A new law promises to reduce, from three weeks to three days, the deadline for completing the procedures required to export timber.
The new regulation agreed by consensus between the National Reforestation Association (Confor) and the government will take effect in about 15 days, according to statements made by the president of Confor to Elnuevodiario.com.ni.
In April it will be not long until an agreement is reached between Honduras and the EU for marketing timber in the old continent, which is sourced from sustainably harvested forests.
An article on Laprensa.hn reports that "...The delegations from Honduras and the European Union (EU) expect that in April the sixth and final round of negotiations for the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT Ava) will be held."
The Ortega administration has authorized the suspension for one year on the ban on cutting, harvesting and marketing of timber from pine trees in the country.
Decree 02-2017 was published in the official newspaper La Gaceta on January 13 and states:"... it is suspended throughout the national territory, including protected areas, the ban on cutting, harvesting, transportation and marketing of pine trees for a period of 12 months, which may be extended with the support of studies and technical and administrative recommendations made by the National Forestry Institute (Inafor), with the approval of the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR)."
Production and sales figures and an analysis of the barriers to the use and economic activity of timber in Costa Rica and how to overcome them.
From a report entitled "Market for timber and timber derivatives in Costa Rica by the Forestry Financing Fund (FONAFIFO):
This paper develops a strategy and a plan to increase the consumption of wood in the Costa Rican market.The proposal is based on an analysis of economic activity in the forestry sector and its flows.A deepening of the knowledge of the timber market has been achieved through a strong focus on supply and demand, as well as trade of products and determination of the main barriers that discourage the use and economic activity related to wood in Costa Rica.The size of the domestic market for timber and its derivatives is 643 000-669 000 cubic meters per year and their activities add to the economy more than $300 million in 2014.
Experts confirmed a decrease in the presence of the pest in the wooded area north of Morazan, but it was also pointed out that there is a need to improve the process of detection, evaluation and control.
From a statement issued by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources:
Dr. Jorge Macías Samano, expert on pest management and consultant to the United States Forest Service, said the population of the pine bark beetle which had affected the wooded area in northern Morazan is in "decline".
Panamanian businesspeople working in agriculture, forestry, food and construction will be visiting Havana from September 14 to 17.
The trade mission being organized by MVA Consultores is scheduled for September 14.Participating companies are those in the sectors of agriculture, forestry, food and construction, including design and development of infrastructure and housing.
2016-2017 forecast: 1.6 million hectares in cropland, cattle slaughter at 795,000 head and milk production raging between 275 million and 300 million gallons.
The Plan for Production, Consumption and Trade in the 2016-2017 Cycle includes details of the Nicaraguan government's projections for the agricultural, livestock, poultry, aquaculture and forestry sectors for the current year and the next.
African palm, coffee, pineapple, bamboo, cocoa and forestry are the categories that the Nicaraguan government is promoting as investment opportunities in the Caribbean coast.
Noting that deforested areas are those that could house African palm plantations, Alvaro Baltodano, presidential delegate for investment and exports, noted that African palm is now being planted in 10 thousand acres of the Nicaraguan Caribbean, as part of a project that aims to plant 20 thousand acres.