Forestry: between a rock and a hard place
certified 'ethical' tropical wood. This is what an increasing number of
environmentally and socially conscious European consumers are looking
for. But even with FSC certification, this ethical stance cannot be
imposed from above. It is developed with patience in a local African
context which can prove to be complex and delicate. To gain a good
understanding of this, Réflexions followed in the footsteps of the
various forestry certification protagonists in the East of Cameroon.
Among them, Jean-Louis Doucet, head of the Laboratoire de Foresterie des
Régions Tropicales et Subtropicales of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech.