Sustainable rattan in the Greater Mekong region
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 involvedIn 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.