PPECF - Editions QUAE – CIRAD: Preparing the “Forest memento”


The involvement of the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC) / KFW Program "Promoting the use of certified forests" - in preparing the "Forest Diary" is one of the components of the new edition of this book. CIRAD is the main coordinator working with Editions QUAE.


The wealth and diversity of content involved calls for the full range of internationally recognized skills and experience. Institutions, research organizations and educational institutions, business organizations, consultants, experts, NGOs, etc... will be invited to make an input according to their preferred themes.


Objective of the study


This action will take the specificities of the PPECF project into account and integrate its objectives.


The aim of the memento is to present chapters by theme, setting forth corresponding concepts, methods and tools. The goal is to enable potential users (from decision-makers to experts) to implement knowledge and know-how in optimizing a specific action.  


In this particular case, the idea is to tackle issues specific to PPECF, namely:


Objective: “To increase the surface area of certified production forests in Cameroon, Congo, Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in order to enhance protection and sustainable use of forest resources”




♦ establishing technical and formal mechanisms as well as enabling institutional conditions for certification


♦  improving the quality of industrial logging,


♦  enhancing communication on sustainable industrial logging.


The new edition of the Memento will be divided into two different but closely related works. The first one will be published in a special collection of QUAE "Science-Issues” which examines all emerging challenges, their perception and impacts, related to sustainable management of tropical forests.


Another work will be more descriptive and practical with a hard copy outlining the basics of management, alongside a DVD presenting illustrations, graphs, case studies, etc.


Hence, this contract focuses on those chapters that fall under the above mentioned themes.


CIRAD is thus committed to drafting a paper describing concepts, conditions of and good practices on forest mass certification methods and principles, product traceability and communication required to disseminate know-how.


The overall summaries of works including portions relevant to the project are listed below:



Part in summary

Number of pages planned

Cirad editors





Certifications (evolution of concepts and strategies)





Criteria and indicators of sustainable management  (technical itineraries)





Certifications, traceability (technical itineraries









In the work on the challenges of tropical forest management, the project will be particularly concerned with Chapter 3.6, which sets forth the conditions for establishing suitable policies.


 Please download the Terms of Reference of the Project:



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