Timber Procurement Guidance Note for Ecuador - May 2016

BY EDM HELPDESK | 27 MAY 2016
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Guidance note on better practices for timber procurement in Ecuador.
According to the Ecuador Flash Appeal – Earthquake of 16 April 2016, 35% of the housing stock in the affected area has experienced severe damage or destruction, with some communities suffering up to 80% losses. While this damage may have been done primarily to cement brick and concrete buildings, timber is needed for transitional shelter and may be a key element in building more seismically-safe buildings.
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