Donor: European Union

Implementation partners: 

–            WWF – Austria, WWF- Mekong (Vietnam, Lao, Cambodia)

–            Vietnam Cleaner Production Center (VNCPC)

–            Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI)

–            Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC)

Duration: 3 years (2009-2011)


  • Overall objective: By 2015, at least 50% of rattan processing in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam is sustainable, leading to environmental improvements, strengthened competitiveness, poverty alleviation and national economic benefits
  • Specific objective: By end of the action at least 40% of all targeted Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the supply chain are actively engaged in Cleaner Production of rattan products in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and at least 15% of targeted processing SMEs are providing sustainable products to European and other markets, thus delivering a measurable improvement of this sector’s environmental performance
  • Inception and kick-off of the action as well as set up monitoring system
  • Engage with rattan pre-processors and traders to strengthen their capacity on village workshop management as well as CP through trainings and facilitate the establishment of business links along the supply chain
  • Introduce CP to processing SMEs through assessments and trainings
  • Introduce rattan certification to SMEs through trainings and support establishment of market links by improving product design capacity and interacting with retailers, e.g. at an international trade fair
  • Support the revision and better implementation of legislation through stakeholder workshops, piloting, providing legal advice and training
  • Implement a tailor-made communications strategy including media work, a dedicated website and a mobile exhibition
  • Deliver trainings to increase the partners’ capacity and assist them to set up associations of rattan processing SMEs
  • The action is fully operational, with monitoring system established
  • Rattan supply chains, including trans-boundary links, are institutionalized and are organized in a more efficient way
  • 300 SMEs are familiar with Cleaner Production (CP) of which at least 120 introduce concrete measures
  • As part of CP, at least 35 SMEs have credible certification for Chain-of- Custody (CoC) in place and at least 25 processing SMEs have started to export credibly certified rattan products from CP
  • Legislations are amended and enforcement strengthened to better support optimized supply chains and sustainable production. sửa đổi và tăng cường thi hành luật nhằm hỗ trợ tối ưu hóa dây chuyền cung ứng
  • Successful approaches and lessons learned for CP, and introduction to international markets, of credibly certified rattan products are effectively communicated as a general model for Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) and other natural resources
  • The partners’ capacity guarantees the long term sustainability of the approach


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