News and topics around our activities

Friday, 03 November 2017
Leading the race for survival of the cheetah

Saving the cheetah an FSC Story from Namibia (© Janette Bennett)© Janette BennettHarvesting native bush to produce an FSC-certified fuel log called Bushblok is a crucial leg in the race to save Namibia’s wild cheetah from extinction. At the same time, the operation encourages growth of a biomass industry with spin-offs that include more jobs and better income. read more …

Friday, 03 November 2017
Facing land conflict by growing farmers’ means to support themselves

Facing land conflict an FSC story from Uganda (© Janette Bennett)© Janette BennettForestry company global-woods faces Uganda’s major challenge of land tenure by understanding exactly why farmers encroach on reserves: they do it to make a living for themselves and their families. read more …

Monday, 30 October 2017
Woolworths signs the Forest Stewardship Council Vancouver Declaration

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is proud to announce that Woolworths South Africa has become the first African company to sign “The Vancouver Declaration” which was launched on 10 October 2017 at the FSC General Assembly. read more …

Saturday, 14 October 2017
National Risk Assessment (NRA) for South Africa is open for Public Consultation

Controlled Wood claims allow uncertified materials to be used in products with FSC “Mix” labels read more …

Wednesday, 04 October 2017
New Approaches to smallholder certification moving forward

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is implementing the New Approaches project as a priority project globally. Launched as a FSC global project in 2016, New Approaches to Smallholder Certification (New Approaches) aims to improve access to, and uptake of, the FSC system by small forest owners and communities. read more …

Tuesday, 03 October 2017
Pilot FSC awareness course for BWI affiliate trade unions in Southern Africa

Workshop AttendeesFSC Africa in partnership with the Builders and Workers International (BWI) Africa Middle East Region hosted an FSC training session in Durban, South Africa on 13 -15 September 2017. read more …

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