The importance of rattan for multiple uses, such as furniture and building material is nowadays widely recognized.
However, the way rattan is harvested and processed needs to improve in order to secure the supply in the long term (find out why
The use of toxic chemicals and petrol in the processing of rattan does not affect only soil, air and water resources negatively, but also people’s health. Other problems include:
- Unreliable and illegal supply
- Low product quality
Why WWF is involved
In the long term, the objective of the WWF Sustainable Rattan Project
in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam is credible forest certification as well as establishing a more sustainable rattan production supply chain.
As part of this project, communities and companies
in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam are working with WWF to implement a viable and sustainable forest management model.
This project already has several achievements
to its credit.