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Tuesday, 06 April 2021
World Health Day, 7 April 2021: Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone

WHO dayThe theme for World Health Day 2021 is “Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone read more …


Friday, 02 April 2021
FSC National Standards in the Congo Basin are all into force

Congo Basin forest 2 (© FSC)© FSCFSC National Standards revision processes were initiated in 2015 in the Congo Basin, in the Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Gabon. read more …


Thursday, 01 April 2021
New FSC certificate holder in East Africa

Nile Fiber Board (© Annah Agasha)© Annah AgashaNile Fibre Board (NFB), a subsidiary of Nile Plywoods, becomes the newest FSC certificate holder in Uganda, East Africa after taking over Global Woods AG. read more …


Thursday, 01 April 2021
In Uganda, the FSC certified Busoga Forestry Company helps local communities access potable water.

Busoga Forestry Company (© Busoga Forestry Company)© Busoga Forestry CompanyWith 25 years of operations in Uganda, Busoga Forestry Company Ltd has a long history of helping communities. In addition to their plantation activities, the company supports community initiatives to improve water access for domestic use in nearby villages. read more …


Friday, 26 March 2021
Pilot on FSC Certified Charcoal Production in Communal Areas kicks off

Namibia Project bush biomass (© GIZ/Tim Brunauer)© GIZ/Tim BrunauerLaunched on 17 March 2021, the “Commercialisation of Bush Biomass in Communal Areas through FSC certification” pilot project supports community forests to test suitable methods for harvesting and processing bush biomass in communal areas through sustainable charcoal production. The initiative is implemented by the Directorate of Forestry and the GIZ Bush Control and Biomass Utilisation Project in partnership with the De-bushing Advisory Service, a division of Namibia Biomass Industry Group with technical expertise by the CMO group. read more …


Friday, 26 March 2021
A New Perspective on Pesticides

Pesticides (© shutterstock)© shutterstockA revised FSC Pesticides Policy means new rules for foresters to follow. But more importantly, suggests Manushka Moodley, it should change the way we think. read more …



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