Small Holder Updates

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 …

Wednesday, 04 October 2017
New Approaches to smallholder certification moving forward

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is implementing the New Approaches project as a priority project globally. Launched as a FSC global project in 2016, New Approaches to Smallholder Certification (New Approaches) aims to improve access to, and uptake of, the FSC system by small forest owners and communities. read more …

Monday, 12 March 2018
UTGA develops roadmap to pursue FSC Certification

UTGA TrainingThe Uganda Timber Growers Association (UTGA) in collaboration with FSC Africa embarked on the roadmap to meet the Forest Stewardship Council (FSCTM) standard for responsible forestry. UTGA are using the flexibility of the group certification model and starting off with a small pilot group of six members. working towards attaining the certificate by the end of 2018. read more …

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 …

Wednesday, 02 March 2016
SENCATA’s FSC activities on track

On a recent field-visit, Annah Agasha Project Manager at the FSC Africa Regional Office in Uganda, took a closer look at the Ssese Island Nature Conservation and Tourism Association (SENCATA) project activities and discussions with SENCATA’s project managers. The main objective was to evaluate the association’s progress on its 2015 SHF project activities. read more …

Monday, 04 January 2016
Manguzi: A backbone of timber for tribal communities

Smallholder Story (© Steven Germishuizen)© Steven GermishuizenTimber, often from plantations smaller than a hectare, is the major income source in the Manguzi and Ozwathini areas in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal. read more …

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