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FORM International. Forest Plantation Establishment

FORM International

Milieumanagement
Forest Plantation Establishment
Assignment: Forest Plantation Establishment
Location: Ivory Coast
Period: 1997| Missions: 1
Status: Completed
On behalf of: FORM International
Client: Wijma

Description:
The project tested the suitability of indigenous African tree species for reforestation uses.

Comparing Malaysian and Dutch Timber Certification Systems

Assignment: Comparing Malaysian and Dutch Timber Certification Systems
Location: Malaysia
Period: May 1997 – May 2000| Missions: 2
Status: Completed
On behalf of: FORM International
Client: Netherlands Timber Trade Assocation

Description:
Comparing the Malaysian timber certification system with that of The Netherlands to assess the level of compliance between the two schemes and to recommend steps to be taken to harmonize the two standards.

educed Impact Logging and Forest Plantation projects

Assignment: Reduced Impact Logging and Forest Plantation projects
Location: Cameroon
Period: May 1997 – May 2000| Missions: 5
Status: Completed
On behalf of: FORM International
Client: Wijma

Description:
Supporting timber companies to improve their timber operations through training programs in sustainable forest management. Another project focused on the replanting of a degraded forest zone through a social forestry project.

Forest Certification Project

Assignment: Forest Certification Project
Location: Sweden
Period: January 1998 – June 1998| Missions: 3
Status: Completed
On behalf of: FORM International

Description:
Preparing Swedish Forest Company Södra (https://www.sodra.com) for forest certification according to Keurhout Foundation standards.

Forest Plantation Development Feasibility Study

Assignment: Forest Plantation Development Feasibility Study
Location: Kumasi region, Ghana
Period: January 1999 – May 2000 | Missions: 3
Status: Completed
On behalf of: FORM International

Description:
Conducting a feasibility study for timber plantation development in Ghana with a strong socio-economic focus.

Forest Certification Project

Assignment: Forest Certification Project
Location: Oregon, USA
Period: January 2000 – June 2000| Missions: 1
Status: Completed
On behalf of: FORM International

Description:
Preparing the largest US timber company for certification according to the Netherlands’ Keurhout Foundation standards for sustainable forest management’.

Promoting Sustainable Forest Management

Assignment: Promoting Sustainable Forest Management
Location: Ukraine
Period: Jan 2006 – Feb 2008 | Missions: 8
Status: completed
On behalf of: FORM International
Client: Dutch Government (EVD)

Description:
This project aimed at the certification according to Forest Stewardship Council standards of two state forest enterprises in the Ukraine, namely in Zytomyr and Horodnitsa. The project also aimed at increasing the amount of certified timber from Ukraine reaching the Dutch market. The project first assessed the level of compliance of the forest management in the two enterprises to the FSC standard, then identified an action plan for overcoming the gaps, organized several workshops, public relations and trainings and facilitated the independent auditing of the two state enterprises.

Natural Resource Managment Feasibility Assesment

Assignment: Natural Resource Managment Feasibility Assesment
Location: China
Period: Jan 2006 – Jun 2006 | Missions: 1
Status: completed
On behalf of: FORM International
Client: Euroconsult and FORM International

Description:
The feasibility study assessed the potential for a natural resource management program on Hainan Island, covering mangrove protection and afforestation using commercial species. A visit to Hainan was undertaken in April 2006. The mission resulted in a proposal which was submitted to FMO Netherlands.

Forest Certification Feasibility Assesment

Assignment: Forest Certification Feasibility Assesment
Location: Myanmar
Period: Sep 2006 – Dec 2006 | Missions: 1
Status: completed
On behalf of: FORM International
Client: Dutch and Danish Timber Companies

Description:
This study assessed the feasibility of forest certification in Burma. Major suppliers of timber to the Dutch and Danish market were assessed on the potential for certification. The study also verified the quality of the timber suppliers in Burma based on good supplier criteria. Given the political environment in Burma and the difficulties in tracing the origin of the timber it was decided that forest certification was not feasible. Furthermore, suppliers were not able to match the criteria of the good supplier program. The Danish company decided to withdraw from Myanmar, partially as a result of the finding of the study.


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