The FINANCIAL — Twenty forest-dependent communities in Armenia have held high-level round tables at the start of the 2015 Forest Roadshows in the country, organised by the EU-funded forestry programme FLEG, according to EU Neighbourhood Info.
The aim was to explain forest officials what they need from their forests and to hear their ideas for how the government can ensure the forests are managed to meet those needs.
FLEG will host a second round table event to share what the forest communities conveyed during this summer’s discussions.
The €9 million ENPI FLEG II programme deepens reforms in forestry policy, and legal and administrative matters in the sector while carrying out pilot projects, and addressing forest fire and climate issues. It builds upon the achievements of its predecessor, ENPI FLEG I programme.