10 December 2013 Suriname
To maintain access to markets in Europe and the USA the timber sector of Suriname needs to verify the legality of its forest products. Participants of the regional seminar ‘Emerging legality requirements in the timber sector of Suriname’ (28-29 November 2013 in Paramaribo) found that the forest sector of Suriname is in a good position to adequately address these legality requirements, because of Suriname’s commitment to sustainable forest management and because it has a good forest control system.
25 November 2013 Suriname
Several initiatives have emerged that put market requirements on the legality verification of timber products, particularly the EU’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan and the US Lacey Act. Suriname is committed to the sustainable management of its forests and to support economic growth in the timber sector, but is currently not engaged in discussions on legal timber trade with the EU. However, its timber export trade will be affected by the emerging legality requirements.
20 January 2012 Suriname
The CELOS Management System (CMS) is a system for harvesting tropical rainforests which aims to cause minimal disturbance to the ecosystem while also providing economic return. CMS was developed by the Centre for Agricultural Research in Suriname (CELOS) and the Agricultural University of Wageningen (The Netherlands; nowadays WUR). Starting in the 1960/70s, it was originally developed for Suriname, but has gained international recognition.
24 November 2011 Suriname
On 20 January 2012 a book with contributions from 25 authors on the experiences of the CELOS Management System will be launched as result of a Tropenbos Suriname project in collaboration with the Centre for Agricultural Research in Suriname (CELOS) and Wageningen University and Research centre (WUR), and co-funding of WWF-Guianas.
20 November 2010 Suriname
On 12 November 2010, Tropenbos Suriname organized a workshop titled ‘Domestic Timber Market: Insights and Developments’. The goal of the workshop was, through group discussions, to acquire insights in the deficiencies in the areas of knowledge, research and capacity within the domestic timber market.