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Monday, 27 July 2020
Ecosystem Services Webinar held for Congo Basin stakeholders

Hand over tree – hand on tree - ecoystem services  (© FSC international)© FSC internationalIn June, FSC Africa organized a webinar training on Ecosystem Services for the Congo Basin stakeholders. read more …

Wednesday, 22 July 2020
A charcoal producer on top of the world

Matatiele – Business owner,Bongiwe Mafuya infield in the Colana Traditional Authority.  (© Manushka Moodley)© Manushka MoodleyOn a chilly Friday in June, Bongiwe Mafuya pulled on her facemask and signed an agreement with FSC® outside the ERS offices near Matatiele. She was joining the CMO Group Scheme, through which FSC-certified charcoal from her emerging business, KwaBhaca Nature Solutions (KwaBhaca means the home of the Bhaca tribe), will be sold into export markets. read more …

Tuesday, 21 July 2020
The IFL debate in Congo Basin is still raging

Congo Basin tree (© Vincent Istace)© Vincent IstaceArticle from STTC review including interviews from ATIBT and FSC General Directors. read more …

Monday, 20 July 2020
A watershed moment for FSC® in rural South Africa

Communal land South Africa – Communal land within the Sibi Traditional Authority. (© Manushka Moodley)© Manushka MoodleyFor the first time in Africa, a FSC-certified charcoal production project is rolling out on traditional communal land, linking informal microenterprises in remote areas with big business and markets around the world. read more …

Monday, 20 July 2020
Smallholder certification in South Africa

Mondi Zimele – small holder certification in South AfricaA milestone for smallholder certification has been achieved in the midst of difficult times with the coronavirus pandemic and increased unemployment in South Africa. read more …

Monday, 20 July 2020
Status of National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS) in the Congo Basin

Gabon GEN – GEN meeting in Libreville to address final issues on the NFSS on July 10th 2020 (© Nathalie Bouville)© Nathalie BouvilleCameroon approved! Final stretch for the Republic of Congo and Gabon. read more …

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