers, agents/importers, intermediate users and the public. An investigation of formaldehyde emission from Malaysian made plywood for the domestic market has been completed and studies on MDF and particleboard are on-going.

Based on the results of an earlier study and after considering the capability of the local wood-based panel sector a regulation for a formaldehyde emission limit of ≤ 1.5 mg/L (F**/E1 class) on imported and locally produced wood-based panels products was recommended. The majority of Malaysian manufacturers can reach this standard.

Yayasan Sabah strikes a deal to spur downstream processing
The timber group Priceworth International has signed a memorandum of understanding on log supply which will see Yayasan Sabah’s Innoprise Corp. become a shareholder with a stake of 30% in Priceworth.

Innoprise Corp. is the investment arm of Yayasan Sabah. Yayasan Sabah (Sabah Foundation) is a state sanctioned organisation that promotes education and economic opportunities for the benefit of the people of Sabah. Yayasan Sabah has the state’s largest timber concession and forest plantations.

The local media report that Priceworth and Yayasan Sabah will work on a framework for a partnership to encourage more downstream processing in Sabah’s timber industry at the same time complementing each other in sustainable forest management.

Harvesting limits and low rainfall hit earnings of Sarawak companies
Sarawak timber companies WTK Holdings (WTK) and Jaya Tiasa Holdings (Jaya Tiasa) have reported first six month2019 earnings and both point to the poor performance of their timber and plantation sectors.

Jaya Tiasa reported a 24% drop in revenues in the first six months while WTK reported a 17% decline in revenues for its first six months of 2019. In commenting on the performance WTK blamed lower log output due to the dry weather which hampered river transportation.

Plywood prices
Plywood traders based in Sarawak reported the following July export prices.


  Looking for wider markets in Australia
When the new Indonesian Timber Exchange is up and running the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI) expects this year’s sales to Australia to increase by as much as 10%.

Purwadi, APHI Chairman, said that at present only merbau from Papua and West Papua is marketed in Australia but hopes other timbers such as matoa, mersawa, nyatoh and resak can secure market share in Australia.

John Halkett, General Manager of the Australian Timber Importer Federation, said that hardwood from Indonesia is used mainly for home construction in Australia and that to market other non-structural timbers a strong marketing campaign must be launched.

Site of new capital announced
Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo, has announced that planning is underway to move the capital to Borneo. Jakarta overcrowded and prone to flooding as much of the city is below sea level and because it continues to sink. Physical infrastructure worksfor the new capital will likely begin in 2024.

The new capital would be located in East Kalimantan Province near Samarinda and the port city of Balikpapan.

Estimates put the cost at around US$33 billion of which around 20% would come from government, the rest coming from public-private partnerships and private investment. Homes for around 1.5 million civil servants will be required.

CIFOR applauds improvements in forest governance
The Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Robert Nasi, has applauded the advances made in forest governance in Indonesia.

In a presentation at a forest policy discussion hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry he specifically mentioned achievements over the past five years in establishing the Peat Restoration Agency and efforts to reduce the occurrence of fires on peatlands.

Also mentioned was the social forestry programme which is distributing forest land user rights over more than 12 million hectares of forest to local communities.

Other successes mentioned were the conclusion of the VPA and issuance of FLEGT licenses to verify Indonesia's legal wood products exported to the EU and the moratorium on granting of new concessions for oil palm plantations.

Nasi stated that there was still a lot of work to be done especially in terms of mapping, monitoring, transparency, and implementation in the field.


Furniture exhibited at Cologne show
Indonesian companies took part in the 2019 Spoga + Gafa International exhibition held in Cologne as this was an opportunity to promote Indonesian furniture products, not only for the German market, but also markets in neighbouring countries.

Apart from Germans, visitors were from England, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Latin America. Indonesian furniture entrepreneurs who participated in the exhibition said that Indonesia's biggest competitor in international furniture markets is now Vietnam.

Business mission to Europe and US
Indonesia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) will arrange a business mission to 14 European nations and the US to boost investment and trade ties and follow up on the ongoing trade agreement negotiations. The business mission will focus on the vision "Making Indonesia 4.0" which aims to make Indonesia one of the world's 10 largest economies in 2030.

In a press conference Kadin Deputy Chief for International Relations, Shinta Widjaja, said the mission will emphasise multisectoral development encompassing agriculture, chemical industry, packing industry, food and beverage industry, logistics, shipbuilding, maritime port, furniture, and the handicraft industry.

The mission to Europe began 13 September and covers visits to Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Romania, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and France.

The mission to the US will conclude on 9 October and cover involves visits to New York, Washington, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.


  Plan to garner support from ethnic groups to protect the forest
The Myanmar Times has reported on comments from U Ye Myint Swe, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation and Dawn Del Rio, Deputy Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to the effect that the government needs the cooperation of armed ethnic groups across the country if it is to effectively address the destruction of forests.

It was announced that a plan to fight deforestation is being jointly drafted by the ministry and the UNDP.


Support from Karen needed to protect natural resources
The forests in the Tanintharyi Region have been subject to massive harvesting for charcoal production, a threat that first came to light 10 years ago.

The Tanintharyi Region borders the Andaman Sea and much of the coastal mangrove has been over harvested for charcoal production. This threat emerged in about 2005 and worried the mainly ethnic Karen villagers who had seen the destruction caused by charcoal burners.

In related news, the Forest Department and the Karen National Union have met to initiate cooperation for the protection of the natural resources and lives of the Karen people.

Community forest project back on track
A 30-year forestry master plan launched by the Forest Department in 2001 set a target of establishing community forests on almost 1 million ha, or three percent of total forest land in Myanmar, by 2030.

As of November last year, community forests had been established on only 221,169ha, or about 24 percent of the target according to data compiled by Voices for Mekong Forests, a European Union-funded project being implemented by a consortium of national and international NGOs.

Government figures show that community forest approvals have increased significantly since 2014, however. Over the past four years, 162,480 ha of community forest has been created, compared to less than 60,000 ha in the preceding two decades.

U Kyaw Zaw, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, said harvesting in community forests would provide cash incomes for rural communities.

Volatility in exchange rate addressed by Central Bank
According to U Soe Min, Vice Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM), the bank has acted to stabilise the Kyat exchange rate and may consider intervening in the foreign exchange markets. This was in response to the recent exchange rate volatility the result of comments from officials to the effect that local banks have “runaway non-performing loans”.


  Residential real estate sector has potential to almost double from the current 1.5 million units in key cities
CREDAI, in association with its knowledge partner CBRE (one of the largest real estate and investment firms) released a report “India 2030 – Exploring the Future” at its 19th Annual International Convention, NATCON 2019 in Israel. The report encapsulates the potential of Indian economy by 2030 and its implications on the growth of Indian Real Estate sector.

India is projected to have a US$9 trillion economic opportunity by 2030, wherein the per capita income could touch US$5,625 for a population of about 1.5 billion and required annual spending on infrastructure could rise to 7-8% of GDP.

Emergence of India’s digital, sharing and consumer economy, evolution of workplace strategy, technology will also bode well for the industry. The demand for residential and office stock will continue to grow at the back of policy reforms on Affordable Housing and close-integration of start-ups and conglomerates to offer tech-enabled services.

By 2030 the residential real estate sector has the potential to almost double from the current stock of 1.5 million units in key cities says the report. The millennial population is expected to account for 77% of the overall working population in India by 2030. The housing needs of this group is unique as they look for convenience, service and a stressfree experience when purchasing.

Consumer demand will remain concentrated in the affordable segment and will gradually shift towards the mid-range segment but affordable housing will remain the dominant segment in the coming years.


Unintended consequences – CITES rosewood regulation impacts livelihood of Indian farmers
Writing in the Times of India under the headline “The commercial extinction of Indian rosewood from global markets - Abundant yet redundant“ Varsha Singh explains the impact on Indian farmers of the CITES listing of rosewood.

Despite the decision by CITES to allow cross border transport of finished musical instruments with rosewood components without the need for CITES permits as well as trade in finished rosewood products such as handicrafts weighing less than 10 kilograms per shipment, the tight regulation of rosewood is impacting Indian farmers.

Dalbergia sissoo or rosewood is available in abundance in India and is widely preferred in Indian households as the best choice for home furnishings.

The decision to list rosewood by CITES has affected farmers in India who rely on sissoo (shisham) trees to supplement their income. Singh writes “Dalbergia sissoo is a species for agroforestry and millions of farmers plant this in their fields as an investment for future needs such as children’s education, medical emergencies etc. and as an insurance against bad years“.

Citing a Botanical Survey of India which shows Dalbergia sissoo does not fall into any threatened category and is available in abundance both in the wild and cultivated populations the Ministry of Environment attempted to delist Indian rosewood but CITES was not convinced.

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Indian furniture makers show interest in Swedish softwood
In a press release Swedish Wood, which represents the Swedish sawmill industry and is part of the Swedish Forest Industries Federation, reports that its experience at the recent ‘India Wood‘ was that Indian industry is showing strong interest in Swedish pine, particularly for furniture and joinery.

There was strong interest in the Swedish softwoods, particularly pine, from visitors who mainly comprised representatives of Indian furniture and joinery companies, wood importers and, to a lesser extent, interior designers, architects and furniture designers.

Charlotte Dedye Apelgren, Director of Interior and Design at Swedish Wood writes “The signals we received from the Indian furniture market at the trade show is that the younger generation are showing an interest in softwood furniture that is relatively light, feels modern and is easy to transport when moving house, for example.”

Swedish exports of sawn wood products to India are currently quite modest but they are growing rapidly. Last year Sweden exported 27,000 cubic metres of sawn softwood worth around SEK 50 million. Sweden is the fifth largest country for softwood exports to India and has seen the greatest increase in exports in recent years. The Swedish sawmill industry sees India as a priority market for the future, and exports to India from Sweden are expected to continue growing.


Plantation teak imports
The rupee/dollar exchange rate has become more volatile in recent weeks. In early September the dollar was at over 72 rupees but a slight strengthening of the dollar lifted the rate back to 71 to the dollar in mid-month.

Analysts write that the government has signalled it is closely watching exchange rates and the performance of the economy. Many analysts expect further stimulus to boost growth.

C&F rates for Indian ports from various other sources continue within the same range as given earlier.

Locally sawn hardwood prices
Demand for domestically sawn imported hardwoods has been maintained and supplies are stable. Prices remained unchanged over the past two weeks.

Myanmar teak prices
Demand for Myanmar teak has slowed mirroring the strengthening of the rupee which pushed up import costs. Looking ahead, importers are hoping a change in GST rates will allow them to maintain sales prices.

Sawn hardwood prices
Current prices are unchanged.

End-users continue to purchase at the recently increased base price.


  Production and exports first 7 months of 2019
In early September the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development arranged a conference on forestry development and wood processing, production and exports for the first 7 months of 2019. During the conference the Ministry presented its plans for the final months of this year. It was reported that Vietnam’s exports of forest and wood products in the first 7 months reached US$6.047 billion up by 17.9% compared to the same period in 2018.

Vietnamese wood products are exported to over 128 markets. The top 5 export markets are the US, EU, China, Japan and S. Korea which accounted exports of US$5.3 billion or around 88%, of total exports.

In Vietnam, as of July, there were about 5,424 enterprises of which 621 were foreign investments.

In the conference, the VFA commented on future opportunities and challenges, especially how Vietnamese exporters could take advantage of the US-China trade conflict to capture a large share of the US market lost by Chinese competitors.

This said, the VFA could identify opportunities for Vietnamese firms to enhance their productivity, market capacity and economic value as added value products are demanded in the US market.

The other advantage for the country as a result of the US/China conflict has been increasing foreign investment flows from China into Vietnam aiming to take advantages of competitive labour costs, the favourable business environment and supportive infrastructure. Furthermore, the Vietnam/EU VPA FLEGT and new forest laws that came into forces in June 2019 has facilitated wood processing and exports to the EU as well as other global markets.

Regarding challenges the VFA highlighted concerns on possible negative environmental, social and economic impact of incoming investment in the forestry sector. There are also serious concerns on possible commercial fraud and fake origin documentation for wood products which would undermine the credibility of reputable companies that export.

The other worrying issue is the increasing trade deficit between Vietnam and the US,. Discussions are underway to find a solution to address this imbalance.


Fostering forest plantation for exports in Vietnam
Quangtri, in the Central Vietnam, has suffered serious forest loss and is a poor province but efforts by the government in cooperation with WWF are having a positive impact and the forest cover has risen from 47% in 2010 to almost 50% this year. The support for Quangtri was initiated in 2017 through a joint programme for sustainable forest development by WWF, the Vietnam Forest Administration (VFA) and the Quangtri Department of Agricultural and Rural Development.

At the same time as the forest area was being expanded policies were adopted to support local enterprises in establishing wood processing capacity. There is an estimated 22,000 ha of FSC-certified plantation forests in 31 clusters in 51 districts of Quangtri.



  Drop in June furniture production but half year figures remain positive
The Furniture Industry Association of Rio Grande do Sul (Movergs) recently presented the results of its survey of the furniture sector in Rio Grande do Sul. The survey covers the retail trade, industry and job creation.

Overall, furniture sales in June declined as the number of furniture pieces sold fell 9.7% compared to May and retail income also fell (-10%). The recent decline reverses an uninterrupted period of expansion that began in February this year. However, due to the good sales results up to May, the growth in sales in the first half of 2019 expanded 3.2% year on year.

In terms of production, June saw an 11% decline compared to May. Despite this, in the first six months of 2019 the overall decline in production was just 1.2% compared to the first half of 2018 yet revenues earned by the furniture industry grew 7.5% in the first months of 2019.

Furniture production in Rio Grande do Sul has shown ups and downs. In the first quarter there were two months of consecutive declines (February and March). The months of April and May showed growth but that was reversed in June, the worst month of the year so far.

Because of the slowdown, job creation in the sector fell in June and compared to the first half of 2018 there was a fall in jobs this first half.

New report – recovery of 12 million ha. of native vegetation possible by 2030
The Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES), supported by the Research Programme on Biodiversity Characterisation, Conservation and Sustainable Use (-FAPESP-BIOTA) and the International Institute for Sustainability (ISS), has released the document “Landscape and Ecosystem Restoration”, which states that it is possible to recover 12 million hectares of native vegetation of the country by 2030.

Brazil has lost about 71 million hectares of native vegetation in the last 30 years as a result of deforestation and forest fires among other factors according to MapBiomas. This damage can be repaired through enabling the recovery of 12 million hectares of native vegetation across the country by 2030 as set out in the National Ecological Restoration Plan.

Through this it would be possible to sequester 1.4 megatons (Mt) of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, interconnect natural fragments in the landscape and further increase biodiversity conservation without impairing agriculture output.

Brazil has the opportunity to develop a unique native vegetation recovery programme for forested areas of the Atlantic Forest and the Amazon rainforest.

This is because the country can count on a great diversity of species in restoration projects.


China is main competitors in the US moulding market
The global market for mouldings is important for Brazilian exporters. In 2018, Brazil exported about US$214 million in mouldings mainly to the US which accounted for over 90% of the total volume of timber mouldings exported. The balance was exported to over 20 countries.

Brazilian wood mouldings are mainly made from pine and the main producers are located in Paraná and Santa Catarina. Together these states produce almost the entire volume of mouldings made in the country. Paraná leads in exports, accounting for about 75% of the total volume.

According to the Brazilian Association of Mechanically-Processed Timber Industry (ABIMCI), “the moulding market is stagnant due to constraints on civil construction work in the US and the aggressive strategy of Chinese producers. China is Brazil’s biggest competitor in the US market, the world's main consumer.

Furniture imports and exports
The Brazilian Furniture Industry Association (Abimóvel) has released the main furniture market indicators for June and July 2019. In June 2019, Brazilian furniture exports totaled US$50.8 million, down 10.7% over the previous month, while imports grew 3.5% in June, reaching US$15.5 million.

In July, Brazilian furniture exports totalled US$54 million, an increase of 6.3% compared to June, while imports increased 6.7% in July, reaching US$16.5 million. In June 2019, the share of imported furniture in Brazil in apparent consumption was 3.1%, while the share of exported furniture in production was 7.3%.

On the other hand, Brazilian furniture sector exports totalled US$353.6 million in the year to June 2019 representing a 4.1% increase compared to the same period of 2018. Of this total, furniture exports to the United States which accounts for a third of exports increased of 12.5% year on year.

The states of Santa Catarina (41.3%), Rio Grande do Sul (28.9%) and Paraná (14.8%) together accounted for over 80% of Brazilian furniture exports between January and July 2019.

In terms of imports, of the main suppliers French and Mexican shippers saw significant growth compared to a year earlier.


  National training on forest product identification
Stakeholders involved in monitoring, control and promotion of wood products have been participating in a national training programme on a recently updated Explanatory Guide for Timber Identification which was published at the end of last year.

This training was an initiative of the National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR) with technical support from the USAID FOREST programme and the United States Forest Service.

The objective of this training programme was to raise awareness of the criteria and methodology used in preparation of the guide and the additional features. The training aimed to facilitate the identification of the 85 forest products contained in the new list.

The training programme began at the end of July and culminated at the beginning of September. Workshops were held in Lima, Ucayali and Madre de Dios and involved about 150 technicians and specialists in the forestry sector.

Exchange visit to Colorado
In early September a delegation of Peruvian officials visited the US to meet with US Forest Service staff to experience environmental management and impact assessment in projects in Colorado national forests.

The Peruvian delegation comprised officials from the National Environmental Certification Service (SENACE), the Environmental Assessment and Control Agency (OEFA), the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Energy and Mines. A representative of the Confederation of Amazonian Nationalities of Peru (CONAP) and a student from the National University of the Peruvian Amazon (UNAP) also participated.

During the visit the Peruvian delegation were shown various projects implemented within national forests managed with the participation of the USFS, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Colorado State Forest Service and the private sector.

The visit allowed Peruvian officials to understand that with proper zoning and management it is possible to conserve the forest and wildlife while also performing profitable and responsible extractive activities.

Forest fires extinguish in Ucayali
Four forest fires recorded during the first week of September in the districts of Campo Verde, Yarinacocha, Raymondi and Alexander Von Humboldt (Ucayali) were completely extinguished thanks to the work of the personnel of the Volunteer Fire Department of Peru, local authorities and residents of area. Personnel from the Office of Disaster Risk Management conducted damage assessment and needs analysis.

SERFOR - Amazon countries must establish a pact to protect the Amazon
The Executive Director of the National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR), Alberto Gonzales-Zúńiga Guzmán, has emphasised the willingness of the governments of Peru and Colombia to integrate their respective policies for sustainable use of the Amazon and said that this vision should be shared by all Amazonian countries.

Gonzales-Zúńiga said that, although it is important that the G7 developed countries announced their intention to present a plan for the reforestation of the Amazon it is much more important that the Amazon countries themselves establish a pact to ensure protection of the Amazon.

Gonzales-Zúńiga indicated that deforestation is a permanent problem in Amazonian countries. In Peru, in 2017, 155,914 hectares of Amazon forest were deforested. Almost 60% were concentrated in four Amazonian regions, Ucayali, Madre de Dios, Huánuco and Loreto.

Shifting agriculture is one of the causes of deforestation in the humid Amazonian forests that is why Gonzales-Zúńiga said that SERFOR will continue with a campaign to raise awareness among farmers that they cannot burn illegally.




Source:ITTO'  Tropical Timber Market Report

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