News and topics around our activities

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 …

Wednesday, 15 July 2020
The Forest Certification Awareness Group takes on awareness-raising in Kenya

FCAG Kenya at work (© Erick Ogallo)© Erick OgalloForestry experts, managers, and owners in Kenya stand to benefit immensely from the rising levels of awareness in forest certification promoted by organized groups with a goal: to strengthen the sharing of knowledge and information for the implementation of responsible forest management and trade in responsibly sourced forest products in Kenya. read more …

Wednesday, 15 July 2020
A reflection on the Wooden Pole Market in South Africa

Wooden poles South Africa (© Courtesy of SAWPA)© Courtesy of SAWPAThe South African wooden pole market is a subsector within the forestry sector and forms part of the Forestry Master Plan currently under development. This plan is part of the Public and Private Growth Initiative process. read more …

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