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Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Register now for FSC International Membership Regional Meetings

GA (© FSC IC)© FSC ICRegistration is now open for FSC International Membership Regional Meetings. Members will have the opportunity to prepare for FSC General Assembly 2017 through the meetings. read more …


Monday, 18 July 2016
Working Group established to revise FSC Pesticides Policy

Pesticides (© FSC IC)© FSC ICAn interest-balanced working group has been established to revise the FSC Pesticides Policy. The working group comprises six stakeholders and three technical experts, who together represent both Southern and Northern perspectives of the social, environmental, and economic interests of FSC. The group will be responsible for developing a practical and realistic approach to pesticide use for FSC. read more …


Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Forest certification course in Ghana provides key lessons on the way forward in the region.

Ghana courseIn mid-June 2016, the African Forest Forum (AFF) in partnership with the Forestry Research institute of Ghana (FORIG) and the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) organized the second short training course on Forest Certification in Accra, Ghana. The first course was aimed at the East and Southern Africa sub regions, and the second at the West and Central Africa sub regions. read more …


Tuesday, 12 July 2016
A look back at WoodEx 2016

Woodex2016 (© FSC Africa)© FSC AfricaFrom 9-11 June 2016, FSC Africa staff members attended the 4th bi-annual WoodEx exhibition, where we displayed a variety of FSC certified products ranging from packaging to wooden flooring, shutters and even lawn dressing. read more …


Monday, 11 July 2016
New book promotes FSC certification in Central Africa

CAFF (© FSC Africa)© FSC AfricaA new book by conservationist and author Meindert Brouwer provides an interesting first-hand account of the realities of FSC certification in the Congo Basin as seen through the eyes of Congolese workers. “Central African Forests Forever” is Brouwer’s third book and covers themes ranging from forests to climate change and the empowerment of women.
We sat down with him to talk about his journey as an author and what led to his latest work. read more …


Thursday, 30 June 2016
Making progress towards High Conservation Value guidelines in the Congo Basin

Congo Basin (© FSC Africa)© FSC AfricaHigh Conservation Values are defined by FSC as areas that are of particularly high importance for social or environmental reasons. read more …



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