Ghana and Liberia share timber legality lessons with Laos and the Republic of the Congo
In November 2018, a group of visitors from Laos found themselves in a forest in Liberia, learning how the country’s forestry officials track timber through the supply chain.
A few days later they got to do the same in Ghana.
Their visits — and that of a team from Republic of the Congo to Ghana — were made in the context of the Voluntary Partnership Agreements that all four countries are negotiating or implementing with the EU.
In this feature story, the visitors explain what they got out of the exchanges and how they plan to make use of the lessons they learned.