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Thursday, 27 October 2016
Breaching the gap: designing smallholder-inclusive certification

smallholder NAI (© FSC Africa)© FSC AfricaOn 13-14 September, a group of 36 experts from allover the world (all linked to East and southern Africa), with different professional backgrounds assembled in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This diverse group of individuals were invited by FSC to provide their input to the first Eastern and Southern Africa expert engagement workshop on smallholder certification. read more …

Thursday, 27 October 2016
Labelwise campaign launches in South Africa

Labelwise (© FSC Africa)© FSC AfricaA global first: a brand new campaign that celebrates the (keyboard) power of South Africans was launched in October 2016. The campaign aims to help ordinary South Africans understand what impact the content of their shopping baskets and smart devices can have on saving the planet and empowering local communities. read more …

Thursday, 27 October 2016
Fruitful discussions at the third regional members meeting in Johannesburg.

members meeting (© FSC Africa)© FSC AfricaOn 13-14 October, FSC staff and members gathered at the Leriba Hotel and Spa in Johannesburg, South Africa for what promised to be a very eventful two days! This was the third in a global series of regional members meetings. read more …

Thursday, 27 October 2016
$24 million dollars to restore forests in Ghana using FSC certified plantations.

forestOn 22 September, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it had granted approval for $24 million to be channelled towards restoring degraded forest reserves and doubling a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forest plantation in Ghana. read more …

Monday, 17 October 2016
South African derogations approved

Pesticides (© FSC IC)© FSC ICOn 09 September 2016, the use of Alpha-Cypermethrin, Cypermethrin and Deltamethrin in South Africa was approved by the FSC pesticides committee for specific certificate holders. read more …

Monday, 17 October 2016
Small Producer FSC certification meetings initiated In Kenya.

Meeting (© FSC IC)© FSC ICWhilst recognising that smallholders are yet to be fully integrated in the supply chain of forest products, the Farm Forestry Small Producers Association of Kenya (FFSPAK) has decided to work closely with FSC East Africa Office to promote FSC certification amongst its country-wide membership. read more …

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