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Independent Forest Monitoring Fund

Strenghten and manage trust fund institution for independent monitors, so independent monitors coul actively work to support VLK system and improving the quality of Indonesian forest governance

the Goals


Facilitating the funding support for the independent forest monitoring activities specifically on implementation of SVLK


Facilitating activities that will support the quality of independent forest monitoring.


Improving the quality of forest governance through independent forest monitoring activities.

More on IFM Fund:

Forestfund Documentation
Publication and documentation on various activities

Forestfund Partner
Working together with other partners

Forestfund Programs
Programs that IFM Fund build

Forestfund Organization
Various people to support IFM Fund

Forestfund Contact
Contact and support for IFM Fund.


Despite a claim by a business lobby group that the timber legality assurance system (SVLK) hampers competitiveness in the furniture industry, some furniture producers say it has improved their sales significantly.

Businesspeople Credit SVLK for Improved Sales

Big exporters like PT Farindojaya Persada have also benefited from having SVLK certification, saying buyers in the EU and the UK always ask about certification and so without it, the firm could not send samples, let alone export.


Indonesia and the EU held on Wednesday the first Working Group on Environment and Climate Change (WGECC) meeting, an ad-hoc group set up by the EU-Indonesia Partnership and Cooperation during a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, in November 2016.

Indonesia, EU to Strengthen Cooperation on Environment Conservation

A FLEGT license guarantees that timber has been harvested, processed and exported in accordance with national laws. Indonesia is the first exporting country to mandate that its timber exports comply with certain legal requirements. The FLEGT license is, in effect, a regulatory approach to suppressing illegal logging.


Indonesia is stepping up its efforts to gain recognition from the European Union for a palm oil product certification amid an intense anti-palm oil campaign in Europe on the back of sustainability concerns.

Indonesia Ups Efforts to Gain EU Recognition for Palm Oil

The government has issued its own national sustainability standards for palm oil, called Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), which certifies legal compliance. However, five years into its implementation, it has failed to gain access to premium EU markets.