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Wednesday, 30 May 2018
FSC Appoints Interim Africa Regional Director

Steve BallThe Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is pleased to announce it has appointed Steve Ball as FSC Interim Regional Director for Africa. read more …

Wednesday, 04 April 2018
National Risk Assessment (NRA) for South Africa approved and available

ForestThe National Risk Assessment (NRA) was approved on 03 April 2018 and shall be used in implementing V3-1 of the standard. read more …

Monday, 19 March 2018
Farewell Message from Regional Director

FSC Africa TeamFSC Africa Regional Director Chris Burchmore Steps down read more …

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Sustainable Forest Management in Namibia on a growth path

NamibiaBush encroachment is estimated to affect up to 26 million ha (32%) of Namibia’s land and has severe negative consequences on key ecosystem services, especially agricultural productivity and groundwater recharge. Agricultural productivity in Namibia has declined by two thirds throughout the past decades, mainly due to the negative impact of bush encroachment. The phenomenon affects both commercial and communal farming in Namibia, mostly the central, eastern and north-eastern regions. read more …

Monday, 12 March 2018
The first draft of the Namibia National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) out for public consultation

Namibia NFSSThe process to develop a National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) in Namibia is underway! read more …

Monday, 12 March 2018
Ensuring responsible forest management through certification

ForestForest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification system has been around for over 20 years. The FSC issues three different types of certificates: Forest Management, Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood. The different types of certificates relate to different stages of production and subsequent progress of forest products through the value chain. Verification against all FSC requirements ensures that materials and products with the FSC label are from responsibly managed forests. read more …

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